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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"The Choice" Contest by Suzanne Woods Fisher


"The Choice" Contest and Exciting News!!



Suzanne's Woods Fisher's Lancaster Secrets series!

I'm reading this book right now and thoroughly enjoying it! I won't post a review now, as I'd prefer to wait until I finish, but let's just say it's not like a lot of the other Amish books I've read. I like the premise of the book....a young woman is in love with an Amish man who decides to leave the faith and join a baseball team. When a tragedy happens in her family, she's torn between the man she loves and loyalty to her remaining family....and a choice she must make. So far the characters are believable and heartwarming, I've already gotten angry with one of the not-so-sympathetic characters, and am rooting for the heroine. More later!

The author is hosting a wonderful Author talk and Book Bomb party....see the details below. Lots of chances to win great prizes, so be sure and check it out.


Be sure to follow along and see what other's are saying about The Choice - and see you on February 15th for Suzanne's Author Talk and Book Bomb! Fun. (Buy the book on Feb. 15th, submit your receipt to amy@litfusegroup.com and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com! Details here!)

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.


Endorsements

"Fisher's writing brings that Amish sense of peace into your own world. The Choice brings an entirely new perspective to the Amish way of life. You will love it!"

--Kristin Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants



"A story of endearing characters. . . . Fisher writes with a fresh mix of humor and depth, splashing raw emotion onto the pages. I guarantee your heart will be touched."

--Ginger Kolbaba, founding editor of Kyria.com, former editor of Today's Christian Woman, and author of Desperate Pastors' Wives

Enter to win a Signed copy of The Choice:


TWEET THIS: (must use hashtag #thechoice to be entered - no limit on entries! Tweet away!)

Psst... pass it on! Join @suzannewfisher for a Book Bomb & Author Talk! Details here http://ow.ly/W84r #thechoice

What others are saying:


Stephanie at Coupon Clippin' Mommy
I have read Christian fiction before but never one that centers around the Amish. I wasn't sure what I would think at first but once I started reading it I found myself stealing any moment I could to read. Suzanne's writing had me feeling like I was part of the story; I cared for the people in the book. This book shows how God tests each of us with trials but he is faithful to provide for us.The discussion questions at the end of the book make it perfect for a book club. I will be sure to check out the next book in the Lancaster Country Series!



Julie at Busy Julie
I am generally not a huge fan of Christian fiction. I like it okay, I buy it and I read it, but I usually find it to be terribly predictable: happy life, trouble, crisis of faith, finding faith again, we all live happily ever after. Not that this is a bad plan of action, but do I really want to read that same book over and over? Not really. The Choice is not that book. It's filled with twists that the reader does not anticipate (at least this one didn't!), making for a very enjoyable read. This book also gave me some insight to the Amish faith, which I enjoyed learning about. The Choice is the first book in the Lancaster County Secrets series. I was very impressed and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book!

Wendy at It's JUST Me
Wow! What an absolutely exceptional book! I loved it. I gave this book 5 stars. I put Suzanne Woods Fisher right up there with(and maybe even surpassing) other Amish book writers. I was truly caught up in the sorrow and heartache that "Carrie" was feeling. I cried for her losses and then cried tears of joy when she finally found happiness and her place in life. The Character development was excellent. I have to say that I am truly now a fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher.



1/28
Michelle at My Semblance of Sanity
WOW! Suzanne Woods Fisher hits this one out of the park! Fisher took details of Amish culture and an AMAZING plot and took me on a roller coaster of heart break and love....and back dooooown the other side when I least expected it!



Tina at Mad Hatter Mom
Suzanne writes a book that is filled with LIFE! If you are looking for a sweet love story that throws a few monkey wrenches at you just when you think you have it figured out, then this is the book for you! *Warning* This is book one of a new series that Suzanne is writing. Prepare to be hooked!



Sherry at My Journey Back
When I began this book I expected it to be predictable. And I have said before in my reviews those of us that read romances should expect predictability. I mean we read them because we expect the girl to get the guy in the end. And so yes The Choice is predictable in that manner. But that is where predictability ends. I was caught up in this story. There are twists and turns throughout. I was totally surpirsed by the event in Chapter 14 and how it turned out. I never realized who the villian was. In fact I thought I knew who it was and boy was I wrong.



Carie at Carie's Coins & Cents



Anita at Anita's Antics
Difficult to put the book down. Suzanne Fisher weaves several smaller stories into the main story creating an exciting and compelling narrative. While there may be a stereotype for Christian fiction books, especially with regards to the Amish, this book broke the mold! Suzanne doesn’t include frivolous information about the Amish lifestyle. She writes, assuming the reader has a basic understanding about the Amish. I, for one, find that refreshing! (She doesn’t insult the reader.)


