The Haven

When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she is faced with a decision one that goes against her very essence Yet it s the only way she can think of to protect a loved one.Schoolteacher Gideon Smucker has been crazy about Sadie since boyhood But his response to her surprising decision undermines his own reputation and his relWhen Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she is faced with a decision one that goes against her very essence Yet it s the only way she can think of to protect a loved one.Schoolteacher Gideon Smucker has been crazy about Sadie since boyhood But his response to her surprising decision undermines his own reputation and his relationship with Sadie.College student Will Stoltz is spending the spring at the Lapp farm as a guard for a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons courtesy of the Lancaster County Game Warden Will needs to get his life back on track, but his growing friendship with Sadie threatens his plans.The lives of these three individuals intertwine, and then unravel as unexpected twists create ripples through the town of Stoney Ridge and through Sadie s heart.Once again, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher intrigues and delights with a story that explores the bonds of friendship, family, and true love Readers will enjoy every surprise in Sadie s story as they search for the truth hidden within these pages.
The Haven When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter she is faced with a decision one that goes against her very essence Yet it s the only way she can think of to prot

  • Title: The Haven
  • Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • ISBN: 9780800719883
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Mrs. Fisher is an all time favorite of mine. This was an excellent series. Somehow I missed this one and am so glad I realized this. As always the characters are delightful. Even stern Fern. These books are always uplifting and enchanting.

    2. About the book: (from Revell) On a warm spring day, Sadie Lapp returns home to her quiet, unassertive life in Stoney Ridge after spending the winter in Ohio.Gideon Smucker, an awkward schoolteacher, has been in love with Sadie since childhood and eagerly awaits her return. But does Sadie feel the same about him?Will Stoltz, a charming and impetuous college student, has been banished for a semester and sent to babysit endangered peregrine falcons nesting at the Lapp farm. He'd rather be anywhere [...]

    3. Sadie Lapp returns home to Stoney Ridge after a long winter visit to Ohio. As she approaches her home there seems to be a large crowd on the road and property. What a wonderful surprise she is told there is a pair of peregrine falcons preparing to nest on their property. Her brother would have loved watching the falcons. As she greets her family it is very apparent she also has a little surprise for them. She isn't sure how they will react to her surprise, especially Gideon Smucker whom she has [...]

    4. Title: THE HAVENAuthor: Suzanne Woods FisherPublisher: RevellAugust 2012ISBN: 978-0800719883Genre: Inspirational/AmishSadie Lapp is returning home to her family after visiting her newlywed sister, and in the bus station she finds an abandoned baby. Or maybe the baby found her. Not knowing what to do with the baby boy, she takes him home with her, but this seems to be a grave mistake. Everyone assumes the baby is Sadie’s and that she went away to have the baby where no one would know her! Her b [...]

    5. I enjoy reading Amish books and this one is no exception. Sadie is on her way back to Stoney Ridge as a surprise and yet the surprise will be on her. Rumors start to spread when Sadie shows up with a bundle under her arms. She is stubborn and who can blame her. Will an intern that is over seeing some falcons wants to spend more time with Sadie but her special friend Gideon does as well but seems to make her upset every time he turns around. He might be believing the rumors instead of her.The aut [...]

    6. The Haven is book two in the "Stoney Ridge Series and I couldn’t wait to pick this book up. If you recall from my review of The Keeper, the story follows the Lapp family. I really enjoyed the first book but I felt like this one was missing just a little something—don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed it but it didn’t really pull me in the way the first book had. I think I felt like there was no real conclusion to the ending and if these were meant to be read as a stand-alone—I would have [...]

    7. The second book in this trilogy, this novel is the story of the second youngest sister of the Lapp clan. Quiet and unsure of herself, Sadie Lapp studies the one thing she's good at - healing with herbs and natural remedies - with an elderly Amish woman who lives near her now-married older sister in Ohio. Yet Sadie returns to Stoney Ridge with a surprise in an Amish basket, and that surprise has the community thinking the worst of Sadie, including her beau. And the only person who seems to suppor [...]

    8. Good story with an underlying theme of forgiveness. Sadie returns to Stoney Ridge after a visit with her sister in Ohio and the opportunity to learn methods of healing from one of their best. By the time she gets home she is accompanied by an infant that was left in her care at a local bus station. Her arrival home is somewhat overshadowed by the news of a pair of endangered falcons nesting on her family's property. Also resident on the property is college intern Will Stoltz, who has been assign [...]

