Monday, October 24, 2016

The Devoted

About the Book

Restless and adventurous, Ruthie Stoltzfus is right on the cusp of leaving her Amish home. Secretly, she’s earned her GED, saved her money—but she can’t quite set her journey into
motion. Just as everything falls into place, along comes Patrick Kelly.
Patrick 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 is of the essence and 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—and Patrick Kelly is in his way.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred—and the promise of hopes fulfilled.
My Thoughts: I love Suzanne Woods Fisher's novels and this one was no exception. I think of all the characters Birdy, David's wife, was my favorite. She seemed to have a sixth sense of what all the kids needed from her and she gave them exactly that. She longed to have kids of her own but she never let that rob her of the joy of being a mom to her step-children. I also admired her strength, she never pushed her opinions on others and she never left David to shoulder the burden of Bishop alone. I have to admit Luke drove me batty. I guess I never considered an Amish man having that kind of vise. Especially one that young. He treated Ruthie like dirt and then, just like that, could use his silver tongue to win her affections. It wasn't that Ruthie was weak, she liked him as a friend and just wanted to help Luke be a better person. I truly loved the Devoted and I'm hoping there's going to be a fouth novel in the series. I would love to follow up with all the characters.
*I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions expressed above are my own. 
About the Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna’s Crossing and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

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To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a copy of The Devoted and an iPad Mini 2 16GB! Click here to enter:

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