What is Your Haven?

Today has been a busy one.  It normally is when I return home from one of my house sitting jobs.  I have to start right in with the daily house keeping that was not done while I was gone.  If you do not sweep this old house every day you have sand dunes before you know it!  

But I am thrilled to be back home.  It is my safety zone, my own lil haven.  It is like being wrapped up in a loving cocoon surrounded by our pets and family.  Do you feel that way too.  Is it where you are now or a home you had in the past., maybe the old family place or your grandfolks farm.  

Well I think of this now because I have been reading The Haven by Suzanne Woods Fisher.  Suzanne was so kind as to do our Mother's Day Guest Post this year.  I love how Suzanne can look at an every day life and pull out that lil nugget of gold.  The pearl of the day that reminds you that there is a plan to our lives.  

While reading The Haven at night this last week I really missed being at home.  Still I could think of those lil pearls in my days both where I was and those in the past.  Especially when I read on page 189 where Sadie is asked if she always sees the world with a good outlook.  It is so important to look for the good.  To see that sometimes the lil things can be the blessing of the day.  On a hot Texas day it might be noticing the beads of sweat on your ice tea glass, so thankful for that cool drink and a moment to rest.  Sadie (the main character in The Haven) sees it in the special gift that was dropped in her lap.  Sure it will cause problems but she knows that it is the pearl of her life.  And she is determined to make The Haven that needed for herself and her family. 

And make sure to check out the bottom of this post for a surprise.

The Haven 
When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she is faced with a decision–one that goes against her very essence. Yet it’s the only way she can think of to protect a loved one.

Schoolteacher Gideon Smucker has been crazy about Sadie since boyhood. But his response to her surprising decision undermines his own reputation–and his relationship with Sadie.

College student Will Stoltz is spending the spring at the Lapp farm as a guard for a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons–courtesy of the Lancaster County Game Warden. Will needs to get his life back on track, but his growing friendship with Sadie threatens his plans.

The lives of these three individuals intertwine, and then unravel as unexpected twists create ripples through the town of Stoney Ridge . . . and through Sadie’s heart.

Once again, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher intrigues and delights with a story that explores the bonds of friendship, family, and true love. Readers will enjoy every surprise in Sadie’s story as they search for the truth hidden within these pages.

Suzanne Woods Fisher’s interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. 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 someone’s underwear in its mouth. 

Celebrate the newest book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series with Suzanne by 4 eReader Giveaway and Facebook Party and Live Video Chat!

Four grand prize winners will receive:
  • A Brand new Kindle Fire or Nook Color 
  • $25 Amazon.com or Barnes&Noble.com Gift certificate
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends tomorrow. Winner will be announced at Suzanne’s Live Author Chat Party on 8/30. Suzanne will be hosting an author chat (party will start on Facebook AND then Live from her website) and giving away books, gift certificates and several Burt’s Bees® Nourishing Radiance Kits!!
So grab your copy of The Haven and join Suzanne on the evening of the August 30th for a fun chat (both on Facebook and via Live Video), trivia contest and lots of giveaways.

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