Have you ever found yourself as the object of gossip–and are stunned to find people believe the worst about you?
In The Haven by Suzanne Woods Fisher, shy Sadie Lapp finds herself in such a position. After spending the winter with her sister in Ohio, Sadie returns with a foundling baby–a baby people assume is Sadie’s. Gideon Smucker has always loved Sadie, but he believes the gossip, and everything he does to make things better backfires. To complicate matters, college student Will Stoltz is assigned to an internship on the Lapp farm protecting endangered falcons. Will is attractive and funny…and not Amish. Sadie, who hasn’t an assertive bone in her body, must learn to speak up for herself and do what’s right and best.
While Amish fiction isn’t my usual genre, I love Suzanne Woods Fisher’s writing. Her humor and heart make every one of her novels a delight. In The Haven, Sadie, Will, and Gideon are interesting and complex characters–and Sadie’s little sister MK steals every scene she’s in. This story is a treat.