Quieting Quieting
Book 2 - The Bishop's Family


A Novel

    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings
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Publisher Description

Bestselling Author Delivers the Intrigue and Romance Fans Crave

The Stoltzfus family faces serious problems, both in the church and at home. Everyone in the community expects minister David Stoltzfus to fix things--fast. But David doesn't work fast. He prefers to wait for God to work in individual hearts. However, even he is left wondering if the solution to their most pressing problem might be a Quieting.

When David's mother arrives, uninvited, more upheaval is in store. She has matchmaking plans for everyone in the family, including David and her eligible granddaughters--and especially for David's niece Abigail. When Abigail stumbles onto a curious connection during her genealogical research, it could help David solve one problem--but will it create another?

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher takes fans back to Stoney Ridge, delivering the twists, turns, and romance they adore.

Fiction & Literature
May 3
Baker Book House Company

Customer Reviews

Debora Wilder ,

A wonderfully deep Amish novel!

This book is part of a “true” series. You need to read book one before reading this one for the story to make sense.

A few new characters arrive in Stoney Ridge to join the community. They are as well developed as all of the previous characters. I thoroughly enjoyed my second visit in this small town. A number of the returning characters have matured beautifully and I really liked seeing how they handle the new problems and questions that they face.

The recurring theme through this story is stubborn people who see their whole purpose as “fixing” everything for everyone. It was very thought provoking for me to see how others struggled to understand them. They had to learn how to deal with these difficult individuals and how to trust God to lead them as to when to stand up to them.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader ,

Second book in The Bishop's Family series!

The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the second book in The Bishop’s Family series. David Stoltzfus is a minister in Stoney Ridge, Pennsylvania. He moved here a year and a half ago from Ohio. He felt called to the area. Things are not going well though. David (and the rest of the community) found out that their bishop, Freeman Glick rigged the picking of the lots (where the bishop is chosen). David knows that something needs to be done, but he believes in waiting (to see where God directs him). But the wait and see approach is not helping things in the community. Tensions are running high and people are dividing into groups. Then David's mother (knows as Meddling Mammi) shows up along with two of his nieces from Ohio. Abigail (one of the nieces) is hoping to finish a project while in Stoney Ridge. Her father was working (with Abigail doing most of the work) on the family tree for a client. They have hit a brick wall. Abigail is hoping to find answers and complete the assignment. She believes it will help her father's depression. What Abigail does not know is that her family is hoping she will find a husband while in Stoney Ridge (Meddling Mammi loves to play matchmaker). Mammi is sticking her nose into everyone's business (and making life difficult for one and all). The only good thing is that is a great cook (and Molly is a horrible cook)! Life is never dull in the Stoltzfus household or in Stoney Ridge.

There is a lot going on in this book (I just described a few of the things that happened in the book). You do need to read the first book in the series in order to understand the characters and what is happening in The Quieting. There are some slow bits though where the novel drags a little. I found Meddling Mammi to be extremely annoying, and I kept waiting for David (her son) to stand up to her (I might have yelled at my kindle a little). Abigail was an interesting character. She reminded me of Temperance Brennan (from the show Bones). The writing is good and the novel had a good flow (except for a few areas). It was also easy to read and has a lovely ending. I give The Quieting 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it). I will be reading the next book in The Bishop’s Family series (and other books by Suzanne Woods Fisher).

I received a complimentary copy of The Quieting from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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On a Summer Tide On a Summer Tide
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