Oct 13, 2010

The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book 2 in The Lancaster Secrets collection and hot on the heals of the best-selling The Choice, The Waiting, a stand alone story, 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. Readers will find themselves transported into the world of the Amish and deeply invested in these wonderful characters.


Suzanne Woods Fisher is the CBA bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, Amish Peace, and Amish Proverbs. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. Suzanne is the host of a radio show called Amish Wisdom and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California. Find out more about Suzanne at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com

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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.


When I think of Jorie King, the main character from this book, so many words come to mind ... compassionate, strong-willed, independent, resilient, heart broken, and waiting.  She is compassionate towards her dear friend Mary Ann and her family, as Mary Ann battles cancer.  She is strong-willed and independent as she takes on the teacher's position in the local Amish school, and has a non-traditional teaching style that the elders criticize and try to change.  She is independent as she tries to manage the family horse breeding business and other farming duties.  Even through all these changes in her life, Jorie is waiting for a dear friend Ben who left her to go off to war. 

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Choice, and was excited to read part two in the Lancaster County Secrets series.  Even through all the trials and disappointments in Jorie's life, she held onto a strong faith in God, and unbelievable loyalty to her family and friends.  The Waiting was definitely worth "waiting" for.  If you enjoy Amish fiction, you won't be disappointed in this one.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of The Waiting through Litfuse Group, in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Janet!

    Thank you so much for your review for "The Waiting!" Really pleased that you liked it, especially after "The Choice."

    I appreciate your participation in the blog tour! Hope you'll be a part of it for "The Search!"