Monday, October 31, 2016

Book Review, Tour, and Giveaway: "The Devoted" by Suzanne Woods Fisher

About the Book

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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

"The Devoted" is Ruthie Stoltzfus' story and is the third book in the Bishop's Family series. It could be read as a standalone, but it would be beneficial to read them in order. It is especially helpful to read the other 2 books to see the growth in Jesse Stoltzfus, who has a point of view story line in all three books. This book also follows the father, David Stoltzfus, and his sister, Ruthie's aunt, Ruth Stoltzfus, as well. You can really feel Ruthie turmoil and indecision on what she should do with her life. I liked Patrick and his enthusiasm for not wasting a moment of time. I had suspicions as to why, but they didn't turn out exactly like I thought, but close. It was thrilling to see Jesse's maturity and how he viewed things now. There were a few not-quite-tied-up story lines that I could see continuing to another book, but I think that this is the last book in the series, unfortunately. I really enjoyed reading this book and was sad when it was finished.

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.

Blog Stops

October 18: cherylbbookblog
October 18: Blogging With Carol
October 18: Mary Hake
October 19: Simple Harvest Reads
October 20: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
October 21: Daysong Reflections
October 22: Back Porch Reads
October 23: Lighthouse Academy
October 23: The Power of Words
October 24: Bigreadersite
October 25: Artistic Nobody
October 25: Donna’s BookShelf
October 26: Pause for Tales
October 26: Bukwurmzzz
October 27: Splashes of Joy
October 27: Bibliophile Reviews
October 28: ASC Book Reviews
October 28: Vic’s Media Room
October 28: inklings and notions
October 29: Jeanette’s Thoughts
October 30: Book by Book
October 30: Quiet Quilter
October 31: Two Girls and a Book


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

"The Devoted" is available in paperback:
  • Series: The Bishop's Family (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (October 4, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800723228
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800723224
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 5722 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (October 4, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 4, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

I received a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and I freely offer them. No compensation was received

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