Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Haven, a review

As Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she faces a decision--one that goes against her very essence; yet how else can she protect a loved one?
Schoolteacher Gideon Smucker has been crazy about Sadie since boyhood. But his response to her surprising decision undermines his own reputation--and his relationship with Sadie.
Will Stoltz, a college student, finds himself at the Lapp farm as a guard for a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons--courtesy of the Lancaster County Game Warden. Will needs to get his life back on track, but his growing friendship with Sadie threatens his plans. The lives of these three individuals intertwine, and then unravel as unexpected twists create ripples through the town of Stoney Ridge . . . and through Sadie's heart.

Thus is The Haven, book 2 in Suzanne Woods Fisher's series, the Stoney Ridge Series.  I enjoyed this book even more than the first.   Fisher's writing is exquisitely perfected and I find myself totally engrossed in her tales. I love that these books are not "cookie cutter" romances, or "Amish."  It's very pleasant to read fiction like this.   

Sadie was a unique character.  I really found so many things about her that were unusual but sweet, challenging and hopeful.   So her story went....I was on the edge of my seat wanting to know about her relationship with the two boys in her life, and how various secondary characters turned out.  VERY good book. I COMPLETELY recommend this! Five stars!

Thank you to Revel/Baker Publishing Group for the complimentary copy in return for an original review!

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Hi Sweet Peripety! Thanks so much for your wonderful review of "Haven"--I'm so pleased you enjoyed it! Hope you'll be on the tour for "The Lesson" (MK's story). Warmly, Suzanne