Thursday, May 7, 2020

On a Coastal Breeze by Suzanne Wood Fisher



Series: Three Sisters Island (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; 4/2 edition (May 5, 2020)

Everything happens for a reason, Maddie Grayson believes. But her motto gets sorely tested when the new minister parachutes into town and offers her a chance to change what happens next.


Suzanne Woods Fisher is best known for her Amish books so when I seen this series I knew I had to read it.
This book was such a delightful read and so is the author who wrote it. I love anything she writes! 
I like how she makes her characters' feelings seem realistic and I can feel them coming out at me throughout the story.
Fear has a stronghold on these women's lives and it's what's holding each member of Maddy's family back. 
I like how Woods gives us a look inside each family member and what really holds them back from being what they truly can be.
People can change but only if they want to. Rick is just such one character. I enjoyed him immensely. A Marine turned Pastor wow! You're in for a wonderful treat! 
Suzanne weaves some wonderful messages throughout this book without being preachy about it. I like that.
I like this saying" Once you know a truth you can't unknow it." How true this is. Sometimes when you know a truth it changes in how you look at yourself as a person or it can change in how you look at the other person if that makes sense? 
Maddy is my favorite person in the family. I think I like her because she's just like everyone else. She has fears, doubts and many other feelings. I love how she takes time out to analyze her feelings for life in general. Sometimes it takes time for her to process certain events in her life. 
I'm the same way. It takes time for me to process things in my life. Especially the bad things. In other words it takes time for me to forgive. When I do it sets me free. Forgiving is hard I know but it's the best especially if we want to be Christ like minded. The truth will also set you free. 
She's certainly got a tough job in the family that's for sure! One I sure wouldn't want but apparently I am.
Poor little Coop. Such a sweet little feller. All of us have anxieties in life but I think it's the kids who are hit the hardest. He's had so much change in his life.  It's hard for him to process. I'm still rooting for you little guy! You've stolen my heart!
I was happy to see Peg back! I think she's got an even tougher job. I've been there and done that. I admire her spunk, courage and a good attitude towards people. She reminds me of Taco Charlie.
A very moving, well written book. One I enjoyed immensely! I didn't want to say goodbye to Maddy or her family!
I highly recommend this book and you'll be thinking about the characters long after the story is finished. Especially Paul. What will happen to him?
Will each family member face their fears or will they keep running away from them? You'll just have to read this awesome book to find out!
My thanks to Netgalley and Revell for a complimentary copy. I was NOT required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.

Suzanne Woods FisherABOUT THE AUTHOR

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio-show-turned-blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. 
Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain. A theme in her books (her life!) is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate the principles of simple living.
Suzanne lives in California with her family and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To her way of thinking, you just can't life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.

Suzanne can be found on-line at:


  1. Nice review, Lori! I enjoy Fisher's books too. Wonderful author!

  2. I'm intrigued. Sounds like an interesting read from an author I've never tried before. Thanks for the review.


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