Title: The Quieting (The Bishop’s Family #2)
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Genre: Amish Fiction
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
About the book:
It was a well-laid plan – but it wasn’t her plan . . .
It’s all her grandmother’s fault. For the last few months, Abigail Stoltzfus has helped her father with his genealogical research, hoping that breaking through a client’s brick wall would also break his melancholy. But now her intrusive grandmother has set her sights on marrying off Abigail and insists she come to Stoney Ridge, where there is a plethora of eligible bachelors.
Except that Mammi is mistaken. There are no eligible bachelors in Stoney Ridge, barring one, and he’s all wrong. Dane Glick has the wrong last name and the wrong relatives – including the bishop who is at odds over a church matter with Abigail’s uncle, minister David Stoltzfus.
As the conflict grows, setting family against family, it’s becoming clear that the path to a solution may lead to a Quieting – a removal of a church leader. But for which one? And when Abigail stumbles onto a curious connection during her genealogical research, it could help David solve one problem – but will it create another?
A wonderfully deep Amish novel!
This book is part of a “true” series. You need to read book one before reading this one for the story to make sense.
A few new characters arrive in Stoney Ridge to join the community. They are as well developed as all of the previous characters. I thoroughly enjoyed my second visit in this small town. A number of the returning characters have matured beautifully and I really liked seeing how they handle the new problems and questions that they face.
The recurring theme through this story is stubborn people who see their whole purpose as “fixing” everything for everyone. It was very thought provoking for me to see how others struggled to understand them. They had to learn how to deal with these difficult individuals and how to trust God to lead them as to when to stand up to them.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am giving it a rating of 5 stars. I highly recommend it. I can’t wait to find out what happens in the next book in this series.