The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher Celebration Tour and Giveaway

The Bishop's Family, book 1
Category:  Amish fiction, Christian fictionromance
Publisher:  Revell
Publication Date:  October 6, 2015
My Rating:  4 stars

Description

A heart once deceived should not be easily fooled again . . .

Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. But as her plans crumble before her eyes, she struggles to face an uncertain future. When a widow asks for help starting a new business, 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 farmhand 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? She's been deceived once before, and she isn't planning on experiencing it again.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a tale of love, uncertainty, and trusting God to write your story.

Review

The Imposter is a story of sin and redemption as all good Christian books are.  Sin is unfortunately almost exclusively due to the interrelation of people.  Creatively, Suzanne Woods Fisher takes a simple and easy to literally walk over plant, moss, and creates a clear correlation between moss and people.  

Funny how you can see moss and walk on it and never think about it.

While not specifically stated within the narrative it is implied, Woods was basically saying… funny how we can see people and walk on them and never think about it.

I really loved the characters in this story.  Even the difficult to like let alone love characters as Woods is able to help you understand their back story. She gently gives a reminder that we all need a relationship with Christ.  

I always have a favorite character and this time I have a tie.  

--Pastor David Stolzfus is wise. He understands that sometimes you have to make the unpopular decision because that is what God calls for.  He reminds me very much of my God fearing husband/pastor.

--Birdy is my other favorite character and she may, by a hair, be my favorite of all but I just couldn’t leave Pastor Stolzfus off the list.  Birdy appears too happy, gangly, and awkward to just about everyone; most unfortunately to her family who give her very little notice and definitely no respect.  All you need to do is spend a bit of time with her though and you will be blessed by the depth of her faith, how she sees God’s creative beauty in nature, her wisdom, her gentle kindness, and huge heart.

I have to give Thelma an honorary mention.  Sometimes everyone needs a Thelma in their life as she is Godly, wise, encouraging, and not condemning.

As in most Amish fiction romances, those in The Imposter are generally sweet with happy endings.  I love that The Imposter also throws you an unexpected right hook.

I enjoyed The Imposter very much.  More importantly though it was a book that I needed at this time in my life. The sweet reminder to meditate on God's word, to be quiet and listen to Him speak, and to view and enjoy His creation visible throughout the world around us.  Also, to allow ourselves to drop our anger, frustration, and heartache in order to heal.

I received a review copy from Celebrate Lit in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Please be sure to stop by and take a look at the other reviews from my fellow bloggers on the tour below:


The Imposter Celebration Blog Tour

March 23: Singing Librarian Books
March 23: Heidi Reads...
March 24: Splashes of Joy
March 24: Mary Hake
March 25: cherylbbookblog
March 25: The Power of Words
March 26: Reading Is My SuperPower
March 26: Just Commonly
March 27: Giveaway Lady
March 27: D'S QUILTS & BOOKS
March 27: Cassandra M's Place
March 28: Through The Open Window
March 28: Lane Hill House 
March 29: Daysong Reflections
March 29: Rhonda's Doings
March 29: Debbie's Dusty Deliberatons
March 30: A Greater Yes
March 30: Diana's Tea Time Reviews
March 30: Simple Harvest Reads
March 31: Texas Book-aholic
March 31: Griperang's Bookmarks
April 1: Blessed and Bewildered
April 1: Bukwurmzzz
April 2: Southern Gal Loves to Read
April 2: For The Love of Books
April 3: Book Bites, Bee Stings, and Butterfly Kisses
April 3: Blossoms and Blessings
April 4: Books! Books! Books!

the Bishop's Family series

the Lancaster County Secrets series

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of Anna's Crossing, the Lancaster County Secrets series, the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp.

Suzanne is a

  • Carol Award winner for The Search
  • Carol Award finalist for The Choice
  • Christy Award finalist for The Waiting.

She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at Suzanne's website or on Twitter.


Suzanne is graciously giving away a Kindle Fire 7! Click below to enter!

hurry...the giveaway ends April 6th, 2016

I wish to thank Sandra Barela of Celebrate Lit for including me in The Imposter Celebration Blog Tour and Giveaway.  

Sandra also blogs at Simple Harvest Reads.