The Return: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell

The Return

The Return – Amish and Savages and More, Oh My!

It was with great delight and sadness that I received my copy of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s newest release, The Return… Delight because I knew I would love another Fisher novel – I’ve been waiting for this one! Sadness because this meant the end of her Amish Beginnings series! I guarantee you’ll love this one!

The Return is set 25 years since the last in the series, The Newcomer, and it’s full of suspense and good old fashioned adventure. What a cast of characters! Of course Bairn, Anna, and Felix and the gang are all back. But there’s also beautiful Betsy, taken captive after an Indian raid on her Amish farm. Little Hans has grown up to be handsome Hans who adores Betsy, but not Indians. And don’t overlook troubled Tessa who has an adventurous spirit…and loves Hans. How will this all resolve? I bet you can’t figure out the ending…read and find out!

I was given The Return in exchange for my honest review. While it can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading the series in chronological order. Not only will the storylines flow better, but the series is THAT good. The characters are engaging and enjoyable. Fisher does a tremendous job of pulling readers in and transporting them to 1760s Pennsylvania. What a wonderful ending to a phenomenal series! Five stars, hands down!


Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!


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What’s in YOUR Bucket? By Susan Scott Ferrell

Summer-Reading-List

If I were to make a list of all of the books I’d like to read this summer, it’d be too many to count! I was just telling my husband that I wish I had a “download” button in my brain so that I could just devour all of the wonderful stories I come across. But alas, I only have so much time! Can you relate?

So here are five on my Summer Bucket List – books that I feel I must read before summers’ end.

The Promise of a Letter by Kathleen Fuller. Next in Fuller’s Amish Letters series, this looks to be another fantastic title. Estranged brothers seek reconciliation because of very memorable letter.

Light of Dawn by Vannetta Chapman. The final installment in her phenomenal dystopian Remnant series, I can hardly wait to see how Chapman ties up the storylines. Sure to be a page-turner, like the others.

The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Another finale to another stupendous series, Amish Beginnings. I have so enjoyed this series, learning about the early Amish that settled in America. I will be sad to say goodbye to this series – but what a journey it has been!

My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. Yet another ending to a series – this one being Cousins of the Dove. The mystery of current-day Talbot cousins should finally be solved! And along the way, readers will be transported to Virginia, 1864. Historical fiction AND a mystery – what more could you want?

An Amish Christmas Love, a collection of novellas by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, and Kelly Irvin. I could stop right there – did you see that list of authors? I can’t wait to read these Amish novellas centered around Christmas – Amish and Christmas, two of my favorite things!

I’ll also be reading less entertaining titles like Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend…non-fiction <gasp>!

Ha – maybe I’ll learn how to set boundaries for how much I am reading!!

So, what are YOU looking forward to reading this summer? Comment below – your answer may just get added to my TBR pile!


Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!


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