Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher
One moment Carrie Weaver was looking forward to running away with Lancaster Barnstormers pitcher Solomon Riehl--plans that included leaving the Amish community where they grew up. The next moment she was staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now, Carrie is faced with a choice. But will this opportunity be all she hoped? Or will this decision, this moment in time, change her life forever?
A tender story of love, forgiveness, and looking below the surface, The Choice uncovers the sweet simplicity of the Amish world--and shows that it's never too late to find your way back to God.
"Fisher's writing brings that Amish sense of peace into your own world. The Choice brings an entirely new perspective to the Amish way of life. You will love it!"--Kristin Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants
"A story of endearing characters. . . . Fisher writes with a fresh mix of humor and depth, splashing raw emotion onto the pages. I guarantee your heart will be touched."--Ginger Kolbaba, founding editor of Kyria.com, former editor of Today's Christian Woman, and author of Desperate Pastors' Wives
Suzanne Woods Fisher's interest in the Anabaptist culture can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is the author of Amish Peace and lives with her family in California.
My Review - I liked this book from the moment I started reading it. Esther got on my nerves, as did Emma. But I liked Carrie. I was shocked with what went on with Daniel and then Abel too. I also liked Mattie and her story line. I've already started reading the second book in the series and the only draw back for me is that the second book doesn't continue following Carrie and her story it starts with another one. Although I'm not very far into the book I'm hoping that this story line will somehow include Carrie and her family. But my husband says I always want the story line to continue with everything from books to movies so maybe that's just me! :) Either way I'm sure I'll continue reading Fisher's books.