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The Waiting (Lancaster County Secrets Series #2)

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Jorie King isn't your typical Amish woman. Yet she seems to be w

    Jorie King isn't your typical Amish woman. Yet she seems to be waiting for Ben Zook to come home from Vietnam or at least that is what everyone thinks. Jorie believes that she's the keeper of her grandfather's song. Jorie's best friend is Mary Ann Zook. They believe the best of people even if they don't themselves. Ben Zook is away from his family serving in Vietnam yet he's never really been happy with his life. Caleb (Cal) Zook is hoping the members of Stoney Ridge don't vote for him to be a minister to his people. Cal wants to do what is best for his family and Amish community as a whole. Cal is looking for his two brothers Ephriam and Matthew since their parents death. Ephriam has a special way with animals. Matthew has been called to serve military at Veterans Hospital. Life seems to move thru Stoney Ridge in it's own way. Mary Ann learns that she has cancer and tries to set things for her family as best she can. Cal gives Jorie King teaching job for the scholars because she has a way with people. What changes will Matthew and Ben go thru? What does Mary Ann plan for her family? How does Cal do as minister? Where does Jorie King fit into all of this? How and where does God show his plan for us? Your answers await you in The Waiting.

    Ms. Fisher has created a wonderful universe with Lancaster Secrets. She shows us the breadth of God's works and plans for our lives and souls. This book and The Choice have shown me many things I didn't even realize God does for our lives. Whether they be good or bad God's grace and love are upon us always we just have to look. As quote from this book describes it best:"God already knows what weather we will endure from one day to the nezt." This quote is shown thru out the whole book in many ways shapes and form. I will continue to read this series.

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

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    I really enjoyed this story of love, loos and redemption. The ch

    I really enjoyed this story of love, loos and redemption. The characters were a huge inspiration as their strong failth carried them through difficult times. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.

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  • Posted October 14, 2010

    2nd in Lancaster County Secrets is terrific read

    The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the second book in the Lancaster County Secrets series, but you don't need to have read it to enjoy this novel. The Zook family has a long history in Amish community of Lancaster County. Eldest son Caleb took over the family farm after the death of their parents in a tragic accident. Next brother Benjamin is in Vietnam as a conscientious objector. Matthew, the third son, is eighteen and starting to wonder if there's more to the world, and youngest Ephraim is just thirteen with a stuttering problem and a deep love for animals. After Caleb is elected minister of the small church, his wife Mary Ann is unsure how she feels about his new responsibilities, but those worries quickly fade into the background when she is given a terrible diagnosis. The family's trouble increases when they receive word that Matthew has been drafted and Benjamin has been killed while trying to help a wounded soldier. School teacher Jorie King has been waiting for Benjamin to come home and grow up for years so the news of his death is devastating. She is also fighting with the deacons who don't appreciate her teaching methods of keeping the children outside and giving them a love a nature. She and Caleb come together in their shared grief, but their wounds may be too much for either to overcome. I love Fisher's writing. It's always filled with realistic characters and moving plots. This book is no exception with intelligent and fiery heroine Jorie. I look forward to seeing what happens next in the series.

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