Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. She has many, many Plain relatives living in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and travels back to Pennsylvania, as well as to Ohio, a couple of times each year for research.
Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world. In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don't have to "go Amish" to incorporate many of their principles--simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily-- into your life.
When Suzanne isn't writing or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you just can't take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.
To celebrate the release of her first Christmas book, Suzanne Woods Fisher has teamed up with her publisher, Revell, to bring you the "Christmas in September" iPad Giveaway! The winner will be announced on 9/27 at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party! Details below. Tell your friends and join in the fun (9/7-9/27).
Oh and be sure to follow the blog tour here many of the bloggers have copies of the book to giveaway!
Suzanne and Revell will be presenting one merry winner with a Christmas Prize Pack (valued at over $600):
A Brand New iPad 2 with Wi-Fi $25 gift certificate to iTunes A copy of A Lancaster County Christmas
To enter, click here But, hurry the giveaway ends on 9/26.
But, wait! There's more! The winner will be announced at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party on 9/27 at Suzanne's author page. During the party she'll be revealing something *BIG* - you won't want to miss it. She'll also be hosting a book chat, trivia contest and giving away a few early Christmas presents! Hope to see you there.
A Lancaster County Christmas is such a wonderful story! I have admitted here @Heart of a Bookworm that I am a book cover snob, but THIS Cover won me over immediately! I KNEW instantly this was a book that I had to read!
This is a story of friendship, faith, and learning the Power of Gods perfect timing. You will meet Jamie and C.j. a couple who have lost their way, so it seems. They are brought together with Mattie and Sol Riehl. Mattie is a strong woman yet she longs to fill her home and dinner table with children. Sol is a strong man of God and like Mattie, he wants a large Amish family. Disappointment and heartache return again and again as Mattie is faced with yet another holiday without being pregnant.
God brings these families together for a Christmas they will never forget!
I would recommend you join the Riehl's for their Christmas story and see how God moves in the hearts of these families!!
Thankyou LitFuse Publicity Group for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!
Don't forget to go enter the contest!!!
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