The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher ~ My Review

The Imposter
The Bishop's Family, Book 1
by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Copyright 2015
ISBN: 9780800723200
The Story:
A heart once deceived should not be easily fooled again . . .

Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. But as her plans crumble before her eyes, she struggles to face an uncertain future. When a widow asks for help starting a new business, 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 farmhand 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? She's been deceived once before, and she isn't planning on experiencing it again.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a tale of love, uncertainty, and trusting God to write your story.

My Thoughts:
It seems that somehow every autumn I end up visiting Amish country. Unfortunately this year is one of the few times that I haven't yet had the opportunity to explore Sugarcreek, Ohio, and the surrounding towns in person. As all bookworms know, however, you can journey just about any where through the pages of a book.

Suzanne Woods Fisher's Amish stories are always my go-to reads when I'm looking to experience Plain life in print. This time we are once again invited to Stoney Ridge through her new series, The Bishop's Family. While this series isn't quite as gripping as her previous series' (ugghhh the Lancaster County Secrets series) or as light-hearted as her Stoney Ridge series, it is a promising start. There were too many characters and too many different directions that this story took, but as the first book it is definitely more of, say, an introduction than a story with a plot that really grips you and pulls you in. That said there was a plot twist with one of the protagonists that I did not see coming. At. All. It's extremely rare for me to be truly surprised by Christian fiction, so that was nice.

If you're a fan of Amish stories or just a fan of this author in general, it's definitely worth checking out. That said, whether or not it's a keeper shelf book will have to be determined after the series unfolds a little more. This book definitely feels incomplete.

~My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars~

*I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

Happy Reading!


  1. Thanks for your honest review! (I keep saying I need to read Amish fiction, and yet I keep postponing that.) Have a great week of reading, Renee.

    1. It's so different and interesting if you've never read anything in the genre before.


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