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The Imposter Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out she was going to marry John and live happily ever after Those plans started to crumble when her father moved the family to Stoney Ridge

  • Title: The Imposter
  • Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • ISBN: 9780800723200
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback
  • Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out she was going to marry John and live happily ever after Those plans started to crumble when her father moved the family to Stoney Ridge, then completely collapsed when John decided to marry someone else Katrina is devastated How could she have felt so loved, yet been so deceived As she struggles to face aKatrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out she was going to marry John and live happily ever after Those plans started to crumble when her father moved the family to Stoney Ridge, then completely collapsed when John decided to marry someone else Katrina is devastated How could she have felt so loved, yet been so deceived As she struggles to face a future without him, a widow asks for her help to start a new business and Katrina quickly agrees She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose What she doesn t need is attention from Andy Miller, a farm hand who arrives at the widow s farm just when help is most needed and who always seems to say the right thing, and be in the right place, at the right time Is Andyfor real, or too good to be true Deceived once before, Katrina is determined to keep her feelings in check When a cascade of events is set in motion by some surprising information, the little Amish church is turned upside down Soon, everyone has a stake in the outcome, and the community struggles to find the best response to an imposter in their midst Can they forgive even the most deceitful deeds

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    1. Suzanne Woods Fisher

      Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award winning author of fiction and non fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio show turned blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking Such magazine Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain A theme in her books her life is that you don t have to go Amish to incorporate the principles of simple living Suzanne lives in California with her family and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind To her way of thinking, you just can t life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone s underwear in its mouth Suzanne can be found on line at suzannewoodsfisher

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    1. I think I've finally recognized why Suzanne Woods Fisher is my favorite author of Amish fiction. She focuses on family relationships, her characters are realistically flawed, and despite the imperfections and conflict they experience, there is an undercurrent of hope and a message of peace found in submitting to God. All these elements are woven together so seamlessly in The Imposter. It is not obvious who in the small Amish community fit the title, and by the end of the story there are some une [...]


    2. The ImposterSuzanne Woods FisherReceived from Netgalley for an honest reviewE IMPOSTER is the first book in The Bishop's Family series.I've always loved reading Suzanne Woods Fisher's stories and THE IMPOSTER is exactly why. None of her characters are perfect, they all have flaws or secrets and that makes them very relatable. There is a new preacher in Stoney Ridge and it is David Stolzfus. He has been a widow for only a year and looks at Stoney Ridge as a place for a new start for himself as we [...]


    3. Complete review at The Power of Words: bit/1UQ6IGXRead any book by Suzanne Woods Fisher and you will discover a gold mine, for hidden gems await you that can’t be readily seen on the surface. Rich characterization will always be found, but it goes much deeper than that. I think the best way to describe Suzanne’s writing is that she has her finger on the very heartbeat of life – joys, sorrows, dreams, heartbreaks, longings, temptation – all beautifully conveyed through the daily life of h [...]


    4. This was my first read by Suzanne Woods Fisher and it definitely won't be my last. Suzanne has a way of telling a story that completely absorbs the reader and makes them feel like they are part of the story. I was hooked from the prologue.This book begins with David Stolzfus moving his family to Stoney Ridge. He makes a comment to Bishop Elmo that the town seems like The Garden of Eden to which Elmo responds, "There is no such thing, David." On the next page, Elmo whispers, "Beware, David. A sna [...]


    5. You know what I was thinking when I closed the final page of this story? "If these were real people, I'd become Amish too, just to live among them." That's how much I loved these characters! Now, if you read the back of the book you might think that Katrina and Andy are the primary characters and so expect them to be your favourite. But while I found each of them to be wonderful characters in their own right, it is really Birdy who stole the show for me. Already considered an old maid in the Ami [...]


    6. Suzanne Woods Fisher writes the kind of Amish fiction I love to read. Charming but realistic characters (flaws and all!), humor, heart, and truth I can apply to my own life. She weaves subtle humor between profound truths and packages it all in an engaging style that keeps readers absorbed from cover to cover. The reminder to let God write your story is one that anybody – Amish, non-Amish, even someone just curious about Jesus – can embrace and take to heart. The cleverly-selected title, whi [...]


