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Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Keeper

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Julia Lapp is completely frustrated with her fiance’ Paul Fisher and the traveling beekeeper, Roman Troyer.  If Julia had it her way, the meddling beekeeper would never set foot on her property again!  There’s an epidemic of broken engagements going around and Julia thinks Roman is the cause.

Once again, Paul unexpectedly postpones his wedding to Julia right after talking to the carefree, traveling man who shows up once a year to help pollinate the Amish orchards.  Julia begins to wonder if she’ll ever make it to the altar and say her vows and she’s not alone.   Several other weddings are cancelled when the grooms get cold feet and the jilted brides- to -be are blaming Roman Troyer for influencing their sweethearts.  

Adding insult to injury, Julia has to tolerate Fern Graber, the crochety, stern woman who comes to help out with the household chores while Julia’s father is ailing with heart problems and waiting for a transplant.  Fern is rigid, no-nonsense and  determined to whip the house and the inhabitants into shape, much to the chagrin of the Lapp girls.

I not only enjoyed this humorous story, but the characters as well. I really appreciated that while the story revolves around Amish characters, the book wasn’t overdone in Pennsylvania Dutch, and had a more contemporary feel.

First book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, The Keeper is a wonderful story and gives readers a lot to look forward to in the books following.

Order a copy here

Watch the trailer here

Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Disclosure of Material Connection:

I received this book free from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Suzanne is hosting a "honey of a giveaway"during the blog tour for The Keeper!  During 1/3-1/17 you can enter to win an iPad2 from Suzanne and connect with her on January 17th at The Keeper Facebook Party!

During the giveaway one Grand Prize winner will receive a Prize Pack valued at $600:

  • A brand new 16 KB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • A $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of The Keeper
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1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Hi Cafe Lily!
Thanks so much for reviewing my book and sharing it with your readers. So glad you enjoyed the humor in the story! I just finished the last in the series (M.K.'s book) and I am already missing that quirky Lapp family. Blessings to you in 2012. Warmly, Suzanne