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Wednesday’s Wanderer: A review by Susan Ferrell plus a giveaway!

Susan Ferrell is stopping by again this week for Wednesday’s Wanderer. She recently reviewed my book First Impressions and I am thrilled that she loved it! I want to celebrate by giving one reader the chance to win an autographed copy of First Impressions. To enter leave a comment on this post letting me know which of my upcoming books you are most excited for. The winner will be announced next week 🙂 Good luck and thank you Susan for taking the time to read my book. Hugs!


First Impressions – Impressive! 

First ImpressionsJane Austen…Pride and Prejudice…Oh!  What a wonderful author and novel! How could a modern day author POSSIBLY take one of literature’s greatest works and turn it in to something different…with an Amish twist no less? As an Austen fan, I was skeptical when I received my copy of Sarah Price’s First Impressions, first in her Amish Classics series.  Upon reading the first few pages, this reader went from skeptic to supporter! First Impressions is impressive.

First Impressions follows the Blank sisters and their quests for love.The eldest, Jane, is right and true.  She is smitten from the start with Charles Beachey, a well-to-do Amish farmer who has recently arrived in Pennsylvania from Ohio to take over the family farm.  The next eldest, Lizzie, is nothing like Jane.  She speaks her mind freely and often…and speaks sarcasm fluently.  As for Charles’ friend Frederick Detweiler? Lizzie finds him to be a sorry excuse for a man – an Amish one at that.  But it appears that Frederick has a secret or two that may just be a game-changer…for everyone.

I was given this novel in exchange for my honest review. Sarah Price’s writing is impeccable.  She rounds out the story lines with fantastic characters like the ever-meddling mother, the laughable, kind-hearted father and the giddy, lovesick younger sisters. First Impressions can easily be read as a stand-alone. But like its Pride and Prejudice muse, I wanted the story to go on forever! To keep up with Jane Austen is an impressive feat and Sarah Price has done it.

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 5-year old. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!


41 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Wanderer: A review by Susan Ferrell plus a giveaway!

  1. I have wanted to get “First Impressions” since I started seeing it and “The Matchmaker” sounds good too, but I think “Amish Buggy Ride” sounds really good so I think that would be my choice.


  2. I am a big fan of Sarah Price — love her book !! I would select “first Impressions” if I was the lucky winner. Thank you.

  3. My selection would be “First Impressions”. What a wonderful idea to write the classics in an Amish genre.

  4. I have read a lot of Sarah Price’s book and I love all of them! My favorite ones are the Plain Fame series. I would love to read “First Impressions” next.

  5. I have not read any of your books, but I would love too. I would love to read this one. Thanks

  6. My choice would be First Impressions. Every time I read a review of the book it just makes me want to read it more. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win a copy. ~ Blessings ~

  7. I couldn’t go wrong with any of Sarah’s books, however, if I would be lucky enough to win an autographed copy of one, it would have to be (drum roll please) “THE MATCHMAKER” Thank you for this opportunity to enter!!

  8. I am excited to read The Matchmaker because I really love the cover and love Amish fiction. I’d also enjoy reading Emma from Jane Austen from An Amish perspective. I always wonder how authors retell classic stories like this one. Thanks for the contest. sm

  9. I just recently started reading Amish romance. Loved the Amish of Lancaster as I am from Lancaster. I also enjoyed The Whoopie Pie Sisters. Would love to read anything you write. I’m a big fan. Thanks for all the great reads

  10. Any…Love her books. Would like to read “the Matchmaker” or the “Buggy Ride” BUT…..If this s a series, guess I should start with the first one??? Love Sarah Price’s books….she is such a gifted writer! Thanks for the opportunity! Blessings

  11. I would love to win any of your books! If I had to choose one I would want to start with the first one in the series.

  12. Absolutely love Amish books. I’ve been waiting for your next book to be out. Although you are not my only author that I read you are one of my favorites. I love your writing style better than others. I would be honored to be able to give a review of this book too.

  13. would love to win any Amish book, but First Impressions really sounds great. Hope I have the privilege of winning.

  14. I would love to read, First Impressions.” I haven’t read any of your books yet Sarah BUT I did order The Divine Secrets of the Whoopie Pie Sisters: The Complete Trilogy. Yesterday Amazon told me my order had been shipped and here is when I can expect to receive it: (Yippee!)
    Delivery estimate: Monday, August 11, 2014 by 8:00pm

    Judy B

  15. I am patiently ….well not so patiently waiting for your Pride and Prejudice series… I want all of them!!! seriously I devour every book you write… I love you Sarah <3…. God bless you !!

  16. I have read many of your books, however I guess I am most excited about Plain Fame Trilogy.I can hardly wait for a new one each time you add one !

  17. Both of your new books sound very interesting. Wednesday’s Wanderer and First Impressions both sound good. I will read them both. I’ve read some of your other books and I looooove them. You are a wonderful author. Have a great evening.:)

  18. I would love First Impressions. Thank you for a, chance to win and blessings to you and yours!

  19. I’ve been a fan for many years, but got thoroughly hooked on the Plain Fame series. That series gripped and held me. I am not partial to any one book that is coming out as I don’t think you have written a BAD book…I can’t put any of them down once I pick them up and get CRANKY when interrupted while doing so! BUT….if I MUST pick, I pick “First Impressions”. I am getting ready to download the “Fields of Corn” now to the Kindle Fire!
    Thank you and may God bless you with many more years of writing great reads. And I will continue to pray for good health!

    God bless and keep you Sarah…Anni

    1. I would love to win one of your books I have read so, so many of your e books on my Kindle Fire! Hope you get yours soon.
      By the way, Sarah Price, I asked if you might come to Birmingham, Al , and I believe you told me you would be here august 17. Where will you be ? I’d love to meet you if possible. I live about an hr. away from B’ham. & can’t drive much due to Epilepsy, but I would certainly gladly make the effort! thanks, Sarah. Sandra C.

  20. Love your books, stories are great. Believe I have all of the. Just bought First impressions
    Now looking forward to getting MATCHMAKER. good luck in writing more great stories for us

  21. I loved Pride and Prejudice and would love to read First Impressions. I am a huge fan of all Amish literature.

  22. The is so hard,because you have so many good books out.If I have to choose it would be First Impressions.

  23. The winner of a signed copy of First Impressions is Judy Burgi. Congratulations! Thanks for entering everyone 🙂 More contests will be coming!

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