When it comes to reading, I’m a romantic suspense, police procedural kind of girl. But certain authors have won me over to their genres by the wonderful stories they tell. One such writer is Suzanne Woods Fisher, whose charming novels share the hopes, dreams, heartaches, and daily adventures of my favorite Amish characters. When I finish a Suzanne Woods Fisher novel, my heart has been satisfied, my mind has been refreshed, and I’ve been thoroughly entertained in the process.
I loved the tender hearts and gentle ways of the folks who peopled her novel, The Keeper. And I also enjoyed the touch of mystery in the plot.
What’s The Keeper about? Here’s the book blurb: Julia Lapp has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. When Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding—again—she knows who is to blame. Perpetual bachelor and spreader of cold feet, Roman Troyer, the Bee Man.
Roamin’ Roman travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators. He relishes his nomadic life, which keeps him from thinking about all he has lost. He especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year. But with Julia on a mission to punish him for inspiring Paul’s cold feet, the Lapp farm is looking decidedly less pleasant.
Can Julia secure the future she’s always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind? Continue Reading…