Monday, October 11, 2010

The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher blog tour and giveaway

Waiting, The: A Novel (Lancaster County Secrets)
The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher

About The Waiting: Book 2 in the Lancaster Secrets Collection
Book 2 in The Lancaster Secrets collection and hot on the heals of the best-selling The Choice, The Waiting, a stand alone story, is a compelling page turner. Jorie King has been waiting for Benjamin Zook to return home to Lancaster County so they can marry. When news arrives that Ben has been killed, Jorie finds comfort in the friendship of his brother Caleb. That friendship ripens into love, and it seems that they are meant to be together. But when the unexpected happens, their worlds are turned upside down once more. Will Jorie trust God to lead her into the arms of a new man?

A multifaceted story about complex people living the simple life. Readers will find themselves transported into the world of the Amish and deeply invested in these wonderful characters.

About Suzanne Woods Fisher: Suzanne Woods Fisher is the CBA bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, Amish Peace, and Amish Proverbs. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. Suzanne is the host of a radio show called Amish Wisdom and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California. Find out more about Suzanne at

My Take:

This was the main book that I read doing this past weekend for Dewey's read a thon. I was really glad that I saved it.  Even thought this is the second book in a series it stands very well on it's own.  I found myself identifying with Jorie as people misjudge and second guessed her about the way she was teaching the children in the school (as I am sure all homeschoolers and teachers have been through this).
I was learned some new things about the Amish that I didn't know before.  The whole conscientious objector angle hasn't really been mentioned in any of the books I have read before.  I have read many Amish series and I think that this is one of the best.  I will definitely be picking up the first in the series

The Choice (Lancaster County Secrets, Book 1)
The Choice

And will be looking forward to the next one

Search, The: A Novel (Lancaster County Secrets)
The Search  due out in January 2011

I received a copy of this book for review purposes.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is thrilled to announce the release of The Waiting, book two in The Lancaster Secrets Collection. In The Waiting Jorie finds herself caught be two loves and two lives in this compelling page turner about complex people living the simple life.

The Waiting is the next stand alone story in The Lancaster Secrets Collection and follows in the footsteps of the best-selling, The Choice. The Waiting is in stores now and to celebrate Suzanne is hosting The Waiting KINDLE Giveaway.

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Kindle preloaded with Suzanne Woods Fisher titles and a gift certificate! The Prize Pack (valued at over $185.00) includes:
* A brand new KINDLE, Free 3G, 6", Latest Generation

* The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher

* The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher

* A $15 dollar Gift Certificate

To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest. Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on October 28th at Suzanne's Lancaster Secrets Book Club Party.

Join Suzanne for the Lancaster Secrets Book Club Party on October 28th! She’ll be announcing the winner of the The Waiting KINDLE Giveaway, hosting a book club discussion of The Waiting and The Choice, and giving away copies of both books and HEAPs of readerly prizes! Be sure to join us on Thursday, October 28th at 5:00 PM PST (6:00 MST, 7:00 CST & 8 EST) at Suzanne’s Author Page. 

First Chapter listen

Take a look at these other sites to see what they have to say. 

Blog Tour Schedule:


Crystal at Eccentric Eclectic Woman

Charlene at Quintessentially Quilly

Linda at Mocha with Linda

The Waiting is another stellar book from her hand. I had a hard time putting this book down, and it kept my attention riveted until the last page. While it isn't a suspense book, Suzanne managed to keep me in suspense over the resolution of the story until the last pages. This is a beautiful story of family, friendship, love, and loyalty, all under the umbrella of trust in God's sovereignty and care. There are a plethora of Amish books on the market, but this one stands out as one of the best.

Sarah at Growing For Christ                                               

Holly at 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews

It's a story about choices and regrets, grief and loss, and love. The characters are likeable and endearing. Ephraim is delightful.


Becky at In The Pages

Debra at Footprints in the Butter

Abi at 4 the LOVE of BOOKS

Susan at Susieqtpies Scraps of Life

Beckie at Beckie at RBC Library

Shindorf at Farming On Faith


amy at The 160 Acrewoods

Mindy at Ponderings of the Heart

Tasra at tasra mar

Margaret at Cappuccino Life

Mindy at A Room without Books is Empty

Michelle at Chelle at Chasing the Divine

Julia at Thou Art Jules


Lynn at Lynn Dove's Journey Thoughts

Judy at Judy @ Seize the Book Blog

Alaina at {my heartfelt} Life

Danielle at The Happy Wife

Michele at My Blessings From Above

Tammy at Tammy's Book Parlor

Jennifer at Rundpinne


Janet at Janet at Along the Way

Julie at Julie at One Rainy Afternoon

Stephanie at Stephanie at Coupon Clippin' Mommy

Adventures in Unsell Land

Christine at Sticky Fingerprints

Gretta at The Johns Family

Meinhardt at Knits and Reads


Sharon A at I Dream Of Writing For God

Sherry at My Journey

Leticia at My Daily Trek

Catherine at Cuzinlogic

Urailak at Living for God


Melissa at Real Heart Prints

Isabelle at Canadianladybug Reviews!


Heather @ Mommy Of 1 and Counting

Thirsty at Fill My Thirst

Vicki at Reading At The Beach

Lizzie @ A Dusty Frame

Marissa at Marissa at The Review Stew

Jenifer at Parris Ponderings

Jettie at Jetties Rambings

Janet at Janet at Home Is Where God Sends You

Suzanne at Clicking Her Heels


Sheri at The Shades of Pink

Carie at Carie's Coins & Cents

Tammy at Bluerose's Heart

Janie Hickok at JHS at Colloquium

Carol at Carol at Books Before Food

Cindy at Cindy's Love of Books

Myrtle at Myrtle's Turtles

Revka at The Porch Light

Heidi at Reviews & Reflections

Stefany at ToBeThode

Deb at Just Short of Crazy


Amy at Girlfriends Get Real

Lori at Frog's Lilypad

Tracy at Tracy’s Booklet


Gwyn at Mommy Daily Vent

Stacie at Stacie at Simply Stacie


Marjorie at The Writer's Tool

Melissa at Books R Us

Wanda at The Watered Soul

Tammy at

Patty at Patty at Broken Teepee


Wendi at Wendi's Book Corner


Nicole at Ramblings By Nicole

Tina at Tina's Book Reviews


Mrs. Q: Book Addict

Billie from Billie the Girl


Annette at A Well-Watered Garden

Stephanie at The Creative Side of Me


Karla at Quiet Quilter

Erin at Erin at Connected 2 Christ

Wendy at its JUST me

Michelle at My Semblance of Sanity


  1. I will have to read this series. It sounds so good!

  2. Missed the Tour--get the book??? Please enter me.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  3. Hi Mindy!

    Thank you so much for participating in the blog tour for "The Waiting!" So glad that the teaching aspect of the story resonated with you. Bet you're a wonderful teacher with your kids.

    Warmly, Suzanne Fisher


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