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.
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.
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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!
Four grand prize winners will receive:
• A Brand new Kindle Fire or Nook Color
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Enter today by clicking 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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My 12 year old daughter’s thoughts: I read this book very quickly because it was that good. I liked the drama, the romance and the mystery that was in this story. I was surprised at who the baby’s real mom was and I didn’t guess it was her. This was a great second book in the series (I read The Keeper too) and I can’t wait to read more from her soon.
My thoughts: The author may be the smartest or cruelest person I have run into in a long time.
After completing this book, I asked my daughter what she thought of the ending. We both decided we were a little discombobulated by it. The reader is totally left hanging. Sadie doesn’t choose. Pbbbbt! The story ended abruptly and no one was picked. Cruel move, Suzanne!
My daughter and I then began a conversation over who Sadie is going to choose in the next book of the series. I felt like we had entered the love triangle only seconded by the Twilight movies, where I had gotten on Team Gideon and my daughter is going with Team Will. So now, wild horses won’t be able to keep us away from book three where we’ll find out who Sadie picks and who is left holding the bag. See how smart the author was with this plan!
I have VERY HIGH expectations for book three, The Lesson. No pressure Suzanne, but M.K. is my favorite….. just sayin’. There are a lot of loose ends to tie up and a lot more laughter and tears to come, I’m sure of it. For as much as I cried in this book, I’m sure I will be smiling and laughing in the next one. I am continually awed by the compassion and love that the author shares through the most interesting of circumstances. Heartfelt and heart-changing.