Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Choice

Whew! It has been a long day and I am T.I.R.E.D! But, before I head off to dreamland, I had to take a minute and share a great new work of fiction with you all!. Ya'll remember how much I loved the book, Amish Peace, right? Well, since then -- I have kind of been drawn to the lifestyle of the Amish people. I want that sort of peace and simplicity in my life! So, when I was offered the change to review The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher, I jumped at the chance. And I was not disappointed. Suzanne has written a wonderful first novel in The Lancaster County Secrets Series. I loved the central character, Carrie. She has an amazing strength that I wish I could find in myself. And I also loved the character called Mattie. She had the kind of faith that I long to find in myself. Not only was this a fabulous work of fiction, but I found plenty in this book that also helped me look at my faith more deeply. I loved it. I really, really did! Thank you Litfuse for providing me with this book and allowing me the privilege of reviewing it!


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?

"Fisher kicks off a refreshing new series, Lancaster County Secrets, with characters that are strong, both in body and spirit. They also have weaknesses that develop into strengths with the choices they make."
4 stars, Romantic Times


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


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I hope ya'll have a fabulous evening! I'm off to take a nice hot bath. GO and get this book. You will love it! And then you can take a nice hot bath and relax with a good book!!!!
in HIM -


Faye said...

Mindy this sounds great..I will have to read this..Hope you have a great day! Blessings:)

Sara x said...

It sounds a great book, hope i can get it in the uk xx

Suzanne said...

Hi Mindy! Loved your review and I am so glad you mentioned Mattie! She was one of my very favorite thoroughly solid. In her own quiet way, she helped everyone stay on course. I liked your comment, that you admired her faith. Glad you said yes to Amy to review "The Choice!" ~Suzanne Fisher

Tracy said...

Nice review!

I also enjoyed “The Choice” and look forward to reading Suzanne Woods Fisher’s next novel.

I thought the plot was great – robust and satisfying – like a flavourful wine. There were twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. There were love triangles, wise old grandmas, wise elders who gave loving counsel, caring sisters, jail birds, guarded secrets, mystery, and sweet, sweet romance. The chemistry between the two main characters was very believable and I enjoyed it immensely.

I wrote a more in-depth review on my own web-site

-Tracy said...


When I said a “more in-depth review” I meant more in-depth compared to the short comment I had made.

Sorry if that was unclear.