I do enjoy Amish stories and this is one that shows the ups and downs of Amish life to be not so different than the English life. We see how Ruthie is wanting to take a journey to the English side and continue her education while Patrick just wants to go from the English side to the Amish way of life. There are heartaches, a young man suffering alcohol dependency, defiance and a struggle for the Bishop to just get the community back on the right track. Suzanne brings the life of Stoney Ridge up close and personal.. I have enjoyed every book in this series and would recommend this one if you like Amish stories of life, love, family and faith..
About the Book: Restless and adventurous, Ruthie Stoltzfus is right on the cusp of leaving her Amish home. Secretly, she’s earned her GED, saved her money—but she can’t quite set her journey into motion. Just as everything falls into place, along comes Patrick Kelly.
Patrick is a young man on a journey of his own. He’s come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to “everything Plain.” Time is of the essence and every moment is to be cherished—especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.
Ruthie’s next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to a flame. Rebellious, headstrong, defiant, Luke will do anything to win Ruthie back—and Patrick Kelly is in his way.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred—and the promise of hopes fulfilled.
About the Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna’s Crossing 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 lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.
GIVEAWAY: To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a copy of The Devoted and an iPad Mini 2 16GB! Click the link https://promosimple.com/ps/a60b to enter.
You can follow the book tour “HERE”
I was gifted a copy to read, review and participate in this book tour.