The Haven (Stoney Ridge Seasons Book #2): A Novel By Suzanne Woods Fisher

When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she is faced with a decision one that goes against her very essence. Yet its the only way she can think of to protect a loved one.

Schoolteacher Gideon Smucker has been crazy about Sadie since boyhood. But his response to her surprising decision undermines his own reputation and his relationship with Sadie.

College student Will Stoltz is spending the spring at the Lapp farm as a guard for a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons courtesy of the Lancaster County Game Warden. Will needs to get his life back on track, but his growing friendship with Sadie threatens his plans.

The lives of these three individuals intertwine, and then unravel as unexpected twists create ripples through the town of Stoney Ridge. and through Sadies heart.

Once again, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher intrigues and delights with a story that explores the bonds of friendship, family, and true love. Readers will enjoy every surprise in Sadies story as they search for the truth hidden within these pages. The Haven (Stoney Ridge Seasons Book #2): A Novel

This story is an interesting combination of the life of a Peregrine falcon family and a human family. There are lots of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing what will come next. And of course it is filled with surprises at the end. Kindle This is one of those books that you feel like you completely know each character personally. This author has a way of bringing them each to life. I read this book in one day and I am off to get the next in this series. I love Amish fiction but had begun to find each book the same story until I found this series. I promise, you will laugh out loud, cry and be on the edge of your seat with suspense! I hope all her books are this good and if they are I will def read them all!!! Kindle I really enjoyed this 2nd book and the way things happened for everyone! It was perfect! The Lapp Farm is a place you wish your were raised. Kindle Wonderful story of the Amish and you will learn a lot of their ways in each of this author's novels. Such a pleasure to read. Kindle This is a story of Sadie, the middle girl, who took a baby under her wing and found out later who the mother was. There were two men who were is love with her and got into a fight until she took a bucket full of water to throw at both of them so that stopped the fight and they both were all wet. Lots of funny stories in it! Kindle


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Sometimes the books I read run together because they are so similar, love, sex, murder, mystery.I needed a break and truly enjoyed this wholesome enjoyable, totally different read. In this series the storyline is easy, but keeps you wanting to turn the page. The characters are well defined and I imagine quite true to life. I actually started this series to get a perspective on this lifestyle and was entertained at the same time. Take a break and enjoy! Kindle All Suzanne Woods Fisher's books are wonderful. They're funny, sensitive and heart warming. I fall in love with these families. Suzanne has a way of drawing a reader in and making us feel like one of the family. We are spiritually enriched and get underneath complex personalities so we understand how they think and why they act the way they do. As always, wonderful book. Kindle Easy read and a good follow up to book 1 Kindle I gave it 5 star because it is so realistic, it make you feel that you are living among the Amish, a wonderful story! I can't really fault it at all, I loved reading it! If you like the Amish, this heart warming story will bring to closer to them and God. Why not find out for yourself. Kindle he Haven is book two in the Stoney Ridge Series and I couldn’t wait to pick this book up. If you recall from my review of The Keeper, the story follows the Lapp family. I really enjoyed the first book but I felt like this one was missing just a little something—don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed it but it didn’t really pull me in the way the first book had. I think I felt like there was no real conclusion to the ending and if these were meant to be read as a stand alone—I would have been really upset that the story wasn’t concluded for Sadie. I guess I sound contradictory—to say I liked but also that I felt upset. I guess—I like the story but I’m eager to hurry and pick up book three to try to find out what happens with Sadie and I’m praying that book three does actually do that or I am going to feel a little cheated.

About the Story:
Judge not lest ye be judged!

This book picks up some time after The Keeper. Julia has married Rome and moved away and Sadie is coming back home after spending time with them and getting them settled in. When Sadie comes back home she surprises the entire community by bringing home a baby! This causes a bit of a stain on Sadie’s reputation and she is fairly disappointed that her boyfriend immediately assumes the worse of her.

Because of her outs with Gideon, Sadie finds herself learning about the handsome cowboy that is working on the family’s farm. Will has his own secrets though and getting close to Sadie might not be the best for either of them. I honestly and truthfully liked Will’s character over Gideon. Gid is just—not right for Sadie. Perhaps he might have been except his jealousy was a bit over the top for me to ever trust him.

Aside from all that is going on in her love life—the bigger part of the book revolves around Joe Joe, the baby that Sadie has brought home with her. I wasn’t really surprised at the secrets surrounding his birth and how he came to be with Sadie—but it was bittersweet and very sad. I felt like the father of the baby had perhaps been taken advantage of so this is something I hope to learn a bit about in book three. This book was filled with a message of forgiveness and a reminder that we need to be careful of how we spend our time judging others.

Overall I enjoyed the book but again—I’m hoping that the conflicting feelings I’m having are satisfactorily addressed in book 3, The Lesson. Kindle