Another visit to Stoney Ridge was just as delightful as the past one!! Getting a chance to dive right into another novel by Suzanne Woods Fisher was just what I needed this weekend. A return to a slower pace, familiar faces and great new characters to become acquainted with.
The Imposter’s main characters are David Stoltzfus and his daughter Katrina. Honestly though, there were a myriad of characters along with these two, that it is almost unfair to say they were the main characters. There were many characters throughout the story that readers of Ms. Fisher’s past novels will know well from Hank Lapp, to Fern, to Jimmie. The new characters include Katrina’s brother Jesse, exboyfriend John, and newcomer Andy brought their own stories into Stoney Ridge, and there were many new twists and turns as well as romances.
So often when reading Amish Fiction we can sense that these characters really are above reproach, but in The Imposter, Ms. Fisher deals head on with issues that all of us are familiar with. I appreciated the honest approach to unmarried pregnancy, gambling and lying.
One of my favorite aspects of Stoney Ridge books is the value of family, seeing each of these families deal directly with real issues, and still remain true to each other. Whenever I read books that show how people can have struggles but remain true to themselves and offer forgiveness in the end. All of these topics give me encouragement with my own family life!
The Imposter was a super fast read, I honestly did not want to walk away, because I wanted to know what Katrina was going to do next, as well as what her brother Jesse was getting into! I loved watching David f
ind a new love after losing his wife in an accident in the not too distant past.
Read this book – you will love meeting all the Amish families in Stoney Ridge. You will enjoy the real-life challenges they all face and be inspired by how they love each other well. Suzanne Woods Fisher is an author you can trust every time! I love to read her books, and already cannot wait for The Quieting, her next novel in The Bishop’s Family series.
NOTE : I was offered a copy of The Imposter in exchange for an honest review.
More About 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, 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 Andy for 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?