Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Choice
By Suzanne Woods Fisher
pages 308

About The Book:

One moment, Carrie Weaver is planning to elope with Lancaster Barnstormer Solomon Riehl, leaving their Amish community behind. The next, she is staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now Carrie faces a choice. An opportunity. But will this decision, this moment in time, change her life forever?

About The Author:
Suzanne is a wife and mom, raiser of puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and an author of Christian books, both non-fiction and fiction.

Her relatives on my mother's side are Old Order German Baptist Brethren, also known as Dunkards. That's where her interest in Anabaptist traditions began. Suzanne's grandfather was born into a family of 13 children, started his career as a teacher in a one-room school house in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and ended it as one of the very first publishers of Christianity Today. "We called him "Deardad" even though he was a very stern fellow. Still, Deardad's life inspired me to write."

After college, Suzanne was a freelance writer for magazines and became a contributing editor to Christian Parenting Today. Her work has been featured in Today's Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, Worldwide Challenge, among others. She took the plunge into books a few years ago and now she's hooked. To learn more about Suzanne, visit her website at
My Thoughts: 
The very first thing I'd like my readers to know is that I loved reading this story. WOW! It's just a wonderful journey through the complexity of life's choices. Carrie Weaver is a strong-minded young woman who isn't afraid to make hard decisions. She's imperfect, like the rest of us, but she's tenacious, sincere, and loyal. These qualities see her through the repercussions of some of her decisions and their adverse effects on her life and others, as well.  As a reader, I was surprised by some subtle twists that took me in a completely different direction than I was expecting. How fun is that? Each character was unique and I loved meeting every one of them. As I progressed from page to page, I couldn't figure out exactly how Carrie's story would end. I appreciated how the author held me suspended until near the end of the book before she allowed me to glimpse a very satisfying conclusion. This is definitely a five star read for me.
Teaser Snippet: 
    ~ Carrie jerked her shoulders out of his grip. "Stoptelling me what I need! Nobody knows what I need.'

    ~"What do you need, Carrie?' Abel looked at Carrie with such sweet sorrow it took the fight clean out of her.

A complimentary review copy of this book was provided by Litfuse Group 

Book Bomb and Author's Talk with Suzanne Woods Fisher on February 15th


  1. Hi Lynda! Just popped by to say thank you for reviewing "The Choice!" I loved your comments, too. So glad you enjoyed it!

    BTW...what a terrific blog you have! Filled with something for everybody. I'll bookmark it so I will return. Often!

    Hope 2010 is off to a good start for you. ~Suzanne Fisher

  2. Suzanne, thank you so much for dropping by and saying hello. I sincerely loved this story. I don't give a lot of 5 star reviews, but when I do it's because the story deserved no less. Looking forward to your next book.