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The Search is the third in the Lancaster Country Secrets books, The Choice and The Waiting are the others in this series written by Suzanne Woods Fisher.
I have thoroughly enjoyed Suzanne’s books. As I have stated before, I am intrigued as many others are of the Amish and their lifestyle. In The Search the characters vary from predictable to very unpredictable and humorous, especially Grandma Bertha :-). Her escapades were deliberate and with a purpose, however, she dearly loved her family. And I loved the name of Bertha’s family farm – Rose Hill Farm.
Bertha “tricks” her granddaughter Betsy into visiting for the summer. But as I stated in the previous paragraph, Bertha had her reasons for the trickery. During Betsy’s visit, Bertha teaches Betsy many new things and Betsy learns to love her Grandmother. Betsy’s life is also changed because of a family secret.
This book does an exceptional job of dealing the issue of family secrets, the aftermath of them, as well as the love and forgiveness that may be found when dealing with the hurtful feelings secrets may cause. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28.
No matter how hard the “all things” are, it is always important to remember that God is over all and in all that happens to us. This is a very good reminder. I can think of many things that I wish never could have happened. It takes faith to believe that God is working things out for our greater good when circumstances seem to indicate otherwise. This is the message I took away from this book.
The Search is available now in stores everywhere and to celebrate Suzanne is hosting The Search iPad Giveaway! See details below:
One Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad Prize Package worth over $500 and includes:
* A brand new iPad (16KB with Wi-Fi)
* Signed copies of all three Lancaster Country Secrets books (The Choice, The Waiting, & The Search)
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form/s, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest. Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on February 3rd at Suzanne’s Everything is Coming Up Roses Facebook Party. (Did you know The Search takes place on a rose farm?)
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