Saturday, January 15, 2011

book review: "the search" by suzanne woods fisher

Bess Reihl goes to Rose Hill Farm to spend the summer with her grandmother, Bertha. Her father is hesitant to send his daughter because of his strained relationship with his mother but Bertha claims to need Bess’ help while recovering from “female surgery.” The surgery turns out to be a having a tooth pulled but Bertha had an ulterior motive for wanting Bess to come for a visit.

Lainey O’Toole has decided what she wants to do with her life: go to culinary school. After saving her money she has enough for tuition but when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge, she must put her plans on hold. She takes a job at The Sweet Tooth to make some money in order to fix her car and get back to her plans. But the longer she stays, the stronger the pull for her to join the Amish community she’s found herself standing on the edge of. Can she finally find where she belongs?

Suzanne did a great job in blending Bess and Lainey’s stories. I think my favorite character would be Bertha – I loved her honesty and the fact that deep down, she was very sweet and trying to take care of those she loved. There were several unexpected twists to keep the story interesting and I like the ending. It seemed fitting and I wouldn’t be surprised for Bess and Lainey’s story to continue in a fourth book in the Lancaster County Secrets series.

You can read other reviews in the book tour by clicking here.

I recieved a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group and all opinions are my own.

Suzanne Woods Fisher's latest installment of the Lancaster County Secrets, The Search, is just out and to celebrate Suzanne is hosting The Search iPad Giveaway!

One Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad Prize Package worth over $500 and includes:

To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form/s, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest. Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on February 3rd at Suzanne's Everything is Coming Up Roses Facebook Party. (Did you know The Search takes place on a rose farm?)

Enter via E-mail Enter via Facebook Enter via Twitter

Facebook Party:
Join Suzanne for the Everything is Coming Up Roses Facebook Party on February 3rd! She’ll be announcing the winner of the The Search iPad Giveaway, hosting a book club discussion of The Search, giving away copies of all three books and HEAPS of other readerly prizes! Including roses delivered to your door for three months for you AND a friend! Be sure to join us on Thursday, February 3rd at 5:00 PM PST (6:00 MST, 7:00 CST & 8 EST) at Suzanne’s Author Page.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amber! Thanks for your review of "The Search!" I so agree with you...loved Bertha Riehl! She's inspired by a great aunt of mine. Her character was so much fun to write...I can just visualize her. Thank you for being a part of Litfuse's blog tour. Warmly, Suzanne