    7. Another great book from Suzanne Woods Fisher. I have to say this book threw me for more loops than a roller-coaster. I would begin to think I knew where she was going with this story, only to be tossed a curve. I love it! Favorite character? Birdy, she was so real, and so refreshing to read. Least favorite character? Jesse, he was a scam artist, it will be interesting to see where Suzanne takes this character. This story is refreshing, it is different from most Amish novels because no one, well [...]


    8. MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOKKatrina Stoltzfus is struggling with the accident that killed her mother, as well as seriously injuring herself, but she cannot move on because of taking care of her dad and siblings. That is until a widow lady needs help with her new business and Katrina’s dad decides Katrina should be the one to help. What Katrina wasn’t expecting was the attraction to Andy Miller, the new hired help. As with all of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s books, this is another awesome read! Fille [...]


    9. Amish/Mennonite Fiction with a couple of exceptions (Jolina Petersheim and Bob Hostetler) is not a genre I typically read. However, I won two Amish Fiction books as part of a book bundle so wanted to give this series a try. While I was not awash in pleasure while reading The Imposter, it was a good novel.In the Imposter, David is a widowed minister trying to maintain integrity in Stoney Ridge. His son Jesse is getting into trouble while trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life. Dav [...]


    10. This book was okay. My favorite character is Birdie. I also liked David. I hope that Birdie gets her HEA. Those are the only two characters that I liked. If I had liked more of the characters in this book, I would have liked this story more. I was surprised by some of the topics that were in this story. It made the story interesting enough for me to finish this book.


    11. I loved this book. This is the story of the Bishop's family. Their loves and losses, their human faults and their attributes. I am going to read the next book in this series right now. I highly recommend this book


    12. "The Imposter" By Suzanne Woods FisherSuzanne has done it again!! She has written the first book in a new series, "The Bishop's Family", that grabs your interest immediately. When I looked at the back cover and saw this statement, "A heart once deceived should not be easily fooled again", I just knew this story was another winner! The main character, Katrina Stoltzfus, was confident that she had life and love figured out. Marrying John was going to produce a "happily ever after" ending to her ch [...]


    13. My thoughts or rather my coworker, Bonnie's thoughts:Dawn here: Every once in a while I'll accidentally request a book that I didn't want to review. That's what happened here. Amish fiction is not one of the genres I enjoy reading, and I knew that I wouldn't be able to give an honest review. So I asked one of my co-workers, Bonnie, if she'd like to read the book and review it for me this month. You see, Amish fiction is a genre that she enjoys. She was happy to do so, and asked me when the revie [...]


    14. My first thought after reading "The Imposter" is I am never going to be able to write a review that is going to really say what I think about this book so I will just say "It is wunderbaar," which means wonderful in Amish terms."The Imposter" by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the first book of the series ( The Bishop's Family ). I cannot wait to read the second book "The Quieting". There is an excerpt from "The Quieting" at the end of "The Imposter" but no I didn't read this excerpt because it would ma [...]


    15. "By watching you cope with the problems you were facing. You didn't run away. You didn't look for the easy way out. You faced things, head-on, and tried to work through them, not around them. You woke up my world. "See reviews first on my blogWhen David decided to move his family to another community after the death of his wife, he had no real idea what he was getting himself into besides the warning the bishop gave him before he died."Beware, David. A snake is the garden."After I read that I wa [...]


    16. Finally, Hank looked at David with tears rimming his eyes.He bobbed his head in almost schoolboyish fashion, evidently not trusting his voice. Clearing his throat, he said,"I'll teach your boy everything I know."Katrina fell in love with John and was sure he was planning to marry her, but that is not the case at all. He has someone else he will wed. Andy Miller comes along to help on Thelma's farm at the same time that Katrina moves in with Thelma to help her and Andy is far too goodlooking for [...]


    17. It seems that somehow every autumn I end up visiting Amish country. Unfortunately this year is one of the few times that I haven't yet had the opportunity to explore Sugarcreek, Ohio, and the surrounding towns in person. As all bookworms know, however, you can journey just about any where through the pages of a book.Suzanne Woods Fisher's Amish stories are always my go-to reads when I'm looking to experience Plain life in print. This time we are once again invited to Stoney Ridge through her new [...]


    18. The title had me wondering, through most of this novel, who was the word Imposter referring to? I was surprised at the fact that it could be more than one. Since the cover, with its picture of a girl with a bonnet alludes to the fact that it could be someone who was pretending to be Amish, but is in actuality not Amish, I thought I knew who it meant. It turns out I was wrong. The story pulled me from my farm in northern Alberta into the farming community of the Amish in Stony Ridge, and once the [...]


    19. I was sent a copy of The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Earlier this year I read Suzanne Woods Fisher’s novel The Choice and couldn’t put it down. So when I saw that she was releasing a new series I jumped at the chance to read and review it. I went into The Imposter with high expectations and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. I found the two female leads to be quite relatable. Despite Jesse’s knack for getting himself into less than [...]


    20. I could hardly set this book down! It is the first book in a series titled The Bishop’s Family and is set in Stoney Ridge, where the author has set some other stories in the past. I have not read the other books set in this location, but it did not hinder my understanding of the community at all.There are many characters in the book, but not too many to become confusing. My favorite characters were definitely Katrina, Birdy, and David. I thought the author did a very good job with conveying th [...]


    21. AMAZING! Returning to these characters and Stoney Ridge is like being reacquainted with old friends! :) I feel that the book is different than the book description though. Instead of being just centered around Katrina, like I originally thought, it's more about her whole family. Shocking twists and things I never saw coming blew my mind and the humor kept me laughing so much I couldn't read this book in public! :D I absolutely LOVE this book and I can't wait for the next one! A Must Read in my o [...]


    22. Suzanne Woods Fishers is one of the top Amish authors, definitely one of my favorites. I've read every one of her books so far and loved most of them. THE IMPOSTER is definitely a book for the keeper shelf. Not only did it introduce new characters to love but allowed us to revisit old friends. David is a very interesting preacher, one I couldn't help but love. I also loved the way he allowed God to work and speak in his life. His daughter Katrina was a dear. I saw where her story was going, but [...]


    23. Suzanne has done it yet again. She has woven another memorable story that you are going to fall in love with. The Imposter is book one in The Bishop’s Family series. It is like a breath of fresh air being taken back to Stoney Ridge such a wonderful place to visit in my mind. You even get to catch up with a couple of characters from another series. I can picture the town and the characters that I have come to love in my mind and heart. I felt so many emotions while reading this story from love, [...]


    24. I really liked the ending. I liked the spiritual knowledge.I didn't like that it was not really Amish. More like mainstream Christian with a prayer cap.I got very frustrated by the lack of authenticity.


    25. Wow! Some things turned out how I suspected they would but others were totally unexpected. I suggest you read The Inn at Eagle Hill series before starting this series. It's not necessary, but it does help.



    26. There is a reason why fans of Amish fiction love books by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Her writing style is warm and inviting, and you'll feel very much at home with her delightful characters.


    27. Monday, March 28, 2016The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher, © 2015The Bishop's Family, Book 1I wasn't ready for this book to end. Here are some wonderful quotes from The Imposter:Thelma Beiler: "love can't find a way when hate has a hold on your heart."Birdy Glick: "Did you know that trees do most of their growth in winter? Their roots push down to find deepwater sources. So what's seen in spring is the proud display of winter labor, but it's the empty times when the most growth has occurred."D [...]


    28. As I shared in other book reviews, my mom absolutely LOVES Amish stories. She says she enjoys stories about the more simple times and the clear priorities of faith and family that define the Amish lifestyle. We decided that if any opportunities come up for book reviews on Amish books, she would gladly read them and provide me with her review.Below is my mother's review of The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher:The Imposter has a lot of little stories weaved into one big overall picture. Sometimes [...]


    29. Once again I've jumped into a series mid-plot ( a habit i'm starting to become accustomed too) so I was pleasantly surprised to find this story stood reasonably well as a stand-alone with prior book references merely strengthening my desire to go back and become better acquainted with the Stoltzfus family.This was an even bigger surprise as Amish fiction (my husband and I debated this but i'm convinced Amish fiction is its own sub-genre) is not my go-to genre.Suzanne's characters are so lively a [...]


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