Sunday, January 17, 2010
In her fiction debut, The Choice, Fisher paints a moving picture of the decision Carrie must make as she comes of age: to follow the man she loves and leave the Amish community, or stay and marry another man. Her choice begins a torrent of change for her and her family, including a marriage of convenience to silent Daniel Miller. Both bring broken hearts into their arrangement—and secrets that have been held too long.
Combined with Fisher's exceptional gift for character development, this novel, the first in the Lancaster County series, is a welcome reminder that it is never too late to find your way back to God—no matter what choices your past may hold.
My Review: At first I thought this would be the typical Amish fiction love story - girl falls in love with Englishman but can't leave her community so instead she marries a man whom she doesn't love but will take care of her. And at first it seemed like The Choice would be along those lines but then things change. Every time I thought I knew what would happen next, Fisher surprised me with another twist in the plot. I fell in love with Carrie and the family she grows to love as her own. I rejoiced with her in her happy times and cried with her through tragedies. If I were Amish, Carrie is someone I would want for my best friend.
It's going to be a long haul until October when Fisher's next work is published - The Waiting....and waiting is not something I do patiently. I will definitely be adding The Waiting to my TBR list.
My thanks to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing Group for providing me with The Choice for my reading pleasure and the opportunity to review.
Available January 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.