"The Waiting", by Suzanne Woods Fisher - Review and giveaway!

4 1/2 stars!

About the book - 
Book 2 in The Lancaster Secrets collection and hot on the heals of the best-selling The Choice, The Waiting, a stand alone story, is a compelling page turner. Jorie King has been waiting for Benjamin Zook to return home to Lancaster County so they can marry. When news arrives that Ben has been killed, Jorie finds comfort in the friendship of his brother Caleb. That friendship ripens into love, and it seems that they are meant to be together. But when the unexpected happens, their worlds are turned upside down once more. Will Jorie trust God to lead her into the arms of a new man?

About the Author -
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the CBA bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, Amish Peace, and Amish Proverbs. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures 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. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. Suzanne is the host of a radio show called Amish Wisdom and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California. Find out more about Suzanne at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com

Enter to win your very own KINDLE in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s KINDLE Giveaway! Enter at the link below and then be sure to attend Suzanne’s Lancaster Secrets Book Club Party on October 28th to see if you won (and to chat about books and win one of the MANY other prizes Suzanne is giving away)! (insert this Link)  http://www.litfusegroup.com/Blog-Tours/the-waiting-blog-tour.html

My Review -
Loved this book! I give it 4 1/2 stars! I loved "The Choice" and I couldn't wait to read this one. I was not disappointed. I do believe Suzanne Woods Fisher might be working her way to being one of my favorite "Amish fiction" writers. Once again a very sweet book that takes place in PA among an Amish Community. It takes place in 1965 during the Vietnam War. I loved the main character Jorie, what a sweet girl! Suzanne Woods Fisher certainly has a way with her characters. From the kind and gentle Cal, the curious children - Ephriam and Maggie, the sometimes controversial brothers - Matthew and Ben, then there's the pesky, busybody Sylvia who really is only trying to help.
You even get to know some of the minor characters - Dr. Robinson, the "Negro" Veterinarian that the "English" are trying to keep away, (remember it is only 1965) and the cruel "English" Jerry Gingerich who loves starting trouble.
All through Jorie's troubles, temptations, and heartbreaks and finally triumphs and Love,  this is a  very nice story with a great ending. This book has - War, Racism, Cancer, and Love.

Thank you Litfuse for sending me this complimentary book to review!

Giveaway -
I am giving away my copy of this book.
*Please be from either the US or Canada
*Leave a comment here or email me at - forevereading at gmail dot com
*Please let me know where you heard about this contest (if you are new)
*Winner will be announced on Oct. 21st

Read-a-thon starts tomorrow (Saturday) 8:00am!
Please stop by several times to check on me and leave me an encouraging comment, you have no idea how much they are appreciated! 
I come to my blog every hour to post play-by-play action, and to check for comments. 


  1. Please enter me..sounds like an interesting book and would like to get chance to read it.

    Good luck on the read-a-thon.
    Have lots of coffee (not decaf)
    and food handy too.


  2. Please enter me in the contest for 'The Waiting'.

    Enjoy your read-a-thon.

    I heard about this contest from your post on Good Reads.


  3. Sounds good. I love the review!
    (not an entry)

  4. Hi Wendy! Thanks for such a lovely, thoughtful review of "The Waiting!" So pleased you enjoyed the story. 4 1/2 stars! WOW! You made my weekend.

    Warmly, Suzanne Fisher

  5. would LOVE to read suzanne's latest masterpiece...thanks for the opportunity :)

    i enjoy visiting your blog, too :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  6. sounds like a great book. Please enter me gcarrollatrochesterdotrrdotcom

  7. I would love to win a copy for a halfway house library. I dropped in because I am reading it too. Nice to meet you. Enjoy your read a thon what a great idea. I'll have to check it out.
    Have a Good week,

  8. Um, I didn't exactly hear about this giveaway, I found it after I started following you.


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  10. I heard about this giveaway from my daughter. Can't wait to check out this book!


  11. My daughter told me about this!
    Please enter me!


  12. My friend told me about this giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!


  13. My daughter told me about this too!


  14. I heard this via Goodreads.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com