Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Haven~Book Review

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The Haven~by Suzanne Woods Fisher

About the Book 
When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she is faced with a decision–one that goes against her very essence. Yet it’s the only way she can think of to protect a loved one.


Schoolteacher Gideon Smucker has been crazy about Sadie since boyhood. But his response to her surprising decision undermines his own reputation–and his relationship with Sadie.


College student Will Stoltz is spending the spring at the Lapp farm as a guard for a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons–courtesy of the Lancaster County Game Warden. Will needs to get his life back on track, but his growing friendship with Sadie threatens his plans.


The lives of these three individuals intertwine, and then unravel as unexpected twists create ripples through the town of Stoney Ridge . . . and through Sadie’s heart.


Once again, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher intrigues and delights with a story that explores the bonds of friendship, family, and true love. Readers will enjoy every surprise in Sadie’s story as they search for the truth hidden within these pages.

Read an excerpt here!

My Thoughts

The Haven is the second book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series. Once again we are back in Stoney Ridge to see the goings on of the Lapp Family! We met them for the first time in The Keeper.

In this story the focus is on Sadie, but many of the characters from the first book are in The Haven. Familiar characters such as M.K. (Mary Kate) Uncle Hank, Fern, Amos and many others return to the story! In addition there is a new character Will Stolfz who is working at the farm and who is also and Englischer. 

This story is full of adventure and plot twists you don’t expect!The is also three-way romance between Sadie, Will and Gideon Smucker the school teacher who has been patiently waiting for Sadie to return from Ohio.

The Haven is such a wonderful story! You will have a difficult time putting it down!

Meet Suzanne

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Suzanne Woods Fisher’s interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world. In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate many of their principles–simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily– into your life.
When Suzanne isn’t writing or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.


To Suzanne’s way of thinking, you just can’t take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone’s underwear in its mouth. Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.

**********Contest**********

Win a Kindle Fire or Nook Color from @SuzanneWFisher in "The Haven" Giveaway! RSVP for Live Video Chat on 8/30! Celebrate the newest book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series with Suzanne by entering her 4 eReader Giveaway and Facebook Party and RSVPing for the Live Video Chat on 8/30!

See what folks are saying about The Haven!

 
Four grand prize winners will receive:
  • A Brand new Kindle Fire or Nook Color
  • $25 Amazon.com or Barnes&Noble.com Gift certificate
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 29th. Winner will be announced at Suzanne's Live Author Chat Party on 8/30. Suzanne will be hosting an author chat (party will start on Facebook AND then be Live from her website) and giving away books, gift certificates and several Burt's Bees® Nourishing Radiance Kits!!

So grab your copy of The Haven and join Suzanne on the evening of the August 30th for a fun chat (both on Facebook and via Live Video), trivia contest and lots of giveaways.

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Don't miss a moment of the RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 30th!

See what other reviewers are saying about The Haven here.

disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

 

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Hi Michele! Made me smile to pop onto your page--I love that header of your boys! Thanks so much for being a part of "The Haven's" blog tour--hoping you'll be on M.K.'s tour, too! Enjoy the last little bit of summer. Warmly, Suzanne