The Waiting Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for Suzanne Wood Fisher’s The Waiting. Suzanne has some exciting events in the works. First the blog tour begins on Friday October 8th, as well as The Waiting KINDLE giveaway. THEN on October 28th she’s hosting a Book Club party on Facebook. All the information you need to join in the fun is below.

{More about The Waiting}

Book 2  in The Lancaster Secrets Collection and hot on the heals of the best-selling The Choice, The Waiting is a compelling page turner. 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.

bout The Waiting KINDLE Giveaway!

Enter Suzanne Woods Fisher’s The Waiting KINDLE Giveaway!

Suzanne Woods Fisher is thrilled to announce the release of The Waiting, book two in The Lancaster Secrets Collection. In The Waiting Jorie finds herself caught be two loves and two lives in this compelling page turner about complex people living the simple life.

A must read!

The Waiting is the next stand alone story in The Lancaster Secrets Collection and follows in the footsteps of the best-selling, The Choice. The Waiting is in stores now and to celebrate Suzanne is hosting The Waiting KINDLE Giveaway.

The Winner of The Waiting KINDLE Giveaway is … Annalisa Kraft-Linder! Congrats Annalisa.

kindleOne Grand Prize winner will receive a Kindle preloaded with Suzanne Woods Fisher titles and a Amazon.com gift certificate! The Prize Pack (valued at over $185.00) includes:

* A brand new KINDLE, Free 3G, 6″, Latest Generation
* The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher
* The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher
* A $15 dollar Amazon.com Gift Certificate

To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest. Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on October 28th at Suzanne’s Lancaster Secrets Book Club Party.

Join Suzanne for the Lancaster Secrets Book Club Party on October 28th! She’ll be announcing the winner of the The Waiting KINDLE Giveaway, hosting a book club discussion of The Waiting and The Choice, and giving away copies of both books andHEAPs of readerly prizes! Be sure to join us on Thursday, October 28th at 5:00 PM PST (6:00 MST, 7:00 CST & 8 EST) at Suzanne’s Author Page.

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

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Reviews

10/8
Crystal at Eccentric Eclectic Woman 
The Waiting proves to be a great stand alone book. I couldn’t put down. I love all the characters because they seem very genuine. The development of the story is great! I love how it took a different fork and kept me immersed the whole way. I loved getting to know the King and Zook families! The surprise ending of this book will have you wanting for more. 

Charlene at Quintessentially Quilly·· ··· ·
If you like stories about strong, complicated and conflicted characters, you will like, The Waiting.· As I read I found myself impressed with how well Fisher individualized each character.· She also did an excellent job of creating a saga that read with the ease and tension of a fast-paced short story.· This book is staying in my personal library and the other books in the series will soon be joining it.

Linda at Mocha with Linda·· ··· ··· ·
The Waiting is another stellar book from her hand. I had a hard time putting this book down, and it kept my attention riveted until the last page. While it isn’t a suspense book, Suzanne managed to keep me in suspense over the resolution of the story until the last pages. This is a beautiful story of family, friendship, love, and loyalty, all under the umbrella of trust in God’s sovereignty and care. There are a plethora of Amish books on the market, but this one stands out as one of the best. 

Sarah at Growing For Christ

The Waiting is just waiting (no pun intended) for you to start reading.· Hooked from the beginning I couldn’t put it down – although I had to or I would have heard MOMMY all day until I answered – reading it in two days time.· Suzanne has a wonderful way of bringing her characters to life and making them feel real.· I felt like I was standing in Pennsylvania with this community of Amish and seeing their struggles.· This is a must read book for 2010 and will definitely remain one of my top favorite reads.· ··· ····

Holly at 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews·· ·
It’s a story about choices and regrets, grief and loss, and love. The characters are likable and endearing.· Ephraim is delightful.

10/9
Becky at In The Pages·· ·
Fisher’s books are tender but real. I enjoy her work – she never fails to please. Here is what someone else said about that book that totally sums it up for me as well: A multifaceted story about complex people living the simple life. Readers will find themselves transported into the world of the Amish and deeply invested in these wonderful characters.

Debra at Footprints in the Butter·· ·
I picked this book up to read a chapter or two, and I literally did not put it down until I had finished it.· I was completely drawn in to the lives of the characters and into the storyline.· The story takes place in 1965, and this did present some of the big issues of the day, namely racism and the Vietnam War.· It also dealt with issues like parents being able to direct the education of their children.· But while those things were important, really, this was just a great story.· The characters felt like real people, the places felt real.

