Friday, March 18, 2011

The Search


by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Read the Back:


As a child caught up in a crisis, Lainey O’Toole made a split-second decision with far-reaching effects. Fifteen years later, when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge – the very town in which that decision was made – she is forced to face the past and discover how her decision has impacted so many.

Bess Reihl is less than thrilled to be spending the summer at Rose Hill Farm helping her intimidating grandmother, Bertha recover from surgery. It doesn’t take long for Bess to realize that her grandmother coaxed her to Stoney Ridge for an entirely different reason. But once Bess meets hired hand Billy Lapp, the summer starts to hold some promise.

Lainey’s and Bess’s worlds are about to collide, and the secrets that come to light will shock them both.
Beautifully written, The Search is a skillfully woven story that takes you through unexpected twists and turns on the long country road toward truth. Immerse yourself in this heartwarming – and surprising – tale of young love, forgiveness, and healing.

My Thoughts:

Suzanne Woods Fisher does it again. What an amazing story this is! I love a book that can keep me guessing right up until the end, and I especially love a book that makes me think I’ve got it all figured out and then surprises me. This book does just that.

The characters are warm, endearing, and very relatable (even to someone who is not Amish). I can remember feeling the same way as both Bess & Lainey as I grew through my teenage years and my early 20s. My favorite part about this book, however, was catching glimpses of the characters from the first 2 books in the series (The Choice and TheWaiting) and seeing how all the characters tie in together within the community.

Be sure to have your tissues handy throughout this book as it really tugs at your heart strings quite frequently. Also, be sure to allot yourself some time to read as it is hard to put this book down!

This is a must read for someone that has read the prior two books, but is a stand alone book as far as story line goes so ANYONE can pick up a copy to read and I encourage you to do so!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.