Planting Seeds: The Fishers by Laura J. Marshall and Amos Wyse – Review

Posted January 16, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Planting Seeds: The Fishers by Laura J. Marshall and Amos Wyse – Review

Planting Seeds: The Fishers (An Amish Life Book 1)


by Laura J. Marshall, Amos Wyse


Series: An Amish Life #1
Published by Tiny Bubbles Publishing
Publication Date December 29, 2017
Genres: Amish Fiction, Christian Fiction
Setting: Pennsylvania Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 18-24
Written for: High-School/Young Adult, Adults
Pages: 79

Synopsis:

Caleb Fisher and his family welcome the new neighbors to their community. When a misunderstanding takes all of the quiet out of his peaceful life, he begins to wonder what type of seeds he has sown. Is the red-headed Ruby a gift from God or a thorny weed in his garden?

Follow the Fisher family in this Amish serial novel by Amos Wyse and Laura J. Marshall.

I would like to thank Laura J. Marshall for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.


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First of all I have to tell you that I absolutely love this cover! It is so beautiful and so different from the typical covers on books of Amish fiction.  I don’t always let the cover influence me, but I found myself eagerly anticipating reading the book, expecting it to be well written and out-of-the-box like the cover. And I was not disappointed.

The story was written in a very simple and restful fashion. The misunderstanding was so simple, and yet complicated things so much. I found myself smiling throughout the story.

I loved Caleb’s tender heart towards God and enjoyed the descriptions of him plowing the field and his great love for the land as well.  Hearing his thoughts had me considering the Amish way of life in a new and different way from what I have before.

There were a few quotes I came close to including. This is the one that won:

He knew some kept clocks, but his brief experience with one had left him feeling that the clock was telling him when to do everything and that was not the job of a machine to do.

 

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