Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Imposter (The Bishop's Family #1) by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. Those plans started to crumble when her father moved the family to Stoney Ridge, then completely collapsed when John decided to marry someone else. Katrina is devastated. How could she have felt so loved, yet been so deceived?

As she struggles to face a future without him, a widow asks for her help to start a new business and Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose. What she doesn't need is attention from Andy Miller, a farm hand who arrives at the widow's farm just when help is most needed--and who always seems to say the right thing, and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy
for real, or too good to be true? Deceived once before, Katrina is determined to keep her feelings in check.

When a cascade of events is set in motion by some surprising information, the little Amish church is turned upside down. Soon, everyone has a stake in the outcome, and the community struggles to find the best response to an imposter in their midst. Can they forgive even the most deceitful deeds?

About The Author

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including "Amish Peace." She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California.

For more information, please visit and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

My Review

The Imposter is the title of this book and so through out the story I’m looking for who the imposter is, and my thoughts kept changing, first I was sure it was one, and then my thoughts shifted to another, you will be really surprised as to whom it is.
After loosing his wife, Preacher David Stolzfus has moved his family to Stoney Ridge, and is gradually putting his life back together, with the pain of her passing always in the background. We follow his family, in fact all of them in their daily lives, and focus and several stories at once. You will come to know them quite well by the end of the book!
There are some really sweet happenings here, and also a real surprise a lot of deceit going on in this Amish Community. I was pleased with the surprises that went on here, and disappointed with the gossiping Glick woman, such joy they get out of others hurts. They sure end up getting their comeuppance in a startling way, and in the end we are still waiting for a lot of answers. At least until next spring when the next book is due out, and I for one cannot wait!
You will not regret picking this entertaining, page-turner, book up, and will be with me in wanting more!
I received this book through Revells Book Blogger Program, and was not required to give a positive review. 

1 comment:

  1. I agree, I kept guessing who the imposter was as well. Even though we do find out who it is in the end, I think that the other main characters were all slightly "imposters" in their own little way. So I thought the title of the book was suiting.

    I can't wait to read the next installment.
    Here is my review if you'd like to check it out: