The first books introduced us to the Lapp family through the tales of the two older daughters, Julia and Sadie. Now the youngest daughter, Mary Kate, is growing up and facing adulthood. Unlike her stable sisters, M.K. is a flighty, mischievous girl struggling to find her own way in such a structured society.
“In her wildest dreams, spunky and impulsive nineteen-year-old Mary Kate Lapp never imagined herself behind a schoolteacher’s desk. A run-in (literally) with the schoolteacher compels her to act as a substitute teacher, just as her restless desire to see the world compels her to apply for a passport . . . just in case. The only thing of interest to M.K. in the sleepy Amish community of Stoney Ridge is the unexplained death of a sheep farmer that coincided with the arrival of a mysterious young man into the community. Frustrated that no one takes the crime seriously, she takes matters into her own hands. Unfortunately, as tends to be the case for M.K., she jumps headlong into trouble.”
If you’ve never read a book by Suzanne Woods Fisher before, I know you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Her personal, in-depth knowledge of the Amish community and its people shines through each and every character. Her cast is rich and full of details. I enjoyed the quirkiness of Mary Kate and her persistent efforts to solve the mystery of the sheep farmer. The characters of Chris and Jenny Yoder are a refreshing change of pace from most traditional Amish novels. Their history as foster children being raised Amish is a compelling tale that I enjoyed. A story you are sure to enjoy!
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I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for this review. I received no other compensation, and as always… I’m free to tell you what I really think.
So I do…