Amish Beginnings, Book #3 by Suzanne Woods Fisher with an expected publication date of August 1st 2017 by Revell Publishing Company and is a historical romance novel. Synopsis: Beautiful and winsome, Betsy Zook never questioned her family’s rigid expectations, nor those of devoted Hans, but then she never had to. Not until the night when she’s taken captive in a surprise Indian raid. During her captivity, Betsy faces brutality and hardship, but also unexpected kindness. She draws strength from native Caleb, who encourages her to find God in all circumstances. She finds herself torn between her pious upbringing and the intense new feelings this compelling man awakens within her. Handsome and complex, Hans is greatly anguished by Betsy’s captivity and turns to Tessa Bauer for comfort. Eagerly, Tessa responds, overlooking troubling signs of Hans’s hunger for revenge. When Betsy is finally restored to the Amish, have things gone too far between Hans and Tessa? Inspired by true events, this deeply layered novel gives a glimpse into the tumultuous days of prerevolutionary Pennsylvania through the eyes of two young, determined, and faith-filled women.
About the author: Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio-show-turned-blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain. A theme in her books (her life!) is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate the principles of simple living. Suzanne lives in California with her family and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To her way of thinking, you just can’t life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone’s underwear in its mouth. Suzanne can be found on-line
My thoughts: The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the third book in the Amish Beginnings Book Series. Fisher writes a story where history and Amish fiction combine to create a wonderful historical romance novel. While the story is based on real events, it tells a beautiful love story that will take you back in time. A time where Amish settlers in Pennsylvania were dealing with fear, struggles and hardships from being the outsiders in the community. This book is full of love, hope, mystery, suspense, redemption and faith. I really enjoyed reading this book. ** I received an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. **