Book Review : The Lesson

I admit, I am a sucker for a fun book.  I like a light-hearted story with great characters who I can see doing life with.  I like to see them face realistic challenges and deal head on with them.

Suzanne Woods Fisher has once again written a story about the Lapp family that will grab you quickly and draw you in until you finish the last page.  I love this family, they have their quirks, but I love how they live out life together.  I love how they get through challenges, work things out, and forgive. 

Mary Kate has been in the other two Lapp Family stories in the Stoney Ridge Series, The Keeper and The Haven.  In those stories you get a glimpse of this feisty young lady who is trying to figure out who she is.  I enjoyed her in the other stories, but delighted in her story this time!

In this story there is a mystery that Mary Kate (MK) witnesses, in a sense, that she is trying to solve.  All the while Jimmy, a young man her age, is trying to figure out who he is going to marry – and for a time thinks it may be MK.   Meanwhile another family enters Stoney Ridge with a mystery of where they are from, and who they are.  There is a further mystery surrounding the past of this young family that will keep you wondering until the end.

This is a charming story, but with its fair share of excitement and suspense.  I highly recommend this book, or any book by Suzanna Woods Fisher!  To read what others are saying check out HERE.

NOTE : I did receive a copy of The Lesson at no cost, in exchange for an honest review by LitFuse.

About the Book:

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.

Centered on one of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s most loved characters, this is the story fans have eagerly anticipated. The precocious M.K. is all grown up (well, almost) and ready to take on the world–with surprising results. Fisher’s trademark plot twists and turns are as unexpected and satisfying as ever in this third book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series.

Who is Suzanne Woods Fisher?

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is the host of internet radio show Amish Wisdom and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iphone or ipad! Download the Free App!

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1 thought on “Book Review : The Lesson

  1. Hi Janelle! Loved, loved, loved your review about “The Lesson!” Thanks so much for being a part of the blog tour and for taking the time to write such a thoughtful synopsis. Sneak peek..Jimmy Fisher plays a big role in the next series. 🙂
    Warmly, Suzanne

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