Joy In Our Journey's review:
Oh, another Amish book. I said I would read it, but really, the characters are always so good and proper, always doing the "right" thing.
But what a surprise! This book is different! Characters that have life and are not what we have come to expect from an Amish book. Suzanne Woods Fisher in book one of her Stoney Ridge Seasons series, The Lesson, has a lesson for all of us who think that to be Amish is to be prim and proper, and just a little boring. We all need to meet Mary Kate Lapp, better know as M.K. This delightful young lady can hear a murder being committed, and run into her school teacher with her scooter and knock her into a ditch all in one afternoon! Boring is not a descriptor of this character! Then, for her punishment, she is told to take the school teacher's place. And, she hated school! It was boring! And now she has to be the teacher? NEVER!
How M.K. becomes what she was never going to be, a school teacher, and learns to love it, provides a chuckle if not an outright laugh. She also meets a very understanding and desirable man who is the father of one of the students. Could he be the one? Maybe, maybe not.
For a fun read, enjoyable story and a completely different take on the life of an Amish girl, make The Lesson a must-read book. Since it is book one of the Stoney Ridge series, I believe that Mrs. Fisher has more stories for us to enjoy. Read on!
The Lesson is available as of January 2013 at your favorite bookseller - from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
I received one copy of The Lesson from Revell in exchange for Joy In Our Journey's honest review of this book. No other compensation was provided.
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