Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thanks and a book review

First of all the book review:

"The Search," by Suzanne Woods Fisher

"As a child caught up in a crisis, Lainey O'Toole made a split-second decision with far-reaching effects. Fifteen years later, when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge--the very town in which that decision was made--she is forced to face the past and discover how her decision has impacted so many.

Bess Reihl is less than thrilled to be spending the summer at Rose Hill Farm helping her intimidating grandmother Bertha recover from surgery. It doesn't take long for Bess to realize that her grandmother coaxed her to Stoney Ridge for an entirely different reason. But once Bess meets hired hand Billy Lapp, the summer starts to hold some promise.

Lainey's and Bess's worlds are about to collide and the secrets that come to light will shock them both.

Beautifully written, The Search is a skillfully woven story that takes you through unexpected twists and turns on the long country road toward truth. Immerse yourself in this heartwarming--and surprising--tale of young love, forgiveness, and healing."
I loved this book, it was one of those books that I didn't want to put down.  I needed to know what would happen next.  I fell in love with the characters, especially the grandmother Bertha.  She was quite the character and so not typical of an Amish grandmother.  Some of what happened in the book was predictable, while others things surprised me. 

The way the book finished means that another book can be written as a sequel to this one; which I truly  hope she does write one, as there is still more stories to be told.

Stars out of 5: 5 nothing but good things to say about this book.  The storyline was believable as were the characters.  I truly would recommend this book to one and all.  I will be searching out more of this authors books now as I love her style of writing.

Now for the thanks for all the lovely birthday wishes yesterday I really appreciated them all.  I had a lovely day out and about.  Met up with people I hadn't seen in a while.  Dh took me out for supper which was lovely as well.  So another birthday over with for another year.......

I was lucky enough to win the gorgeous mouse below from Mary Anne, isn't it lovely?  I have put  her up on the mantlepiece out of Molly's way!!!

I didn't have time to go by your blogs on Tuesday, sorry, will catch up with you later on in the week.


Valerie said...

I've just finished reading The Search but not the one you read; mine is by Nora Roberts, published in 2010. It too was a good read.

Glad you enjoyed your birthday. The mouse is lovely.

Fee/Somerset said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes Gill! Many happy returns of the day to you too. Your cake looked gorgeous, and great you had a lovely day! Fee.x

LizBeth said...

I've been in a fog with everything happening so fast. So Happy Birthday! Foot! If we have more birthdays, why shouldn't we celebrate with more days? Go for it. Love, Liz

Mary Ann said...

Happy belated birthday Gill. All the best. Mousie looks quite at home. Enjoy:)

Jane and Chris said...

Such a cute mouse!
Jane x

Lib said...

Sounds like a good read. Cute Mouse!
Have agreat day!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the book review! :) When you hear great reviews it makes it easier to choose what to read! The mouse is absolutely adorable!!!

Janet said...

Absolutely adore the little mouse -need to find the time to read more-sounds like a good book !

Karine said...

Happy belated birthday Gill! Things are crazy for me right now as you know, but I'm glad I made it on here tonight so I'm only one day late :o)

The mouse is adorable!

Rose said...

Will try to remember this author...sounds like one I would enjoy.

Star said...

That is a cute mouse. I love mice, even the real ones!
I like the look of your book today and have added it to my wish list after your review. Thanks for the info you gave me on reviewing the other day. It was interesting.