The Haven by Suzanne Woods Fisher | Nook Color / Kindle Fire Giveaway and Live Video Author Chat {8/30}

Welcome to the campaign launch for Suzanne Woods Fisher’s second book in her best-selling Stoney Ridge Seasons series, The Haven.

Suzanne is celebrating by giving away FOUR eReaders (2 Kindle Fires and 2 Nook Colors) and hosting a Live Video chat on 8/30.

Suzanne Woods Fisher

{More About Suzanne Woods Fisher}

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including “Amish Peace.” She is also the coauthor of an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/10Tygyi

Find out more about Suzanne at http://suzannewoodsfisher.com/.

{More about The Haven}

When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she is faced with a decision–one that goes against her very essence. Yet it’s the only way she can think of to 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.

College student Will Stoltz is spending the spring 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.

Once again, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher intrigues and delights with a story that explores the bonds of friendship, family, and true love. Readers will enjoy every surprise in Sadie’s story as they search for the truth hidden within these pages.

Read an excerpt!

{More about The Haven Giveaway and Live Video Chat}

Celebrate the newest book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series with Suzanne by 4 eReader Giveaway and Facebook Party and Live Video Chat!

 

Four grand prize winners will receive:

  • A Brand new Kindle Fire or Nook Color 
  • $25 Amazon.com or Barnes&Noble.com Gift certificate

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 29th. Winner will be announced at Suzanne’s Live Author Chat Party on 8/30. Suzanne will be hosting an author chat (party will start on Facebook AND then Live from her website) and giving away books, gift certificates and several Burt’s Bees® Nourishing Radiance Kits!!

So grab your copy of The Haven and join Suzanne on the evening of the August 30th for a fun chat (both on Facebook and via Live Video), trivia contest and lots of giveaways.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 30th!

Press Kit

The Haven Press Kit

New Life, Young Love, and Second Chances
Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her unique perspective to a story of friendship, family and true love

Seattle: Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher intrigues and delights readers with a story that explores the bonds of friendship, family and true love in the second installment of the Stoney Ridge Seasons, The Haven (Revell/August 2012/978-0-8007-1988-3/$14.99). Fisher artfully weaves themes such as forgiveness and God’s mercy into an entertaining tale full of humor and romance. Fisher’s heroine even finds herself in the middle of a love triangle-Amish style!

The Haven features Sadie, the second of the Lapp sisters. When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she is faced with a decision that goes against her very essence. But, it’s the only way she can think of to protect a loved one. “The story is essentially about the blossoming of a shy young woman who sorely lacks self-confidence, yet has an intuitive sense of wisdom and common sense,” shares Fisher. “Others see these qualities in her, but she doesn’t realize the effect she has on people. Actually, that’s part of Sadie’s charm.”

Not one, but two young men become drawn in by Sadie’s charm. 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. On the other side is college student Will Stoltz who is spending the spring 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.

Readers will be drawn in as 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.

In addition to her gifted storytelling, Fisher has a unique insight into the Amish way of life that makes her stand out from her fellow authors. “My grandfather was raised Plain and I grew up interacting with my Old Order German Baptist relatives,” explains Fisher. “I was always intrigued by them-lovely, gentle, kind, faithful people. I admired their simple life-their homes, their gardens, their interest in things without the need to own them.”

Fisher’s family connections have opened doors to research and resources she may not have had access to otherwise. These opportunities have allowed her to become not only a credible author of Amish fiction, but of non-fiction as well. Several of her fiction and non-fiction releases have been award finalists. Fisher hopes her readers see that you don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate many of their principles-simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily-into your life.

For more information on Suzanne and her books, visit www.SuzanneWoodsFisher.com.

Advance Praise

“This sequel to The Keeper is an engaging Amish romance with a homespun feel. It is sure to please Fisher’s existing fans and win her new ones.”

~ Library Journal starred review

“Fisher’s style is light and engaging. Her setting may be a simple Pennsylvania Amish community, but the struggles of faith, trust, and forgiveness are common to a wide-ranging audience. Moral elements are so deftly woven into the plot that most readers will learn the lesson before realizing there is one.”

