The Keeper

  • Title: The Keeper
  • Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • ISBN: 9780800719876
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Keeper A family A farm A heart All in need of repair Life on Windmill Farm hasn t been the same since Julia Lapp s father has had trouble with his heart But that doesn t stop Julia from hoping for a bright f
    A family A farm A heart All in need of repair.Life on Windmill Farm hasn t been the same since Julia Lapp s father has had trouble with his heart But that doesn t stop Julia from hoping for a bright future She has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl Now twenty one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation But when Paul tells her heA family A farm A heart All in need of repair.Life on Windmill Farm hasn t been the same since Julia Lapp s father has had trouble with his heart But that doesn t stop Julia from hoping for a bright future She has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl Now twenty one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation But when Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding again she is determined to change his mind She knows who is to blame for Paul s sudden reluctance to wed the Bee Man.Roman Troyer, the Bee Man, travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators A mysterious man who relishes his nomadic life, Roman especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year But with Julia seriously at odds with him, Windmill Farm is looking decidedly less appealing.Can Julia secure the future she s always dreamed of Or does God have something else in mind

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    About Suzanne Woods Fisher


    1. 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. Paul Fisher is not the guy for Julia Lapp, even if they are promised to one another. She's finally woken up and realized his cold feet might mean something. But she's angry. And she targets Roman Troyer, the Bee Man, as the instigator (with a little prompting from others!)Roman is far from home, a man who roams from place to place with his bees. He has a streak of white hair announcing the trauma he's experienced because if one looks closely they'll see a handsome young man. He's not as old as s [...]

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    2. I read this on the kindleThis book is one of the best Amish Books i read for a long time not taking anything away from other Amish books i have read It a story about a family on Windmill Farm, Amos a widower Julia, Merino, Sadie & Mary Kate (MK) & there is Uncle HankPaul Fisher keeps postponing his wedding to Julia, Amos is getting weaker due to a weak heart, Merino is someone who is slightly slow but loved by allFern comes to the farm as a housekeeper, Roman is the Bee Man & comes a [...]

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    3. I have recently discovered the wonderful author Suzanne Woods Fisher. Every one of her books that I have read so far, has totally drawn me in, and got me turning the pages, even the one that wasn't a work of fiction, which normally I find harder to get through self help type books.You know you have a good book in your hands, when you can't wait to get to the end to see how everything turns out, until you are getting close to the end, and the you change to not wanting it to end. That is my experi [...]

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    4. In general, I gravitate toward edgier books, so I didn't expect to enjoy The Keeper as much as I did. However, the storytelling was excellent, and I became very invested in the characters. I'm glad to learn that it's the first in a series because I want to follow the sisters' stories further. Although there was romance, I would classify this book more as family fiction. Each character was unique, and the author gave them all a life and breath of their own. I fell in love with the entire family. [...]

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    5. I really enjoyed the Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher. It's a fictional story based on some facts. Julia, her sisters Sadie and MK (Mary Kate) and brother Menno who is slow try to run the farm and keep the house. They are failing miserably at it. Jack, dad Amos's brother brings in a housekeeper Fern. There is a clash of wills at first Braden the children and Fern. Then the bee man comes. He is very friendly to Amos and agrees to stay through the harvest. Julia and Rome the bee man don't see eye to [...]

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    6. Free 05-14-15amazon/Keeper-Stoney-R

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    7. There were four reasons I decided to read The Keeper, the first in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s Stoney Ridge Seasons series. 1.) I was invited to take part in a Litfuse Blog Tour for the second book in this series (The Haven, which I just got in the mail this week). 2.) I got this book for free for Kindle back in May and it was just sitting there waiting for me. 3.) I have NEVER once read an Amish novel in my life. I thought I should try the genre out. 4.) I’ve decided that it’s probably a good [...]

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    8. Amos Lapp has a grave heart condition. His farm, Windmill Farm, is in disarray and his children are doing the best that they can to get the crops planted. Julia's excitement about her upcoming wedding to Paul Fisher is short-lived when he visits her produce stand one day. He's been speaking with The Bee Man and thinks they should postpone the wedding. Julia is heart-broken, as this is the second time this has happened.Sadie is doing the best she can to cook their meals and take care of the house [...]

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    9. Today I have a review of a very interesting book I can't wait to tell you about. My first keeper book of the year!I am not a real big fan of Amish stories. With that in mind, I loved this book! The Keeper is definitely a keeper:) The plot of this book somehow seemed different. That is one of my major gripes with Amish books is that many of the plots all center around the same thing. A girl, or guy, who is not happy with the Amish life so he or she leaves. They go through their time of sowing wil [...]

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    10. Another great book by Suzanne Woods Fisher! From the first page till the last page of this book, I had a hard time putting this book down. I have to admit that there was not a slow page in it.The story of Windmill farm brought tears to my eyes but at the same time brought lifted spirits. The story of Julia and her upcoming marriage to Paul Fisher both broke my heart when he postponed it but at the same time I was hoping that she would see him for what he really was.And oh the Bee Man, what a lif [...]