Abi at 4 the LOVE of BOOKS

Susan at Susieqtpies Scraps of Life·· ·
Her characters are extremely realistic!· Each character carried themselves with much wisdom well beyond their stated ages.· You get a sense of each person as if you know them in real life.· The words and actions of the characters stay with you well after you have finished reading the book.

Beckie at Beckie at RBC Library·· ·
The Waiting is not a page-turner, but a page-savorer (if that’s a word!).· A book in which peace resonates throughout.· I found even in the tragic events and clashes and conflicts presented in the this novel, an expression of peace — the peace you can only find in God. The Waiting is a beautifully written story, filled with believable characters, that by the end of the book, you feel are friends.· I can’t wait to read the next installment in the Lancaster County Secrets series.

Carrie at Farming On Faith
Oh~ I so enjoyed reading this book. Jorie King is the star in this book. Suzanne Fisher did a wonderful job at catching my attention from the first line. Her characters came alive and this really is a wonderful book.

Tracey’s Book Nook ··
This was once again a great book. The charachters and the setting is something that I truly enjoy to read about.

10/11
amy at The 160 Acrewoods·· ·
Suzanne does what I rarely find in books.· She draws me so deeply into her story that I can taste and feel the world around me.· Suzanne had me crying with her characters and asking the same questions as they did throughout the book.· I was a bawl of mush by the middle of it. The Waiting is beyond just about being an Amish love story. It is about the complexities of life,· heart ache, forgiveness, racial barriers, moving forward and following God even when it’s not easy to do so! Of course the worst part about the book was that it was over! I’ll be looking forward to the next book in the Lancaster County Secrets!

Mindy at Ponderings of the Heart·· ·
It was full of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. These characters were so wonderfully real that they had me in tears by the end of Chapter 3. I loved the theme in this book that all the events in our lives, everything that happens in our lives, makes us who we are. I think that is so true. Our experiences are given to us by God and we need to look back at them to make us who God is calling us to be. It is a very well written story, filled with lovable characters that you won’t want to stop reading about. But, don’t say I didn’t warn ya if you can’t put it down!!!

Margaret at Cappuccino Life
What I liked in particular was the setting of this book.· The story takes place when America was in the midst of the Vietnam war.· That period of time was one of great strain on the Amish (and other non-resistant religious groups), as the draft was still in effect and consciencious objectors were not well-treated.· They were also fighting their own battle having to do with schooling at the time, not wanting to send their children to public school, and often times finding themselves facing severe consequences for keeping their children home.· Further, the Civil Rights movement was gaining momentum and figuring out how to respond to racial tensions in their communities was becoming a necessity. In the middle of all that, various characters get their lives turned upside down (don’t we all, at one point or another?) and Suzanne Woods Fisher does a great job of weaving the stories of individuals into the historical setting of the novel.· I think she captured very well the intense strain that this time period put on the Amish, as well as the “Amish way” of responding to such stress.

Mindy at A Room without Books is Empty·· ·
Even thought this is the second book in a series it stands very well on it’s own.· I found myself identifying with Jorie as people misjudge and second guessed her about the way she was teaching the children in the schoo. The whole conscientious objector angle hasn’t really been mentioned in any of the books I have read before.· I have read many Amish series and I think that this is one of the best.

Sherry at The Journey Back
I really enjoyed the characters even more than I did in the first book.

Michelle at Chelle at Chasing the Divine·· ·
Suzanne quickly draws me into her stories where I remain until the last page.· I cannot read fast enough, cannot see how all is resolved soon enough.· She welcomes you in, allows you to sit and stay awhile as she unfolds her intriguing tales.· This book is beautiful, and breathtaking.· Doing what is right is not always easy, especially when we know there are others who will be affected by our choices. The Waiting is beyond just about being an Amish love story. It is about the choices we have to make in this life, prejudices we all encounter, and how we choose to chase after dreams as we seek what God has in store for us.

Julia at Thou Art Jules
I will openly admit that I drug out the reading of this book. I didn’t want it to end and found myself rationing my pages to make the book last as long as possible! Suzanne has a brilliant mind and through the emotions on her pages, she draws you right into the book along with the characters. I found myself completely understanding exactly where each character was coming from. I sympathized with their troubles and I rooted for them each step along the way! From young Ephriam to Sylvia, the Sister In Law, I knew and understood the emotions they were dealing with. I’ve never been quite so drawn to a group of characters in my life.