~ Publisher’s Weekly

“Adept at introducing modern themes into stories of the Amish, Fisher has crafted a gentle romance complete with love triangles and unexpected plot twists. As her characters learn from their mistakes, readers will hear the resounding message that relationships can be restored and hearts renewed through forgiveness.”

~ Booklist

“A heartwarming story of faith, family, and renewal filled with characters that come alive on the page like old friends, The Haven will captivate fans of Amish fiction and readers who love an endearing romance.”

~ Amy Clipston, bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series

The Haven is a warm, touching novel about the power of familial bonds. Once you dip into this novel set in the charming town created by Suzanne Woods Fisher, you’ll be hooked.”

~ Beth Wiseman, bestselling author of the Daughters of the Promise series

“Suzanne Woods Fisher’s novels are always such a joy to read! I found The Haven charming, humorous, and compelling–so much so that I had to remind myself to put the book down and get back to work! I’ll be joining her many fans by the calendar, anxiously awaiting her next book to be released.”

~ Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

About the Author

Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling author of Amish fiction and non-fiction, the host of a weekly radio program called Amish Wisdom and a columnist for Christian Post. She has twenty-one books under contract with Revell-eight published, thirteen to come…she’s contracted all the way into 2016. The Waiting was a finalist for a 2011 Christy Award. The Choice was finalist for a 2011 Carol Award. Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World and Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life were both finalists for the ECPA Book of the Year (2010, 2011).

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. She has many, many Plain relatives living in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and travels back to Pennsylvania, as well as to Ohio, a couple of times each year for research.

Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world. In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate many of their principles-simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily-into your life.

When Suzanne isn’t writing or bragging to her friends about her first grandbaby, she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Keep up on Suzanne’s latest news on Facebook, Twitter and on her blog!

Suggested interview questions

* The characters of The Haven are involved in a love triangle of sorts. Are relationships as complicated among Amish young people as they are in the rest of America with all of the media influences we have?

* What are some of the challenges that your main character, Sadie, faces in The Haven?

* The Haven follows the first book in this series, The Keeper, in which one of the characters has a heart transplant. It comes up in this story as well. Are the Amish open to modern medical treatment? (I liked a similar question from the last press kit and think that it’s an interesting question that still applies.)

* What are some of the misconceptions the public has about the Amish way of life?

* What first drew you to writing Amish fiction?

* It seems that the Amish can sometimes be apprehensive about letting outsiders into their communities. How are you able to research certain aspects of Amish life?

* Amish fiction is such a popular genre of Christian fiction. Why do you think so many readers love stories of the Amish?
Suzanne Woods Fisher is available for interviews to promote the release of The Haven. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

Critics are raving about The Haven and it’s already made the ECPA best-seller list for August!

Publisher’s Weekly: Popular Amish romance novelist Fisher (The Choice) continues her Stoney Ridge Seasons series with a stand-alone tale focusing on Amos Lapp’s middle daughter, Sadie. Fisher’s style is light and engaging. Her setting may be a simple Pennsylvania Amish community, but the struggles of faith, trust, and forgiveness are common to a wide-ranging audience. Moral elements are so deftly woven into the plot that most readers will learn the lesson before realizing there is one.

From BooklistAdept at introducing modern themes into stories of the Amish, Fisher has crafted a gentle romance complete with love triangles and unexpected plot twists. As her characters learn from their mistakes, readers will hear the resounding message that relationships can be restored and hearts renewed through forgiveness.

Reviews

8/13

Hannah Trotter This sweet, coming of age story will be sure to capture your heart, and the identity of Sadie’s mystery baby will surprise and touch you!

Debra | Footprints in the Butter The characters are rich and well-developed. They have flaws and idiosyncrasies that are delightful. The plot moves along and provides a twist or two where instead of thinking, “Wow! I didn’t see THAT coming!” I am thinking something more like, “Huh. That makes sense, why didn’t I see that?” I also absolutely loved the ending. And no, I definitely didn’t have that figured out beforehand.

