Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Choice by Suzanne Wooods Fisher

Today we join the blog tour sponsored by LitFuse Publicity for Suzanne Woods Fisher's book The Choice.

Suzanne is a wife and mom, raiser of puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and an author of Christian books, both non-fiction and fiction.

Her relatives on my mother's side are Old Order German Baptist Brethren, also known as Dunkards. That's where her interest in Anabaptist traditions began. Suzanne's grandfather was born into a family of 13 children, started his career as a teacher in a one-room school house in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and ended it as one of the very first publishers of Christianity Today. "We called him "Deardad" even though he was a very stern fellow. Still, Deardad's life inspired me to write."

After college, Suzanne was a freelance writer for magazines and became a contributing editor to Christian Parenting Today. Her work has been featured in Today's Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, Worldwide Challenge, among others. She took the plunge into books a few years ago and now she's hooked. To learn more about Suzanne, visit her website at <


One  moment, Carrie Weaver is planning to elope with Lancaster Barnstormer  Solomon Riehl, leaving their Amish community behind. The next, she is  staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now Carrie faces a  choice. An opportunity. But will this decision, this moment in time,  change her life forever?
  "Fisher kicks off a refreshing new series, Lancaster County  Secrets, with characters that are strong, both in body and spirit.  They also have weaknesses that develop into strengths with the  choices they make."
 4 stars, Romantic Times 

My Review:
Many times, when we make decisions, we don't always consider the consequences of our choices—not only for ourselves but for many others as well. The Choice considers these consequences in a wonderful story of God's leading and provision when all seemed lost. Carrie has to make difficult decisions at the spur of the moment. And it seems that her own wishes and dreams will not be made real. Yet she begins to see how God's plans are always best, even when we don't understand what He's doing to accomplish those plans. An excellent story that brings to life a people and a way of life that is foreign to most of us. I loved the characters and the simple way of life portrayed while being challenged to consider my choices in life in light of God's plans for me.

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Suzanne said...

Hi Margie! Just popping by to thank you for reviewing "The Choice." Glad you saw the deeper truth in it, too! Hope your new year is off to a good start. ~Suzanne Fisher said...

Nice review!

I also enjoyed “The Choice” and look forward to reading Suzanne Woods Fisher’s next novel.

I thought the plot was great – robust and satisfying – like a flavourful wine. There were twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. There were love triangles, wise old grandmas, wise elders who gave loving counsel, caring sisters, jail birds, guarded secrets, mystery, and sweet, sweet romance. The chemistry between the two main characters was very believable and I enjoyed it immensely.

I wrote a more in-depth review on my own web-site