Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Lesson {Book Review}


The Lesson by Suzanne Woods Fischer

About The Lesson:

Centered on one of Suzanne Woods Fisher's most loved characters, this is the story fans have eagerly anticipated. The precocious M.K. is all grown up (well, almost) and ready to take on the world-with surprising results. Fisher's trademark plot twists and turns are as unexpected and satisfying as ever in this third book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series.

In her wildest dreams, spunky and impulsive nineteen-year-old Mary Kate Lapp never imagined herself behind a schoolteacher's desk. A run-in (literally) with the schoolteacher compels her to act as a substitute teacher, just as her restless desire to see the world compels her to apply for a passport . . . just in case. The only thing of interest to M.K. in the sleepy Amish community of Stoney Ridge is the unexplained death of a sheep farmer that coincided with the arrival of a mysterious young man into the community. Frustrated that no one takes the crime seriously, she takes matters into her own hands. Unfortunately, as tends to be the case for M.K., she jumps headlong into trouble.

My Thoughts

If you have never read any of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s books you are in for a real treat! I love the Stoney Ridge Seasons series. The Lesson is the third book in that series!  This story is just as good if not better then the first two! In this story we catch up with Mary Kate(MK) and she is all grown up and wanting adventure! The problem is trouble seems to find her.

MK is a very immature young woman and quickly learns that she needs to grow up and is forced to do just that when she runs into and injures the school teacher while riding a scooter. MK is forced to take her place and makes many mistakes before she becomes adept at teaching.

The title of this book definitely suits MK and she learns some important lessons throughout this story! You won’t be disappointed with this story!

Be sure to stop by the Litfuse website to read more reviews of The Lesson!

Meet SuzanneSFisher-96

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is the host of internet radio show Amish Wisdom and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iphone or ipad! Download the Free App!

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


Suzanne said...

Hi Michelle! Thanks for your lovely words about "The Lesson" and for being a part of the blog tour. I smiled when I popped on this page and saw your profile. So grateful you want to review my books! Warmly, Suzanne

Suzanne said...

Oops! As soon as I published my comment...I noticed you only have one "l" in your name. Sorry, Michele!