Monday, January 25, 2010

The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher

About "The Choice"

One moment, Carrie Weaver is planning to elope with Lancaster Barnstormer Solomon Riehl, leaving their Amish community behind. The next, she is staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now Carrie faces a choice. An opportunity. But will this decision, this moment in time, change her life forever?

'Meet' Suzanne Woods Fisher

Suzanne is a wife and mom, raiser of puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and an author of Christian books, both non-fiction and fiction.

Her relatives on my mother's side are Old Order German Baptist Brethren, also known as Dunkards. That's where her interest in Anabaptist traditions began. Suzanne's grandfather was born into a family of 13 children, started his career as a teacher in a one-room school house in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and ended it as one of the very first publishers of Christianity Today. "We called him "Deardad" even though he was a very stern fellow. Still, Deardad's life inspired me to write."

After college, Suzanne was a freelance writer for magazines and became a contributing editor to Christian Parenting Today. Her work has been featured in Today's Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, Worldwide Challenge, among others. She took the plunge into books a few years ago and now she's hooked. To learn more about Suzanne, visit her website at Suzanne Woods Fisher.

My Opinion:

This is my first ever book by Suzanne Woods Fisher and I'm grateful that I had the chance to join in on this blog tour through Litfuse Publishing. While Mrs. Fisher is not new to writing this is her first fictional Amish book. I would like to just surmise review in that you should really read this book so go out and buy you a copy, but I think that Litfuse wants something a bit more in depth.

I read this book in one day, yes one day - I couldn't put it down. I grabbed each spare moment to pick up this book and read it - including while making breakfast! I was hooked from the begining when Carrie has decided to leave her Amish faith only to have things go bad very fast. Full of twists and turns this book provides many page turning opportunities that will make the reading go fast.

God is talked about and it was an inspirational book and one that I'm not ashamed to say I've read. Suzanne Woods Fisher has written a gem for the Christian book market and one that I can feel safe recommending to friends without having to warn them about this scene or that. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys Amish fiction and wants an inspirational book to chill out with.

**Thanks to Amy at Litfuse for providing me with a copy of "The Choice" in exchange for my honest review.

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