Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the first book in her Lancaster County Secrets series and a beautifully crafted story. Carrie Weaver has her future planned out but then tragedy strikes. Grief-struck, she makes a choice that could change everything.

I really enjoyed this book, I found the story well written and the characters engaging. There were some very unexpected elements in the story and some characters that are not found in the average Amish book. I loved how the characters developed and changed. I definitely give it 5 stars.

More about the book:

"Fisher kicks off a refreshing new series, Lancaster County Secrets, with characters that are strong, both in body and spirit. They also have weaknesses that develop into strengths with the choices they make."
4 stars, Romantic Times

Suzanne is a wife and mom, raiser of puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and an author of Christian books, both non-fiction and fiction.

Her relatives on my mother's side are Old Order German Baptist Brethren, also known as Dunkards. That's where her interest in Anabaptist traditions began. Suzanne's grandfather was born into a family of 13 children, started his career as a teacher in a one-room school house in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and ended it as one of the very first publishers of Christianity Today. "We called him "Deardad" even though he was a very stern fellow. Still, Deardad's life inspired me to write."

After college, Suzanne was a freelance writer for magazines and became a contributing editor to Christian Parenting Today. Her work has been featured in Today's Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, Worldwide Challenge, among others. She took the plunge into books a few years ago and now she's hooked. To learn more about Suzanne, visit her website at

If you want to see what other bloggers are saying about this book, check out the blog tour here:

I recieved this book from LitFuse for a reveiw but I get no other compensation for my reveiw.


  1. Hi Christi! Just wanted to stop by and thank you for reviewing "The Choice" for the blog tour! Loved your review! Hope 2010 is off to a good start for you. ~Suzanne Fisher

  2. exactly how many publishers do you review for now?
    I love Amish books (yes, there are books I don't love, you just seem to keep reading books I do love!)...can't wait to try this one. And hey...2 of my cousins have done work w/guide dogs, very cool.

  3. Since it's an Amish book, and not predictable, then I shall give it a go. I studied the Amish way back in 7th grade and have been interested ever since. Thanks for the review.

  4. This is the second blog post I have read today about this book. I, too, like Amish fiction and I am excited to have found a new author!

    I review books on my blog, too. Although, I will admit I am quite behind at the moment!

    Thanks again!

  5. Nice review!

    I also enjoyed “The Choice” and look forward to reading Suzanne Woods Fisher’s next novel.

    I thought the plot was great – robust and satisfying – like a flavourful wine. There were twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. There were love triangles, wise old grandmas, wise elders who gave loving counsel, caring sisters, jail birds, guarded secrets, mystery, and sweet, sweet romance. The chemistry between the two main characters was very believable and I enjoyed it immensely.

    I wrote a more in-depth review on my own web-site: