About the Book
Ben Zook is passionate about everything birds; so much so that he has made a career writing books about rare birds. As he chases the rare White-winged Tern, he comes back to his Amish home in Stoney Ridge, a place he did not think he would return. There he hires Micah Weaver, a local field guide, to help him hunt for the bird. Micah’s sister, Penny, remembers Ben as a man for whom she once developed an infatuation, but Ben does not remember Penny. Penny hopes that after Ben finds the bird, he might consider staying in their Amish community, but Ben is setting his sights on spreading his wings and leaving forever.
About the Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 30 books, including The Moonlight School and the Three Sisters Island, Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, The Deacon’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor and Twitter @suzannewfisher.
This author is one of my favorite authors of Amish fiction because she weaves tales so well that respectfully integrate the Amish culture into the story while simultaneously crafting unforgettable characters. This particular novel is so unique in its topic of bird watching. I felt like I learned so much! The pacing is a little slower than some novels, but I think this matches the simple life of the Amish and really allows the reader to get to know the characters and the setting. The themes of faith, trust, friendship, and forgiveness are well woven into the story and the spiritual truths did not feel overwhelming or preachy. I enjoyed this book and recommend it even to those who are (like I once was) hesitant about trying Amish fiction. I think you will like this author!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.