Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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?
When Paul Fisher postpones their wedding, yet again, Julia Lapp is understandably frustrated. When she realizes that he did so after talking with Roman Troyer, she's incensed. With her father in ill health, she has her hands full and dealing with Roman Troyer is not something she looks forward to. However, as often happens in life, God has other plans for both of them.
Another delightful novel from Suzanne Woods Fisher. I loved these characters. I enjoyed Fern and seeing her take over the family and become a welcome addition, even with her prickly nature. The Lapp family is terrific and the Lapp daughters are strong and spunky. I can't wait to find out what happens to M.K. and Sadie and I'm thrilled that this is the first of a series. I appreciated the topic of organ transplant and the strong case made in support of organ donation, even as I was sad over the loss of a beloved character. I wish more people understood the importance of organ donation.
Thanks to Amy at Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Suzanne Woods Fisher here. You can purchase your own copy here. You can see other reviews and tour stops here.
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