Published by Revell on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Fiction, Amish & Mennonite, Christian, Romance, Contemporary
Bestselling Author Delivers the Intrigue and Romance Fans Crave
The Stoltzfus family faces serious problems, both in the church and at home. Everyone in the community expects minister David Stoltzfus to fix things--fast. But David doesn't work fast. He prefers to wait for God to work in individual hearts. However, even he is left wondering if the solution to their most pressing problem might be a Quieting.
When David's mother arrives, uninvited, more upheaval is in store. She has matchmaking plans for everyone in the family, including David and her eligible granddaughters--and especially for David's niece Abigail. When Abigail stumbles onto a curious connection during her genealogical research, it could help David solve one problem--but will it create another?
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher takes fans back to Stoney Ridge, delivering the twists, turns, and romance they adore.
The Quieting is the second book in The Bishop’s Family series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Having read all three books, I’d have to say that I enjoyed this one a little less than The Imposter. I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy the book because I still give it a solid 4 stars but I really wanted to see more of Katrina, David and Birdy’s story. I really enjoyed Gabby’s (David’s niece) story but felt that it would have been nice to read her story separate from The Bishop’s Family series.
As always, Ms. Fisher does an excellent job with character building. They are always well-developed and unique.
The spiritual applications and the wonderful emphasis on scripture are something I always appreciate about Suzanne Woods Fisher’s books. It could be repeated over and over, this author knows her scripture and applies it beautifully to her character’s life applications. If you’re a fan of Amish fiction with a heavy emphasis on biblical principles, this is an author to sit up and take notice of.
Overall I give this book a solid 4 stars while I would give the series as a whole a 4.5. Again, I’d have loved to seen the development of Katrina and Andy’s story explored more in this book but it was still a very good read. These are memorable characters that I will be sure to revisit in the future.