Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: The Haven by Suzanne Woods Fisher



The Haven by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Revell / 2012
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About the book:

Spring brings new life, young love, and second chances to Stoney Ridge. 

On a warm spring day, Sadie Lapp returns home to her quiet, unassertive life in Stoney Ridge after spending the winter in Ohio. 

Gideon Smucker, an awkward schoolteacher, has been in love with Sadie since childhood and eagerly awaits her return. But does Sadie feel the same about him? 

Will Stoltz, a charming and impetuous college student, has been banished for a semester and sent to babysit endangered peregrine falcons nesting at the Lapp farm. He'd rather be anywhere else . . . until he befriends Sadie. 

As the hopes and ambitions of these three young people converge, life in Stoney Ridge may never be the same. 

Once again, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher intrigues and delights with a story that explores the bonds of friendship, family, and true love in this captivating series.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

I loved book one in the "Stoney Ridge Seasons" series, The Keeper, and I had hoped I would enjoy The Haven just as much (if not more) than that book. Unfortunately that wasn't the case.

The story was good throughout, but it wasn't that gripping and I could have probably set it aside easily. I didn't like how on page 200 Sadie hears God whisper to her - to me that is putting words in God's mouth. I also didn't particularly care for the ending (that is all I'm going to say about that).

I liked the characters - especially Gid and Will - and found some of the surprises in The Haven intriguing. The Haven was very easy to read and I think fans of Amish fiction will enjoy it - especially if they have read The Keeper.

All in all, I liked The Haven and think it was a good one time read. I do plan on reading future books in this series to find out what happens with these characters.

*I received this book for free for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

“Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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