After reading Suzanne Woods Fisher’s newest book, The Imposter, I am so excited about the whole Bishop’s Family series. Unlike other “family” series I’ve read, this one introduces us to every member along with significant members of the community. It keeps readers guessing about whose story will be resolved and even to what extent. But the first book ended perfectly for the segment of the story it told. I can’t wait for Book 2, The Quieting.
In this first book, we meet David Stoltzfus’s family in a time of crisis. One member has just returned from far away under curious circumstances. Another is grieving with a broken heart. All six of the children miss their mother who died in an accident a year earlier. And David, one of the community’s ministers, is working to prevent a devastating church split.
Thankfully, the family is surrounded by an unusual group ofpeople dedicated to helping them: an injured widow who needs help running her business, her mysterious farmhand, a buggy repairman and his niece-in-law (both introduced in a previous book), and a bird-watching spinster turned schoolteacher. Fisher has populated Stoney Ridge with a fascinating cast.
Revell sent me a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review. I recommend it to fans of Amish fiction and contemporary romance.