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Thursday, January 19

Winter Reads: The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher


Revell; 355 pages; $14.99; Amazon
While I have been a book lover ever since I could read my first word, I wasn't a fan of romance novels until I was in my early twenty's. I mostly read horror novels (Stephen King, Anne Rice, John Saul, etc.) during my teenager years. I read my very first Amish fiction title when I was in my 20's, and I've been a fan of the genre ever since.

Released last year from Revell is The Quieting, book two of the Bishop's Family series, by author Suzanne Woods Fisher. You might recall me reviewing the first book, "The Imposter," during my Holiday Gift Guide in 2015.

The sequel once again focuses on the Stolzfus family, though this time the man character is Abigail, a young who is sent to Stoney Ridge (the same setting in book one), where her grandmother, Mammi, wants her to find an eligible bachelor to marry. The only problem is that there aren't any single men available, except for Dane Glick, who is all wrong for her.

Final Thoughts: I used to be heavily into genealogy several years ago, so I was bit surprised to find "genealogical research" as part of the plot in The Quieting. I have always admired Suzanne Woods Fisher's writings, so I my expectations where high here, and I'm glad to say that the author didn't disappoint. The characters are well-written (and likeable, which is always a plus with me), the descriptions are beautiful, and the dialogue is charming.

Overall, The Quieting is an exceptional sequel in the Bishop's Family series. From the dazzling cover art to the wonderful characters, I was hooked into the story from the very beginning, and I ended up reading it in one afternoon.



*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


About the Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels includes 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.

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