The Waiting (Lancaster County Secrets Series #2)
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The Waiting (Lancaster County Secrets Series #2)

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by Suzanne Woods Fisher, Cassandra Campbell
     
 

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She was waiting for love - and found it in the most unexpected place.  Jorie King’s life is on hold. She has been waiting for Ben Zook to return to Lancaster County. Waiting for him to settle down and join the church. Waiting to marry him. But when news arrives that Ben has been killed, Jorie is devastated. She finds unlikely comfort in the

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She was waiting for love - and found it in the most unexpected place.  Jorie King’s life is on hold. She has been waiting for Ben Zook to return to Lancaster County. Waiting for him to settle down and join the church. Waiting to marry him. But when news arrives that Ben has been killed, Jorie is devastated. She finds unlikely comfort in the friendship of his brother Caleb. Friendship ripens into love, and two broken hearts plan for a life filled with the promise of a fresh beginning—until their worlds are turned upside down. With her realistic characters whose weaknesses develop into strengths, Suzanne Woods Fisher offers a listening experience that rises above the others. You will love growing in spirit with these complex people living the simple life as The Waiting transports you into a world where things aren’t as simple as they seem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598597851
Publisher:
Oasis Audio
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
Lancaster County Secrets Series , #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 5.57(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Woods Fisher’s interest in the Anabaptist culture can be directly traced to her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is the author of The Choice, Amish Peace, and Amish Proverbs. She hosts an internet radio show called Amish Wisdom and lives with her family in California.

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Waiting (Lancaster County Secrets Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
CoffeePlease More than 1 year ago
The second in the Lancaster County Secrets series, which I have fallen in love with! I actually purchased this book after I read the first and received the third to review - I wanted to be on top of things and boy, did I make the right choice in purchasing this book! We are brought back to the Zook family whom we met briefly in book 1, The Choice, and are knee deep in Amish life in the late1960's/early 1970s, the Vietnam War Era. Segregation abound. Many twists, plot turns, and interesting characters drive this story. Death, War, Post Traumatic Stress, Alzheimers, and most importantly LOVE and Faith in God. As pointed out, loss is prevalent in this story but faith in God is stronger and the healings of many hearts because of this strong faith is shown well again. Ms. Woods Fisher portrays life in the Amish town in Pennsylvania well and with great detail. Without spoiling the book, I do have to tell you that I loved the twists and turns and could almost see through the window of the one-roomed schoolhouse or the beauty of the horses foaling. Another fabulous read for any and all ages - I'd say from 7th grade up ... but in no means is this a "young adult" book. Excellent, again, for book groups looking to explore Amish, family dynamics and/or faith.
mrsred49 More than 1 year ago
In the second book of this series "Lancaster County Secrets" Suzanne once again write a great story about the Amish people. I have not got to read "The Choice" yet but this one picked up just fine on it's own.In this one Jorie King is living with her grandparents helping with their Percheron horses. Her parents had left and moved to Canada to set up a new Amish settlement up there, but Jorie didn't want to go as she was in love with a neighbor boy named Ben Zook, but he had signed up to go to Vietnam, but as the Amish do not believe in bearing arms toward another human, he was supposed to just be a helper, but was he? He left Jorie behind as he wanted to see more of the world, so she was going to be the school teacher the next year. She was not sure about teaching so many large eighth grade boys and they were all behind in their studies, so she needed to do something done, so that when the school board came around the next May they would pass their exams, but could she control so many large boys? In this book, a good friend passed away with Leukemia and left her husband and little girl. The lot was also coming up for a new preacher in their community, who would the lot fall on? This book is really good it is a little different than a lot of the Amish books I have read before, as it changed some of the ways, the older books wrote about. This book was sent to me by Revell Publishing for review.
LovenGod More than 1 year ago
Jorie King, is a young Amish woman who is in a holding patterns of sorts. She has been waiting on Ben Zook to come home from the Vietnam War, where he is serving as a concientious objector, waiting on him to come home, settle down and to marry her. However that all changes when several deaths happen very close together, first of all the Army declares Ben has been killed in the war and sends home his ashes, then Mary Ann Zook, Jorie's best friend dies, she is married to Ben's older brother Caleb. All has changed in Jorie's life and she is not sure what life will hold for her. She knows that she enjoys teaching at the little one room school, but the church elders and leaders are getting too many complaints about her methods. She sees the changes in her grandmother and they worry her, she worries about Caleb, and his daughter and younger brother. Caleb asking her to marry him throws her off, she can see that he is only asking because he needs a wife, not because he loves her, and she feels for him too deeply to marry for that reason only. Another wonderful story from Suzanne Woods Fisher, you will not want to put this book down. Jorie's faith is greatly tested, as is Caleb's faith. But they walk through it only with the help of God. Beautiful story, greatly written. 309 pages $14.99 US 5 stars. Available October 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This book was provided for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review.
kittycrochettwo More than 1 year ago
Set during the mid sixties, when the county is immersed in the Vietnam war. Jorie King is waiting for Ben Zook to return for the war, he is serving as a conscientious objector and has been sent to Vietnam. She told him she wouldn't wait, but has been doing just that, even though she has been getting on with her life, taking the job as the schoolteacher and helping on her grandfathers farm, turning down all requests from suitors. Caleb Zook, Ben's older brother has been thrust into the position as the caretaker of his family, he and his wife Mary Ann live on the family farm, taking care of the younger brothers and and their daughter Maggie, so when the news comes that Ben has been killed in action everyone is devastated. Soon after Caleb is faced with another tragedy that will shake his world even more. Just as Caleb and Jorie start the path toward healing, they are hit again with some life altering news that have them rethinking the choices they are making. It was so easy to get totally immersed in this story. This book is so much more than just another Amish romance. The depth of these characters and the issues they face really give this story a very realistic flavor.The characters are very well developed, I really enjoyed the secondary characters in this novel, the kind nature of Ephraim shines thru in his compassion towards animals as well as how he treats young Maggie, it was so great to see how he started to outgrow his speech problem, you could really feel his confidence growing. I also enjoyed the budding romance between Matthew and Lizzie and hope we get to read more about them in a future book. Even though this book is the second in the Lancaster County Secrets series it can easily be read as a stand alone book. The Waiting is a beautiful story about love, loss, and forgiveness, not a sad story at all but instead a story that gives us hope and encouragement and once again shows us the importance of family. One of the best Amish stories that I have read this year!
MarjorieVawter More than 1 year ago
Author Suzanne Woods Fisher caught my attention with her first book in this series, The Choice. So I've been looking forward to reading The Waiting. Suzanne's compelling storytelling style makes it difficult for me to put the book down. Waiting is never a fun occupation, but much of life consists of waiting on the Lord for His perfect timing and solutions to life's issues. This theme, expressed in the title, is incorporated into the story on several levels. The characters face tough issues with family, friends, and faith. Learning to wait on God takes precedence when Jorie and Cal face the unexpected. Their growth throughout the book is realistic, and the lessons they learn speak to me in some of the situations I've faced or am facing. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just started reading books from Suzanne Woods Fisher and as soon as i read the first book "the choice" i knew that i would be reading many more books from her. Thankyou miss Fisher for your wonderful books.
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WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
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.
MaryMannersauthor More than 1 year ago
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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