Jennifer | Life Happens With Kids  This book kept me wanting to not put it down. Just to find out what happened next, or to find out the things Sadie knows. That MK man she is a firecracker, always getting into some kind of trouble. This book is way to good to put down!

8/14

Julie | More of Him It’s a beautiful story and I highly recommend this book. I read this book very fast because I just couldn’t seem to put it down. The story draws you in and keeps you there.

Kathleen | Reviews From The Heart If you haven’t had a chance to read The Keeper, Suzanne does a great job at catching you up in the first chapter with where the characters have come from before this story picks up, but trust me, this one is so good, you’ll want to pick up The Keeper to get the back story on all the details! I have to say, I can’t wait for the next one in this series and rate, The Haven a 5 out of 5 stars.

8/15

Vic’s Media Room “The Haven” is a good read and a powerful story of healing of emotions and secrets.

8/16

Nancy | Sunny Island Breezes This was a good follow-up to The Keeper, but it’s a very good stand alone read. There’s still more stories in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series. I’m looking forward to the next.

Jill | Book Review Travels I loved it that Sadie saw the surprise she was given as a gift from God and that her family did a good job of accepting the surprise into their lives as well. The ending of the novel left me anticipating the release of book three of this Amish series.

Mary’s Cup of Tea It is a nice easy book to read and you will feel invested in the characters.

Ladette | The Life and Times of a Pwnmom… It is a wonderfully written book that kept my interest and pulled me to in the lives of the Lapp family.

8/17

Holly | 2 Kids and Tired Books I loved visiting the Lapp family again. These characters are simply remarkable.

Laura | Lighthouse Academy If you like Amish fiction then you won’t want to miss THE HAVEN. It was awesomely wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Sadie knows a lot about herbs and healing, and that adds a nice touch to the story

8/18

Tara | Ramblings of the Blonde Mother Bear I greatly enjoyed returning to visit with the Lapp family. Fisher does a skillful job of showing us little glimpses into an Amish life while still making the people relatable to our own everyday ‘English’ lives. I personally don’t love all Amish fiction… I love a well-crafted tale with characters that I enjoy spending time, people that I want to know more about. The Stoney Ridge Seasons series absolutely fits the bill. I know you’ll enjoy it!

Melanie | A Year of Jubilee Reviews Once again, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher intrigues and delights with a story that explores the bonds of friendship, family, and true love. Readers will enjoy every surprise in Sadie’s story as they search for the truth hidden within these pages.

8/20

Mocha with Linda Curling up with a book by Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my favorite things to do! Since I had the delight of meeting Suzanne in person last year, it makes her books even more enjoyable (although meeting an author doesn’t ensure an automatic positive review). I absolutely loved the first book in this series, The Keeper, and was eager to return to Stoney Ridge and catch up with Sadie Lapp and her family. This one swept my heart away from the very beginning. Like Sadie, I found myself a bit torn at times between Gideon and Will. Sadie’s situation was quite unexpected, and when her reputation began to suffer, I wondered at times why she didn’t speak up and defend herself. I was amazed at the depth of layers that began to be revealed as the story progressed. This novel has a powerful message about love and family woven into its pages. One of my favorite characters is Sadie’s younger sister, Mary Kate, who once again is vexed by her schoolmate Jimmy Fisher. Those two get each other into more trouble! I’m already looking forward to the next book, The Lesson, which will be released in January and features Mary Kate! Don’t miss The Haven and this series!

Crystal | Cinnamon Hollow This is another great Amish story by Suzanne Woods Fisher. I reviewed the previous novel in this series, The Keeper, about Sadie’s older sister Julia. The second novel, The Haven was just as well written. 

Nicole | Wyoming Girl *turned* Coastie Wife Even if you are not a huge fan of Amish fiction you should give this series a chance–it is focused around faith, love, and family-something we can all hopefully relate to!

8/21

Cindy’s Book Review Suzanne Woods Fisher does not disappoint! Another awesome story that will enthrall you! This story is a contemporary romance, but there is quite a bit of a mysterious element in it, which I loved, since I am a huge suspense fan. A great story! I loved the book and greatly look forward to the next book in this series!

