Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Lesson: A Stony Ridge Seasons Novel By Suzanne Woods Fisher

 I received this book from Litfuse Publicity Group for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

In her wildest dreams, spunky and impulsive nineteen-year-old Mary Kate Lapp never imagined herself behind a schoolteacher's desk. A run-in (literally) with the schoolteacher compels her to act as a substitute teacher, just as her restless desire to see the world compels her to apply for a passport . . . just in case. The only thing of interest to M.K. in the sleepy Amish community of Stoney Ridge is the unexplained death of a sheep farmer that coincided with the arrival of a mysterious young man into the community. Frustrated that no one takes the crime seriously, she takes matters into her own hands. Unfortunately, as tends to be the case for M.K., she jumps headlong into trouble.

Centered on one of Suzanne Woods Fisher's most loved characters, this is the story fans have eagerly anticipated. The precocious M.K. is all grown up (well, almost) and ready to take on the world--with surprising results. Fisher's trademark plot twists and turns are as unexpected and satisfying as ever in this third book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series.

My Thoughts: 

The Lesson By Suzanne Woods Fisher is the third and last book in her Stoney Ridge Seasons and I loved it. I had the privilege of reading the previous books in this series and The Lesson did not disappoint. The Lesson is centered around Mary Kate Lapp, known by all as M.K.  She is the youngest of the Lapp girls and definitely a character. M.K. is curious about everything, wants to experience everything, and finds herself in trouble more times than not.  M.K. finds herself having to teach temporarily at the Amish school after a scrape with the current teacher.  M.K. never dreamed of teaching, but doesn't have a choice.  M.K. is preoccupied with the death of a sheep farmer that is suspicious and seems to have happened at the same time new neighbors have moved into Stoney Ridge.  

I truly enjoyed The Lesson. M.K. has been on of my favorite characters in this series and this whole book centered on her life.  Suzanne Woods Fisher writes a wonderful story that makes you laugh and cry.  As with the other books in this series, M.K. and her adventures truly made me laugh out loud. This story wraps up the series in a way that answers questions from the start and includes all the characters that have been part of this series from the start.  I am sad to see the series but hope to see these characters again.  Suzanne Woods Fisher writes with authority on the Amish, their way of life, and Lancaster County. I truly enjoy reading her books because I find myself absorbed from the beginning of the book and stay that way until the end.  I highly recommend this book and series to anyone who is a fan of Amish Fiction, again you will not be disappointed.

About Suzanne Woods Fisher: Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is the host of internet radio show Amish Wisdom and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iphone or ipad! Download the Free App

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Beth! Just stopping by to thank you for being a part of the blog tour for "The Lesson." Loved your review--so glad M.K. was a favorite of yours. Mine, too. I even found myself grinning as I wrote in her P.O.V. :)
    Thanks again, Beth. Grateful to you! And for posting your review on Amazon, too. Makes a difference! Warmly, Suzanne


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