Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Lesson by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book Description:
In her wildest dreams, spunky and impulsive nineteen-year-old Mary Kate Lapp never imagined herself behind a schoolteacher's desk. A run-in (literally) with the schoolteacher compels her to act as a substitute teacher, just as her restless desire to see the world compels her to apply for a passport . . . just in case. The only thing of interest to M.K. in the sleepy Amish community of Stoney Ridge is the unexplained death of a sheep farmer that coincided with the arrival of a mysterious young man into the community. Frustrated that no one takes the crime seriously, she takes matters into her own hands. Unfortunately, as tends to be the case for M.K., she jumps headlong into trouble.
Centered on one of Suzanne Woods Fisher's most loved characters, this is the story fans have eagerly anticipated. The precocious M.K. is all grown up (well, almost) and ready to take on the world--with surprising results. Fisher's trademark plot twists and turns are as unexpected and satisfying as ever in this third book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book.  Mary Kate Lapp (M.K.) is restless with her Amish life and wants to see the world.  Now though,  she is a  substitute teacher who is curious about a new student and her big brother.  Not to mention she wants to know about the death of the sheep farmer and no one takes her seriously.  As impulsive and determined as she is, there is no way M.K. won't get into trouble!
I loved M.K. she is so full of life and heart that you can't help but like her.  She's curious and smart.  Chris is a good older brother, very protective of his little sister.  Jimmy was a fun character and kept the story interesting.  The story line had a little mystery, romance and humor...a wonderful mix.
I rate this a 5/5.  I have been waiting for M.K.'s story and this did not disappoint!
Thank you to Revell 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.

“Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


  1. Hi Ashley! I was so delighted by your review--thank you very, very much! Thrilled that M.K.'s story didn't disappoint you. I loved that girl...I actually found myself grinning while I wrote in her POV. So sorry it took me a while to drop by. I had a wildly busy Christmas (daughter had a baby, son got engaged), and slipped right into January with a manuscript due in as "Lesson" was releasing. Just getting caught up now. But...I am grateful! Warmly, Suzanne