Kaylea | My Scrappy Life Suzanne Woods Fisher has crafted an unexpected Amish novel – filled with the angst of a girl stuck between two men – Gideon and Will. The story is surprising with its twists and turns. It’s a nice companion to the first novel in the series, The Keeper. Fisher’s books have an air of authenticity and are well written. 

Anne | Mommy Has to Work The Haven is the second in Suzanne Woods Fischer series Stoney Ridge Seasons. The first book in this series is The Keeeper. I loved both books and can’t wait for the third one – The Lesson!

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8/22

Pam | Southern Gal Loves to Read Once again, Suzanne provides a story that covers a range of emotion, from heartache and hurt to humor. Secrets are revealed and characters are tested, making for a great read!

Becky | Christian Chick’s Thoughts Suzanne Woods Fisher is quickly becoming one of my favorite Amish fiction writers. Her books are full of engaging characters, great messages, and humor, and The Haven is no different. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I spent reading The Haven, and I can’t wait for the next installment in the Lapp family’s story, which will feature (yay!) M.K.!

Maureen’s Musings Don’t miss this book, you will wish it would never end..a real page turner. Enjoy….and then pray for the next book to be out soon!!

Whitney | Rambles of a SAHM Where other novels about the Amish blend, Suzanne Woods Fisher has her own unique voice in the genre of Amish fiction. She has the ability to put forth their beliefs and still capture a vibrant side of their individual personalities. I enjoyed this newest addition to the series and look forward to the third book which is scheduled to be released in January 2013.

Billy | Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer The author has a way with words and by page three I was hooked!

8/23

Michele | My Blessings From Above This story is full of adventure and plot twists you don’t expect! There is also three-way romance between Sadie, Will and Gideon Smucker, the school teacher who has been patiently waiting for Sadie to return from Ohio. The Haven is such a wonderful story! You will have a difficult time putting it down!

Angela | All Grown Up? She writes what is in her heart, what she feels, what she believes. You can tell that she pours herself into every word she puts to page.

Andrea | Ponderings by Andrea  As always, I was charmed and enchanted by this Suzanne Woods Fisher novel! Every one of her characters is so engaging. She does a wonderful job of fleshing out the characters and making them real in her readers’ minds. I would love to meet all of them – if they only were real, and not a figment of Suzanne’s wonderful imagination! 

AnnMarie | It’s just my life…   This story is a very quick read or it was for me but I love the shyness of Sadie yet at the same time she gives with her whole heart. Suzanne writes in a way that the characters are believable and fun to read about. I really felt drawn into the Lapp family and loved reading about Sadie’s life.

Lenore | Crazed Mind Sadie is asked if she always sees the world with a good outlook. It is so important to look for the good. To see that sometimes the lil things can be the blessing of the day.

Kimberly | Saving More Than Me  It is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of Suzanne’s books. Her books always contain personable characters, endearing stories, and valuable insight into the life of the Amish. The Haven is no exception. The protagonist in the book, Sadie, models patience and love so exquisitely that I found myself cheering for her throughout her journey.

Lena | A Christian Writer’s World  Author interview

  • Lori says:

    Reading The Haven was like returning home to a dear friend and picking right up where you left off. It’s cozy, endearing, funny (Gideon’s petit fours incident will have you laughing out loud!) and heartwarming.

  • Alicia says:

    The story’s plot was very intriguing, piquing your interest and then moving on to another mystery.

  • Diane says:

    For as much as I cried in this book, I’m sure I will be smiling and laughing in the next one. I am continually awed by the compassion and love that the author shares through the most interesting of circumstances. Heartfelt and heart-changing.

  • Michelle says:

    I loved being back in Stoney Ridge! My anticipation to read this book has always been high and the day it arrived I immediately tore open the package, immersing myself back into the lives of the Lapp family. Suzanne does this to me….her books are like eating my favorite dessert all day long. If you put one in front of me I will devour it in record time, much like a box of glazed donuts.

  • Patty says:

    I enjoy Amish fiction. It’s simple, it’s escapist. Ms. Woods Fisher’s books are generally very enjoyable with solid plots and likable characters

  • Kelli says:

    I’ve said before that Suzanne Woods Fisher does not write Amish fiction; she writes great fiction about characters that happen to be Amish. With The Haven, she does it once again.