10/12
Lynn at Lynn Dove’s Journey Thoughts·· ·
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Judy at Judy @ Seize the Book Blog·· ·

I liked this book. It was not “fluffy”, nor was it all happiness. The conflict between good and evil were clearly shown and not treated lightly. I especially liked the way the author developed the romance between the characters and how she wrote about characters that seem very real.

Danielle at The Happy Wife·· ·
I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. It was easy to grow along with the characters and to really feel like you knew them. The author’s use of descriptions allows the reader to feel as though they are right there along side each one of them. I could easily relate with the struggles and triumphs that Jorie King faced and I was able to see her as not just a member of the Amish community, but as a woman, not unlike myself.

Michele at My Blessings From Above·· ·
This is the first book I have read by Suzanne Woods Fisher and I thoroughly enjoyed this story.· Even though this book is written about the Amish it really does not focus on the Amish way of life in the respect that it does not delve too deep into their religion as some other Amish stories I have read. It focuses more on the actual characters and their struggles during that time period. The story touches on some serious topics such as death, war and racism and the right to educate their children within their own community at their own school. Even with these serious topics the book is very refreshing and the characters are very believable. You feel as if you know these folks and you get a distinct feel for the area of the country the story is set in.

Tammy at Tammy’s Book Parlor·· ·
This story is like a mountain road in the Pennsylvania Dutch country on a dark and stormy night!· Just not sure where the next bend in the road will lead you!· This is a great-tastic read!· No ordinary Amish tale!

Jennifer at Rundpinne·· ·
An absolutely charming and delightful read, The Waiting by Suzanne Fisher Woods is the second book in the Lancaster County Secrets series, the first being The Choice and each can be read independently of the other.· Woods has set up a unique stage for an Amish story in The Waiting, which occurs during the Vietnam War and opens with a fair share of tragedy both within the close-knit Amish community and overseas.·Woods’ characters are exceptionally well developed and one cannot help but be drawn into their way of life, their hopes, dreams, desires, as well as the deep sadness that is experienced in this book.· The Waiting· is a book of love, family, and choices with a beautifully described backdrop, lovely narration, and exceptional characters, especially Jorie King and the Zook family.· Whether or not one is new to Amish fiction or has read a lot of it, I strongly recommend The Waiting to anyone looking for a delightful and sweet book to curl up with.

10/13
Janet at Janet at Along the Way·
When I think of Jorie King, the main character from this book, so many words come to mind … compassionate, strong-willed, independent, resilient, heart broken, and waiting. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Choice, and was excited to read part two in the Lancaster County Secrets series.· Even through all the trials and disappointments in Jorie’s life, she held onto a strong faith in God, and unbelievable loyalty to her family and friends.· The Waiting was definitely worth “waiting” for.· If you enjoy Amish fiction, you won’t be disappointed in this one.

Julie at Julie at One Rainy Afternoon·· ·
Another great book by Suzanne!! This one will definitely pull at your heartstrings. So much loss and sorrow, but surrounded with so much love and compassion. She has an eye-opening portrayal of how one ‘event’ can change the lives of so many people. We so often selfishly go through life only considering our little bubble, but she shows over and over again in this book how to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’ by putting others needs first. Her characters are so realistic that you really feel like you know them personally. I found myself talking to the book a couple of times. I highly recommend this book.···

 

Stephanie at Stephanie at Coupon Clippin’ Mommy··
Suzanne easily brings you into the world of the Amish and keeps you there through every single page. The Waiting is filled with love, loss and the pain and joy that go along with it.· I found myself so engrossed in the book I could feel myself sitting at the Zook’s table or sitting in the classroom as Jorie teaches. I also don’t get much time to read so I choose my books wisely.· I’m really glad I took the time to sit down and treat myself to The Waiting.· I can’t wait for the next one!

Adventures in Unsell Land·· ·
I am happy to say that Suzanne has done it again! What a beauty The Waiting is. A story of simple people living in a complex world, The Waiting· is hard to put down once you pick it up. It is a book that will remain engraved on your soul for years to come. Suzanne has a special way of drawing readers into her writings and transporting you into the beautiful world of the Amish.

