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Friday, October 8, 2010

The Waiting...Review

About the book:
Book 2 in The Lancaster Secrets collection and hot on the heals of the best-selling The Choice, The Waiting, a stand alone story, is a compelling page turner. Jorie King has been waiting for Benjamin Zook to return home to Lancaster County so they can marry. When news arrives that Ben has been killed, Jorie finds comfort in the friendship of his brother Caleb. That friendship ripens into love, and it seems that they are meant to be together. But when the unexpected happens, their worlds are turned upside down once more. Will Jorie trust God to lead her into the arms of a new man?

A multifaceted story about complex people living the simple life. Readers will find themselves transported into the world of the Amish and deeply invested in these wonderful characters.

Set during the time of the Vietnam War, everything about the story is timeless because of the way the Amish people live their lives. It could be nearly any time in the last 60 years.  As Jorie King waits for Ben Zook to return from the war, she begins teaching school and when news comes of his death, tragedy soon strikes the community twice.  Ben's brother Cal has his own grief to face, as well as the frustration of interfering family members.  When Jorie and Cal find themselves drawn to each other, they begin to find healing.  But, life is unexpected and not as straight forward as they think.

This is an Amish story, but isn't at all preachy.  It's a story about choices and regrets, grief and loss, and love. The characters are likeable and endearing, and although Jorie comes across as a bit perfect, she's still charming.  Ephraim is delightful.

This is actually a prequel to The Choice. But, like the synopsis says, it stands alone.  There is minor character crossover, but not much.  Another terrific story from Suzanne Woods Fisher.  If you enjoyed The Choice, you will enjoy The Waiting. If you haven't read The Choice, don't worry.  You'll still like this one!

Thanks to 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 find other tour stops and reviews here.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Holly!

    Thank you for your review for "The Waiting!" And for taking the time to post it on Amazon, too.