TITLE: The Waiting
AUTHOR: Suzanne Woods Fisher
PUB DATE: October 2010
SOURCE: Finished copy of this book was provide by Amy as part of theLitfuse Publicity Tour.
Jorie King has been waiting for Benjamin Zook to return home to Lancaster County so they can marry. When news arrives that Ben has been killed, Jorie finds comfort in the friendship of his brother Caleb. That friendship ripens into love, and it seems that they are meant to be together. But when the unexpected happens, their worlds are turned upside down once more. Will Jorie trust God to lead her into the arms of a new man? A multifaceted story about complex people living the simple life, The Waiting is the second book in the LANCASTER COUNTY SECRETS series. Readers will find themselves transported into the world of the Amish and deeply invested in these wonderful characters.
I am a bug fan of amish fiction and I was so happy to be able to add another fantastic author to my list of must reads.
I got to read Suzanne’s first book The Choice earlier this year and loved it. When I finished the book I couldn’t wait for the second book to come out and I was so excited that I was able to get on the tour for this book.
Just in case you haven’t read The Choice don’t worry this book is a stand alone in the series.
I have no idea why I am so interested in Amish fiction. There has always been something that intriques me about them and I always end up devouring all kinds of Amish fiction.
Anyways you are hear to read my review of The Waiting. All I have to say is that I LOVED it. I am dying to read and honestly can’t wait for book three to come out and its called The Search.
Jorie King is the main character. She is a young girl waiting for her love Ben Zook to return home from Veitnam. He is there as a contentious objecter. She loves Ben and she can’t wait to marry him and has promised him she would wait for him. She hopes that once he returns to Lancaster County that he will decide to settle down and join the church.
While she is anxiously waiting they get news that Ben was killed. Everyone is upset. Just when you think that is the worst that can happen Ben’s brother, Caleb loses his wife to leukemia two weeks later but before she dies she tells Caleb that he is free to marry again to help him. He is left to raise is young children and run a farm on his own.
Caleb and Jorie are becoming closer and are there togethe greiving their mutal loses. You can see that they are becoming closer and they both need to move on. It begins to look that way but before they are able to they get word that could possible change everything.
What will Jorie do? Will she stick to her promise that she made or is it too late?
I have one copy to give away to one of my lucky readers. The only rules are you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment about an amish book you have read or want to read along with your email address so that I can email you if you are a winner.
This is open only to Canada and US residents with a valid mailing address sorry no PO boxes. Contest runs from now until October 31st.
Please note you will have 48 hours to email me back with your mailing address should you be the winner.
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4 thoughts on “(Review & Give Away)The Waiting”
I am a follower.
I read The Choice but couldn’t sign up for The Waiting since I was moving. I didn’t want the book to get lost in translation, but I am keen on continuing the story.
I have not, to my knowledge, read a book about the Amish, however, I live very near them and am very interested in their lifestyle so I would love to read this book. Please, enter me.
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I’m a little late on popping by…I was out of town helping my daughter last week with her new baby, and am at my publisher’s right now. But I had a few minutes to spare and wanted to thank you for your review of “The Waiting.” Thrilled you want to read more! “The Search” is coming in about 6-7 weeks!
Thanks for being a part of the tour, too.
Warmly, Suzanne Woods Fisher
This sounds like a great trilogy. I have yet to read a book about the Amish and I would absolutely LOVE to read this one. Please enter me. I am a long time follower.
laura at laurafabiani dot com