Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Keeper book review and #giveaway


About the book, The Keeper: 
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?


About the Author, Suzanne Woods Fisher:
Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. She has many, many Plain relatives living in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and travels back to Pennsylvania, as well as to Ohio, a couple of times each year for research.

Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world.  In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don't have to "go Amish" to incorporate many of their principles--simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily-- into your life.

When Suzanne isn't writing or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you just can't take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.

My Review: 
I give it a solid 4 out of 5 stars!  An all around great book.  I love how easy it was to jump right into the story and feel connected with the characters.  The Keeper is full of very lovable characters (and some hard to love ones too) with layers of personality!  I was left wanting more once I finished, but not in a negative way, I just really wanted to spend more time with all of the characters!  Suzanne does a wonderful job keeping the story line interesting with plenty of twist and turns without making the story to convoluted or feeling rushed.  You should definitely put this on your to-read list because it truly is a keeper!
About the giveaway: 
Suzanne is hosting a "honey of a giveaway" during the blog tour for
The Keeper
! During 1/3-1/17 you can enter to win an iPad2 from Suzanne and connect with her on January 17th at The Keeper Facebook Party!





During the giveaway one Grand Prize winner will receive a Prize Pack valued at $600:

  • A brand new 16 KB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • A $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of The Keeper
But wait there's more! Just click one of the icons below to enter, then on 1/
17 join Suzanne for The Keeper Facebook Party! During the party Suzanne will
announce the winner of the "Honey" of an iPad Giveaway and host a fun book chat and give away some fun "honey" inspired prizes - It'll be 'sweet"!



RSVP early and tell your friends!

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter


Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVPtoday and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 17th!


Disclosure: I received a copy of The Keeper free of charge from Litfuse Publicity Group in order to facilitate a review. All thoughts expressed are 100% my own!

5 comments:

Full Time Mama said...

This looks interesting! I dont get to read much, but this is something I'll have to look into!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for being part of this blog tour! I'm so excited to read The Keeper! I admire the Plain people and their way of life, and can't wait to read about it!

Gena Robertson
robertsongena@hotmail.com

Suzanne said...

Hi Stephanie-Jean!
Thanks so much for reading and reviewing "The Keeper," and giving it the thumbs up for your readers. What a great blog you've got here! Eye-catching graphics and easy to read. Blessings to you in 2012. Warmly, Suzanne

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