Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Lancaster County has always been her home- but where does her heart belong?

One moment Carrie Weaver was looking forward to running away with Lancaster Barnstormers pitcher Solomon Riehl- plans that included leaving the Amish community where they grew up. The next moment she was staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now, Carrie is faced with a choice. But will this opportunity be all she hoped? Or will this decision, this moment in time, change her life forever?

Carrie Weaver was so sure of her future. She was ready to fun away with Sol, leave the community and her family, and start a new life. But when a terrible tragedy strikes Carrie’s family, everything about her life is turned upside down. Will a young man that was just released from jail, her best friend with a secret she’s been carrying for years, and a wise old woman be able to help her see that God will have beauty come from the ashes? The Choice is a story of forgiveness as well as healing, and shows us that even when we turn our backs on God, He’s still right by our sides. I’ve been a huge fan of Amish fiction for a while now, and when I heard about this new series by Suzanne Woods Fisher, I was pretty excited. This is the first book I’ve read from her, and I have to say I enjoyed it a lot. Although the chapters were very long and had a lot of information in each one that it was overwhelming at times, I let out a very happy sigh when I finished. This is a book for anyone that loves Amish fiction, or just wants a good book to read. But like I said, it does have times when it left me a little confused, and not because I was guessing until the end of the book. I believe this was Miss Fisher’s first novel, and I’d have to say she did a very good job for her first one. And honestly, I’m really looking forward to reading the next book in the series, The Waiting, later on this year!

Love in Jesus,
Elyssa =)

*This book was purchased by me for my own collection*


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  4. Thanks for the review. I haven't read any of Suzanne's books yet. May have to check them out.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It's great to meet you! :)