Saturday, January 22, 2011
Book Review: The Search by Suzanne Woods Fisher
I will admit, when I read the back cover, I was a little disappointed to learn that the main character was only 15 years old. However - if this would normally throw you off, don't let it deter you from reading this - it was so great.
Bess Reihl is shipped off by her widower father to spend the summer with a sick grandmother she hardly knows. A very large, intimidating grandmother. Very quickly, though, Bess sees that there is nothing weak and sickly about this lady - a lady who seems to have a very different reason for bringing Bess to the farm. It seems like a very long summer of hard hard work looming ahead, until Bess meets Billy, her grandmother's help.
Lainey O' Toole grew up very near the town where Bess will be staying the summer, and it seems as if God is drawing her back. Here she learns how her past choices have affected the town and now will affect her own future.
When all these fabulous characters come together, you get a story full of secrets, hope and love.
Such a great book. The characters are wonderful and the plot and storyline had just enough twists and turns that it's not one you can easily predict! I highly recommend Fishers books to anyone!
Thank you so much to Revell for a free copy of another great book to review!