Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Revell (January 10, 2010)
Paperback: 320 pages
Description from the publisher :
Lancaster County has always been her home--but where does her heart belong?
One moment Carrie Weaver was looking forward to running away with Lancaster Barnstormers pitcher Solomon Riehl--plans that included leaving the Amish community where they grew up. The next moment she was staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now, Carrie is faced with a choice. But will this opportunity be all she hoped? Or will this decision, this moment in time, change her life forever?
A tender story of love, forgiveness, and looking below the surface, The Choice uncovers the sweet simplicity of the Amish world--and shows that it's never too late to find your way back to God.
About the author:
Suzanne Woods Fisher, unlike the Amish she writes about, is very much "online." She is a wife and mom, raiser of puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and an author of Christian books, both non-fiction and fiction.
Her relatives on her mother's side are Old Order German Baptist Brethren, also known as Dunkards. That's where her interest in Anabaptist traditions began. Her grandfather, a former teacher in a one-room school in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and a publisher of Christianity Today, inspired Ms. Fisher to write.
I personally do not have a copy of The Choice, but I will purchase one on February 15th, the official kickoff date. I read many blogs about this book and I'm eager to start reading. If you want to get involved too, here's some contests and events:
Live Chat with Suzanne Woods Fisher - join Ms. Fisher for a live author chat on Monday, 2/15 at 8 pm EST at the link above. Purchase a copy of The Choice on the 15th and send in your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered for a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com. There'll also be great prizes during the live chat. (Check out Suzanne's blog for the answers to the trivia questions during the chat).
Contest - Enter to win a signed copy of the book! Tweet this:
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Please make sure to use the hashtag #thechoice to be entered. BONUS: Every blogger on the tour who tweets this will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Amazon. There is no limit on the times you tweet it.