Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher - Litfuse Tour

Amos Lapp has a grave heart condition. His farm, Windmill Farm, is in disarray and his children are doing the best that they can to get the crops planted. Julia's excitement about her upcoming wedding to Paul Fisher is short-lived when he visits her produce stand one day. He's been speaking with The Bee Man and thinks they should postpone the wedding. Julia is heart-broken, as this is the second time this has happened.
Sadie is doing the best she can to cook their meals and take care of the house. But she is also shy and jealous of her sisters. Sadie is plump and she eats to take her mind off of things. Menno is seventeen, but he is a special boy - he's a bit slow intellectually, but he is gifted with animals. Then there is Mary Kate, M.K, a rambunctious young girl who just wants everything to be ok and for Jimmy Fisher to leave her alone - a neighbor boy who drives her crazy.

When Roman Troyer, the bee man, arrives, Julia is furious with him, but they need his services and his help. Roman is worried about Amos and a bit besotted with Julia. Then help arrives in the form of Fern, a bossy no nonsense woman, who is doing her duty to help out the family. With not knowing what path God has chosen for each of them, you can be sure that it is filled with love, hope, laughter and tears.

The Keeper is a wonderful read - filled with likable characters and a beautiful setting in Amish country. The troubles the characters go through and how they put their faith in God to help them through it is inspiring. The love triangles, the heartbreak of watching a parent suffer and wanting to help and the love and support of family is what makes this novel shine. I loved it!

Enter 1/3 - 1/17. RSVP for Party today!
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!

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  1. Thank you for your sweet review. "The troubles the characters go through and how they put their faith in God to help them through it is inspiring." (I also like your Winnie-the-Pooh reference. Did the little grey cloud follow him into the forest thicket?)

  2. Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so eager to read The Keeper. It sounds so dynamic, with diversified characters who flesh out the story so completely as to keep me completely enthralled =)

    Thank you for being part of this blog tour! I'm happy to have found your blog because of it!

    Gena Robertson

  3. Hi Wendy! Thanks so much for your wonderful review of "The Keeper." I tweeted it! And now I'm following you, too. Grateful to you for reading my book and recommending it to your readers. Warmly, Suzanne


The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

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