The Choice is the first in a new series of books written about Amish life. The series, written by Suzanne Woods Fisher, is called Lancaster County Secrets. The main character, Carrie Weaver appears at first to be less than grounded. She prepares to leave her Amish heritage to elope with Solomon Riehl. Solomon who was raised Amish has already left his roots to play baseball professionally. When the opportunity falls apart for them, Carrie is left broken hearted and searching for love, belonging, and a future. As she discovers her options and opportunities she makes significant choices. As life would have it, her choices develop her foundation and purpose, making her stronger for them.
I have read and enjoyed series by other authors set in the same culture and time period, but found this book to be refreshing. Fisher brought new perspective that made it comfortable, yet entertaining, to return to a book in a similar setting. The characters were endearing and believable. At times I struggled to relate to the outward simplicity despite the intense internal struggles, grief, and loss. Eye opening, for sure. I will look forward to checking back in with these characters in the books to come. Yet I appreciated that this title stood out on it own and ended with a clear resolution, instead of a frustrating cliff hanger.
Litfuse will be hosting both a Facebook Party on February 15th. You are welcome to join the event to chat with the author and have a chance to win prizes by answering trivia questions. In fact, Suzanne Woods Fisher will be telling the story behind The Choice, answering questions about the book, and sharing about her other upcoming releases.
In addition, if you purchase a copy of The Choice during the Book Bomb on the 15th you will be entered to win an Amazon gift certificate.
Thanks to Litfuse Group for sending me a complimentary copy of The Choice to review for this post.