Can the truth set two young women free?
(And get free roses delivered to YOUR door?)
If you are looking for a read that will suck you in an make you hold your breath from beginning to end, you are looking for The Search, by Suzanne Woods Fisher.Â The twists and turns in this book will keep you turning page after page as you both dread and anticipate the outcome.Â Suzanne Woods Fisher is a master at creating intricate plots and subplots and creating true to life characters able to make the reader laugh and cry.
This is book three in Suzanne’s Lancaster County Secrets series, but it can be read as a stand alone novel — however, it is so good that you will immediately want the others!Â My review of The Waiting, book two in the series, can be found here.
From the Back Cover:
Fifteen years ago, Lainey O’Toole made a split-second decision. She couldn’t have known that her choice would impact so many.
Now in her mid-twenties, she is poised to go to culinary school when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge, the very Amish town in which her long-reaching decision was made, forcing her to face the shadowed past.
Bess Reihl is less than thrilled to be spending the summer at Rose Hill Farm with her large and intimidating grandmother, Bertha. It quickly becomes clear that she is there to work the farm–and work hard. The labor is made slightly more tolerable by the time it affords Bess to spend with the handsome hired hand, Billy Lapp. But he only has eyes for a flirty and curvaceous older girl.
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 readers through unexpected twists and turns on the long country road toward truth. Fans both old and new will find themselves immersed in this heartwarming–and surprising–tale of young love, forgiveness, and coming to grips with the past.”
About the Author:
In no particular order, Suzanne Woods Fisher is a wife, mother, writer, lifelong student of the Bible, raiser of puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, a gardener and a cook…the latter two with sporadic results.
Suzanne has loved to write since she was a young teen. After college, she started to write for magazines and became a contributing editor for Christian Parenting Today magazine. Her family moved to Hong Kong for four years, just as the internet was developing, and she continued to write articles in a 44-story high-rise apartment, sending manuscripts 7,000 miles away with a click of a key.
After returning from Hong Kong, Suzanne decided to give her first novel a try. For four and a half months, she worked on an antediluvian computer in a cramped laundry room. She didn’t even tell her husband what she was up to. When the novel was completed, she told her family at dinner one night that she had written a book. “That’s why there’s no food in this house!” said her slightly insensitive sons.
Undaunted…Suzanne found a small royalty publisher for that book and wrote three more (all earned multiple awards). With help from an agent, she now has numerous books under contract with Revell. Also look for Suzanne’s Amish non-fiction, Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World, a non-fiction book of stories and examples about the Old Order Amish, as well as Amish Proverbs, and coming in Spring of 2011, look for Amish Values for Your Family. The Choice and The Waiting are the previous books in the Lancaster County Secrets Collection.
Writing, for Suzanne, is a way to express a love of God and His word. With every book or article, she hopes readers get a sense of what faith really looks like in the daily grind. She hopes they realize that life can be hard, but God is good, and never to confuse the two.
Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com
Suzanne Woods Fisher’s latest installment of the Lancaster County Secrets, The Search, Â is just out and to celebrate Suzanne is hosting The Search iPad Giveaway!
One Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad Prize Package worth over $500 and includes:
- A brand new iPad (16KB with Wi-Fi)
- Signed copies of all three Lancaster Country Secrets books (The Choice, The Waiting, & The Search)
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form/s, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest. Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on February 3rd at Suzanne’s Everything is Coming Up Roses Facebook Party. (Did you know The Search takes place on a rose farm?)
6 thoughts on “When Worlds Collide”
Can’t wait to read this one. Got one more book before I read it. I love Suzanne and her books!
Linda — you are the one who first got me interested in reading these books!
I haven’t read any of her books yet — I need to put her on my TBR list.
Barbara — I think you’ll like them!
I enjoyed this one. I had been interested in reading the second one but have such a big stack of books right now that I am trying not to add too many! Wish there were more time to read.
I just returned back from the Ohio book tour…wanted to be sure to thank you for your lovely review and exposure on your awesome blog for “The Search!” Your review was the first I’d read on the blog tour…loved it!!! I read it on the first day of the tour… You made my day!
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