Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Book Review: The Keeper

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world. In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don't have to "go Amish" to incorporate many of their principles--simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily-- into your life.
When Suzanne isn't writing or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you just can't take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth. Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.

Julia Lapp has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. When Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding--again--she knows who is to blame.

Perpetual bachelor and spreader of cold feet, Roman Troyer, the Bee Man.Roamin' Roman travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators. He relishes his nomadic life, which keeps him from thinking about all he has lost. He especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year. But with Julia on a mission to punish him for inspiring Paul's cold feet, the Lapp farm is looking decidedly less pleasant.

If you read all of my reviews I'm sure you've noticed that I'm a fan of Amish stories!  If you're someone who enjoys romance this story will drive you as crazy as Julia's fiance drives her.  I'm not sure how happy I would be if my fiance kept postponing my wedding date and I'm not sure sure I'd hang in there like Julia does, you have to give the girl credit!  I love the Bee Man, he's one of those characters that seem to be on the fringe of the community yet loved by all, as you learn his story you become quite drawn to him.

Hats off to Suzanne for writing yet another great Amish story, I cannot wait to see what's in store in the next book of this series!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity

It’s a “Honey of a Giveaway” from Suzanne Woods Fisher!

Suzanne is hosting a "honey of a giveaway"during the blog tour for The Keeper! During 1/3-1/17 you can enter to win an iPad2 from Suzanne and connect with her on January 17th at The Keeper Facebook Party!

During the giveaway one Grand Prize winner will receive a Prize Pack valued at $600:
  • A brand new 16 KB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • A $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of The Keeper

But wait there's more! Just click one of the icons below to enter, then on 1/17 join Suzanne for The Keeper Facebook Party! During the party Suzanne will announce the winner of the "Honey" of an iPad Giveaway and host a fun book chat and give away some fun "honey" inspired prizes - It'll be 'sweet"!

RSVP early and tell your friends!

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 17th!

Enter 1/3 - 1/17. RSVP for Party today!



  1. Thank you so much for your review, and for being part of this blog tour! I can't wait to read this book for myself!

    Gena Robertson

  2. I like meeting families and their stories and since we indeed had a bee man visit us twice to remove bees from our wall under the eaves, I will enjoy hearing about Roman and his pollinators! Thank you for the review of The Keeper. I am looking forward to the party on the 17th.

  3. Thanks for your comments! This was a very good book, a bit of a different twist for an Amish story!

  4. Hi Lulu! Thanks so much for your review of "The Keeper" and for promoting the rest of my series! Woohoo! Grateful to you! Warmly, Suzanne


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