The Keeper Review and Giveaway

The Keeper Review and Giveaway

I am officially addicted to reading about the Amish. This is my second book I have read by Suzanne Woods Fisher and I am addicted. The characters are strong yet fragile when the author is discussing feelings.. Especially when your discussing the Bee Man, Roman Troyer. At first when I was reading I thought he was an old man, then we find out he is only about six or seven years older than Julia. This makes the story appealing right away because I am already seeing a connection happening. I wanted to see Windmill Farm and where the story was taking place.

Julia is your main character the story winds around but the other characters all have their own story as well. Sadie and Mary Kate are the sisters and from what I hear there is another book or two coming out about the Lapp family. When you get to the end of the book you truly want to continue reading. I love stories about families that you can read for years and years. Pick up the book and travel to Windmill Farm.

About the book:
Julia Lapp has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. When Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding--again--she knows who is to blame. Perpetual bachelor and spreader of cold feet, Roman Troyer, the Bee Man.

Roamin' Roman travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators. He relishes his nomadic life, which keeps him from thinking about all he has lost. He especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year. But with Julia on a mission to punish him for inspiring Paul's cold feet, the Lapp farm is looking decidedly less pleasant.

Can Julia secure the future she's always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind?

About Suzanne:

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 someones underwear in its mouth.

Suzanne can be found on-line at:

You can pick up The Keeper here

It’s a “Honey of a Giveaway” from Suzanne Woods Fisher!

Suzanne is hosting a "honey of a giveaway"during the blog tour for The Keeper! During 1/3-1/17 you can enter to win an iPad2 from Suzanne and connect with her on January 17th at The Keeper Facebook Party!

During the giveaway one Grand Prize winner will receive a Prize Pack valued at $600:

  • A brand new 16 KB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • A $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of The Keeper
But wait there's more! Just click one of the icons below to enter, then on 1/17 join Suzanne for The Keeper Facebook Party! During the party Suzanne will announce the winner of the "Honey" of an iPad Giveaway and host a fun book chat and give away some fun "honey" inspired prizes - It'll be 'sweet"!

RSVP early and tell your friends!

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to
see you on the 17th!

April DecheineAbout April Decheine

April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.


  1. Thank you so much for being part of this blog tour! Suzanne is a new to me author, but I've heard such great things about her books since this tour started, and I am looking forward to reading The Keeper so very much!

    Gena Robertson

  2. sounds like a great giveaway and a exciting adventure to learn more about the book

  3. I've yet to read a book about the Amish, but you sure make it sound good. Plus Theresa said she loves it too!

  4. Hi April! So glad you're looking forward to more from the Lapp family. I just turned in M.K.'s story (book 3) and I'm already missing them. Thanks for being a part of the blog tour! Hope you'll be on Sadie's tour! (The Haven...coming up this summer.) Warmly, Suzanne

  5. Sounds like a great read. I am always looking for something to add to my "to read" list. Thanks for sharing.


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