Monday, October 12, 2015

The Imposter

GIVEAWAY

FISHER, SUZANNE WOODS
THE IMPOSTER

Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. Those plans started to crumble when her father moved the family to Stoney Ridge, then completely collapsed when John decided to marry someone else. Katrina is devastated. How could she have felt so loved, yet been so deceived?

As she struggles to face a future without him, a widow asks for her help to start a new business and Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose. What she doesn't need is attention from Andy Miller, a farm hand who arrives at the widow's farm just when help is most needed--and who always seems to say the right thing, and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy
for real, or too good to be true? Deceived once before, Katrina is determined to keep her feelings in check.

When a cascade of events is set in motion by some surprising information, the little Amish church is turned upside down. Soon, everyone has a stake in the outcome, and the community struggles to find the best response to an imposter in their midst. Can they forgive even the most deceitful deeds?


My Review:

Squeeeeeallll! Fisher takes us back to Stoney Ridge in her new series, The Bishops Family. There are some carry over characters from The Inn at Eagle Hill series, but no worries if you haven't read any of those books, The Imposter works perfectly fine as a standalone story. If you have though, you'll get a tickle out of connecting with some familiar and oh-so-lovable quirky characters -- like Hank and Fern.

There's an unhurried charm to the way Fisher tells this story. It's so easy to slide right into the thick of things and forget that you have a life outside of Stoney Ridge.  And it feels like you have all the time in the world to explore and discover. Talk about overflowing on the reader contentment meter!

Love the multiple viewpoints in this read -- and the way seemingly diverse plotlines connect in some truly amazing ways. The Imposter is filled with all the true to life drama and humour that you find anywhere people gather as a community. I was especially challenged by the inspirational thread. As in the case with many Amish fiction I read, I was able to parallel solid gospel truths with my own faith journey and this one packs quite a punch.

The Imposter is chock-full  of surprises. Seriously -- I did not see that coming. Or that. Or the other thing either. Completely blew my mind...and has left me eager for the next installment because this story isn't over yet. Yes some threads have been neatly tied up in a bow but many others are just waiting to take on a life of their own. I can't wait.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Imposter please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 18 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

37 comments:

  1. Sounds very interesting and good.
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. sounds good jazzymom1220 AT GMAIL DOT COM

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  3. She writes good ones.kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  4. This looks like a perfect fall read! katie07edgar(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes, it certainly is and a wonderful beginning to a new series. Good luck, Katie.

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  5. This sounds like a warm and welcoming book. I like that its chock full of surprises. Glad you liked the inspirational thread in the story Kav.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. And oh my goodness, the surprises! And it's not just me who didn't see them coming -- I've heard it from other people too. Good luck, Maryann.

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  6. Sounds like an exciting book. I look forward to reading it.
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  7. Thanks for the review. Looking forward to reading this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  8. This book sounds really good. I have read many of her books, so I'm looking forward to this one too.
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    1. I don't think I've missed any for quite a few years. She's definitely a must buy author for me. Good luck, susanlulu.

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  9. I'm looking forward to this new series. I always enjoy Suzanne's books.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. And she's set it up beautifully. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  10. I really enjoy Suzanne's books - they keep you interested from the beginning! And I LOVED the Eagle Hill series. Thanks for offering the chance to win a free book! :) My husband buys them for me as gifts!

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    1. Your husband sounds like a keeper, Jean. Good luck.

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  11. I would love to win Suzanne's new book, I have enjoyed many of her books and I'm looking forward to reading "The Imposter".

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  12. Amish. Romance. Suzanne Woods Fisher. What more could you ask for? :-)

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    1. My thoughts exactly, Trixi. Good luck!

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  13. Loving more Amish!
    mandnATwisper-wireless.com
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    1. One of my favourite genres. Good luck, Elizabeth.

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  14. Put my name in the hat for Sunday's draw for The Imposter, please. I enjoy Suzanne's writings ~ especially the Inn at Eagle Hill series. Thanks for your review, Kav. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. You'll love this one then, Kathleen. I was positively gleeful over the Fern and Hank scenes. Good luck.

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  15. Would love to check out those surprises in 'The Imposter', Kav!! Thanks for the review and the giveaway opportunity.

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  16. This book sounds wonderful! A dear friend of mine is an avid Amish fiction reader. I would love to win this book for her!

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Because I am relatively new to Amish fiction (the last year,) I am heavily influenced by your reviews. I, actually, put this one on hold at our library before it was released, because it sounded so good. I'm glad my instincts were correct. :)

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    1. Yes! You are finely honing your Amish spidey senses, Terrill. And this is a great one to start with because it's the first in a series. Good luck!

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  18. You've got to love this book just based on the cover alone. I finished her last series and absolutely loved it. Really looking forward to getting entangled in this new series of hers,

    Deanne Patterson
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    1. I'm excited about this new series as well. Good luck, Deanne.

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