Two Steps Forward, by Suzanne Woods Fisher, a book review

This is one of the most entertaining Amish fiction books I have ever read. Woods has really brought readers a beautiful story. Jimmy and Sylvie have a lot going for them as individuals, but life, and surrounding characters make their road to romance difficult. I enjoyed the elements of adoption, horse farming, cleaning out a […]

A Long Bridge Home, by Kelly Irvin (book review)

Another thoroughly engrossing book by Irvin. She is one of the best in her genre (Amish fiction). A Long Bridge Home is up to her usual standard of excellence and covers some new ground in the Amish trope department. Christine and Andy are “special friends”, a term for what young people nowdays call “going out”. […]

Review of The Roll of the Drums, by Jan Drexler

This is an extremely moving story. Such talent and originality shown by this author. I felt like I was there, back in Civil War days Ohio. Each character is so well-written–  whether it be the hero, the misfit Amish lady who takes care of a critically ill woman, or the young daughter struggling to come […]

Review of Stitches in Time, by Suzanne Woods Fisher

This was a really good story. As we read this one, we learn about the experiences of a newly-tapped Amish deacon.  This particular character was not too far along in life from his years as a delinquent. His little wife had also come fairly recently out of the foster care system. Their names are Izzy […]

Susan Karsten’s Latest Book Review: “A Plain Love Song” by Kelly Irvin

This is the fourth book I have read by Kelly Irvin, and this is one of her best among many good ones. She really kept me guessing with the outcome and the interplay between heroine Adah and her two beaus stayed quite realistic, IMO. The plot elements of song-writing, music, performance anxiety, and Adah’s struggle […]