  • Roxanne says:

    …no surprise here… I couldn’t put it down.

  • Mindy says:

    I have really enjoyed all the books that I have read by Suzanne Woods Fisher and this one is no exception. I was drawn into the story with the first chapter. All of the characters are ones that you come to care about and worry about

  • As always, each of the characters was well developed and could easily be someone you would like to know. Filled with a few surprises, plenty of chuckles, and a little romance, “The Haven” is a fun read. Fisher has woven more than one lesson into this wonderful novel with a primary one about judging others without having all the facts. A story of faith and reconciliation, the novel was satisfactory in every way.

  • The book opens with a mystery and a little humor from Uncle Hank. Sadie Lapp has returned home from helping her sister and brother in law settle into their home and she has brought a surprise. The first thing she sees is Amish buggies and cars parked all over her father’s property, an unusual thing in the Amish community.

    Two men have eyes for Sadie, one is Amish and one is not. Sadie is attracted to Will, the Englisher, but knows nothing can become of it. I’m not so sure we’ve seen the last of him though, his father has kept a secret from his family that could bring Will back to the amish community.

    I was immediately drawn to this family through the wonderful characters Fisher has created. I enjoyed the closeness between the family members and friends. Amos and the housekeeper was a nice surprise.

    I loved the ending and can hardly wait for the next book in the series to see what happen! The Haven gets 5 out of 5 stars from me!

  • This book was just as good as the first book! I loved the ending, because I wasn’t quite for sure which way she would go.

  • I was immediately drawn to this family through the wonderful characters Fisher has created. I enjoyed the closeness between the family members and friends.

  • The author never fails to write from her heart and soul. She writes of the importance of prayer, faith and hope in God’s Plan. She emphasizes self esteem in one’s self, forgiveness and repentance. Then there is the big issue of gossiping and the the damage and pain it has on everyone. The author reveals a good approach to the sin of gossiping.

  • The story is knit together with a wonderful message of love and faith. Although most of the characters are Amish and live a simple life, they still face many of the same life issues that we all face. I will be anxiously waiting for the next book in this fabulous series!

  • I’ve read several of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s books, and I am always amazed at the characters she creates-they are deep and real, and I feel like I know them personally by the time the story is over! The Haven is no exception.

  • Once again, Suzanne Woods Fisher has written a novel with captivating characters that are loveable, believable and often humorous. If you love Amish fiction as much as I do, then you will love this series.

    http://www.amazon.com/review/RH63SO8TQ47CK

  • Vera Godley says:

    Ms. Fisher has woven an interesting and enjoyable read that has multilayers of plot and interest.

  • The author once again does a wonderful job with the characters and the setting. There is nothing you can’t love about this book. Easy, relaxing and so much more. What will happen to Sadie and the two men?

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R40WAGEX5PONE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • Carrie says:

    The Haven is a love story full of friendship and adventure.

  • I was happy to revisit Stoney Ridge and ‘see’ some of the people we met in the first book in this series, the Lapp family is wonderful! Sadie was an entertaining main character and getting to know her was entertaining. I liked that it wasn’t certain which of men she would choose and that there were several twists and turns through the book.

  • Lisa Johnson says:

    Suzanne Woods Fisher does a wonderful job weaving a story that will keep readers turning page after page until the last one is turned.

  • As a reviewer there is a definite blessing in being introduced to good authors.
    Suzanne Woods Fisher’s writing is warm and friendly and reading her novels is like meeting an old friend! You just know you are going to catch up with the latest ‘news’ and be in for a treat.

    In her description of the Amish world, Suzanne brings us a kaleidoscope of colour and such an array of feelings, we are reminded not all is as it first appears!
    Then too, there is always this feeling God is near her when she writes her stories, steady and never disappointing! There is such a joy which transients in her novels!

    http://liveanddreamalittledream.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-haven-by-suzanne-woods-fisher-book.html

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R2BLZ8HA5N9WCJ/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0800719883&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • With wonderful characters that will capture your heart, The Lapp family situations and difficulties keep readers turning the pages until the very last word. This family’s faith in God and love for one another is heartwarming and carries then through some very tough situations, but they always kept their faith in the Lord and they never lost their love for each other.

