This book was provided to me by Revell Reads. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
Series: The Bishop's Family #3
Published by Baker Publishing Group on October 4th 2016
Source: Revell Reads
Genres: Fiction, Amish & Mennonite, Christian, Romance, Contemporary
Fan Favorite Suzanne Woods Fisher Offers Readers Tender Romance, Humor, and Plenty of Surprises
Bright, curious, and restless, Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family but is stuck in a sea of indecision about her future: Should she stay Amish? Or should she leave? She's done all she can to prepare to go--passed the GED, saved her money--but she can't quite set her journey into motion.
Patrick Kelly is a young man on a journey of his own. He's come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to "everything Plain." Time, to Patrick, is of the essence. Every moment is to be cherished, especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.
Ruthie's next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to a flame. Rebellious, headstrong, defiant, Luke will do anything to win Ruthie back--anything--and Patrick Kelly is getting in his way.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites readers back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred and hopes fulfilled--complete with Fisher's signature twists that never fail to leave readers delighted.
The Devoted is book three in The Bishop’s Family Series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Though I didn’t realize this when I first picked it up, I was able to follow the story without problems. I was so impressed with The Devoted that I’ve ordered the first two books from Amazon so I can read and review them soon.
There were times that I laughed, smiled and even cried while I read this book and that is always evidence that a book has quality writing and fantastic character building. I love to be pulled into a story on an emotional level.
I think that so many books in the Amish genre paint an idealistic view where everyone is perfect or near perfect. I appreciate that Suzanne Woods Fisher presents imperfect characters that still need the love and grace of God in their life. No one is perfect and we all need to follow God’s will for our lives, no matter our culture.
If you’re a fan of Amish fiction and often long for more spiritual and Biblical content in your literature then this is a great book for you. In fact, I’ve often felt that Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of the more spiritually minded authors for the Amish genre. Her knowledge of scripture is evident in every book of hers that I’ve had to privilege of reading.
I would love to continue reading more about this family and the community of Stoney Ridge in upcoming books by this author.