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The choice : a novel
ISBN:
9780800733858
Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Revell, c2010.
Physical Description:
308 p. ; 22 cm.
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Summary:
With a vibrant, fresh style Suzanne Woods Fisher brings readers into the world of a young Amish woman torn between following the man she loves--or joining the community of faith that sustains her, even as she questions some of the decisions of her elders. Her choice begins a torrent of change for her and her family, including a marriage of convenience to silent Daniel Miller. Both bring broken hearts into their arrangement--and secrets that have been held too long. Filled with gentle romance, The Choice opens the world of the Amish--their strong communities, their simple life, and their willingness to put each other first.
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With a vibrant, fresh style Suzanne Woods Fisher brings readers into the world of a young Amish woman torn between following the man she loves--or joining the community of faith that sustains her, even as she questions some of the decisions of her elders. Her choice begins a torrent of change for her and her family, including a marriage of convenience to silent Daniel Miller. Both bring broken hearts into their arrangement--and secrets that have been held too long.
Filled with gentle romance, The Choice opens the world of the Amish--their strong communities, their simple life, and their willingness to put each other first. Combined with Fisher's exceptional gift for character development, this novel, the first in a series, is a welcome reminder that it is never too late to find your way back to God.


Author Notes

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Letters , The Calling , the 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. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search , a Carol Award finalist for The Choice , and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting . She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

The newest entry to the growing ranks of "bonnet fiction" writers is Fisher, who has written Amish nonfiction (Amish Peace). This Lancaster County tale centers on Carrie Weaver, who marries an Amish man for convenience though her heart is committed to another. Carrie struggles to care for her hemophiliac younger brother as she lives with the consequences of her own choices. The outline is promising, but the execution flawed. An intriguing heroine shows the author's potential, but major problems compromise the book's overall merit. The plot creaks too loudly; a few too many characters die to complicate the action, and the character who poses the biggest threat is more a caricature than credible villain. Minor characters-an oversized lovable ex-con, a harpy stepmother-likewise mostly serve plot rather than populate a convincingly drawn world. The language can get adjective-laden and trite ("The air had grown thick and heavy"). Bonnet fiction devotees might be able to overlook some problems, but this is not a strong new offering in the subgenre. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

A young Amish woman is torn between leaving her community to follow the man she loves and staying to marry someone else. Verdict The author of Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World makes her fiction debut with this first entry in a new romantic series. Revel touts this as one of its biggest fiction releases for the spring. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.