Meet The Imposter



How shall I begin? Let's start with the banner up here. It's true. "The Imposter" by Suzanne Woods Fisher is not only a good book. It's a great book and you will enjoy the warmth, beauty and simplicity of Stoney Ridge.  Just look at the cover. Isn't it perfect timing for this release (and hopefully this review)? The beautiful Fall colors, and the simplicity of the Plain community does seem to go hand in hand. The position of the title, "The Imposter" with so much behind the meaning of it, and the transcendence of the cover itself already engrossed readers, at least for me. I couldn't get my hands on this book fast enough!

What do I love about this book? Everything. From the cover to the author to the story. As mentioned before, the cover is something. This cover clearly conforms to the thought that "a picture is worth a thousand words."  As to the author, Suzanne Woods Fisher is an authority in Amish fiction writing.  Her stories in the Amish communities not only open your eyes to basic Amish characteristics, but her books educate you on the very ideals, culture, and the struggles for such a community as the world around modernizes with technology and the forever power struggles around us.



The Imposter, like many of her stories tells us the very essence of Plain life, and for this book, the interlacing themes of stagnant or continued beliefs of their community versus the times of today.  As we read about the struggles that power, pride, love and disbelief descends on the characters of Stoney Ridge, we learn the meaning of letting God be our guide, and face mistakes that if left untouched, overtake and burn us.  I haven't even gone into the  actual circumstances of The Stoltzfus family and the townfolks of Stoney Ridge. I guess you can say there are many storylines developing in this book, and in all, will continue to enrapture your minds and hearts to these people.  I'll let you read to find out, and I assure you that you won't come out empty handed or rather empty-minded. There are so many wonderful lines and quotes that are inspiring, encouraging and downright intelligent. Wisdom and knowledge may not always come hand in hand, but The Imposter marries the two beautifully.

  • "Life can certainly take some unexpected turns. We can only put ourselves in God's hands." (87)
  • "One thing I've learned, my dear, is that life is to be lived as it comes." (87)
  • "...that part about the Bible being a conversation, between a Creator and the ones he created, that it should be a conversation someone has firsthand, not filtered through the hearsay of others." (106)
And there's much more, but then I'll get in trouble for sharing so much out of the book! 

Who is the imposter? That in itself requires some thinking, because are you talking about the book or life in general? Aren't we all imposters in some form or another? Haven't we all be or show a side of us that is not truly who we are? Something to ponder.  One last bit, my favorite character is Birdy. Why?  I hope you'll read the book and then you too will fall for her.  


As my blog description suggests, I tend to ramble on, and there's just so much with The Imposter, so I'll have to stop here before I drive you all away with my rambling.  However, before that, let me let you in on a little secret. Come back tomorrow for an interview with Suzanne Woods Fisher (about the book), plus an awesome chance to win a signed copy of The Imposter from Suzanne. In the meantime, there's a link on the sidebar of this blog with a contest from Suzanne to win great prizes in celebration of the release of The Imposter.

NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell for an honest review.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    


About the book: 
The Imposter
 (Revell, October 2015)

A heart once deceived should not be easily fooled again . . .

Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. But as her plans crumble before her eyes, she struggles to face an uncertain future. When a widow asks for help starting a new business, Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose. 

What she doesn't need is attention from Andy Miller, a farmhand who arrives at the widow's farm just when help is most needed--and who always seems to say the right thing and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy for real or too good to be true? She's been deceived once before, and she isn't planning on experiencing it again. 

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About the author:


Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The LettersThe Calling, the Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post andCooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. 

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4 comments:

  1. Great review! Suzanne is a wonderful author so anything by her has got to be good! :-)

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  2. Thanks Trixi. Glad you like it. Suzanne truly is an amazing author and I just love her books!

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  3. I agree with you. Just Commonly, Suzanne is an authority in Amish Fiction writing for sure. The cover is gorgeous. You're review was excellent, right on point. I can't wait to read this. I've read all her other books and know I'll love this one as well !

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  4. You have convinced me that I need to read this book

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