    9. Suzanne Woods Fisher in her new book, “The Haven” Book Two in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series published by Revell takes us to the Amish Community of Lancaster County.From the back cover: Spring brings new life, young love, and second chances to Stoney Ridge.On a warm spring day, Sadie Lapp returns home to her quiet, unassertive life in Stoney Ridge after spending the winter in Ohio.Gideon Smucker, an awkward schoolteacher, has been in love with Sadie since childhood and eagerly awaits her re [...]

    10. Story Description:Baker Publishing Group|August 1, 2012|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-8007-1988-3When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she is faced with a decision – one that goes against her very essence. Yet it’s the only way she can think of to protect a loved one. Schoolteacher Gideon Smucker has been crazy about Sadie since boyhood. But his response to her surprising decision undermines her own reputation – and his relationship with Sadie. [...]

    11. Welcome back to Stoney Ridge! Spring usually signals the rebirth of life and the end of a long winter. Hope returns and there is beauty to be found everywhere. Now that spring is here, I want to introduce you to a few new friends!Sadie Lapp, she lives in Stoney Ridge on Windmill Farm and today is her first day back after being away in Berlin, Ohio, and helping her sister Julia, and her brother in law, Roman settle into Roman's childhood home. While she was there she spent every day learning from [...]

    12. Title: The HavenAuthor: Suzanne Woods FisherPages: 314Year: 2012Publisher: RevellNote: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. Other reviews can be read at seekingwithallyurheartspo. Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988 Over the winter, Sadie Lapp has been in Ohio to help her sister and husband settle into their home. When Sadie returns, unannounced, it is with a baby boy in tow. In her Amish village, [...]

    13. Suzanne Woods Fisher is a great story teller. She is funny and endearing where the story needs it; sweet and tender where it calls for it; and compelling and profound where it requires it. Here we have a very well written love triangle that makes you feel for all three involved, care for each of them, and constantly change your mind when it comes to who Sadie should choose in the end. This is a sweet story of love and forgiveness.Sadie is thrust into a situation that would be hard for anyone, ev [...]

    14. The Haven is book two in the "Stoney Ridge Series", though because of the extra information Suzanne provides, it can stand alone. (If you haven't read book one, then you might want to, in order to get the full recap.) Having read part of The Keeper (book one), I was well acquainted with several of the main characters.I have a fascination with the Amish. Their way of life appears to be tranquil and it is a drastic comparison to my busy city life. I realize that the Amish are not perfect people an [...]

    15. When I began reading this, I honestly didn't care much for it. I found it boring, and I wasn't really connecting with the characters. But I felt I was also at a disadvantage since I did not read the first book in the series. Word of caution--it is better to read the first book in the series before reading this one, but as you will see, I absolutely fell in love with this book in spite of this oversight.About halfway through the book, I suddenly found myself drawn into this book, and it was all I [...]

    16. This is the second in the Stoney Ridge series from Ms. Woods Fisher, the first was The Keeper (see my review HERE). This tale focuses on Sadie Lapp as she returns to the community at Stoney Ridge after having spent time in Ohio with her sister - she had been studying with a healer there but felt very strongly that it was time to return home. On the return trip, while napping in the bus station she is presented with basket that contains something that will upset family and ruin her homecoming reu [...]

    17. Another visit with the Lapp family = another enjoyable experience. Because of events concluded in the first book of the series, The Keeper, the Lapp-family dynamic has changed, and new events and feelings bring about even more change at the beginning of The Haven. One thing is for sure - Fisher's Amish novels are full of surprises and rather unique situations!This is one of those sequels that was pleasant for me to read because the characters, as well as the author's writing style, have become f [...]

    18. This book opens with Sadie Lapp having spent the winter in Berlin Ohio but now she is headed back to Windmill Farms. When she arrives she notices dozens of cars and buggies parked at the farm,and because of her shyness she dreads facing so many people. Add to this the fact that Sadie has something of her own that is going to surprise her family,something that will have tongues wagging, and the community turning against her. Meanwhile Will Stoltz is an Englisher who has been sent to babysit some [...]

    19. Coming home to Windmill Farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Sadie Lapp is shocked to find her farm swarmed by people – even news crews. A rare American peregrine falcon pair has decided to nest on her farm; this means that Will Stoltz, an almost medical student with family and legal problems, will be staying on the farm to watch over the rare birds. However, this shock cannot outdo the surprise of finding a baby in a basket. The temporary teacher, Gideon Smucker - who’s loved Sadie for y [...]

