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The Choice, by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book review and giveaway!


Title: The Choice
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Revell

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

Paperback: 308 pages

ISBN: 978-0800733858

Genre: Fiction/Romance/Christian


About the book: Lancaster County has always been her home--but where does her heart belong?

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.

About the Author: Suzanne is a wife and mom, raiser of puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and an author of Christian books, both non-fiction and fiction.
Her relatives on my mother's side are Old Order German Baptist Brethren, also known as Dunkards. That's where her interest in Anabaptist traditions began. Suzanne's grandfather was born into a family of 13 children, started his career as a teacher in a one-room school house in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and ended it as one of the very first publishers of Christianity Today. "We called him "Deardad" even though he was a very stern fellow. Still, Deardad's life inspired me to write."
After college, Suzanne was a freelance writer for magazines and became a contributing editor to Christian Parenting Today. Her work has been featured in Today's Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, Worldwide Challenge, among others. She took the plunge into books a few years ago and now she's hooked. To learn more about Suzanne, visit her website at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com

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My Review: First I would like to thank The Litfuse Group for giving me this book to review!

Wow! What an absolutely exceptional book! I loved it. I gave this book 5 stars. I put Suzanne Woods Fisher right up there with(and maybe even surpassing) other Amish book writers.
I found the story line very easy to follow and very enjoyable. I was truly caught up in the sorrow and heartache that "Carrie" was feeling. I cried for her losses and then cried tears of joy when she finally found happiness and her place in life. This book was very appropriately titled The Choice. It was full of choices as is everyone's life. We all have choices to make in our everyday lives and very often they affect those around us. I think every person who reads this could possibly see some of themselves in at least one person in the cast of characters. This book also had a very strong Christian message without being too "preachy" in my opinion.
The Character development was excellent. Each Character was very easy to get to know. I absolutely fell in love with Carrie, as well as Daniel and Able! I felt very much apart of this Amish family.
I have to say that I am truly now a fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher. This is the first book in a series "Lancaster County Secrets". I can not wait for the next one to come out. "The Waiting" will be released in Oct. 2010!

Giveaway: I have decided to give away my copy of "The Choice". I have been gentle and kept it in new condition. For a chance to win please leave a comment that you would like to win or email me at forevereading at gmail dot com (please remember to add your email to your comment)
I will be using "random.org" to choose a winner. That way everyone (even my family and friends) can have a chance at winning since I won't be choosing the winner myself. This giveaway will end Feb 8th. I will email and post the winner on my usual Monday posting. Good luck everyone!
(Only US & Canada please)

12 comments:

  1. I'd love to be entered in the drawing.

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  2. Hi Wendy! Just wanted to stop in and say thank you for reviewing "The Choice!" So pleased you enjoyed it! You made my day! (BTW...my sister's name is Wendy. I'm partial to "Wendy's!" Never met a Wendy I didn't like!) Hope your 2010 is off to a good start. Warmly, Suzanne Fisher

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  3. How very cool! :) Great review.
    (This is not an entry)

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  4. Wonderful review Wendy. I'd love to read this so please enter me.

    bj19662001 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

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  5. Hey, great review. You know that one is right up my alley. Please enter me.

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  6. Sounds like a very interesting book
    RJB
    loki304[at]tds[dot]net

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  7. This does sound like a great book! And I'm curious about what choice she ends up making! Please enter me in your giveaway - thank you!

    P.S. How's the weather in your area? We're getting fresh snow in northern michigan.

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  8. First I want to say KEITH URBAN!!!!! Good choice!


    second I would like to say I want the book. bittersweet6s@yahoo.com

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  9. I have always been curious about Amish living and your review of this book has me wanting to read it please enter me into the drawing for this book.Hugs Darcy
    darcysknottyknitter@gmail.com

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  10. The Choice sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

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  11. Hi Wendy!

    Now that the blog tour is over, if or when you have a minute to spare, I would love to have your review posted on Amazon and/or CBD. I really enjoyed your review!

    I really do appreciate that you shared my story with your "bleaders." (blog + readers = bleaders)

    Warmly, Suzanne

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  12. Nice review!

    I also enjoyed “The Choice” and look forward to reading Suzanne Woods Fisher’s next novel.

    I thought the plot was great – robust and satisfying – like a flavourful wine. There were twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. There were love triangles, wise old grandmas, wise elders who gave loving counsel, caring sisters, jail birds, guarded secrets, mystery, and sweet, sweet romance. The chemistry between the two main characters was very believable and I enjoyed it immensely.

    I wrote a more in-depth review on my own web-site www.tracysbooknook.com

    -Tracy

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