Thursday, January 28, 2010
The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Suzanne Woods Fisher’s interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Dunkard Brethren Church in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. In The Choice, the first novel in her new Lancaster County series, Suzanne brings readers into the world of Carrie Weaver, a young Amish woman torn between following the man she loves—or joining the community of faith that sustains her, even as she questions some of the decisions of her elders. Carrie’s choice begins a torrent of change for her and her family, including a marriage of convenience to silent Daniel Miller. Both Carrie and Daniel bring broken hearts into their arrangement—and both hold secrets that have remained hidden for far too long. Filled with challenged faith and gentle romance, The Choice opens the world of the Amish to outsiders—their strong communities, their simple lives and their willingness to put each other first. With Suzanne’s exceptional gift for character development and her fresh, vibrant writing style, The Choice is a compelling reminder that it’s never too late to find your way back to God.
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Baker Books ( January 01, 2010 )
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.75 inches