Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book Description:
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.
Can Julia secure the future she's always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind?

My Thoughts:
I completely enjoyed this book!  Julia Lapp is set to marry Paul Fisher...then he puts the wedding on hold for the second time!  Julia's father Amos is having heart trouble and the only way to fix it is a way that he can't choose.  Or can he?  Julia is determined to convince Paul they should still get married and convinced it is all the 'Bee Man's' fault he put it on hold.  When her uncle gets outside help for her and her siblings, she isn't overly happy the woman is strict and opinionated and the man is....the Bee Man!  Can any of this be God's will?
The characters in this book were wonderful!  Julia was great but her siblings, father and uncle just fit perfectly where they should.  The author did a wonderful job of making you feel the emotions the characters felt.  I laughed so hard at some parts, was sad and almost depressed at others, and exceptionally happy--it was great!  I can't wait for the next installment in this series.
I rate this a 5/5.  If you like Amish fiction, you'll love this one !

Thank you to Revel for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

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  1. Hi Ashley!
    Thank you so much for your review of "The Keeper"--so glad you enjoyed the story! I appreciated the range of emotions you felt when you read the story...and glad you laughed, too!
    Hope to see you on the tour for Sadie's book (The Haven). Warmly, Suzanne