Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher

the quietingThe Stoltzfus family faces serious problems, both in the church and at home. Everyone in the community expects minister David Stoltzfus to fix things–fast. But David doesn’t work fast. He prefers to wait for God to work in individual hearts. However, even he is left wondering if the solution to their most pressing problem might be a Quieting.
When David’s mother arrives, uninvited, more upheaval is in store. She has matchmaking plans for everyone in the family, including David and her eligible granddaughters–and especially
for David’s niece Abigail. When Abigail stumbles onto a curious connection during her genealogical research, it could help David solve one problem–but will it create another?
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher takes fans back to Stoney Ridge, delivering the twists, turns, and romance they adore.
suzanne-croppedAbout the Author:     Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna’s Crossing and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.
My Take:
I really enjoyed this book. I read the first one in the series a while back and was really looking forward to reading this one. It did not disappoint. I love Suzanne's style of writing. This book is kind of a follow up of book one, The Imposter. You may be able to read this as a stand alone because some of the characters are new, but I would highly recommend reading the series in order. 
In the first book David moves to a new town. He is a widower, a father, and a  minister and needs a new start. But the church he moves to is also in dire need of help. Especially, when some problems with the current bishop come to light. In this novel, David is addressing the issues, while trying to also deal with his meddling mother, and two nieces that have showed up unexpectedly.  His mother could be quite annoying at times, but I believe that is the point, and I am sure she has good intentions. Along with his own family issues and his love life blossoming, David has his hands full. He is a man who loves God and his faith is to be admired. He is wise and caring.
The characters are fun and enjoyable to get to know. By the end you feel like part of the community.  I love Suzanne's version of a sweet slow romance that develops between certain characters in the book. Suzanne works behind the scenes to teach lessons and grow your faith. I would definitely recommend this book. 
I received this book from Celebrate Lit in exchange for my honest opinion. 

2 comments:

  1. Hi Aimee! Thanks so much for reading "The Quieting" and reviewing it for your readers. Loved the points you brought out...about a sweet slow romance, and working behind the scenes. Yes! Exactly that...so you don't feel whacked on the head by a 2x4. :) Warmly, Suzanne

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Suzanne. I have enjoyed all your books I have read.

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