Series: The Bishop's Family (Book 1)
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Revell (October 6, 2015)
Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. Those plans started to crumble when her father moved the family to Stoney Ridge, then completely collapsed when John decided to marry someone else. Katrina is devastated. How could she have felt so loved, yet been so deceived?
As she struggles to face a future without him, a widow asks for her help to start a new business and Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose. What she doesn't need is attention from Andy Miller, a farm hand who arrives at the widow's farm just when help is most needed--and who always seems to say the right thing, and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy
for real, or too good to be true? Deceived once before, Katrina is determined to keep her feelings in check.
When a cascade of events is set in motion by some surprising information, the little Amish church is turned upside down. Soon, everyone has a stake in the outcome, and the community struggles to find the best response to an imposter in their midst. Can they forgive even the most deceitful deeds?
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher introduces her loyal fans to a brand-new series set in their favorite town--Stoney Ridge. As always, Fisher delivers endearing characters and plot twists that keep readers turning page after page after page.
This is the first in a new Amish series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Stoney Ridge is a setting familiar because some of her other books are set there too. This book can stand alone. The main character for this book is Katrina Stoltzfus. She moves to Stoney Ridge because her father moves her family. Once there she finds out the guy she liked is marrying someone else. Turns out to be a good thing for her though. I liked how her different relationships were developed. The widow and Andy Miller end up being big influences in her life. In the background are the Bishop issues. There is a big twist for her toward the end. The conclusion was good and I look forward to the next book in the series.
Suzanne Woods Fisher
is the bestselling author of Anna's Crossing
the Lancaster County Secrets series, the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace
and The Heart of the Amish
. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search
, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice
, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting
. She is also a columnist for Christian Post
and Cooking & Such
magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher
Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.