Blogs still coming up!


2/3
Dixie at Heart of Dixie
http://www.writing4littleones.blogspot.com



Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
http://www.lovingheartmommy.com



Amy at Girlfriends Get Real
http://girlfriendsgetreal.blogspot.com

Stacie at Simply Stacie
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/

Mindy at Pondering of the Heart
www.philippians4verse8.blogspot.com



2/4
Urailik at Living for God
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/servingtheKingofkings/



Kristina at The Cajun Book Lady
http://thecajunbooklady.blogspot.com/



Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
http://www.thenearsightedbookworm.blogspot.com



Lauren @ 5MinutesforBooks
http://5minutesforbooks.com



2/5
Julie at One Rainy Afternoon
http://onerainyafternoon.blogspot.com



Mindy at Ponderings Of The Heart
http://philippians4verse8.blogspot.com



Prerna at The Mom Writes
http://themomwrites.blogspot.com



Cathy at Minding the Middle
http://mindingthemiddle.blogspot.com



2/6
Sandy at Lil'Maddie's MeeMaw
http://lilmaddiesmeemaw.blogspot.com/



Revka at The Porch Light
http://ourfamilyporch.blogspot.com



Tammy at Tammy Is Blessed
http://tammyisblessed.blogspot.com



Erin at My Vocations
http://myvocations.blogspot.com



Melissa at Books R Us
http://www.booksrusonline.com

2/7
Sharon at I Dream Of Writing For God
http://sharonalavy.blogspot.com/



2/8
Andi at Radiant Light
http://www.frommipov.blogspot.com



Vicki at Reading At The Beach
http://ilratb.blogspot.com



Stefany at I Thode You So
http://www.ithodeyouso.com



Tammy at blog...blog...blog
http://tammy-thisisme.blogspot.com



Annette at A Well-Watered Garden
http://awell-wateredgarden.blogspot.com



2/9
Sheila at One Persons Journey Through A World Of Books
http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/



Jennifer at Adventures in Unsell Land
http://www.theunsells.blogspot.com/



Angela at All Grown Up
http://pantylesspreacherswife.wordpress.com



Beckie at RBC Library
http://www.rbclibrary.wordpress.com



Laura at Lighthouse Academy
http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com/



2/10
Sharon at The Legacy of Home
http://thelegacyofhome.blogspot.com



Cafe Lily at Cafe Lily Book Reviews
http://redlilycafe.blogspot.com/



Vera at Luxury Reading
http://www.luxuryreading.com



Erin at Connected2Christ
http://www.connected2christ.com/theblog



Janet at Along the Way
http://a-long-the-way.blogspot.com



2/11
Sarah at Growing For Christ
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/OhioSarah



Chelle at From His Heart to Mine
http://www.chelled.blogspot.com



Rebecca at Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
http://rebeccatyndall.blogspot.com



Rhiana at A Frugal Life
http://afrugallife.org



Leticia at My Daily Trek
http://leticiasworld.blogspot.com/



Amy at The 160 Acre Woods
http://the160acrewoods.com

Alanna at The Library of a Distracted Musician
http://thedmlibrary.blogspot.com



2/12
Trisha at Trisha's book review
http://trishalynn-reading.blogspot.com/



Sharon at I Dream Of Writing For God
http://sharonalavy.blogspot.com/



Deirdre at JDaniel4's Mom
http://www.jdaniel4smom.com



Freda at Freda's Voice
http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com



Suzanne at Suzannesaphone
http://suzannesaphone.wordpress.com



Amy at Back Seat Writer
http://www.backseatwriter.com

Suzanne at ClickingHerHeels
http://clickingherheels.blogspot.com

4 comments:

Casey said...

I would love to win this book, thanks for the chance. :)

caseymh18(at)gmail(dot)com

Edna said...

Please enter me into the drawing for this great book

I follow you on google

mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Anita said...

Thanks for linking to my blog! :)

tracysbooknook.com said...

I also enjoyed “The Choice” and look forward to reading Suzanne Woods Fisher’s next novel.

I thought the plot was great – robust and satisfying – like a flavourful wine. There were twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. There were love triangles, wise old grandmas, wise elders who gave loving counsel, caring sisters, jail birds, guarded secrets, mystery, and sweet, sweet romance. The chemistry between the two main characters was very believable and I enjoyed it immensely.

I wrote a more in-depth review on my own web-site www.tracysbooknook.com

-Tracy

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