Friday, January 22, 2010

Book Review - "The Choice"

Get ready to enter the world of Lancaster County! Suzanne Woods Fisher draws you into this fascinating world in her latest novel, "The Choice," book of Lancaster County Secrets. Sol, the man who Carrie loves, is asking her to leave the familiarity in life, their Amish community, to join him as he follows his dream of being a baseball player. Carrie, left to raise her younger brother, following the death of her father and not wanting him to be left in the clutches of her step-mother, Carrie makes a decision that she believes will be in the best interest for her brother as well as herself. However, Carrie will struggle with her decision and will be forced to make this choice once again at a later time.

Fisher shares a story that is unlike many of the other Amish novels that have been written. Tying in relationships not only among those living the Amish lifestyle, but also the "English" living in the same area gives a realistic feel to the entire novel. Be prepared to experience a whole range of emotions as you experience Carrie's struggles, heartaches, joys and love. There were several times throughout the novel that I felt frustrated and upset due to the heartache that Carrie was experiencing, and then at times felt so hopeful for her as life seemed to be looking up.

The reader is quickly drawn into this novel and Fisher's style makes it easy for the reader to get lost in this world. I am greatly looking forward to book 2 in the Lancaster County Secrets series. I received a complimentary copy of this book.

“Available January 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


  1. I must confess that I have had a hard time reading the flood of Amish stories from some popular Christian novelists. It seems I just don't mesh well with the genre, but I keep trying, because I do love to read about the Amish culture... I think this will be a great book to give this genre another shot.


  2. I think you will like it Shirley! It is different from some of the other Amish books - at times I forgot it was really an "Amish" book, as it was not always "Amishy" all the time as the characters struggled with issues that we all do at times. Hope this makes sense?!