Sunday, April 3, 2016

Blog Tour and Giveaway for "The Imposter" by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The imposter FB cover

I previously read and reviewed "The Imposter" by Suzanne Woods Fisher, but am participating in a blog tour for the book through Celebrate Lit. 

"The Imposter" by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the first book in the "The Bishop's Family" series. It is Katrina Stoltzfus' story, but also that of her father David, her brother Jesse, and of Birdy Glick. Katrina thinks she knows how her life will play out, but when her plans crumble, she needs to find her place in the world. She is baffled by her interest in the new farmhand, Andy Miller. Is he too good to be true? Meanwhile, David Stoltzfus is trying to lead the church according to God's will and the Bible. When the bishop of the church seems out to get him, what will he do?  Birdy Glick has never been the ideal specimen of a lady. She's much to large and clumsy for that. What is she to do when her heart longs for David Stoltzfus and her brother seems out to get him? Jesse is a restless soul. Always on the lookout for some action. Will he be able to put his old ways behind him and take on the responsibilities that are laid at his feet?

There is a lot going on in this book with all the people it follows. I felt immersed in the story and the community of Stoney Ridge. I wanted the good to prevail and for them to get their happily ever afters. The storylines don't seem completely wrapped up, but it isn't really a cliffhanger ending, either. I really enjoyed reading "The Imposter" and found it quick to read. The second book in the series comes out in May and I will be participating in the blog tour for it on May 30, so check back for my review.

"The Imposter" is available in paperback:
  • Series: The Bishop's Family (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (October 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800723201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800723200
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches

Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 5041 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0800723201
  • Publisher: Revell (September 29, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 29, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

and in large print hardcover:
  • Series: The Bishop's Family (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 399 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print; Lrg edition (October 7, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410483193
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410483195
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in order for me to review it. No other compensation was received and a positive review was not required. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Author Information
suzanne-croppedSuzanne 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.

Suzanne is graciously giving away a Kindle Fire 7! Click to enter!
Kindle grand prize meme
Blog Tour Stops: 
(you will need to search for the post about "The Imposter")
March 22: Quiet Quilter
March 23: Heidi Reads…
March 24: Splashes of Joy
March 24: Mary Hake
March 25: cherylbbookblog
March 26: Just Commonly
March 27: Giveaway Lady
March 28: Lane Hill House
March 28: Marilyn Ridgeway
March 29Rhonda’s Doings
March 30A Greater Yes
March 31Texas Book-aholic
March 31A Holland Reads
April 1Bukwurmzzz
Guest  Post from Suzzanne Woods Fisher
If you think you have a pretty clear idea of what an Amish bishop is like—stern, authoritative, patriarchal?—have another think. David Stoltzfus in The Imposter is warm, kindhearted, a reluctant farmer, and quite attractive!
Sound like an unlikely character for an Amish novel? Maybe so, but David Stoltzfus is modeled after a bishop I met, years ago. This real-life bishop might be the most intelligent, thoughtful, spiritually sensitive, and well-read man I’ve ever met. We spent a morning talking Bonhoeffer in his Spartan living room, warmed by his woodstove.
I wanted to present the character of a bishop that best represented this man I’d grown to admire. So when it was time to create a proposal for a new series, I suggested ‘The Bishop’s Family,’ starring David Stoltzfus who was loosely based on this particular bishop.
Very loosely.
David Stoltzfus is a handsome, widowed father of six who runs a local bulk food store. His children are surprisingly nonconforming, outspoken, and fiercely protective of their clan. The real-life bishop is a farmer, happily married with four independently minded children, and looks…well, to be candid, he looks a little like Benjamin Franklin.
But here’s what they have in common: they both love to read, they love their families, and they love the work God has given them of tending a flock.
The Imposter begins as David Stoltzfus moves his family to Stoney Ridge for a fresh start, a new beginning. Things don’t start off well: his eldest daughter, Katrina, faces a crushing disappointment, his prodigal son Jesse has a bent for troublemaking, and then David realizes something fishy is going on in the little church.
A new life awaits the Stoltzfus family, but not the one they expected. Or wanted. But they are needed in Stoney Ridge, each one of them. Even Jesse. J
I hope you’ll feel as though you’ve made some new friends as you get to know David and his children. One thing I can promise: this bishop’s family will surprise you.
Happy Reading!
Warmly, Suzanne

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Thanks, Becky, for hosting my book on your blog! ~warmly, Suzanne