"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.