Sunday, January 08, 2012

Book Review: The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Julia Lapp cannot wait for her wedding day to Paul Lapp. She has been planning to marry him for what seems like forever, especially after he postponed their wedding just weeks before their last date. But now it seems like they have hit yet another roadblock when Roman Troyer comes to town and puts more doubts in Paul's mind.

Roman Troyer, or the Bee Man, lives a nomadic life, travelling with his bees and nothing else. No attachments to anywhere or anyone. But this year when he arrives at Windmill farm, he finds Julia's father, Amos, very sick and decides to stick around to help the family much to Julia's dismay.

It seems like everyone at Windmill Farm has some growing to do in discovering that what we plan for our life, and what God plan are sometimes very different indeed!

Suzanne Woods Fisher has done it again! I enjoy her writing so much and this book is another wonderful example of how she takes a pretty common theme (amish life) and takes it to a while new level. I love how deep her characters are and how she slightly changes her narration to match their personalities. I also enjoy that even though her characters are Amish,  they still live in the 21st century and still act and think like normal people. She has a great ability to make me laugh and usually cry too. I would highly recommend this book!

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Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

Thank you to Revell for a free copy of this book to review!

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Hi! Just popping by to read your review of "The Keeper"--I loved it! Would you mind posting it on Amazon/CBD if you have a minute to spare (which, with a little one, you probably don't!). I appreciated your comment about a common topic taken to a new level. Thank you so much! Warmly, Suzanne