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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Search

by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Religious/Secular Content:- Religious
Adult Content:- None
Mature Topics:- None
Strong/Inappropriate Language:- None
Magic/Witchcraft:- None
Disrespect/Rebellion:- Very little; not inappropriately shared
Drug/Alcohol Use:- None
Violence/Abuse:- Very little; not inappropriately shared
Educational Value:- None
Positive/Negative Message:- Positive message

PhotobucketThe SearchAuthor: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Paperback, 295 pages
Retail: $14.99

This book was absolutely AMAZING!  Once I got started, I couldn’t put it down!  Every time you think the story has as many curves as it can get, Mrs Fisher throws in another one!  This story is engaging and very well written.

It is about an Amish community and many of the people that live within (and a few that live without) that community.  It is mainly about one family, that has been “torn” apart by an accident involving a drunk driver and the death of the son’s wife.  When he couldn’t take the pain of living there any longer, he moved himself and his little girl to another state.  The son’s mother, called “Mammy”, requests that her grandaughter come spend the summer with her.  Although nervous, she decides to go (mostly to avoid being home when her father gets her Algebra grade).  Not long after arriving, she learns that Mammy is an incredible person.  With in the next couple months, she also learns about teenage crushes (and their pain), death, the REAL meaning of family, Biblical sacrifice and what it means to have faith in the Lord.

About the Author

In no particular order, Suzanne Woods Fisher is a wife, mother, writer, lifelong student of the Bible, raiser of puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, a gardener and a cook…the latter two with sporadic results.
Suzanne has loved to write since she was a young teen. After college, she started to write for magazines and became a contributing editor for Christian Parenting Today magazine. Her family moved to Hong Kong for four years, just as the internet was developing, and she continued to write articles in a 44-story high-rise apartment, sending manuscripts 7,000 miles away with a click of a key.

After returning from Hong Kong, Suzanne decided to give her first novel a try. For four and a half months, she worked on an antediluvian computer in a cramped laundry room. She didn’t even tell her husband what she was up to. When the novel was completed, she told her family at dinner one night that she had written a book. “That’s why there’s no food in this house!” said her slightly insensitive sons.

Undaunted…Suzanne found a small royalty publisher for that book and wrote three more (all earned multiple awards). With help from an agent, she now has numerous  books under contract with Revell. Also look for Suzanne’s Amish non-fiction, Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World, a non-fiction book of stories and examples about the Old Order Amish, as well as Amish Proverbs, and coming in Spring of 2011, look for Amish Values for Your Family. The Choice and The Waiting are the previous books in the Lancaster County Secrets Collection.

Writing, for Suzanne, is a way to express a love of God and His word. With every book or article, she hopes readers get a sense of what faith really looks like in the daily grind. She hopes they realize that life can be hard, but God is good, and never to confuse the two.

Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

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