Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Search Book Review/Giveaway

Search, The: A Novel (Lancaster County Secrets)

Search, The: A Novel (Lancaster County Secrets) by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the story of two very different worlds that collide: Amish and English.  Bess comes to stay with her very eccentric grandma Bertha in the quiet Amish community of Stoney Ridge one summer.  Twenty five year old Lainey O'Toole's car breaks down in Stoney Ridge where 15 years earlier, she had to make a life and death decision.  Bertha's shunned Amish brother, Simon, needs a bone marrow transplant, but only one person is a perfect match.  Jonah, Bertha's son and Bess's father is torn between protecting his daughter and falling in love with Lainey.  And then there is the secret Lainey has been holding for 15 years.  Love, forgiveness and a chance at a new beginning are all part of The Search.

I found it very interesting how Suzanne weaves all the relationships together in this book.  Also, her characters are very well developed and gives very accurate glimpses of Amish life.  I was reluctant to like Bertha at first, but the more I got to know her, the more I grew fond of her.  I also loved the sweet relationship between Jonah and Lainey.  This book had many wonderful spiritual truths that were not overbearing, but helped the characters through the tough moments.  There were many loose ends at the conclusion of the book so I hope there is a sequel!

*This book was provided to me free of charge  for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

Be sure to check out the Litfuse website for information on The Search!

Suzanne Woods Fisher's latest installment of the Lancaster County Secrets, The Search,  is just out and to celebrate Suzanne is hosting The Search iPad Giveaway!

One Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad Prize Package worth over $500 and includes:
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form/s, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest. Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on February 3rd at Suzanne's Everything is Coming Up Roses Facebook Party. (Did you know The Search takes place on a rose farm?)

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Facebook Party:
Join Suzanne for the Everything is Coming Up Roses Facebook Party on February 3rd! She’ll be announcing the winner of the The Search iPad Giveaway, hosting a book club discussion of The Search, giving away copies of all three books and HEAPS of other readerly prizes! Including roses delivered to your door for three months for you AND a friend! Be sure to join us on Thursday, February 3rd at 5:00 PM PST (6:00 MST, 7:00 CST & 8 EST) at Suzanne’s Author Page

Win it:  I am having a giveaway for this book.  Open to US only and giveaway ends Monday, Jan 31.

To enter: Be sure to click on all the links before filling out the entry form.

1. Mandatory: Be a follower on my blog (2 entries)
2. Subscribe to my blog by email (link on blog)
3."Like" The Knowlton Nest on Facebook (link on my blog). 
4. Post about this giveaway on another site (your blog, facebook, twitter, etc) (1 entry for every site)