Monday, February 14, 2011
Suzanne Woods Fisher's The Choice ~ Reviewed
The Choice, Lancaster County Secrets Series #1
By: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Number of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 2009
With a vibrant, fresh style Suzanne Woods Fisher brings readers into the world of 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. Her choice begins a torrent of change for her and her family, including a marriage of convenience to silent Daniel Miller. Both bring broken hearts into their arrangement--and secrets that have been held too long. Filled with gentle romance, The Choice opens the world of the Amish--their strong communities, their simple life, and their willingness to put each other first. Combined with Fisher's exceptional gift for character development, this novel, the first in a series, is a welcome reminder that it is never too late to find your way back to God.
This story is about an Amish girl, Carrie, who is in love with a boy named Sol. They plan to marry, but he decides he wants to play baseball so he leaves the village. When Carrie’s father dies unexpectedly, she rushes into a marriage of convenience with a man named Daniel. Things seem to be going well until more unexpected tragedies ensue.
I really enjoyed reading this book, as the life of Amish people is very interesting to me. Parts of the story line made me sad, but in the end, it was interesting how everything tied together for the best interest of Carrie.
I found the character of Veronica McCall very interesting. She’s the type of character that walks in the room and takes charge. While I enjoyed her character, I didn’t agree with what she was trying to accomplish.
Reviewed by: Laura Porter