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    11. This was a lovely story full of romance and special relationships that is very different from a lot of the Amish novels that are being written now.What I love the most about this author is her sense of characterization. All of her characters are so well-written, with layers upon layers of personality, that it is hard to believe they don’t really exist. Julia, for example, is a fully fledged person, with her positive and negative sides in constant battle, which makes her a fascinating person to [...]

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    12. Suzanne Woods Fisher has done it again, she has written another EXCELLENT book to start off a new series. For 2012, I am going to recommend this book every chance I get.Fall in love with the characters.Be moved by the details that you feel like are there in Lancaster County, Pa.Smile, Laugh, and Cry.Read God at work with the characters.Julia is the oldest, followed by Menno, then Sadie, and the youngest Mary Kate (M.K.). Their dad Amos and their Uncle Hank. All of them are the Lapp members.Paul [...]

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    13. OutstandingThis story is one that will bring you to tears over the effects which take place to the Lapp family. But then you will be laughing out loud at the antics of M.K. and Menno. Julia is doing her best to keep things going on the windmill farm but she can't do it all. Along comes Fern to the rescue, or is she? Julia thought she had found the perfect matter in Paul, but once again he has postponed the wedding where well that leave Julia?As you read the story you will find it heart warming a [...]

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    14. This book is anything but plain Amish.There is growing up, love loss, finding love again, puppies, rare birds, uncle buck,Heath issues, special child, gambling and good old fashion quilting.What is there not to love.

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    15. I don't read a lot of Amish books because they tend to all be the same, but this one surprised me. First, it didn't feel like an Amish book. And the ending was a surprise! But, looking back now, it shouldn't have been. It was a good story.

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    16. 1st in Stoney Ridge series. Excellent story of the Lapp family and the two people who come into their lives and make a huge difference. Very emotional story!

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    17. I absolutely LOVE this book! Mrs. Fisher is one of my all-time FAVORITE writers, with her behind the story you will never be disappointed!

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    18. What a cute book!! I LOVED this book. It was such a good story and very entertaining.

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    19. Trials and tribulations come to all of us, and Julia's family has had their share. After the death of her mother, Julia's father's heart started to fail him. Now Julia, the eldest of four children, is tasked with holding the family together while trying to farm the land her father is now too weak to farml while trying to keep her Uncle from heaping more embarrassment on her and the family. Her fiance, Paul, has already postponed their wedding twice! While Julia is focusing on trying to get Paul [...]

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    20. Julie’s quilts were a prize to have, and as Rome looked over Julie’s vegetable garden with flowers as boarders, it was as a quilt, also. He loved the peace and tranquility, of this place. Julie blames him, for the wedding being called off again, he is the Bee Keeper that comes around once a year. Last year, it was called off, when he came and now again. What’s with this, or is it really Paul or to the astonishment of Rome, asks if he interested in her, is why he is doing this. A delightful [...]

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    21. I'll be honest, when I started reading this book I bought I was going to be unhappy with it. While I love Amish fiction I thought all the characters felt shallow and annoying. Julia was vain, Mary Kate obnoxious, Paul a self centered jerk, Sadie too shy to be useful in the series and Fern mean and villainous. I mean who walks into a strangers house and behaves that way! But the characters changes grew, may be faster than possible in real life but they became more likable and taught the reader so [...]

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    22. It challenged me. Why did I not think to give my late husbands body to help others.No one asked we were too shocked if only I could turn back the clockIt must be lovely to know that a part of your loved one is still alive and giving life to others. I t showed me that I wasn't trust God but I will try nowIt challenged me why did I not give my late husbands body like Menno No one asked it would be lovely to know that he lived on and gave life to someone

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    23. Excellent book and character development. The different directions taken by the author were well, they truly surprised me .Excellent book and character development. The different directions taken by the author were well, they truly surprise me, can't wait to read more about Stoney Ridge.

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    24. I started this book awhile back and got busy with Thanksgiving and I finally had the time to finish it and write up a review! Suzanne Woods Fisher is a fairly new author to me but I am very impressed so far. I have a few more books of hers to pick up and after reading this one—I’m really looking forward to it! Few authors bring me to tears with a book and my kindle really got a workout with all the highlighting of quotes I found. You can tell the author knows her Bible and her characters pos [...]

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    25. Very Good book, well written, kept you interested in finding out what was going to happen next with the characters

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    26. RefreshingI chose this book because I enjoy reading stories surrounded by simplicity and profound messages. This book delivered just as I thought it would.

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    27. I love this book and the characters. Laughted out loud at times and cried like a baby at others. Enjoying the Stoney Ridge series and hope to get to the remaining books in the series.

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    28. WOW! What a GREAT book! Tears shed while reading this.a couple times! Onto book #2!

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    29. The last 3 or 4 chapters were missing, so I don't know how it ended! That was a little frustrating.

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    30. This was great, never saw that ending coming, sad but loved it

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