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Posted January 5, 2013
Hrmm, what can I say about this book? I'm trying really hard to
Hrmm, what can I say about this book? I'm trying really hard to reflect on this book without taking book two into account as well but it is really hard as it is a three part series. I am so discontented with the cliffhanger in The Haven and the fact that we skip years ahead in The Lesson and see an outcome (in passing really) but no hints to how things came to be. As a matter of fact--this book is about an entirely different sister so of course everything truly is in passing. I have so many unanswered questions about Sadie and Will. Joe-Joe is mentioned in passing but it feels as if he is a disconnected part of the family which was very disappointing to me as well. I don't know--I just feel cheated I guess. I wanted to know how everything happened and I don't feel like that happened. It feels disjointed and I hate even admitting it because I really adore this author. I just--I'm having a hard time figuring out what to say. If I could read The Keeper and The Lesson and forget that I really got pulled into the story of The Haven--I wouldn't feel this way I think. It is definitely a very good book but I would have enjoyed it better if the book leading up to it had been concluded.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
About the Story:
M.K. has grown up but in many ways she's still an unsettled little girl. At nineteen she has yet to commit to baptism into the church and her family is worried that she may leave the faith. When M.K. bumps into the hypochondriac school teacher with her scooter--Alice is convinced that she is injured and needs time away. The Bishops decide that M.K. is the only one for the job--much to her disdain. M.K. would much rather spend her time figuring out the mysteries of life and newcomer to the community, Chris Yoder is a mystery that M.K. is determined to crack!
I really did enjoy M.K.'s story but for the reasons outlined above I simply cannot give a five-star rating. Rather, I have chosen four stars. The last part of the book was the redemption of this story as I was almost certain that I was going to give this book a three-star rating. So, my suggestion is--if you pick up this series, either skip the second book or be prepared to put aside your feelings and enjoy the third book for the story in which it is meant to be enjoyed for rather than carrying emotional baggage from the second book over into this one.
I received this book free from the publisher through a fantastic program called Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The thoughts and opinions I have expressed are my own.
Posted January 3, 2013
Such A Treat
Another great book by Suzanne Woods Fisher. This is Mary Kate Lapps story, a free spirit, as you know if you have read the other books in this series. She loves her brown bees, and her red scooter. Can just picture her riding down hill with her eyes closed on this scooter...when she collides with Chris Yoder. Another collision with the then teacher, ends up making her the teacher!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
You have to "love" Fern, she seems to have it all...a Love of God, and family. She seems to be able to see into another person's heart, and loves her step-children as her own.
M K is still a bit flighty, and of course, things happen to this young woman, and she doesn't always use the best judgement. She really does have a big heart, and she cares. When she makes a mistake, she is often devastated and remorseful.
Enjoy a great look into the Amish way of life, you won't be sorry.
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Posted January 2, 2013
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