The Search

A Novel

series: Lancaster County Secrets

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When worlds collide, can the truth set two young women free?

As a child caught up in a crisis, Lainey O'Toole made a split-second decision with far-reaching effects. Fifteen years later, when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge--the very town in which that decision was made--she is forced to face the past and discover how her decision has impacted so many.

Bess Reihl is less than thrilled to be spending the summer at Rose Hill Farm helping her intimidating grandmother Bertha recover from surgery. It doesn't take long for Bess to realize that her grandmother coaxed her to Stoney Ridge for an entirely different reason. But once Bess meets hired hand Billy Lapp, the summer starts to hold some promise.

Lainey's and Bess's worlds are about to collide and the secrets that come to light will shock them both.

Beautifully written, The Search is a skillfully woven story that takes you through unexpected twists and turns on the long country road toward truth. Immerse yourself in this heartwarming--and surprising--tale of young love, forgiveness, and healing.

The Author

  1. Suzanne Woods Fisher
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    Suzanne Woods Fisher

    Suzanne Woods Fisher is the award-winning, bestselling author of more than forty books, including The Sweet Life, The Secret to Happiness, and Love on a Whim, as well as many beloved contemporary romance and Amish romance series....

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Praise for Lancaster County Secrets:

The Choice

"Fisher's writing brings that Amish sense of peace into your own world."--Kristin Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants

"Fisher writes with a fresh mix of humor and depth, splashing raw emotion onto the pages."--Ginger Kolbaba, founding editor of; former editor of Today's Christian Woman; author of Desperate Pastors' Wives

"Fisher kicks off a refreshing new series, Lancaster County Secrets, with characters that are strong, both in body and spirit."--Romantic Times

The Waiting

"More than just a story of the Amish, The Waiting is the story of a woman, sometimes triumphant, sometimes struggling, carried through turbulent times by a plain faith."--Lisa Wingate, national bestselling author of Tending Roses and Never Say Never

"Fisher takes the sweet story expected in Amish fiction and adds a kick of realism."--Sarah Sundin, author of Wings of Glory series

The Search

"This pleasant tale of love and forgiveness has a homespun feel that will attract readers who like character-driven stories with a relaxed pace."--Library Journal

"I love the humor and the surprising twists and turns in this story. There is love, forgiveness, and ultimately restoration and the healing it brings. It's a heartwarming story you'll love!"--Five Star Books

"A story of hurt, heartache, love, and forgiveness with characters of depth and substance who not only learn to deal with their own lives in a godly way, but show us how to do the same. Well worth the read."--Author's Choice Reviews

"Fans both old and new will find themselves immersed in this heartwarming--and surprising--tale of young love, forgiveness, and coming to grips with the past."--Family Fiction Magazine