Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher

About the book:
Lancaster County has always been her home--but where does her heart belong?
One moment Carrie Weaver was looking forward to running away with Lancaster Barnstormers pitcher Solomon Riehl--plans that included leaving the Amish community where they grew up. The next moment she was staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now, Carrie is faced with a choice. But will this opportunity be all she hoped? Or will this decision, this moment in time, change her life forever?
A tender story of love, forgiveness, and looking below the surface, The Choice uncovers the sweet simplicity of the Amish world--and shows that it's never too late to find your way back to God.

I have been always been fascinated with the Amish and their lifestyle. I can't even begin to say enough good things about this book. This is the first of Suzanne Woods Fisher's books that I've ever read and I can definitely say that it won't be the last. The emotions that the characters felt were well portrayed and any reader, whether they've gone through similar circumstances or not, can relate to what each character must be feeling at any given time. I could not put it down!

The book starts off with a twist, followed by another twist, followed by yet another twist. It seems Carrie Weaver can't catch a break. Death, tragedy, and disaster seem to follow her wherever she goes. Yet, she holds firm to her faith and her people - the faith and family of the Amish pull her through.

I highly reccomend this book. Anyone who loves Amish books and even those who don't will like this book.

* I was sent this book from LitFuse group to give an honest review and was not paid for my review *