Thursday, October 1, 2015

Review: The Imposter

I'm still not sure which imposter is "The Imposter" in Suzanne Woods Fisher's latest Amish novel, the first in a series titled "The Bishop's Family." I'm not really sure who the Bishop of the series is either. This first book's back cover description does not really give an accurate picture of what readers can expect, either. Fisher tells the story from multiple points of view: The back cover's Katrina, who struggles with a lost love. Teacher Birdy's slight crush on Katrina's father. The gambling problems of Katrina's brother, Jesse. And conflicts within the church led by Katrina's father, David. Although the book is slow moving with a very simple writing style, a huge revelation about half way through raises the stakes, and the characters' problems suddenly get real. No one gets married, but the story has a surprisingly satisfying conclusion, and Fisher does a wonderful job of creating relatable and thought-provoking, yet simple situations. "The Imposter" is full of hidden gems.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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