Monday, October 10, 2016

The Devoted by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Fan Favorite Suzanne Woods Fisher Offers Readers Tender Romance, Humor, and Plenty of SurprisesBright, curious, and restless, Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family but is stuck in a sea of indecision about her future: Should she stay Amish? Or should she leave? She's done all she can to prepare to go--passed the GED, saved her money--but she can't quite set her journey into motion.

Patrick Kelly is a young man on a journey of his own. He's come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to "everything Plain." Time, to Patrick, is of the essence. Every moment is to be cherished, especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.

Ruthie's next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to a flame. Rebellious, headstrong, defiant, Luke will do anything to win Ruthie back--anything--and Patrick Kelly is getting in his way.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites readers back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred and hopes fulfilled--complete with Fisher's signature twists that never fail to leave readers delighted.

My Thoughts:
This was my first book in the Bishop Family series and I enjoyed it. Although it was the third book in the series, I felt it could be read as a stand alone, although I would like to read the whole series. If you like Amish books, this reminded me more of a contemporary style than other authors I have read, which isn't a bad thing. It didn't have a glossary for Amish words, which is typical for the kind of Amish books I have read in the past, but it did not disappoint and I enjoyed the lovely characters in Stoney Ridge. I felt it was a story of faith, love and was a great read. I give this book a 4/5 stars. I was given a copy of this book for my honest opinion, which I have given. 

Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including The ImposterThe Quieting, 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 and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

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