Suzanne Woods Fisher is a stand out author writing mostly what we call in the romance writing world "bonnet romances" with Amish heroes and heroines. Her knowledge of the Amish, their world, language and customs is impressive. What makes her books so unique though is the modern issues she deals with in her books.
Jorie King has been waiting for Benjamin Zook to return home to Lancaster County so they can marry. When news arrives that Ben has been killed, Jorie finds comfort in the friendship of his brother Caleb. That friendship ripens into love, and it seems that they are meant to be together. But when the unexpected happens, their worlds are turned upside down once more. Will Jorie trust God to lead her into the arms of a new man? A multifaceted story about complex people living the simple life, The Waiting is the second book in the LANCASTER COUNTY SECRETS series. Readers will find themselves transported into the world of the Amish and deeply invested in these wonderful characters.
One thing you will not call this story is boring. There are more twists and turns that on a mountain highway. Jorie and Caleb's story is a powerful one filled with secrets, not something one associates with the Amish, but we all have them. I don't want to give away any of the surprises but lets just say you won't be able to put this one down.
I think my favorite part of the novel is how Ms. Fisher draws the reader into the inner conflict of each of the main characters. You care about them and you want them to be OK. That is a difficult thing to do in fiction and Ms. Fisher pulls it off in spades. This will be another book you add to your keeper shelf.
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