Monday, January 9, 2012

The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher*A Review

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Julia Lapp has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. When Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding--again--she knows who is to blame. Perpetual bachelor and spreader of cold feet, Roman Troyer, the Bee Man.

Roamin' Roman travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators. He relishes his nomadic life, which keeps him from thinking about all he has lost. He especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year. But with Julia on a mission to punish him for inspiring Paul's cold feet, the Lapp farm is looking decidedly less pleasant.
Can Julia secure the future she's always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind?

Full of the plot twists and surprises her fans love, The Keeper is the first in a new series by bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher. Through touching family relationships and trials of the heart, Fisher's vivid characters grapple with yielding to God's will when it doesn't match their own.

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Revell (January 2, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0800719875
ISBN-13: 978-0800719876
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, The Search, and A Lancaster County Christmas, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. Suzanne is the host of an internet radio show called Amish Wisdom, and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California.

  The Keeper is a book that is excellent and worth reading. I really loved it and parts of it surprised me. I love books where I am surprised at things that happen. No one likes a book that is just like every other book. Then a book comes along that just takes your breathe away and The Keeper is one of those.
  Suzanne Woods Fisher is an wonderful author of Amish fiction and I don’t read a lot of Amish stories. 
  Reading the above information about the book makes you wonder why Roman keeps moving around? What makes him not want a home and family? What past things are bothering him? I also wondered why Paul wants to postpone their wedding so many times. Julia she is just 
a sweetheart and really loves life.
  This book has really got me interested in the Lapp family and what they will do in the next book. Some books just make you fall in love with the characters. I love all of these characters from Julia, Roman, Sadie, M.K., Amos, Uncle Hank and the sweet Menno. 
  You don’t want to miss this book. It will be a favorite of yours.  Suzanne Woods Fisher has done it again. Another winning book. I highly recommend this book. I really loved it.

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I received my free copy from Donna Hausler from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Hi Trinity Rose!
Thanks so much for your review of "The Keeper." So glad you enjoyed the story and even more glad that you're looking forward to more books in the series! I just turned in book 3 (M.K.'s story)...and I'm already missing that family. :)
Thank you for being a part of the blog tour!
Warmly, Suzanne