Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher, © 2016

The Bishop's Family, Book 2

David Stoltzfus' Bent N' Dent store becomes an active place as he hears his nieces have arrived from Ohio, unexpectedly, and... his mother bursts through the door telling him the layout of his store is all wrong. What a way to continue an otherwise quiet day.

Daughter Ruthie Stoltfus is equally befuddled at home as she tries to sort out what is going on with this cousin appearance ~ both Gabby (Abigail) and Laura, who proclaim they are there to stay ~ until their problems are fixed. What problems, Ruthie is uncertain exist? Her sisters, Molly and twins Lydie and Emma, are equally curious at their arrival.

Abigail Stoltfus has another reason for coming to Stoney Ridge. Convenient to put the supposed needs of her uncle's family in the forefront.

I am eager to see the happenings at Stoney Ridge since leaving them in book one! So enjoyed the beginning of this series!

Here's some advice to Abigail in a letter from her mother:
There's no need to over-volunteer facts from the books you read, especially if no one has asked you about them.
   --The Quieting, 148

You will meet Leroy Glick who is saving his bubble-gum wrappers to enter a contest to win a lifetime supply of bubble-gum by finding the winning wrapper. "The Sisters" who live across town, have a little bit of everything you could possibly need from the past ~ their collection.

A Penny for Your Thoughts… Quotes from ‘The Quieting’ by Suzanne Woods Fisher.: I like these series by this author for many reasons. Neighbors from previous series pop up, bringing community. An engaging family story of ups-and-downs; similarities in family traits ~ habits awakened when a better way is revealed. The Stoltzfus family is growing and finding their place. I learned many interesting things in the story along with the characters as they discovered them. Truth triumphs ~ humility and forgiveness surface, enriching lives.

"This series began in the Stoney Ridge, Pennsylvania community with The Imposter. More twists and turns are coming to Stoney Ridge after The Quieting—so stay tuned for The Devoted to hit bookshelves in early October. Just in time for autumn reading by a warm fireplace!" ~ author Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Imposter   The Quieting   The Devoted
 Purchase your copy of The Quieting here.  

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***Thank you to author Suzanne Woods Fisher, and to Celebrate Lit for sending me a print copy to read and review this second book in The Bishop's Family series as part of the book tour.***

To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a grab bag of Amish-made gifts worth over $100!  Click the link to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/99a8

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  1. You are a WONDERFUL reviewer...truly wonderful! You put so much time and thought into your summaries. I always leave your blog feeling...well...blessed! You would read so thoroughly and carefully, bring out so many points, and encourage others to get their hands on a book. You're AWESOME! Thank you, thank you, thank you. XO Suzanne

    1. Smiling, thank you. I am a visual(-izing) reader, enjoying all the descriptions and conversations bringing me into the story. Thank you so much, Suzanne. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House