The Keeper, by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Review & Giveaway!)


5 Stars!!!!!

ABOUT THE BOOK - Julia Lapp has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. When Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding--again--she knows who is to blame. Perpetual bachelor and spreader of cold feet, Roman Troyer, the Bee Man.
Roamin' Roman travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators. He relishes his nomadic life, which keeps him from thinking about all he has lost. He especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year. But with Julia on a mission to punish him for inspiring Paul's cold feet, the Lapp farm is looking decidedly less pleasant.
Can Julia secure the future she's always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind?

Suzanne's interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. She has many, many Plain relatives living in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and travels back to Pennsylvania, as well as to Ohio, a couple of times each year for research.
Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world.  In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don't have to "go Amish" to incorporate many of their principles--simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily-- into your life.
When Suzanne isn't writing or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you just can't take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.
Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.

Wow, I didn't see that ending coming! Any of, I didn't!
Suzanne Woods Fisher, in my opinion, is the best Amish Fiction writer there is. She has such a way with her characters, it just draws you into the family, makes you feel like you belong, like you are a visiting friend.
I loved this family! The three sisters - MK the youngest, smart, sassy, playful, and always finding trouble. Sadie, the 14 yr old middle daughter, Kind hearted, sweet, timid, and so sure no man will ever love her. And Julia the oldest, motherly, proper, strong, and speaks her mind. She is of marrying age but will she ever get married? The only son in the family - Menno, for some reason he was born slow, but he is kind and loving. He shocks the family when he does something as normal as falling for a girl.
This story is full of little twists and turns and a few big ones! At the end, I gasped - then cried my way to the end.

This was book one in the "Stoney Ridge Seasons Series", I really do hope I am chosen to review the rest of the series. I want to read more about this wonderful family! 
Thank you so much "Litfuse Publishing group" for choosing me to be a reviewer of this book! 

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Enter to win an iPad2 from Suzanne and connect with her on January 17th at The Keeper Facebook Party! 

During the giveaway one Grand Prize winner will receive a Prize Pack valued at $600:

  • A brand new 16 KB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • A $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of The Keeper
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* To win my copy of this beautiful book, please fill out the form below.
* Please US & Canada only.
And please only enter once - DUH! but seriously I am getting lots of double entries (which I have to go through and delete).
* Winner will be chosen on Jan 13th - Friday the 13th!!! Ha!. 
* Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond.


  1. I also like the sound of this book, and think that the story sounds warm and inviting. I am glad that you enjoyed it too!

  2. I like the cover! This sounds like a book I will enjoy reading. Thank you for your review of The Keeper.

  3. Great review. Thanks for stopping by ByTheBook.

  4. Hi Wendy! Oh...I have to retweet this review. What a keeper (no pun intended)! Thank you so much for your excitement over this series...I think you'll enjoy the next two books (Sadie's, then M.K.'s). Just finished it before Christmas! And now I'm on to another fun series...but I miss that quirky Lapp family! Thanks again, Wendy. Suzanne

  5. I really enjoyed this book too. Great review! Hugs and happy New Year!!! :O)

  6. I changed my mind and entered. This sounds too good.