About the Book
Restless and adventurous, Ruthie Stoltzfus is right on the cusp of leaving her Amish home. Secretly, she’s earned her GED, saved her money—but she can’t quite set her journey into motion. Just as everything falls into place, along comes Patrick Kelly.
Patrick is a young man on a journey of his own. He’s come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to “everything Plain.” Time is of the essence and every moment is to be cherished—especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.
Ruthie’s next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to a flame. Rebellious, headstrong, defiant, Luke will do anything to win Ruthie back—and Patrick Kelly is in his way.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred—and the promise of hopes fulfilled.
About the Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna’s Crossing and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.
I have had the privilege of reading Fisher’s first two Bishop’s Family books and loved them. The Devoted is another great story! Even though I have read all three, they can be read as stand alone’s, which I like. Ruthie is one of the main characters in this story. She has desires that she is afraid to share with her family. She has an on again, off again boyfriend who is a trouble maker. Then comes Patrick Kelly, a young man who is interested in becoming Amish. Ruthie becomes Patrick’s tutor for the month that he is visiting Stoney Ridge. She has some decisions to make.
I love how each book focuses on a few characters a little more than the others. It gives the reader more background for the characters, yet we still get to learn about other characters, as well. It is also nice because it tells about the Bishop’s life and then focuses in on his children. The stories are not overwhelming because we get to know the children a little at a time. Ruthie was a big part of the other two books, but. with The Devoted, she’s become a bigger character and I was able to get to know her better.
I was given a copy of this book for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own.
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To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a copy of The Devoted and an iPad Mini 2 16GB! Click here to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/a60b