Friday, August 17, 2012

The Haven and Giveaway

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Revell
August 2012
ISBN: 978-0800719883
Genre: Inspirational/Amish

Sadie Lapp is returning home to her family after visiting her newlywed sister, and in the bus station she finds an abandoned baby. Or maybe the baby found her. Not knowing what to do with the baby boy, she takes him home with her, but this seems to be a grave mistake. Everyone assumes the baby is Sadie’s and that she went away to have the baby where no one would know her!

Her boyfriend, Gid, is hurt and upset. Sadie was his girl. He knows he’s not the father—so who is? And worse, when he goes out to see her and see if the rumors are true, he finds Sadie becoming good friends with a birder, Will Stultz.

Will has his own secrets, ones that could destroy everything—not to mention hurt the Amish family he’s staying with, and their lovely daughter, Sadie.

As the hopes and ambitions of these three young people meet, life in Stoney Ridge may never be the same.

THE HAVEN is the second book in Ms. Fisher’s Stoney Ridge Seasons. Readers might want to read the first book first to see what happened to Menno, and what brought Fern to Stoney Ridge, but if you don’t, you won’t be too lost in this book. I couldn’t wait to start this book, and read the book from start to finish on a long car ride through Illinois.

If you like Amish fiction then you won’t want to miss THE HAVEN. It was awesomely wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Sadie knows a lot about herbs and healing, and that adds a nice touch to the story. Discussion questions are included at the end. $14.99. 311 pages.


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About the Book:

When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she is faced with a decision–one that goes against her very essence. Yet it’s the only way she can think of to protect a loved one.

Schoolteacher Gideon Smucker has been crazy about Sadie since boyhood. But his response to her surprising decision undermines his own reputation–and his relationship with Sadie.

College student Will Stoltz is spending the spring at the Lapp farm as a guard for a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons–courtesy of the Lancaster County Game Warden. Will needs to get his life back on track, but his growing friendship with Sadie threatens his plans.

The lives of these three individuals intertwine, and then unravel as unexpected twists create ripples through the town of Stoney Ridge . . . and through Sadie’s heart.

Once again, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher intrigues and delights with a story that explores the bonds of friendship, family, and true love. Readers will enjoy every surprise in Sadie’s story as they search for the truth hidden within these pages.

Meet Suzanne:

Suzanne Woods Fisher’s interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world. In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate many of their principles–simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily– into your life.

When Suzanne isn’t writing or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

To Suzanne’s way of thinking, you just can’t take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone’s underwear in its mouth. Suzanne can be found on-line at:

Blog Tour Schedule

Celebrate the newest book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series with Suzanne by entering her 4 eReader Giveaway and Facebook Party and RSVPing for the Live Video Chat on 8/30!

Four grand prize winners will receive:
• A Brand new Kindle Fire or Nook Color
• $25 or Barnes& Gift certificate

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 29th. Winner will be announced at Suzanne's Live Author Chat Party on 8/30. Suzanne will be hosting an author chat (party will start on Facebook AND then be Live from her website) and giving away books, gift certificates and several Burt's Bees® Nourishing Radiance Kits!!

So grab your copy of The Haven and join Suzanne on the evening of the August 30th for a fun chat (both on Facebook and via Live Video), trivia contest and lots of giveaways.

Don't miss a moment of the RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 30th!


Sharma said...

I sure hope that I win.

lanore_lewis said...

sure would love to win this one ....

Suzanne said...

Hi Laura! Thanks so much for reviewing "Haven" on the Litfuse tour. I smiled when I saw your link--I always enjoys reading your reviews (about other authors, too!). My husband and son left this very morning for Illinois...and they packed "Haven" along with them! A good car, train or plane book. Hope you're doing well! Warmly, Suzanne