Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Book Review: The Lesson by Suzanne Woods Fisher

I will admit, I was watching my inbox very closely for the release of this book, hoping it would come up for review. I enjoyed the first two installments of the Stoney Ridge Seasons so much, and MK was my favorite character so I was looking forward to what was going to happen to her.

At nineteen years old, not much has changed in the life of Mary Kate. She is still a crazy troublemaker who likes to stick her nose in where it doesn't belong, and this time she has uncovered a murder she feels she needs to solve! When the murder co-insides with the arrival of a mysterious new man, well that is enough to send MK on a lot of crazy hunts for the truth.
At least it will keep her busy since her hopes of world travel have been delayed due to being assigned to help in the school house. Good thing she is still in school because apparently Mary Kate Lapp has still a lot to learn! (Oh and Jimmy Fisher is it it too which if you've read the other books like me you were probably wondering what would happen with him. But I won't tell you ;-) )

As usual, I really enjoyed Suzanne Woods Fisher's take on Amish life. It's not the quiet, serene, scene with seemingly perfect people that a lot of books portray. Real people, dealing with real issues who just happen to be Amish is what she writes about. My only down side to this book was that it seemed really short - I wish it would have been a little longer - It was the last book after all :-)

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

Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Hi Mrs. Harrison (!):
What a nice thing to read...that you wish "The Lesson" were longer! I have a theory that it's always best to leave 10 minutes before people wish you had left (sadly, I didn't learn that lesson until lmy fourth child!). So I'm actually pleased you would have liked more. Jimmy Fisher will be in the next series as a main character! He finally grows up...but not all at once. :)
Thanks so much for reading my book, writing a review, and being a part of the blog tour. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to drop by--I had a wildly busy Christmas (daughter had a baby, son got engaged), and slipped right into January with a manuscript due in as "Lesson" was releasing. Just getting caught up now. But...I am grateful! Warmly, Suzanne PS Hope you'll post your review on Amazon if you get a minute!