    20. Sadie Lapp returned home from her visit to Berlin, Ohio with a surprise. Not a large surprise in size, but huge in the effect it had on her, her family and the community. When she arrived with a baby in a basket, she never imagined the chaos and confusion that would ensue.Gideon Smucker has been waiting for Sadie to return from her trip, but he never dreamed she would not be coming home empty handed. Gideon's assumptions and well-meaning attempts to help only hinder his pursuit of Sadie. Gideon [...]

    21. Sadie Lapp has been in Berlin, Ohio shadowing an elderly Old Order Amish woman learning to be a healer and gets a sudden urge to return home. She doesn't know what is calling to her but she thinks it could be her daed's heart, he had a heart transplant not long ago, so she decides to surprise everyone and come home immediately.The family is very happy to see her but surprised at the same time. The bigger surprise is that she comes toting a baby boy in a basket. It doesn't take long for the rumor [...]

    22. The Haven was a quick and simple read! It's always refreshing for me to occasionally visit an Amish story. It's been awhile since I read Suzanne's The Waiting and The Search, but I think some of the characters carry over from those books. I do hate that I hadn't read the first book in this series, "The Keeper". I do think I would have enjoyed this one more if I had. It read perfectly fine as a stand-alone, though.Here's where I have to get harsh on the book, and I really do hate to. First of all [...]

    23. 2nd book of Stoney Ridge Seasons "The Haven" by Suzanne Woods FisherI so enjoyed making contact again with the Lapp family in Stoney Ridge at the Windmill farm. This is the story of Sadie Lapp who has spent the winter in Ohio and is just now returning home without telling anyone-she carries a small basket which carries a surprize that will get her and her family into all kinds of trouble.Gideon is the schoolteacher of the area now after his sister had accident and couldnt teach-He is sweet on Sa [...]

    24. Curling up with a book by Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my favorite things to do! Since I had the delight of meeting Suzanne in person last year, it makes her books even more enjoyable (although meeting an author doesn't ensure an automatic positive review). I absolutely loved the first book in this series, The Keeper, and was eager to return to Stoney Ridge and catch up with Sadie Lapp and her family. This one swept my heart away from the very beginning. Like Sadie, I found myself a bit torn a [...]

    25. After reading and enjoying The Keeper, the first in the Stoney Ridge series, I was looking forward to reading this next book. Since I was already familiar with the characters, I was able to jump right into the story and reconnect with the folks in Stoney Ridge. I really like it when each book in a series tells a different person's story, so I was excited to read about Sadie this time.Again, the story is told from the point of view of each of the many characters in this book, but it was fairly ea [...]

    26. Sadie Lapp has a protective nature - and that nature is about to be tested, as she arrives home from a trip to Ohio with an unexpected "package."What is the story behind what Sadie arrives home with? How does it impact her relationships with her friends and family?Enter into the picture school teacher Gideon Smucker, who is in love with Sadie - but her choice impacts his life in an unexpected way.Sadie's unexpected friendship with Will Stoltz, a college student who ends up working on the family [...]

    27. Let me start by saying that I read book 1 during a time in my life that my grandfather had passed away suffering form heart issues a long while. Though that is not why he passed, but Book 1 The Keeper was a book that hit home and touched my heart. Not only did it touch my heart, but I have been waiting for book two half way threw the book.Now on to The Haven Let me start by telling you how excited I was that I had been excepted to join in an other one of Suzanne Woods Fishers Book Tour with Litf [...]

    28. I loved this book!!! I had to keep reading to see what was going to happen next!!! Sadie Lapp returned from Ohio where heer sister Julia & her husband Roman Troyer. Sadieis left woith a baby boy while at the bustation. She & Mary Kate do dective work & figure out the baby they named Joe-Jo ( Joseph was Menno's midle name)is actually Menno's son. Menno is deased ( he died in the first book The Keeper)& his then girlfriend Annie is the mother. He died before he could tell anyone ab [...]

    29. An Amish tale of family and heart.Quiet Sadie Lapp bring home a baby from her trip to Ohio, sending more than a few tongues wagging. Along the way Sadie finds herself caught between the affections of two very different young men.After reading The Keeper I just knew that I had to read its sequel and I was not disappointed!I loved so many of the characters and even though I missed Menno terribly, I appreciated how he was remembered and still remained a part of the story. Because he was one of my f [...]

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