First Line Friday — A Season on The Wind

15 Oct

Happy Friday! I am featuring one of my favorite authors this week — Suzanne Woods Fisher. I don’t read a lot of Amish fiction, but I do read every book that Fisher publishes, including, and especially, her Amish novels. There is just something about the communities she portrays that draw me in. Real and relatable are two adjectives I can always ascribe to her characters. A Season on The Wind is her latest novel, and I will be reading it soon.

Here’s the first line:

Penny Weaver stayed so still that the field sparrow in her yard didn’t seem to know she was there.

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.

Suzanne Woods Fisher loves stories worth telling about people worth remembering. With over a million copies of her book sold worldwide, this bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 books is always on the lookout for the unsung hero with an untold story.

Readers are invited to stop by Suzanne’s website at:

6 Responses to “First Line Friday — A Season on The Wind”

  1. Carla October 15, 2021 at 8:49 am #

    I like the sounds of this one.

    • rbclibrary October 15, 2021 at 9:17 am #


  2. Cindy Davis October 15, 2021 at 8:10 pm #

    I will be reading this one soon.

  3. Paula Shreckhise October 15, 2021 at 10:25 pm #

    My first line is from A Deep Divide by Kim Woodhouse:
    The sugary sweet cherry flavor burst on Emma Grace McMurray’s tongue and made her mouth water.

  4. Danielle Grandinetti October 16, 2021 at 2:44 pm #

    I love this title! I’m reading The Mobster’s Daughter by Rachel Scott McDaniel: “September 28, 1923, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Snapping wind yanked at the letter in my hand, and my fingers tightened, the crisp edge biting into my palm.” Happy Weekend!

  5. Jen@GracetoGrow October 17, 2021 at 2:25 pm #

    This sounds like a good one! This week on my blog I shared the first line from Tacos for Two by Betsy St. Amant: Happy reading! 😊

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