Monday, October 11, 2010
The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher
From author Suzanne Woods Fisher, who has written extensively about the Amish in books like Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs, comes The Waiting, an endearing fictional story about an Amish girl, looking for love.
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?
A multifaceted story about complex people living the simple life, The Waiting is the second book in the Lancaster County Secrets series. Readers will find themselves transported into the world of the Amish and deeply invested in these wonderful characters.
I read and reviewed The Choice - giving it four stars on GoodReads and made note that I would have a hard time waiting for The Waiting to be published. While it is a good book, I didn't enjoy it as much as the first. There were no surprises in the storyline. I knew what would happen with Jorie despite the unexpected event in her life. Of course as summer drew to a close, it was comforting to have a predictable story to read and enjoy.
Each book of Amish fiction I read teaches me something new about their community. This book taught me about their Communion service - twice a year preceded two weeks by an all-day preparation service and a day of fasting immediately prior. In some ways it reminded me of traditions in my own Catholic faith.
Enter this contest to win your very own KINDLE -- The Waiting Kindle Giveaway. Also check out Suzanne’s Lancaster Secrets Book Club Party on October 28th to see if you won as well as chat about books.
My thanks to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing Group for providing me with The Waiting for my reading pleasure and the opportunity to review.
Available October 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group