Monday, May 23, 2016

The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher


Romance stories centered on Amish families, their lifestyles and their beliefs captivates their audiences. I am included. The Quieting delivers a warm and inviting story of the families in Stoney Ridge.

Abigail Stoltzfus is on a mission. She comes to Stoney Ridge to complete some genealogical research. Her grandmother's mission is to find a husband for Abigail. Grandmother Tillie is convinced that if Abigail controls the way she behaves it will happen. Abigail would love nothing more to find that special someone but not if she has to conform to her grandmother's standards. Abigail is trying to learn to accept that she will never find someone that will love her for whom she is.

Dane Glick is a young man that is convinced Abigail is the one for him. He has no desire to change her. Abigail is not so sure.....

David Stoltfus is living his life alone after his wife died. He should be happy raising his family. He is not sure if he has room in his heart to love anyone ever again. He is attracted to Birdy Glick. His mother, Tillie, is convinced she is not the right one for him. David has the additional struggle in his dealings with Bishop Glick, Birdy's brother. David, Dane and Abigail all must be true to themselves in order to find happiness.

The title of this book is called The Quieting. This is a method of church discipline. But I took the title to mean that David, Dane and Abigail can't silence their feelings. This only leads to confusion, hurt and loss. When they finally speak up and express their desires, true happiness is possible.

I received this book for free to review.


3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book and one I need to read! Thanks for the great review!

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  2. Hi Jeanette! Thanks for being a part of the blog tour for "The Quieting." I thought your insight into the title was very interesting...I hadn't considered it might have a double meaning. You're way ahead of me! :) Grateful to have you host my book on your blog and share it with your readers. Warmly, Suzanne

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  3. Hi Jeanette! Thanks for being a part of the blog tour for "The Quieting." I thought your insight into the title was very interesting...I hadn't considered it might have a double meaning. You're way ahead of me! :) Grateful to have you host my book on your blog and share it with your readers. Warmly, Suzanne

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