Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Book Information

the imposterA heart once deceived should not be easily fooled again . . .
Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. But as her plans crumble before her eyes, she struggles to face an uncertain future. When a widow asks for help starting a new business, Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose.
What she doesn’t need is attention from Andy Miller, a farmhand who arrives at the widow’s farm just when help is most needed–and who always seems to say the right thing and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy for real or too good to be true? She’s been deceived once before, and she isn’t planning on experiencing it again.

Guest  Post from Suzzanne Woods Fisher

If you think you have a pretty clear idea of what an Amish bishop is like—stern, authoritative, patriarchal?—have another think. David Stoltzfus in The Imposter is warm, kindhearted, a reluctant farmer, and quite attractive!
Sound like an unlikely character for an Amish novel? Maybe so, but David Stoltzfus is modeled after a bishop I met, years ago. This real-life bishop might be the most intelligent, thoughtful, spiritually sensitive, and well-read man I’ve ever met. We spent a morning talking Bonhoeffer in his Spartan living room, warmed by his woodstove.
I wanted to present the character of a bishop that best represented this man I’d grown to admire. So when it was time to create a proposal for a new series, I suggested ‘The Bishop’s Family,’ starring David Stoltzfus who was loosely based on this particular bishop.
Very loosely.
David Stoltzfus is a handsome, widowed father of six who runs a local bulk food store. His children are surprisingly nonconforming, outspoken, and fiercely protective of their clan. The real-life bishop is a farmer, happily married with four independently minded children, and looks…well, to be candid, he looks a little like Benjamin Franklin.
But here’s what they have in common: they both love to read, they love their families, and they love the work God has given them of tending a flock.
The Imposter begins as David Stoltzfus moves his family to Stoney Ridge for a fresh start, a new beginning. Things don’t start off well: his eldest daughter, Katrina, faces a crushing disappointment, his prodigal son Jesse has a bent for troublemaking, and then David realizes something fishy is going on in the little church.
A new life awaits the Stoltzfus family, but not the one they expected. Or wanted. But they are needed in Stoney Ridge, each one of them. Even Jesse. J
I hope you’ll feel as though you’ve made some new friends as you get to know David and his children. One thing I can promise: this bishop’s family will surprise you.
Happy Reading!
Warmly, Suzanne

Author Information

suzanne-croppedSuzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna’s Crossing and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.


I was very intrigued by this book due to the title. How many of us have had imposters in our life? We think they are a perfect fit for us, then it turns out we were wrong. People can surprise us with their charm and somehow before we know it, we feel deceived, hurt and untrusting when they turn out to be an imposter. THE IMPOSTER draws on the emotions of several characters and gives us a glimpse into the flaws of people that seemed trustworthy but turned out to be quite the opposite.

What would you do it the love of your life wasn't who you thought they were? Works you give up and crawl into a shell or move forward and trust God ? Katrina finds herself asking these questions as she learns that the man she was to marry has deceived her. She is heartbroken to learn that her beau is set to marry someone else. When an opportunity arises to help a widow, Katrina along with her father decide she should go. Maybe this is just what she needs to clear her head and trust God for her new season. It's funny how we think when things are so bad, thst God always has a plan. Katrina will find herself wondering if she can truly trust her heart when someone new enters her life. Will this new man be a good, kind, hardworking and  trusting person? Is he the IMPOSTER?

There are several other characters that are intricate to the story. They each have a pivotal role in the story that seems to interweave as the author delivers an outstanding book that is filled with some funny moments which lighten the story a bit. It isn't easy to know for sure who the IMPOSTER is but as the story takes readers on twists and turns, you become so involved thst you can't put the book down. The author has started a new series that is sure to become a favorite as each character finds their way with help from scriptures placed gracefully throughout the story. I love how the author has a charming way of pointing her characters to God in a gentle way and gives readers an emotional journey that ends with hope, love and trust.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit for an honest review.


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1 comment:

  1. Hi Deana! Thanks for such a well-crafted review of "Imposter"--I can tell you put a lot of time into reading and writing it. SO grateful, Deana! Grateful to be hosted on your terrific blog. Warmly, Suzanne