Friday, August 4, 2017

The Return (Amish Beginnings #3) by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Return (Amish Beginnings #3)

Beautiful and winsome, Betsy Zook never questioned her family's rigid expectations, nor those of devoted Hans, but then she never had to. Not until the night when she's taken captive in a surprise Indian raid. During her captivity, Betsy faces brutality and hardship, but also unexpected kindness. She draws strength from native Caleb, who encourages her to find God in all circumstances. She finds herself torn between her pious upbringing and the intense new feelings this compelling man awakens within her.
Handsome and complex, Hans is greatly anguished by Betsy's captivity and turns to Tessa Bauer for comfort. Eagerly, Tessa responds, overlooking troubling signs of Hans's hunger for revenge. When Betsy is finally restored to the Amish, have things gone too far between Hans and Tessa?
Inspired by true events, this deeply layered novel gives a glimpse into the tumultuous days of prerevolutionary Pennsylvania through the eyes of two young, determined, and faith-filled women.

My Thoughts:
Fans of Suzanne Woods, will love "The Return." This book is based off real happenings in the days when the Indians and the English did not get along which often resulted in folks being killed. This book was fascinating to me, especially as she made me feel like I was sitting in a period of history where our country was first beginning. The history of this book along, was remarkable. Additionally, not only was the history on point, so was the elements of faith, forgiveness and how much she writes in this book about the Amish life through her characters is uncanning. "The Return" is a book that you will keep on your shelf and read again. The depth of this book leaves me speechless and I feel the words for this book does to review it, does not do it justice. Thank you to the publisher for providing me a complimentary copy. A favorable review was not required. I give this book 5/5 stars.

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About the Author:

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio-show-turned-blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. 

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain. A theme in her books (her life!) is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate the principles of simple living. 

Suzanne lives in California with her family and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To her way of thinking, you just can't life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth. 

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