20 July 2013

Review of Suzanne Woods Fisher's "The Keeper" and Audiobook Giveaway!


Paul Fisher is not the guy for Julia Lapp, even if they are promised to one another. She's finally woken up and realized his cold feet might mean something. But she's angry. And she targets  Roman Troyer, the Bee Man, as the instigator (with a little prompting from others!)

Roman is far from home, a man who roams from place to place with his bees. He has a streak of white hair announcing the trauma he's experienced because if one looks closely they'll see a handsome young man. He's not as old as some might think. Only his past has caught up with him in the form of an irascible woman who is not going to let him keep running, if she can help it. I love that Suzanne gave this bossy woman a chance to redeem herself!

Julia's winsome character and strength make her a strong heroine and her sister is a lot of fun, too. Julia has a nice character arc.

Stoney Ridge is a lovely place but so many changes have happened that the inhabitants of the Lapp farm aren't feeling too secure.  

God's will is at play.  And it may not be what Julia and Roman think it is. Lovely story, great characterization, and that fabulous Suzanne voice--what more could you ask for?

Bibliotherapy elements: Running from your past will never work--it will catch up with you. Repressed grief will come out in some way. Trying to force one's will doesn't work, either.  

Giveaway: Audible.com is having a great special right now on this audiobook by Suzanne Woods Fisher! Giving away a copy for someone to listen to. I love this particular narrator, especially for Suzanne's books.

56 comments:

  1. This sounds really cute! I've really been into listening to books lately, besides my reading. There just isn't enough time in the day! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Veronica, the great thing about audiobooks is you can listen to them while u r cleaning!

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  2. I have actually never listened to a book before--it would be something new for me, but would certainly be interested in trying it.
    Vicki
    vmarney(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Vicki, I don't know what I'd do without them. Great for listening to when I am not feeling good with my RA.

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  3. CARRIE another terrific review! This sounds like another book I need to add to my TBR mountain! I'm wondering what devices can an audio book be played on?

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    1. Thanks! There are a bunch of them, T. Computer. Kindle. Phone. MP3

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    2. TERESA, I have this on Kindle if you want to borrow it!

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  4. I have this wonderful sounding book and now I KNOW I need to put something else aside and get to this series! I love SUZANNE'S books, and you did a great job on your review of this one, CARRIE!

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    1. YES u must read this series Diana!!!

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    2. I also have this book on my Kindle and think I should try to squeeze it in. It really sounds great, CARRIE!!

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    3. Yes, you would enjoy it very much, Marian! Love the hero in this book!

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  5. i would sure love to win this book thank you
    Shirley B jcisforme@aol.com

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  6. I love Suzanne's books. She was one of earlier authors. I have been trrying to win tthis book in print but no luck yet. Have a wonderful weekend my friends. MAXIE

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    1. I am so glad I have more Suzanne books to listen to, MAXIE--thanks!

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  7. isn't it funny how you relate characters to others in your life...My brother has a bee keeper friend who seems to have always tried to hit on one of us girls in the family...lol Book sounds very good , I have not had the pleasure of listening to an audio book yet... that would be a new exsperience for me. Would love to win ! Its sounds so intreging !
    Blessings
    Linda Finn
    faithfulacres7@gmail.com

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    1. lol Linda! Yes, you have to try an audiobook! You'll love them!

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  8. love Suzanne's books thanks for the chance to win this audio copy

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. I am so glad I have some more of Suzanne's audio books to look forward to!

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  9. I hope that I win. Sharma Darby rdarby@roadrunner.com

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  10. This book sounds so interesting and I hope I win. Thanks for the contest. I especially love audiobooks when I travel anywhere. I also love to listen to the narrarator's voice and any background sounds. Thanks again!
    By the way, Wonderful review - I must find out what happens! Sincerely, Mary Lou K
    flowersmarylou85@gmail.com

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    1. Sister MaryLou do you travel a lot? As you know, I love audiobooks, too! Thanks for your kind comments! Blessings!

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  11. I love to sit down and read a book but audio books are great to listen to while I'm doing household chores. I also listen to them while I'm cleaning the barn. Ü

    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I can't run the dishes or laundry when I am listening though! But most other chores are fine!

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  12. Sounds like a fun and interesting story, CARRIE! Loved your review! I've never listened to a book either, and while I'm one more for reading than listening to tapes etc like hubby, I think it'd be interesting to listen to a novel. I don't think my Kindle Paperwhite does audio though..

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    1. oh u have to try it. Check and see at Audible.com if your Paperwhite will allow the app. I dk. Your computer should, though. Blessings!

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  13. Sounds like another wonderful book!
    I haven't ever listed to an audio book before.
    Would love to win this!
    CherylB1987@hotmail.com

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    1. could be your first audiobook win then Cheryl!!!

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  14. CARRIE, This is my favorite book from Suzanne! I have a Kindle copy so don't enter me to win. Loved your review :)

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  15. Wonderful review. I would love to listen to this book. I have never had that experience before and would love to win.
    Betti
    bettimace(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You have to try an audiobook--you'll love it, Betti. Thanks!

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  16. Nice review Carrie. I would like to try for this book since it is a audiobook. Thanks, Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  17. Thank you, Carrie, for reviewing "Keeper" and sharing it with your blog readers! And thanks, everyone, for your kind and encouraging words. Means more to me than you can imagine! You're the reason I write. Warmly, Suzanne

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  18. Wow This is Awesome!!! What a great book!! I would love to try this audio book.. it would be my first!! Thanks for the opportunity!! and God Bless!! Thankyou Again, Linda
    lindylu54@verizon.net

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  19. Would love to try this book in audio. Thanks for the opportunity. joanninmh@embarqmail.com

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  20. I've never had a book on audio, but I would love to try one and this would be a great one to try.

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    1. Jean, I am going to listen to more of Mindy's Under the Cajun Moon this afternoon! On audio is so much easier for me~

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  21. I love stories with strong sassy women. lol This sounds great. I'd love to listen to it. :)

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    1. lol somehow I suspect u might know someone like that! Blessings!

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  22. Would love to win this audio book -- My son has gotten me to listen to audio books in the car since I can't read in the car. Nelly

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    1. I love your pretty name! I can't read while moving either. Makes me dizzy!

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  23. I have never listen to an audio book. Would to try.

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    1. Audible.com allows you to download software to your computer so you can listen to it. I use an App on my Kindle Fire to listen to it. Can also listen on Kindle but it doesn't sound as loud as others.

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  24. Carrie...Just came across an interesting article about audiobooks. Made me think of you! You're on the cutting edge! http://www.authorsguild.org/general/peter-osnos-amazon-and-the-growing-audiobooks-market/

    Thanks again!
    Suzanne

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    1. Well of course I am, Suzanne, because everybody knows that Tired Old Mommies ROCK!!!

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  25. I love listening to audiobooks while I'm at work since I'm at the computer all day Would love to win. Thank you again for your great contests Suzanne
    Myrtle

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    1. Hi Myrtle, I am so glad that Suzanne wrote the book that I am happy to give away in my contest lol!

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  26. I love audio books thanks for the chance to win

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  27. I'd love to win this to listen to and then donate it to my little rural branch library so other folks can hear it too! Working on our audio collection.

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  28. Love anything Amish & would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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