Saturday, January 29, 2011

The book you've been "searching" for ....

If you're looking for a good read, look no farther ... I have just read The Search by Suzanne Woods Fisher and have to say it was excellent.  It was one of those books that once you begin reading it, you just can't put it down. 

I recently received my own copy of The Search from LitFuse so that I could read and post a review of this fabulous book.  Because I knew this was the third in a series called Lancaster County Secrets, I immediately thought to myself that I should read the first two books before starting this book.  After searching on my Kindle, I discovered I already owned the first book (having grabbed it at Amazon.com when they were offering it free during a promotional period in October.)  Once I finished that one, I knew I had to purchase the second ... and then, I even bought the third for my kindle because I loved the first two that much.  So, I am going to be giving the copy that I received from LitFuse away to one lucky blog reader.  (All you need to do is leave a comment either here or on the networked blogs post on FB.  I will choose one lucky person via random.org next Saturday morning, February 5th.

Mrs. Fisher again pulls at our heart strings when she has us meet up with Bess Reihl, a young teen who is spending her summer with her grandmother at Rose Hill Farm in an Amish community in Pennsylvania.  Bess is living the Amish life already, with her widowed father at their farm in Ohio, where they moved shortly after Bess' mother was killed in a buggy accident when she was an infant.  We see the bond between grandmother and granddaughter grow as well as unexpected twists and turns with the reintroduction of Lainey O'Toole to the community that she left years ago when her mother died after birthing her baby sister, leaving her along in the world.  As in her other two books in this series, Mrs. Fisher guides our hearts through young love, family bonds, forgiveness and healing ~ wonderful principles that we can all apply to our own lives, no matter what our age. 

This book is a fabulous stand alone book, the first two books (The Choice and The Waiting) need not be read before this book in order to understand it.  Although I highly recommend reading them - they, too, are worth the read!!  The Search is a wonderful book for young and old, and all ages in between.   Again, a great choice for your book clubs too - I am certainly going to be recommending this to the ladies at my Church, I think they will fall in love with the characters and the themes throughout the book.  Another 5 star Amazon book review! 

I would be remiss if I did not mention that the author is hosting her own giveaway, through Facebook and Twitter, of an iPad -- I have put all of the information HERE on another post, for you to read at your leisure, but read it quickly - the contest ends VERY SOON and the winner(s) will be drawn on February 3, 2011. 

I am one of the last to post my review on the Blog Tour for The Search.  If you would like to read other blogger's thoughts on The Search, please check them out.  Blog Tour Schedule: http://litfusegroup.com/Blog-Tours/the-search-by-suzanne-woods-fisher.html  

Happy Reading!




16 comments:

Suzanne said...

Hi Kristie! Wow wow wow...what a lovely, heartfelt review of "The Search!" Thank you so very much...and for being so supportive about "The Choice" and "The Waiting," too. So thrilled you enjoyed these stories! Means a great deal to me...and happy to hear you've got them on your Kindle, too! Would you mind posting your review up on Amazon/CBD? I would be honored! Thanks again, Kristie, for reading my books and for being part of the blog tour. Warmly, Suzanne Fisher P.S. I like your blog! Spent time looking around on it!

Lisa said...

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I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow back.

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I'm Not a Trophy Wife said...

newest follower from sunday's bloghop. would love a follow back. I am reading a book on the history of cancer (not a great book if you are a hypochondriac). Blanking on main title, but the subtitle, is "history of cancer."

laura

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Debbie said...

Following from Sunday's hop. Enjoy the day!
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ArtsyChaos said...

I just finished a book I could not put down as well! My review is on my blog. I will have to write down this title for the future.

Following you from Let's Get Social Sunday. Nice to meet you!
~Wendy
www.artsychaos.blogspot.com

Hot Mess Mom said...

Sounds like a great one to add to my Nook!

I'm your newest follower from Swingin' by Sunday! I'd love for you to swing on over to my blog and follow back! :)

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kingstongirl said...

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Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm a new follower, too.

I love a good book, thanks for the review.

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Jodi Whisenhunt said...

Sounds like a great read!

Thanks for stopping by Magical Mouse Schoolhouse! I am following back :)

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