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About the Book
Restless and adventurous, Ruthie Stoltzfus is right on the cusp of leaving her Amish home. Secretly, she’s earned her GED, saved her money—but she can’t quite set her journey into motion. Just as everything falls into place, along comes Patrick Kelly.
Patrick is a young man on a journey of his own. He’s come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to “everything Plain.” Time is of the essence and every moment is to be cherished—especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.
Ruthie’s next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to a flame. Rebellious, headstrong, defiant, Luke will do anything to win Ruthie back—and Patrick Kelly is in his way.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred—and the promise of hopes fulfilled.
So far I have enjoyed every installment of The Bishop’s Family, and this one was no exception. I was so glad to get back to Stoney Ridge and see what everyone was up to. I think the thing I liked most about this book was that it gave you several mini plots in a way that I could follow and was not confusing, which meant I got to see what was happening with more characters!! And I will say that although this book is the third in this series, you really could read it as a stand alone. But why would you want to miss out on the fun?
There were so many components of this story that I loved. Hope, love, alcoholism, change, consequences, fun, laughter, prayer, forgiveness, staying focused in God’s Word, and so many more I can’t even think of right now! Having so many dimensions is what held my interest. I don’t like reading boring stories where the emotions never change and the people never change. I like growth, mixing up the storylines and seeing the characters through their ups and downs.
My favorite character had to be David. He really does see people for their potentials, not their flaws and I admire that. His character brought depth to the story, and brought such wisdom that made other characters (and myself!) stop and rethink their thoughts and situations. Not only was David devoted to God and his family, he was devoted to their town and the people. He w aged what was best for it and I enjoyed seeing little bits of that come out in the book.
Again, this book could certainly make do as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading the others first! I received a copy of this book through CelebrateLit. I was not required to give a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
About the Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna’s Crossing and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.
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