Litfuse Blog Tour: The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Keeper (Stoney Ridge Seasons, Bk 1)
by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Copyright 2012
Revell Books
ISBN: 9780800719876
My Thoughts:
~4.5 stars~
When am I going to admit that I am once again a fan of Amish fiction? Right now. I got sick and tired of the same ol', same ol' when reading Amish fiction in the earlier years of this decade but it's quickly become one of my favorite genres again. With her latest novel Suzanne Woods Fisher has cemented herself and her Amish stories right on my "must read" list. Yep, it's all because of her wonderful, heartrending and impulsively readable novels that I'm HOOKED on Plain fiction.

The Keeper is quite possibly going to go on my best books of 2012 list! Yes I just posted my 2011 list last week and I'm already making room for this book to go on December 2012's list. The characters, the setting and most importantly the story are beautiful. As I began to read this I thought how wonderfully light and refreshing this was going to be but it was so much more than that. By the end of the story I was reaching for the tissues. Each and every one of the characters will imprint themselves in your heart but possibly none more so than M.K. and Menno, two of our heroine Julia Lapp's younger siblings. If ever there were two fictional characters you wish you could meet in reality it's those two. I dare you to come back here after you have read this book and tell me you didn't like them.

Fisher has a real knack for making the Plain life anything but simple and teaches lessons in love and life that we can all learn from. In just over 300 pages she managed to make me laugh, growl in frustration then cry my eyes out and hook me so completely that I have to keep reading this series. Revell will you please push up the release date of Sadie's story so I can read it ASAP? If you only read one Amish book this year make sure it's this one, I'm pretty sure you won't regret it.

To read what others are saying about the book go HERE

* I received my complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest opinion of the book for this tour.*

About the book:
Julia Lapp has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. When Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding--again--she knows who is to blame. Perpetual bachelor and spreader of cold feet, Roman Troyer, the Bee Man.

Roamin' Roman travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators. He relishes his nomadic life, which keeps him from thinking about all he has lost. He especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year. But with Julia on a mission to punish him for inspiring Paul's cold feet, the Lapp farm is looking decidedly less pleasant.

Can Julia secure the future she's always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind?

To learn more about the author visit HER WEBSITE


Suzanne is hosting a "honey of a giveaway"during the blog tour for The Keeper! During 1/3-1/17 you can enter to win an iPad2 from Suzanne and connect with her on January 17th at The Keeper Facebook Party!

During the giveaway one Grand Prize winner will receive a Prize Pack valued at $600:

  • A brand new 16 KB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • A $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of The Keeper
  • But wait there's more! Just click one of the icons below to enter, then on 1/17 join Suzanne for The Keeper Facebook Party! During the party Suzanne will announce the winner of the "Honey" of an iPad Giveaway and host a fun book chat and give away some fun "honey" inspired prizes - It'll be 'sweet"!
RSVP early and tell your friends!

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 17th!


  1. Hi, I like the layout of your blog. Thank you for this interview. I would like to read The Keeper!

  2. What a wonderful review! Not just because you wrote it so eloquently (which, you did!), but also because of the way you captured the story. Thank you so very much for putting so much time and thought into it! I tweeted it! So glad you're part of the review...and that Amish fiction is back on your shelf. Oh...I think you'll enjoy the next stories in the series! Warmly, Suzanne

  3. Hi Lane! Thank you for the kind comment about my blog. :-)

    XOXO~ Renee C.

  4. Hi Suzanne! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and read my review of your book. It's a truly wonderful story and I can't wait to read what happens next. :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  5. Omigosh! What a terrific review! I can't hardly stand it! I was hoping to wait until the end of the tour to see if maybe I could win a copy, but I'm not sure if I can do that now, lol! A book this moving is hard to wait for!

    Gena Robertson

  6. I reviewed this book too and really enjoyed it also. Hugs and have a great weekend! :O)


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