Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher - Review and GIVEAWAY - ENDED

Winner is Melissa H.

A heart once deceived should not be easily fooled again . . .

Cover ArtKatrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. But as her plans crumble before her eyes, she struggles to face an uncertain future. When a widow asks for help starting a new business, Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose. 

What she doesn't need is attention from Andy Miller, a farmhand who arrives at the widow's farm just when help is most needed--and who always
seems to say the right thing and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy for real or too good to be true? She's been deceived once before, and she isn't planning on experiencing it again. 

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a tale of love, uncertainty, and trusting God to write your story.

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Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels includeAnna'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.


I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest opinion.

My Thoughts:
This book is a page turner, and I did not want to put it down! I was connected from the prologue. Who wouldn't be when David, living in the "garden of Eden", gets this, from a dying man's lips, "A snake is in the garden." From that moment on, I had to know who the snake was!

The story mostly focuses around David, an Amish minister, his daughter, Katrina, and their family. David is a widow with six children, a minister and a store owner. His oldest daughter Katrina, nineteen, has recently suffered her share of a broken heart. She moves in with a widow friend to help take care of her and assist with her new business venture. Thelma has just hired a new farm hand, Andy. It doesn't help that Katrina is drawn to him, but he seems a little too good to be true, and not what she needs to mend her broken heart. 

Meanwhile, David has a wayward son who seems to get himself into one mess after another. Can a minister be above reproach when his family seems to have run amuck? Not only that but, unbeknownst to David, a not-so-helpful friend has put an ad in the paper for a minister's wife, and letters are coming in quickly. David is not ready for love in the midst of all the current turmoil. Can he ward off the well-meaning ladies, or will he get swept off his feet?

I hate to say much, as I don't want to give away the story, but I can tell you it is good! It is not the typical run of the mill Amish books I have read in the past. Suzanne keeps the story interesting, and the reader guessing. Who is the snake? Will he be discovered? The end is sweet, but also keeps you longing for more. SO hopefully, it won't be long til the next book in the series comes out.

***GIVEAWAY***

If you don't mind receiving my gently used,  read once book, then feel free to enter for a chance to win.
To ENTER: LEAVE A COMMENT answering one or both of the following questions -
Have you read any of Suzanne Fisher's books? I would love to know which one if you have.
or
What do you or do you not like about Amish stories?
Winner will be chosen at random from the comments. Giveaway ends November 1st.
Must be 18 to enter. U.S. address only please. 
I will ship the book USPS media mail. Seasons of Opportunities will not be responsible for prizes that may get lost in the mail.
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14 comments:

  1. I am enjoying reading more and more Amish stories. I like the lifestyle. They are a hard working people and they are very respectful of their traditions.

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    1. I agree! I like their work ethic too. Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. I have not read any of her stories, but from your review, the book sounds really good. I like the Amish stories because they are just good, clean, wholesome stories. Uplifting.

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    1. Oh you would enjoy this book! Thanks for checking in.

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  3. Great review, Amy! I look forward to starting on this book in a few days. To me, Suzanne's books seem so character driven that their appeal goes beyond the Amish genre.

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    1. Carole, You are going to enjoy this one!! I have read several of Suzanne's books and haven't been disappointed. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I haven't read any of her books yet but you make this one sound like a great read. I have always liked Amish fiction because it is so different from how we live. I find the differences intriguing.

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    1. I agree. Their way of life is very intriguing to me also. It's like another world, and yet, it is here in ours. To me it's kind of hopeful of a bit of a slower pace. Interestingly enough, in this book, there is a struggle in the community of how much advancement is acceptable.

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  5. I have read several of Suzanne's books and have enjoyed her stories very much!
    I've also enjoyed both the fiction and non-fiction Amish stories I have read.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this book.
    I am not familiar with this novel and know I would enjoy it very much! :-)

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  6. I love her books they are so good...

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    1. I have enjoyed every one of hers I have read so far.

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  7. I enjoy reading Amish books because they're wholesome and it's such an interesting lifestyle.

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    1. I agree. Their lifestyle is intriguing

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