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.
A Season on the Wind by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a great Amish tale. Inside, I meet two young Amish people. One is still an Amish and the other is still Amish at heart but not living the faith. Ben Zook has had a lot happen to him. His brother dies in a way no human should; he loves birds and discovering their secrets. Yet the Amish have strict codes to follow. He leaves his faith to follow his dream of being the best bird expert. However, he meets a young Amish woman who loves birds as much as he does. Plus, she has a secret talent. She believes she has met him before when they were younger. Yet he soon discovers it was not him but his dead brother that she met. It takes a long time before both soon find the truth. Ben is not only looking for birds to chart but for his own nesting place. He envys the Amish life. Family and settling down are big with the Amish. The more time Ben spends with the Amish woman, the more he wants to be with her. Life has a way of bringing people together. I love how Suzanne Woods Fisher tied in those themes in this novel. It is well-developed and fun to read. This book is a must have for all Christian and Amish fiction readers!