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Monday, January 9, 2012

Review: The Keeper (Book One of Stoney Ridge Seasons) by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Revell - January 12, 2012

About the book:

Julia Lapp has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. When Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding—again—she knows who is to blame. Perpetual bachelor and spreader of cold feet,

Roman Troyer, the Bee Man. Roamin' Roman travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators. He relishes his nomadic life, which keeps him from thinking about all he has lost. He especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year. But with Julia on a mission to punish him for inspiring Paul's cold feet, the Lapp farm is looking decidedly less pleasant.

Can Julia secure the future she's always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind?

 Full of the plot twists and surprises her fans love, The Keeper is the first in a new series by bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher. Through touching family relationships and trials of the heart, Fisher's vivid characters grapple with yielding to God's will when it doesn't match their own.

My Rating:

My Thoughts:

Julie Lapp always thought she knew where her life was headed - to marry Paul Fisher. But after he postpones/cancels the wedding - again - will she eventually wed Paul or are there other plans taking place?

The Keeper is the first book I've read by Suzanne Woods Fisher, so when I started this book I was a little uncertain about if I would enjoy it, but I'm very pleased to say that I LOVED it!!! I don't know why I haven't read any of her books before - if they are as good as this one, I've been missing out!

The characters were so endearing and each of the main characters had something unique about them, that made them really interesting to read about.

M.K. (Mary Kate) was probably my favorite character - the way she acted was just so cute and I couldn't stop myself from laughing (out loud) sometimes - she was that funny! Roman - the Bee Man - and Julie are two other characters that are favorites of mine from this book.

While there is some sadness to The Keeper, I enjoyed the whole book and I'm anxiously awaiting the next book in this series!

I 100% recommend The Keeper - it was great!!!

* I received a complimentary copy of "The Keeper" from the publisher to review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All opinions expressed are my own. *

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


Suzanne is hosting a "honey of a giveaway"during the blog tour for The Keeper! During 1/3-1/17 you can enter to win an iPad2 from Suzanne and connect with her on January 17th at The Keeper Facebook Party!

During the giveaway one Grand Prize winner will receive a Prize Pack valued at $600:

  • A brand new 16 KB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • A $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of The Keeper
But wait there's more! Just click one of the icons below to enter, then on 1/ 17 join Suzanne for The Keeper Facebook Party! During the party Suzanne will announce the winner of the "Honey" of an iPad Giveaway and host a fun book chat and give away some fun "honey" inspired prizes - It'll be 'sweet"!

RSVP early and tell your friends!

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter

Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 17th!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melanie! So glad we've connected through "The Keeper's" blog tour! You're going to love M.K.'s story--it's the third in this series and I just turned in the manuscript. I'm already missing her! :)
    Blessings to you in 2012. Warmly, Suzanne


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