The Quieting(The Bishop’s Family)by Suzanne Woods Fisher(review by Cathy)

The Quieting

About the book:

Bestselling Author Delivers the Intrigue and Romance Fans Crave

The Stoltzfus family faces serious problems, both in the church and at home. Everyone in the community expects minister David Stoltzfus to fix things–fast. But David doesn’t work fast. He prefers to wait for God to work in individual hearts. However, even he is left wondering if the solution to their most pressing problem might be a Quieting. When David’s mother arrives, uninvited, more upheaval is in store. She has matchmaking plans for everyone in the family, including David and her eligible granddaughters–and especially for David’s niece Abigail. When Abigail stumbles onto a curious connection during her genealogical research, it could help David solve one problem–but will it create another? Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher takes fans back to Stoney Ridge, delivering the twists, turns, and romance they adore

 

My review:

I loved going back to Stoney Ridge to catch up with the Stoltzfus family and their community. Just when you think the characters couldn’t be any more endearing and entertaining, along comes David’s mother, Tillie and two of his nieces! Tillie is a no-nonsense lady and she’s determined she knows what’s best for David and his children. Of the two nieces, my favorite was Abigail. She’s sweet, a bit overbearing at times and quite delightful. If you haven’t read the first book, The Imposter, this can be a stand alone.

There’s a lot of chaos going on in David’s personal life and he still has to consider the possibility of a Quieting! (A Quieting revokes the ordination of a bishop, minister or deacon so that he returns to being a church member, but not a leader). It was good to see that Birdie is still in his life.

Overall, this is a fantastic book. There is warmth and humor throughout with characters that you’ll remember long after you finish reading about them. I am eagerly anticipating the third installment in this series. A definite 5 stars!

I received a copy of The Quieting from Netgalley. I have given my honest opinion.

 

 

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