The Imposter by Suzanne Woods Fisher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: October 6th 2015 by Fleming H. Revell Company
ISBN 0800723201 (ISBN13: 9780800723200)
Series: The Bishop's Family #1
After the devastating loss of his wife, David moves his family. His oldest daughter, Katrina, is suffering from heart break. When an opportunity opens up for her to help a widowed woman with a new business, David feels it is a great chance for her to move past her broken heart. Once Katrina arrives at Moss Hill, she meets Andy, a man who seems to good to be true. There is a lot of deception going around the little town of Stoney Ridge, and some lives will be forever affected.
The Imposter has a lot of little stories weaved in to one big overall picture. At first, it was a little annoying because I wanted it to continue with one story and then it would change. However, I was so intrigued to know who the imposter was, or how that tied into the story, that all the story changes became quite interesting and I wanted to keep reading.
Katrina and her broken heart, wow, I have to say that was a bit of a shocker. Didn't see that one coming. I loved that she was trying to look out for her dad. While at the same time, she was trying to figure out who she was. She had recently lost her mom and almost died herself, then on top of that had a guy dump her and seemingly instantly moved on and was engaged to someone else. Her retreat to Moss Hill to help a widow with a new business was exactly what she needed. Throw in a man who seems too good to be true and keeps showing up in odd places, well, you have a story that keeps you on your toes.
I also enjoyed the stories of Jesse and Birdy. Jesse is a teen who doesn't know what his calling his. All he knows is he doesn't like to farm and doesn't really want to work at all. His dad talks with Hank, a buggy repairman, and gets Jesse to be Hank's apprentice. Hank is a man without much organization in his life, so when Jesse begins helping him, he is not surprised at how little Hank is actually teaching him about the business. Pretty soon, Jesse is debt collecting for Hank and is tempted by the prospects of more money in his own pocket that he takes a risk which lands him in deep trouble. And Birdy, such a quirky woman. I was just really intrigued by her character. Not the typical Amish character, she was so fun to watch as she changed throughout the story.
I really enjoyed this story and I liked that many of the characters weren't the typical Amish character. I also liked that it showed deception in the Amish community, which is something I've not read in too many other Amish stories. Well done Suzanne Woods Fisher!
I was graciously provided a free digital copy of this book from Revell in partnership with NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.
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