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The Resource The choice : a novel, Suzanne Woods Fisher

The choice : a novel, Suzanne Woods Fisher

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The choice : a novel
Title
The choice
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Woods Fisher
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Language
eng
Summary
With a vibrant, fresh style Suzanne Woods Fisher brings readers into the world of a young Amish woman torn between following the man she loves--or joining the community of faith that sustains her, even as she questions some of the decisions of her elders. Her choice begins a torrent of change for her and her family, including a marriage of convenience to silent Daniel Miller. Both bring broken hearts into their arrangement--and secrets that have been held too long. Filled with gentle romance, The Choice opens the world of the Amish--their strong communities, their simple life, and their willingness to put each other first
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  • The newest entry to the growing ranks of “bonnet fiction” writers is Fisher, who has written Amish nonfiction (Amish Peace ). This Lancaster County tale centers on Carrie Weaver, who marries an Amish man for convenience though her heart is committed to another. Carrie struggles to care for her hemophiliac younger brother as she lives with the consequences of her own choices. The outline is promising, but the execution flawed. An intriguing heroine shows the author's potential, but major problems compromise the book's overall merit. The plot creaks too loudly; a few too many characters die to complicate the action, and the character who poses the biggest threat is more a caricature than credible villain. Minor characters—an oversized lovable ex-con, a harpy stepmother—likewise mostly serve plot rather than populate a convincingly drawn world. The language can get adjective-laden and trite (“The air had grown thick and heavy”). Bonnet fiction devotees might be able to overlook some problems, but this is not a strong new offering in the subgenre. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed November 23, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 47, p40)
  • A young Amish woman is torn between leaving her community to follow the man she loves and staying to marry someone else. VERDICT The author of Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World makes her fiction debut with this first entry in a new romantic series. Revel touts this as one of its biggest fiction releases for the spring. --Tamara Butler (Reviewed November 1, 2009) (Library Journal, vol 134, issue 18, p52)
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338809
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DLC
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Fisher, Suzanne Woods
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.I78
LC item number
C56 2010
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Lancaster County secrets
Series volume
bk. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Amish
  • Pennsylvania
Target audience
adult
Label
The choice : a novel, Suzanne Woods Fisher
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781615239429
Lccn
2009040591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 424557795
  • (OCoLC)424557795
Label
The choice : a novel, Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781615239429
Lccn
2009040591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 424557795
  • (OCoLC)424557795

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