  • I love the lyrical way Suzanne Woods Fisher is able to put her words together. Her engaging writing and story-telling abilities make it worth the read.

  • Suzanne Fisher is one of the great Amish Fiction writers and if you are really into Amish Fiction then you will love this book!

  • WV Stitcher says:

    One of my favorite characters in the story easily had to be Mary Kate, her character literally jumps off the page. I also enjoy the aspect of bird watching that is woven into the story. Overall, a wonderfully written series that makes me feel like I am visiting old friends. Suzanne Woods Fisher certainly knows how to pen a story filled with rich detail, and a story line that just begs to be read. I am eagerly anticipating the next book in the series.

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R2TXU57LMLERS0/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0800719883&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

    Also posted to Goodreads,Shelfari,Barnes and Noble,Books A Million,The Book Depository and Christian Book.

  • HMO Blog says:

    From the first of Suzanne’s books that I picked up about a year ago I have loved her writing. While the subject matter may be a hot one (Amish fiction) Suzanne’s spin on the theme is refreshingly different.

  • The Haven is the second book in The Stoney Ridge Seasons series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Those that know me I am a HUGE fan of Amish Fiction and Suzanne Woods Fisher and The Haven did NOT disappoint! I enjoyed the first book from this series so I was very excited to have the opportunity to read the next one. In The Haven we get to come back to spend time with the Lapp family again. Suzanne Woods Fisher writes a beautiful story full of love,laughter, and family

  • Another visit with the Lapp family = another enjoyable experience. Because of events concluded in the first book of the series, The Keeper, the Lapp-family dynamic has changed, and new events and feelings bring about even more change at the beginning of The Haven. One thing is for sure – Fisher’s Amish novels are full of surprises and rather unique situations!

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R1L8NRX7T3GGGN/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/342394812

  • Kianna Rose says:

    The Haven is book two in the “Stoney Ridge Series”, though because of the extra information Suzanne provides, it can stand alone. (If you haven’t read book one, then you might want to, in order to get the full recap.) The Haven takes readers on a journey into the daily lives of the Amish… with a twist. After a bomb-shell discovery, I found myself shocked! I enjoyed piecing together a “mystery” of sorts. I’d rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

  • The Haven was a quick and simple read! It’s always refreshing for me to occasionally visit an Amish story. It’s been awhile since I read Suzanne’s The Waiting and The Search (The Search is actually my favorite Amish book that I’ve read so far!), but I think some of the characters carry over from those books. I do hate that I hadn’t read the first book in this series, “The Keeper”. I do think I would have enjoyed this one more if I had. It read perfectly fine as a stand-alone, though.

  • Not So 31 says:

    I was caught in the beginning of this story, I loved the twist from the very beginning and all the commotion that it caused. I also enjoyed trying to figure out what Will was up to. I actually found myself feeling proud of Will and hoping for a reconciliation with his father. While I did enjoy all the details of Will’s story, I almost felt as though the ending of the book was a little bit of a let down. I enjoyed Will’s character, but didn’t feel like his story should have overshadowed Sadie and her story. The way it ended, one would almost feel the main story was about Will. I would have loved more resolve for Sadie and her “troubles.” Maybe this will be resolved in the next one in the series? Overall, I did enjoy this book and definitely loved hearing more of Fern’s life quotes.

    Review Link: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2VCWZ1J9DCT21/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0800719883&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • I’ve loved Fisher’s novels since I first got my hands on one, and she has not disappointed me yet. Granted, she does tend to write the Amish novels I’m partial to, but she blends in romance and intrigue and sometimes even danger! This book was no exception.

  • Ruth Hill says:

    I cannot believe how much I have come to love Amish fiction, and Suzanne Woods Fisher is a master at it. The intricacies of the love stories, and the little surprises she delights in inserting throughout the writing truly captured and kept my attention.

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/406633571