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Bess Reihl is less than thrilled to be spending the summer at Rose Hill Farm with her large and intimidating grandmother, Bertha. It quickly becomes clear that she is there to work the farm--and work hard. The labor is made slightly more tolerable by the time it affords Bess to spend with the handsome hired hand, Billy Lapp. But he only has eyes for a flirty and curvaceous older girl.Lainey's and Bess's worlds are about to collide and the secrets that come to light will shock them both.
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Publication Date: 2011
Series: Lancaster County Secrets
The Choice, Lancaster County Secrets Series #1 - eBookSuzanne Woods FisherRevell / 2010 / ePub$4.89 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 61 Reviews
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The Search: A Novel - Unabridged Audiobook [Download]Suzanne Woods FisherOasis Audio / 2011 / Audio Download$14.69 Retail:
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The Choice: A Novel - Unabridged Audiobook [Download]Suzanne Woods FisherOasis Audio / 2010 / Audio Download$14.69 Retail:
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Bess Reihl is less than thrilled to be spending the summer at Rose Hill Farm with her large and intimidating grandmother, Bertha. It quickly becomes clear that she is there to work the farm--and work hard. The labor is made slightly more tolerable by the time it affords Bess to spend with the handsome hired hand, Billy Lapp. But he only has eyes for a flirty and curvaceous older girl.
Lainey's and Bess's worlds are about to collide and the secrets that come to light will shock them both.
Beautifully written, The Search is a skillfully woven story that takes readers through unexpected twists and turns on the long country road toward truth. Fans both old and new will find themselves immersed in this heartwarming--and surprising--tale of young love, forgiveness, and coming to grips with the past.
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome!January 14, 2017KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 0Another amazing retro read from one of my favourite authors. I just love how Suzanne Woods Fisher brings an Amish community to life! And Stoney Ridge is the kind of town I want to live in.
I laughed until my tummy hurt over Bertha's antics. Bess's grandmother is a law unto herself and she has a lovable way of mashing words that kept me chuckling throughout the read. But she's crusty and opinionated and downright intimidating at times as well. Kind of reminded me of Marilla Cuthburt (Anne of Green Gables.) But this isn't Bertha's story -- though she plays a pivotal role -- it's Bess and Lainey's tale.
I was gobsmacked in places. Literally stunned. And my emotions dipped and soared as the story unfolded. True confession -- I shed more than a tear or two. And spiritually moved by such faith-filled concepts as: "Are we going to be part of condemning a man? Or are we going to be a part of releasing him from condemnation?" (p. 191) A rich read that is sure to stir your emotions and get you thinking.
Priscilla E White4 Stars Out Of 5The SearchAugust 23, 2014Priscilla E WhiteQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I read it at night and I had a hard time putting it down.
Jeannie DonaldsonStatesboro, GAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful SurprisesOctober 4, 2012Jeannie DonaldsonStatesboro, GAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Like the two previous books in this series, this story had many unexpected surprises. This is not the predictable Amish fiction. And Bertha Reihl is not the typical Amish grandmother. She will make you laugh at loud, shake your head, and wonder what in the world is going on in that mind of hers. You will fall in love with sweet, innocent, gentle Bess, and her strong, sensitive, and protective father Jonah. Sallie will frustrate you, Billy will exasperate you, and sweet Lainey O'Tool will continue to make you smile.
It's a wonderful story full of realistic situations, and some that might make you wonder. As secrets are revealed and truth comes to the forefront you will be right there in the middle of this tale, feeling with them the happy and sad moments that intertwine their lives together. And there will be surprises right until the last page - so don't peek ahead!!
This book left me feeling warm & satisfied, with a big smile on my face. I recommend this story for both teens and adults.
MarthaWarsaw, KYAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5I loved the book and was suprised by the ending.May 2, 2011MarthaWarsaw, KYAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved the book and was suprised by the ending. The series was especially captivating.
LouLouBelleCedartown, GAAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5I love to read books about the AmishMarch 12, 2011LouLouBelleCedartown, GAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Just getting into reading this book. The first two in the series were very good. I am sure this one will be too.