(Tour) The Waiting

About The Waiting KINDLE Giveaway!
Suzanne Woods Fisher is thrilled to announce the release of The Waiting, book two in The Lancaster Secrets Collection. In The Waiting Jorie finds herself caught be two loves and two lives in this compelling page turner about complex people living the simple life.

The Waiting is the next stand alone story in The Lancaster Secrets Collection and follows in the footsteps of the best-selling, The Choice. The Waiting is in stores now and to celebrate Suzanne is hosting The Waiting KINDLE Giveaway.

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Kindle preloaded with Suzanne Woods Fisher titles and a Amazon.com gift certificate! The Prize Pack (valued at over $185.00) includes:
* A brand new KINDLE, Free 3G, 6″, Latest Generation

* The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher

* The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher

* A $15 dollar Amazon.com Gift Certificate

To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest. Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on October 28th at Suzanne’s Lancaster Secrets Book Club Party.

Join Suzanne for the Lancaster Secrets Book Club Party on October 28th! She’ll be announcing the winner of the The Waiting KINDLE Giveaway, hosting a book club discussion of The Waiting and The Choice, and giving away copies of both books and HEAPs of readerly prizes! Be sure to join us on Thursday, October 28th at 5:00 PM PST (6:00 MST, 7:00 CST & 8 EST) at Suzanne’s Author Page.

Book 2 in The Lancaster Secrets Collection and hot on the heals of the best-selling The Choice, The Waiting is a compelling page turner. 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.

Blog tour schedule: The Waiting Blog Tour you can see who else toured this book already and up is coming up. Today I am going to share with the tour stops today:
Sheri at
The Shades of Pink

Carie at
Carie’s Coins & Cents

Tammy at
Bluerose’s Heart

Janie Hickok at
JHS at Colloquim

Carol at
Books Before Food

Myrtle at
Myrtle’s Turtles

Revka at
The Porch Light

Heidi at
Reviews & Reflections

Stefany at
To Be Thode

Deb at
Just Short of Crazy

Check back later this morning for my review on The Waiting and a giveaway as well.

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Anything But Normal Review

TITLE: Anything but normal
AUTHOR: Melody Carlson
PUB DATE: January 2010
PAGES: 256


She thought she’d left the summer behind . . .

This year should be the best of Sophie Ramsay’s life. She’s friends with all the right people, she’s a shoo-in for editor of the school newspaper, and she’s managed to turn the head of one of the hottest guys in school.

But something’s not quite right. Sophie has a secret–one she won’t be able to keep under wraps for much longer.


As you know one of my favorite authors is Melody Carlson and whenever given the chance I always except offers from reps asking if I will read and review her books. I always enjoy reading her books and I have to say that I tend to devour the book either in one sitting or over two days.

Anything but normal is right in that category. I managed to read it during a snowy cold day.

The main character is Sophie and seventeen year old girl getting ready to tackle her last year of school. She is a girl who has it all, the ideal friends, the ideal family life, works on the yearbook committee and the school newspaper. She will soon be editor of the school paper.

One the outside it looks like Sophie is living the ideal typical teenage life but its not tell she comes back from summer camp when her world gets turned upside down. Sophie has a huge secret that she is trying to keep to herself but she will soon realize that the beans are about to be spilled.

What is Sophie hiding? Will she be able to come to grips with it?

Anything but normal is now available at your local bookstore from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell/Baker Publishing Group as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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The Choice Review

TITLE: The Choice
AUTHOR: Suzanne Woods Fisher
PUB DATE: January 10, 2010
PAGES: 320


Lancaster County has always been her home–but where does her heart belong?

One moment Carrie Weaver was looking forward to running away with Lancaster Barnstormers pitcher Solomon Riehl–plans that included leaving the Amish community where they grew up. The next moment she was staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now, Carrie is faced with a choice. But will this opportunity be all she hoped? Or will this decision, this moment in time, change her life forever?

A tender story of love, forgiveness, and looking below the surface, The Choice uncovers the sweet simplicity of the Amish world–and shows that it’s never too late to find your way back to God.


This is the first in a three book series. The second book called The Waiting is set to be released in October and the third one is coming spring of 2011. No name is yet given for this book. I am really excited to read the other books in this series.

Suzanne is the author of several books but this is the first time I have heard of her. Looking forward to discovering this author.

I love reading stories about the Amish. I have always found the Amish to be very interesting. They live an interesting life and as much as I would love to be in that kind of environment I know I could never survive it I love my modern technology too much.

The book opens up with Carrie and her stepsister Emma working at the family stand at Lancaster’s Central Market. Carrie is anxious to take her little brother to the baseball game to see her true love Sol pitch. Sol is from her Amish community and is getting ready to leave it all behind to pursue his baseball career.

Sol wants Carrie to leave with him. On the day they are set to leave her father suddenly dies making Carrie rethink her plan to leave because she doesn’t want to leave her little brother behind.

While Sol is away Carrie tries to keep up on his career by reading the papers. (Which is forbidden.) When she thinks that Sol has moved on it upsets Carrie. So she does something she thinks she would never do, she marries Daniel. Daniel is the son of her father’s friend. They both begin their marriage with hearts belonging to someone else.

Before long Carrie’s world is turned upside down and she wonders why bad things keep happening to her. She suffers heart break and wonders if she will be able to love again and she ends up finding love in a unexpected source.

I loved the book. I found it to be a page turner and I had a hard time to put the book down. If your looking for a good book to read then you should pick this up. you can’t help but root for Carrie and want her to be happy. No matter how much happens you can see that the Amish are forgiving and loving people.

Available now at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker publishing Group.

This book was provided for review by Graf-Martin Communications Inc and Revell book tours.

copyright 2010, Cindy (Cindy’s Love Of Books)
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