Because I prefer historical fiction, I rarely have the privilege to read novels that fall into the category of Amish fiction. Suzanne Woods Fisher has written many Amish Fiction novels and is really the go to author for books in this genre. Her new book, The Imposter, is first in a new series, The Bishop’s Family. The Imposter, is the story of Katrina Stotlzfus who is nursing a broken heart. The life she thought she would have is never to be and she is left to pick up the pieces. Katrina is offered the opportunity to help Widow Thelma Beiler with her farm and learn about her new moss business. She welcomes the distraction, but not the handsome farmhand that comes with it.
I loved the multiple story lines in this novel. Not only does Fisher tell the story of Katrina, but also of her father David, brother Jesse, and a sweet lady named Birdy. Because Fisher writes about so many characters in one community, the book reads more like a mini series. It is reminiscent of the Mitford books I loved so much by Jan Karon.
If Amish is your thing, you will likely love this book. While it is not my favorite fiction read of 2015, I did enjoy it and would recommend it. I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated.