Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Review and Blog Tour: The Keeper

The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Release Date: January 2, 2012
Publisher: Revell
Genre: Amish Fiction
Series: Stoney Ridge Seasons #1
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Buy It: Amazon
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?

Full of the plot twists and surprises her fans love, The Keeper is the first in a new series by bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher. Through touching family relationships and trials of the heart, Fisher's vivid characters grapple with yielding to God's will when it doesn't match their own.
I normally try to only accept books that I think I will enjoy. Why accept a book for review if I won't like it? Unfortunately this book didn't pull me in. I give each book I read 100 pages to catch my attention before deciding not to finish. I'm not sure what it was about this particular book, but I was just confused by the multiple story lines. I was expecting the book to focus on Julia and Rome, but it often switched between the other character's viewpoints. Also, I was just confused as to what the bees had to do with the story line. I love Suzanne writing however, and I will continue to read her books in the future.

I received this book free for review through a Revell Blog Tour. I was not required to post a positive review, simply an honest one.


It’s a “Honey of a Giveaway” from Suzanne Woods Fisher! 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. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 17th!

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