Christine at Sticky Fingerprints·· ·
I loved the characters in this book. Each one pulled at my heartstrings as I saw them struggle with the challenges life had thrown their way. The setting of the book is also intriguing, as it takes place during the Vietnam war. Issues of racial prejudice and enlistment add interest to an already fabulous story. I definitely recommend this book to those who love a good love story.

Gretta at The Johns Family·· ·
This is a story of both heartache and hope that will have you completely wrapped up in the story by the end of the first chapter.

Lulu at Knits and Reads·· ·
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others, once again we learn that the Amish really aren’t as far removed from us as you would think, and Suzanne Woods Fisher does not disappoint her readers!

10/14
Sharon A at I Dream Of Writing For God·· ·
This is my favorite type of reading. No, I don’t mean Amish stories. I mean stories that have a deep subject, real and hard like real life. I like the many characters and how their lives intertwine. I appreciate how Suzanne shows the virtues that we all can learn from these quiet people who put all their trust in God. Suzanne shows the very real pull that the world holds for the young, and how some fall for the world’s alure and others realize they could never be happy in another lifestyle. Suzanne creates characters that I can root for. I almost hold my breath as Jorie waits for her bad boy, hoping he will return to the fold.

Leticia at My Daily Trek·· ·
Lots of twists and turns in this novel that keeps you on your toes.

Catherine at Cuzinlogic·· ·
The waiting is beautifully written and draws you in from beginning to end. It’s full of well developed likeable characters who are realistic with relatable struggles. They deal with love, happiness, loss, pain and grief while never losing their faith even in tragic times. The thing I like the most about The waiting is I could see a little of someone I know in each of the characters which made the story much more enjoyable. I also appreciate how the author reminds us of how to keep our faith in God without being preachy in her writting. The waiting is more than a love story and by the end of the book you will feel like the Zook and King family are your next door neighbors. I enjoyed the waiting and can’t wait until the next book in the Lancaster series.

Urailak at Living for God
Another great read from Suzanne Woods Fisher!

10/15
Melissa at Real Heart Prints·· ·
For an Amish story, I feel that Suzanne really is knowledgeable in writing the details of this story.· She makes the Amish, who almost seem like a set apart people (sometimes hard to get to know) come alive within the pages of this book, and she shows them as real people with real lives, real feelings, real emotions.· Sometimes in the world today, it’s hard to see past the lifestyle that they live, to see into their hearts and homes, and this book made me, as the reader, step back and see that they are just like any other people, just with a different lifestyle and belief system.· It’s only a fictional story, yet it’s a story that is so real and down to earth.

Isabelle at Canadianladybug Reviews!
The characters are loveable and a variety of events happen to change their lives in various ways. Death, love, the war, and much more are the themes you will find in this second instalment of the Lancaster County Secrets. Secrets are meant to be discovered and dealt with.

10/16
Heather @ Mommy Of 1 and Counting·· ·
It was a great read and it was very engaging. I felt like I was there and wished I was.

Thirsty at Fill My Thirst·· ·
I really enjoyed The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Great story and very heartfelt. Fisher is a great writer, she definately draws you in to the story. I could definately relate to Jorie King and Caleb. I will definitely go back and read The Choice.

Vicki at Reading At The Beach·· ·
The Choice, was so good I didn’t think this could match it. I was wrong. I loved reading about these characters and their lives. I cried and laughed right along with them and finished the book in 2 days. I can’t wait to read more from this author. I’ve never finished one of her books without wanting more.

Lizzie @ A Dusty Frame·· ·
The book has a lot of twists and turns.

Marissa at Marissa at The Review Stew
It kept my attention from start to finish and really gave insight into the Amish lifestyle! I highly recommend this series for all people interested in the Amish lifestyle, love and romance!

Jenifer at Parris Ponderings·· ·

Jettie at Jetties Rambings·· ·
This book isn’t just a simple story, it is very complex, with lots of characters who make the story very interesting, from Sylvia, Mary Ann’s sister, to Dr. Robinson, the new vet in the community.· I found myself reluctant to put it down.

Janet at Janet at Home Is Where God Sends You
The Waiting shows that life can get complicated even for people who strive to live simply. The story line is intriguing and unpredictable—truly hard to set down.

