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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Haven book review and giveaway!

The Haven is is the second book in the Stoney Ridge Season series by Suzanne Woods Fisher.  I adored the first book, The Keeper, and fell in love with the characters- particularly Sadie Lapp.  I wanted so much to know what life had in store for her.  Sadie is painfully shy but feels deeply with her heart.  In The Keeper it appeared that love and life might pass her by but in The Haven we find that things have changed- for the better.:)  Sadie now has two young men that are vying for her affections and a baby on top of all that!  Is the baby hers?  What will the little Amish community of Stoney Ridge have to say about this?   Reading The Haven was like returning home to a dear friend and picking right up where you left off.  It's cozy, endearing, funny (Gideon's petit fours incident will have you laughing out loud!) and heartwarming.  M.K. (Mary Kate) is once again outspoken and spunky and I suspect that the next book may be her story?  Suzanne??  The mystery of the baby is utterly precious and unexpected.  Sadie's father, Amos, has is own story line and happy ending and Will Stoltz, the newcomer, adds a bit of mischief and fun.  Thank you, Suzanne, for writing Sadie's story so perfectly.  It was worth the wait!:)

{About 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: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.

{About The Haven}

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.

{More about The Haven Giveaway and Live Video Chat}

Celebrate the newest book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series with Suzanne by 4 eReader Giveaway and Facebook Party and Live Video Chat! 
Four grand prize winners will receive:
  • A Brand new Kindle Fire or Nook Color 
  • $25 Amazon.com or Barnes&Noble.com 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 ANDthen 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 fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 30th!

*I was given a copy of The Haven from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*


Lindsay-ann said...

I am excited about The Haven. I really loved the Keeper and for me it will be like visiting old friends too :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Lindsay- I can't wait for you to read it! Then we can discuss.:) I loved The Haven even more than The Keeper! Lori