Thursday, February 23, 2012

#Book Review - The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher #Amish

Title:  The Keeper (Stoney Ridge Seasons Book 1)
Publisher:  Revell
Publish Date:  January 1, 2012

About the book:

Julia Lapp has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. When Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding--again--she knows who is to blame. Perpetual bachelor and spreader of cold feet, Roman Troyer, the Bee Man.

Roamin' Roman travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators. He relishes his nomadic life, which keeps him from thinking about all he has lost. He especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year. But with Julia on a mission to punish him for inspiring Paul's cold feet, the Lapp farm is looking decidedly less pleasant.
Can Julia secure the future she's always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind?

Full of the plot twists and surprises her fans love,
The Keeper is the first in a new series by bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher. Through touching family relationships and trials of the heart, Fisher's vivid characters grapple with yielding to God's will when it doesn't match their own.

My thoughts:

From the first page till the last page of this book, I had a hard time putting this book down. I have to admit that there was not a slow page in it.

The story of Windmill farm brought tears to my eyes but at the same time brought lifted spirits. The story of Julia and her upcoming marriage to Paul Fisher both broke my heart when he postponed it but at the same time I was hoping that she would see him for what he really was.

And oh the Bee Man, what a life of traveling around and never settling down. What a life to live. The story of his life also broke my heart knowing what he was living with and afraid to love another with the fear of losing the ones he loves and then with Julia Lapp blaming him for Paul postponing their engagement because of what he tells the young men in the community about how nice it is to be able to roam around and be free.

Julia has a lot on her plate being the oldest of the Lapp children, their father having a failing heart, their mother has past away, and she feels that she needs to handle everything around the farm and the house until Uncle Hank brings in "Stern Fern" to help them out around the house. Luckily Stern Fern is a blessing in disguise.

I cannot wait to read the second book in this series, The Haven, which comes out on Aug. 1, 2012.

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I was not paid for this review. The opinions of this book are mine and mine alone.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Tammy! I just saw your tweet about the book review today...I'm so sorry I didn't catch it right away! Thanks very, very much for your lovely review of "The Keeper." So grateful for your encouraging words! Warmly, Suzanne


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