Saturday, January 5, 2013

"The Lesson" by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Review & Giveaway)

Welcome to the campaign launch for Suzanne Woods Fisher’s final book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, The Lesson! To celebrate Suzanne is giving away TWO iPads with 3G! Details coming soon. Enter via the link/image in the sidebar.

About the book:  Centered on one of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s most loved characters, this is the story fans have eagerly anticipated. The precocious M.K. is all grown up (well, almost) and ready to take on the world–with surprising results. Fisher’s trademark plot twists and turns are as unexpected and satisfying as ever in this third book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series.

My thoughts: When you crack the spine of an "Amish" book, you expect sedate, non-nonsense characters who live lives above reproach and who have wise sayings abounding to fit each and every occasion or situation.

Well, meet M.K (Mary Kate Lapp) - or perhaps you remember her from previous Stony Ridge stories.  In The Lesson she is 19, unmarried, untethered, inquisitive, adventurous,  and simply full-speed-ahead in life.  You will find yourself laughing many times at the antics and situations in which M.K. positions herself.

She accidentally rams into her former school teacher as she scoots along on her push scooter.  Now M.K. is suddenly thrust unwillingly into the classroom of the one-room-schoolhouse of the Amish in the community as Teacher M.K. The Bishop and her parents have decreed that this is what she will do because a teacher is needed and they say she is the one to do the job.

But about this same time a newcomer to the community catches her eye and she his but they are at odds with one another. But his younger sister is a student in the classroom.  Investigative M.K. and quick to make conclusions M.K. seems to be in hot water and the past of the community catches them all in a tangled web.

In The Lesson there are various lessons being learned. Just as M.K. as Teacher M.K. learns to teach her classroom lessons to her charges she, herself, is confronted and learns many life lessons herself.
With a surprise at every turn a gentle romance, and a shocking answer to an old family mystery, The Lesson is the dramatic conclusion to the Stony Ridge Seasons series (book back cover)
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary review copy of The Lesson by Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of the author and Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group to facilitate an honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. There was no obligation for a positive review.

Author Info: Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the 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 a new 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 the host of internet radio show Amish Wisdom and 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. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iphone or ipad! Download the Free App


  1. I loved The Keeper! I read that one in about a half a day, it was so good :)

  2. I havent read anything by her but She has several titles I would be interested in reading

  3. I haven't read any of Suzanne's books yet, now have some to be read. I have The keeper. I would love this one. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot0com

  4. No I have not read any of Suzannes books, but I would love to.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. I have read The Keeper & The Haven and plan to read more this year.

  6. I haven't yet but, sounds like I would like to.

  7. I haven't read her books yet, but have all of them on my Amish book wishlist!

  8. thanks for the wonderful story and the giveaway..
    Paula O(

  9. I haven't yet but would like to.

  10. I haven't read Suzanne's books yet.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. I haven't read any of Suzanne's books yet but I would like to.
    Katie J.

  12. I have not read any books by Suzanne!


  13. I've not read one of Suzanne's books but hope to soon.
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  14. I have not yet read any of Suzanne's books yet, but there are many on my NEED TO READ/REVIEW List. :)

  15. I've read numerous books by Suzanne Woods Fisher. She's one of my favorites!

  16. I think I have read most of Suzanne's books, I love them!


  17. I haven't, yet, read any books by Suzanne Woods Fisher, but this one sounds like a fun book to read!

  18. i have not read any of her books but i have heard so many good things about them.


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