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Number of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Lancaster County Secrets
A multifaceted story about complex people living the simple life, The Waiting is the second book in the LANCASTER COUNTY SECRETS series. Readers will find themselves transported into the world of the Amish and deeply invested in these wonderful characters.
SusieRoseburg, ORAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great story with a different theme.April 24, 2013SusieRoseburg, ORAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed the slightly different take on the Amish,a more modern view if you will. In fact I selected it for my Lit-n-Latte group and we will be discussing it soon. I have not read the other two in the series, but will when I have the chance. Fisher tells a good story and is always worth reading.
Jeannie DonaldsonStatesboro, GAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Surprises and Fun Abound!September 13, 2012Jeannie DonaldsonStatesboro, GAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Just as in the first book of this series "Lancaster County Secrets", I found this book delightful and unpredictable. Every time I thought something was happening, things changed and all is not as it appeared a few minutes ago. This is NOT the typical predictable Amish Fiction!
I truly LOVE the way this writer presents her stories. As in book one, there were several places where I had to just laugh out loud! Her imagination, the genuineness of her characters, and the variety in her plots are wonderful. If you like Amish Fiction, you will love Suzanne's books. She is fast becoming my favorite! I also LOVE a happy ending, and I was not disappointed with this story.
I recommend this for all ages - there are wonderful lessons to be learned here! I can't wait to get into book #3! I bought mine as a set at a great price. Give yourself a treat and get this trilogy, you will not be disappointed!
DottyAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Reading!October 18, 2011DottyAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I got started reading Amish stories about 6-7 yrs ago when my aunt loaned me a book her brother gave her. I've been hooked since. Every time a new one comes out I try to buy it. I have a very large library now and it will continue to grow as new books get written.......I loan them to my relatives to enjoy as well.
Holly WeissNew YorkAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Surprise expectations in The WaitingMay 20, 2011Holly WeissNew YorkAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Sales of Amish fiction continue to soar. The apparent simplicity of the Amish lifestyle is a welcome escape from our uncertain times. A new author in this genre is Suzanne Woods Fisher. The Waiting is her second in a series called Lancaster County Secrets. The Waiting is actually a prequel to her first book, The Choice, which she wrote secretly on an antiquated computer. Her interest in the Anabaptist faith stems from her grandfather who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church.
This inspirational fiction novel is set during the 1960s in the Amish community of Lancaster County, PA. The country is embroiled in the Vietnam War. This courageous book, set apart from mainstream Amish fiction, steps away from emphasizing the simplistic, insular lifestyle of the Amish. In The Waiting, we are confronted with prejudice, vandalism and mental illness. Women have a voice. Outsiders enter the community and insiders leave. Surprises and dilemmas abound with spiritual relevance.
I found the story somewhat predictable until the author gave us some unexpected events in the last third of the book. I questioned the wisdom of placing an important plot twist in the back cover description. However, Ms. Fisher's characters are endearing and kept me involved. Main character, Jorie King, is a creative teacher with an incisive understanding of children. "Animal tracks are the oldest writing on earth," she tells her students. I especially enjoyed insightful thirteen-year-old Ephraim and his dealings with the cougar.
Many characters are expectant in The Waiting, but God makes everything right for them in His time.
Reviewed by Holly Weiss, author of Crestmont
kcjeanetteColumbus, MSAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5WONDERFULFebruary 14, 2011kcjeanetteColumbus, MSAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! excellent Amish read!!!!!
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Located in: San Francisco Bay Area
Submitted: July 01, 2010
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a writer of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish. And I'm the radio host for "Amish Wisdom" on toginet.com. I'm also a wife and mom, a mediocre tennis player, a gardener, a cook, and I raise puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
What was your motivation behind this project? "The Waiting" is book 2 in the Lancaster County Secrets series. It's set in the same town as "The Choice"--a fictitious town called Stoney Ridge in Pennsylvania. This story takes place in the sixties, so there are a few crossover characters but they are at different ages. Fun!
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? This is a book about a family, coping in the midst of hard events, but holding tight to the ties that bind them.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I think this will always be one of my favorites stories. It practically wrote itself! I think the characters are very inspiring. Not perfect people, but they rely on a perfect God.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I met an Old Order Amish bishop who was the inspiration for the character of Caleb Zook. Caleb is just...solid. That's exactly how I felt about that bishop--just...solid!
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I hope you'll enjoy "The Waiting" as much as I enjoyed writing it. And soon to follow is "The Search!" Again...same town...different time period! Stay tuned!