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A Season on the Wind #ourgoodlifebooklist

 I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley.  All comments are my own.

My readers probably know how much I love a good Amish romance book.  What you probably didn't know was how much I love birds, too!  This book by Suzanne Woods Fisher has managed to combine two of my favorite things to create this one great book: A Season on the Wind.

From Amazon:

Ben Zook had only two loves in his life: books and birds. In a stroke of good fortune, he'd stumbled onto a way to cobble together those two loves into a career, writing books about rare birds. He was as free as a bird--until a chase for a rare White-winged Tern takes him to the one place on earth he planned to never return: his Amish home in Stoney Ridge.

Desperate for photographs of the elusive tern, Ben hires a local field guide, Micah Weaver, and boards at Micah's farm, planning to "bag the bird" and leave Stoney Ridge before anyone recognizes him. But he neglected to plan for Micah's sister, Penny.

One long-ago summer, Penny had introduced Ben to birding, even sharing with him a hidden eagle aerie. That was when she knew true love. She'd always hoped he would come back to Stoney Ridge. Back to his Amish roots. Back to her. The only problem? Ben has absolutely no memory of Penny.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher welcomes her readers to the Amish community at Stoney Ridge in this engaging story of discovering just who the rare birds are in life.

My take:

As I mentioned earlier, this Amish romance book combines two of my favorite things, Amish stories, and birds!  The characters in the book are charming and I enjoyed this peaceful story with a powerful twist.  I enjoy a book that makes me slow down, relax, and think of things other than my busy life. 

The book tells about a bird that is blown off course and spotted in an area that it is not usually seen (this reminds me of a chapter in one of the Little House books where Pa finds what is thought to be a Great Auk).  Micah is becoming a well-known person when it comes to birds and when Ben Zook hears about the bird, he hires Micah to come with him.  The story revolves around Penny and Ben, where we watch them as they spend time together. 

The story is about community, the lives of the people, and their perspectives, like those of Penny, Micah, Ben, and more. I have always enjoyed learning about the culture of the Amish community and this book gives you much to think about.

The Author:

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 live too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.

Suzanne can be found online at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com

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  1. I've always been intrigued by Amish stories as well. I will have to pick up this book!

  2. This sounds like a good book. It will be perfect for a cold winter day read.

  3. I've not read a romance book in ages. I've never read an Amish romance book. It could be interesting.

  4. I've never read an Amish romance novel before. Sounds so interesting!

  5. This is my first time learning about this book, it sounds like a great read.

  6. Richelle Escat11:10 PM

    It sounds like a great book to try. Thanks for the review. I will definitely read this sometime.

  7. I like to read romance books once ina while but I have never read an Amish romance book. Their culture is really interesting, so I'll add this book to my reading list.

  8. I love reading because it really opens up your mind to other worlds. I don't know a lot about Amish culture so it would be interesting to find out more.

  9. I don't read romance books much but this is worth a try. Thanks for sharing

  10. Sounds like an amazing book! You made me so curious!

  11. I wonder why he doesn't remember her? Just no recollection, or something happened? This would be cool to read.

  12. Looks like a good read, my sister loves romance novels. I'll recommend it to her. Thanks for sharing!


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