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5.14.2016

The Quieting ~ Review

The Quieting
The Bishop's Family #2
By Suzanne Woods Fisher

David Stoltzfus has a problem - his church is in denial and wants to ignore the issue of Freeman Glick and the lot switching.  And then there is his family - his nieces Abigail and Laura have come to help him and the family out.  And even worse his mother has come to "fix" the family's problems and to get Katrina and Abigail husbands!  

Life is never easy when his mother is around - if only he could find the courage to tell her how he really feels about her "help".  But Tillie Yoder Stoltzfus isn't about to take the time to listen to anyone when she has a plan - and she has a plan that will make everything better and Stoney Ridge may never be the same again.

Abigail has every intention of helping her Uncle David and her cousins to get their lives organized and efficient.  But she has other motivating reasons for being in Stoney Ridge and husband hunting isn't one of them.  Abigail has been helping her father with his genealogical research and their current client lives in Stoney Ridge.  But a vital family link is missing from all the information they have come across and Abigail is here to track down this missing gap.  But first she has to find this unknown client.

The Quieting is the second book in The Bishop's Family series and another glimpse into life in Stoney Ridge.  Further changes are coming to Stoney Ridge and a crisis is about to come to a head - and both the Glick and Stoltzfus families are at the center of it.  Doing what is best for those around you is never easy and sometimes we do the wrong thing for the right reason.  But once the wrong has been committed our response may make all the difference in how it is perceived by those around us.

This is a excellent addition to the Stoney Ridge story - those who love visiting the Amish of Stoney Ridge will be able to visit with some old friends and make some new ones.  Get ready for an enjoyable week-end excursion with this newest book from Suzanne Woods Fisher.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review.

It was a well-laid plan--but it wasn't her plan . . . 

It's all her grandmother's fault. For the last few months, Abigail Stoltzfus has helped her father with his genealogical research, hoping that breaking through a client's brick wall would also break his melancholy. But now her intrusive grandmother has set her sights on marrying off Abigail and insists she come to Stoney Ridge, where there is a plethora of eligible bachelors.  
 
Except that Mammi is mistaken. There are no eligible bachelors in Stoney Ridge, barring one, and he's all wrong. Dane Glick has the wrong last name and the wrong relatives--including the bishop who is at odds over a church matter with Abigail's uncle, minister David Stoltzfus.  
 
As the conflict grows, setting family against family, it's becoming clear that the path to a solution may lead to a Quieting--a removal of a church leader. But for which one? And when Abigail stumbles onto a curious connection during her genealogical research, it could help David solve one problem--but will it create another?