Suzanne at Clicking Her Heels·· ·
Suzanne writes characters that are realistic and engaging. This bittersweet story will hold your attention and make you thankful for the life and love that you have. Return to Lancaster County where life appears simpler but never really is.

10/18
Carie at Carie’s Coins & Cents·· ·
The story is awesome and the way Suzanne unfolds the story will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Tammy at Bluerose’s Heart·· ·
This is the book that officially broke my reading “dry spell.” I read it in less than 2 days!! Yah! That’s almost a miracle for me lately. That shows just how much I enjoyed this book. I couldn’t wait to see what happened. I definitely recommend The Waiting.

Carol at Carol at Books Before Food·· ·
There are many twists to this story that will grab you and make you not want to put this book down. It will really tug at your heart.

Cindy at Cindy’s Love of Books·· ·
I LOVED it. I am dying to read and honestly can’t wait for book three to come out and its called The Search.

Revka at The Porch Light·· ·
The Waiting is a sweet story of love, consequences of choices made, and forgiveness. This well-written book is easy to read and entertaining, yet it has a depth of message that goes beyond simple entertainment.

Heidi at Reviews & Reflections·
A good story that is compelling and fun to read. I appreciate that! I would definitely recommend both The Choice and The Waiting (which both work fine as stand-alones), and I’ll anxiously await the release of Book 3 in the series – The Search.

Stefany at ToBeThode·· ·
Suzanne Woods Fisher has quickly become one of my favorite authors and I have been waiting for this second book to be released. The Waiting didn’t fail to impress.· Once again, I was drawn into the story line.· Where I was lacking in information about Amish customs, Suzanne filled the gap.· I was instantly drawn to the characters and their plight.· Jorie King is a character that you just have to love for her goodness and love.· Caleb is an honorable man that every woman would love to have as her mate.· Bringing the story of Jorie and Caleb together had twists and turns.· I was on the edge of my seat yelling (in my head, of course!) for Jorie to stop being stubborn and for Caleb to get a clue. Suzanne is such a great author that you will for sure fall in love with the Lancaster County Series as much as I have.

Deb at Just Short of Crazy·· ·
A lovely story that tells the tale of an independent Amish girl waiting for love and finding it in an unexpected place.· I live in an area that has a· large Amish community, but I really don’t know much about their lifestyle. I· love how the author brought the Amish community alive for me.· If you are looking for a quaint, charming story to warm your heart on a cold day then this is the perfect book. I look forward to reading more books in this series.

10/19
Lori at Frog’s Lilypad·· ·
What can I say? I could not put the book down. I read the book in two days. The way Suzanne writes had me right on the sidelines watching the daily lives of the characters in the the book.

Gwyn at Mommy Daily Vent
A sweet tale of a timid girl that doesn’t think she is beautiful or that anyone else could ever choose her either. Doesn’t that girl reside in all of us? AND, you know my affinity for Amish fiction, especially when it doesn’t involve a buggy accident as the plot climax.

Stacie at Stacie at Simply Stacie·· ·

The book made me feel like I was sitting right there with the Zook family as was able to picture the farm, Beacon Hill, the schoolhouse and all the interesting characters quite vividly in my minds eye. A novel with rich characters that will immerse you into the life of a seemingly simplistic Amish family. Turns out their lives can be complex too! It was beautifully written and I cannot wait for the next book in the Lancaster County Secrets series. Don’t miss out on an incredible novel!

10/20
Marjorie at The Writer’s Tool·· ·
Suzanne’s compelling storytelling style makes it difficult for me to put the book down. Waiting is never a fun occupation, but much of life consists of waiting on the Lord for His perfect timing and solutions to life’s issues. This theme, expressed in the title, is incorporated into the story on several levels. The characters face tough issues with family, friends, and faith. Learning to wait on God takes precedence when Jorie and Cal face the unexpected. Their growth throughout the book is realistic, and the lessons they learn speak to me in some of the situations I’ve faced or am facing. I highly recommend this book.

Melissa at Books R Us·· ·
I loved The Waiting. It was a page turner and I could not put it down. I felt that I was living and working with the family. Ms. Fisher wrote a superb novel and I felt it was even better that The Choice. My favorite character was Ephraim because he was a gentle and loving person. There were some surprises in the book that I did not expect and I loved the ending. I look forward to the next book in the series, The Search due out in January, 2011.

