Nov 16, 2021
Suzanne Woods Fisher's Season on the Wind is more than a lovely romance set in Pennsylvania's Amish country. This beautiful story showcases the beauty of birds, of conservation, and more. In this interview, we talk about the annual Audubon bird count, rare birds and LBJs (little brown jobs, not little brown jugs or Lyndon Baines Johnson). Even more than that, we get a sneak peek into Suzanne's spring release. Mini-spoiler: it's about ice cream!
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As I said far too many times in this interview, Micah, the main characters' brother, stole the show for me. A Season on the Wind combines the best of Amish fiction (could you expect anything less of Suzanne Woods Fisher?) with the beauty of a naturalist's novel. If Gene Stratton Porter, Harold Bell Wright, or L.M. Montgomery were alive today, they'd love this book.
This chat with Suzanne left me with ideas for a series (please write it, Suzanne!) and even more, a desire to take part in Audubon's great Christmas Bird Count.
We also got a sneak peek into her spring release... it involves ice cream and even better, we learned that Mr. Fisher is an ice cream king. Fifty-seven different vanilla recipes before he nailed it! That's dedication, folks! He even went to the Penn State ice cream school!
Ben Zook had only two loves in his life: books and birds. In a stroke of good fortune, he'd stumbled onto a way to cobble together those two loves into a career, writing books about rare birds. He was as free as a bird--until a chase for a rare White-winged Tern takes him to the one place on earth he planned to never return: his Amish home in Stoney Ridge.
Desperate for photographs of the elusive tern, Ben hires a local field guide, Micah Weaver, and boards at Micah's farm, planning to "bag the bird" and leave Stoney Ridge before anyone recognizes him. But he neglected to plan for Micah's sister, Penny.
One long-ago summer, Penny had introduced Ben to birding, even sharing with him a hidden eagle aerie. That was when she knew true love. She'd always hoped he would come back to Stoney Ridge. Back to his Amish roots. Back to her. The only problem? Ben has absolutely no memory of Penny.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher welcomes her readers to the Amish community at Stoney Ridge in this engaging story of discovering just who the rare birds are in life.
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