Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Imposter: The Bishop's Family Book One By Suzanne Woods Fisher

I received this book from the author through The Celebrate Lit Blogging Program for no charge in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

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.

My Thoughts:

The Imposter is the first book in Suzanne Woods Fisher's latest series, The Bishop's Family and it is fantastic. As a HUGE fan of Amish Fiction and Suzanne Woods Fisher's books I couldn't pass up reading this book. Suzanne Woods Fisher writes with authority about the Amish, their communities, and their faith. Suzanne Woods Fisher has written a few series based in Stoney Ridge and so I was excited to go back there in this new series to meet new characters and to catch up with old friends from the other books. The Imposter picks up where The Inn at Eagle Hill series leaves off but readers can definitely pick up this new series without reading the other books and not be lost. That is one of the many things I love about Suzanne Woods Fisher's writing, as a new reader you do not feel lost by not reading the series before and as an "old" reader the details don't leave you bored. I loved the new characters in this book especially Birdy Glick. Birdy seems to be a timid woman who is consider weird. She is also the bishop's sister and he definitely forces her into uncomfortable situations like teaching but when it comes to doing the right thing, she does what she feels God is leading her to do, not her fear of her brothers. Birdy is a great character, I loved her sense of humor, her ability to find the positives in all situations, and the fact that no matter what the situation she is in she does the right thing. All the characters in this book are real characters who have lives that are not perfect. These characters make it clear that the Amish don't live perfect lives and they struggle just as much as everyone else.  I love Suzanne Woods Fisher's style of writing, I really felt like I was back at Stoney Ridge watching events unfold. From start to finish this book was not easy to put down and I found myself completely immersed in this world. I definitely found myself chuckling in parts and in others tearing up. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Amish Fiction, you will not be disappointed!! I am impatiently waiting for Book Two, The Quieting which will be out in May. I give this book 5 STARS.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Beth! Thanks so much for your thoughtful review of "Imposter!" Grateful to be hosted on your blog (and I love the graphics, btw). Warmly, Suzanne


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