Wanda· at· The Watered Soul·· ·
Readers are taken along alongside Jorie, Caleb, Ben, Matthew, Ephraim, and Maggie as they try to make sense of their changing world through the eyes of their faith. The Waiting drew me in from the very first page and as I turned the last page, I long to stay a little longer at Beacon Hollow.····

Tammy at blog…blog…blog·· ·
Suzanne immediately draws you into the characters and their lives, her vivid descriptions of the landscape and the setting has you drawn into the story from the first word and continues throughout the story. You find yourself in the land of the Amish where you find love and loss, grief and regrets by choices that have been made. Suzanne makes you feel like you are there smelling the air, being transported into the story, that we must never lose faith or our trust in God.· And has once again proven herself to be an accomplished and heart felt writer.

Patty at Patty at Broken Teepee·· ·

I loved returning to Lancaster to visit with the Amish again. having grown up in Philadelphia it was a bit like going home. I enjoyed this chapter in the Lancaster Secrets series as much as I did the first. In fact this one was a touch better. The book sped along as the romance grew between Jorie and Caleb. They suffered doubts and setbacks but true love and their faith guided them to the proper course.

10/23

Nicole at Ramblings By Nicole
Out of all the books I have received to review so far I think this one was my very favorite! Suzanne is a wonderful writer and the characters were real, deep, and multi-faceted. The “twist” of the story was a familiar one but since the characters and setting were not, it made the novel feel fresh and new. I really enjoyed getting to know them all and they made me cry and smile as I read.

Tina at Tina’s Book Reviews·· ·
Woods has created a very engrossing story, with well developed characters and side plots that fit in so well with the dramatic theme of the novel. This one was a finish until its done book, that’s how immersed I became with Jorie’s story. I have read a lot of Amish story’s this year and I must tell you all…..The Waiting is one of the best one’s Ive read!!!· Full of drama, twists, laughs and tears, Suzanne’s words sucked me in and didn’t let go until the last page.

10/25

Mrs. Q: Book Addict·· ·
Review coming soon!

Billie from Billie the Girl··
The characters are easy to love, the snippets about the Amish way of life are interesting and the story keeps you turning the pages.

10/26

Annette at A Well-Watered Garden·
What stands out the most to me in this book is the complete commitment and dedication and love that the Zook family and Jorie exhibits. I felt encouraged and uplifted after reading it.

10/27
Karla at Quiet Quilter·· ·
Suzanne has the ability to make the characters part of you and your family. Her intertwining plots keep you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next event to happen- how will these challenges be met!!· This book is not only meant for lovers of Amish fiction but for those who want to know more about the Amish lifestyle and how they deal with crises.· Definitely a page turner. Once picked up, it is hard to set aside!!

Erin at Erin at Connected 2 Christ·· ·
“The Waiting” doesn’t disappoint in the least bit being just as good if not better! Many traits are shown and displayed out this book and maybe that’s why I tend to love the series that much more. I love that the characters are real and the story doesn’t stray from that fact with God all things are possible and will work out for the good for those that love and chose to serve him. This book gets two thumbs way up.· Thank you Suzanne for another great book!

Wendy at its JUST me·· ·
I do believe Suzanne Woods Fisher might be working her way to being one of my favorite “Amish fiction” writers. Once again a very sweet book that takes place in PA among an Amish Community. It takes place in 1965 during the Vietnam War. I loved the main character Jorie, what a sweet girl! Suzanne Woods Fisher certainly has a way with her characters.

Tasra at tasra mar | transform·
It was a one-night read… started at 10 pm, finished at 3 am. I know I shouldn’t do that, but I couldn’t help it. I thought I would just pick it up and get started, but with the realistic characters and gripping story, I was hooked. Five hours later, I closed the book and couldn’t help but thank the author for the beautifully crafted story she created.

Amy at Girlfriends Get Real·· ·
I couldn’t wait to find out how this story would end. Don’t miss reading this wonderful Amish story of love, hurt and God’s amazing plans.

10/28
JHS at Colloquuim
The Story Moves at a fast clip, with unexpected plot developments following each other in rapid succession, making it hard to tear oneself away before the book’s end. To reveal too much of the story here would spoil the joy of reading Fisher’s lush descriptions of the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside and her straight-forward explanations of the Amish way of viewing the world, how the Plain folk prepare for and conduct worship, and the manner of which Jorie and the other characters approach the various complications in their otherwise well-ordered lives.