Friday, November 5, 2021

A Season on the Wind

Title: A Season on the Wind

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Christian Fiction, Amish, Romance,

My Review:

Opening a book and seeing a "meet the cast" section is a little scary for this reader. I was immediately leery because I have a hard time following quite a few characters, I am better with less. However, I need not have worried as the author took her time setting the stage and introduction of the characters.

With small doses of humor, the author weaves a story of bird-watching, second chances, and healing. As we learn more about the characters we are also learning about a wide variety of birds. Looking at the characters and the birds, another theme is to expect the unexpected.

 This was a sweet story that also had some emotional depth. It is not a typical Amish storyline, which I really appreciate. There were some surprises and it had the expected happy ending one expects from a story such as this. Anyone who is an avid bird watcher will enjoy this story.

Trigger warning without spoilers: suicide.

Thank you to Revell and the author for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. 


Synopsis (from Goodreads): 

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 eagle became his spark bird--the one that inspired his lifelong love.

Ben. He was Penny's spark bird. That was when she knew true love. She'd always hoped Ben 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.



  1. I'm a bit of a birder, so I'd read this one just for the birdwatching bits. :D

    1. Lark, then you will LOVE it. One of the characters keeps a bird-spotting log, so at the end of each chapter is info about rare birds.

    2. That makes me want to read it even more. :)

    3. I think you will enjoy it ;)

  2. I appreciate books with emotional depth, and I also do better with less characters, unless they are introduced slowly, and I get a good feel for who is who.

    1. That's me too, Kami! Hope you are having a great weekend.

  3. I like that one of the main characters is a bird watcher. Birds are so interesting.

    1. Hey Wendy, several of the characters are bird watchers :) And, of course, you have the ones who don't understand the appeal, LOL.