Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Return By Suzanne Woods Fisher

Beautiful and winsome, Betsy Zook never questioned her family's rigid expectations, nor those of devoted Hans, but then she never had to. Not until the night when she's taken captive in a surprise Indian raid. During her captivity, Betsy faces brutality and hardship, but also unexpected kindness. She draws strength from native Caleb, who encourages her to find God in all circumstances. She finds herself torn between her pious upbringing and the intense new feelings this compelling man awakens within her.

Handsome and complex, Hans is greatly anguished by Betsy's captivity and turns to Tessa Bauer for comfort. Eagerly, Tessa responds, overlooking troubling signs of Hans's hunger for revenge. When Betsy is finally restored to the Amish, have things gone too far between Hans and Tessa?

Inspired by true events, this deeply layered novel gives a glimpse into the tumultuous days of prerevolutionary Pennsylvania through the eyes of two young, determined, and faith-filled women.

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Suzanne Woods Fisher has a specialty: she writes about real people living in faith-based communities. With over 750,000 copies of books sold worldwide, she is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than twenty-five books, ranging from children's books ('The Adventures of Lily Lapp' series) to novels ("The Choice") to non-fiction books ("Amish Peace: Simple Living for a Complicated World").

When Suzanne isn't writing, she's probably playing with puppies. She's been involved with Guide Dogs for the Blind for over fifteen years. Raising puppies, she says, is like eating a potato chip. You just can't stop at one.

Readers are invited to stop by Suzanne's website at:

My Thoughts...

This is book three in An Amish Beginnings series.
I would read them all in order and not as stand alones although Fisher does have a  Cast of Characters in the beginning of the book so you won't be lost.
This is one of the best historical series that I have read and I am not big fan of historical reads.
It has been researched very well. It is not your cookie cutter Amish series at all. No same ole, same ole Amish book. It is well worth your time to read and enjoy it.
I gave this book 4 stars. I recommend the whole series be read in order.
 The Mary Reader received this book from the author for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own. 


  1. My library has ordered this series for me, so I will check with them today to see if the ordered this one by chance already for me.

  2. Not sure about this book, my wife has been reading alot of series I will have to ask about this one.

  3. I'm not reading Amish books anymore. They are all the same.

  4. Thanks for this review sounds like a good read.

  5. I like historical books they are always good when the author knows what she is writing about.

  6. Thanks for sharing this, I will check it out.

  7. I like Suzanne Woods books. I can't wait to read this one. Great review Mary.

  8. Can't wait to read this! Thank you so much Mary for this review!

  9. SWF's books see so good. Great review, Mary!

  10. I have this one next on my TBR pile! Love Suzanne's writing :-)
    Great review thanks for sharing Mary!

  11. This one is coming up next for me and I am excited to read it! Thanks for your awesome review!

  12. Yes Please !!!!!! Blessings ,DanaGirl