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Julia Lapp has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. When Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding--again--she knows who is to blame. Perpetual bachelor and spreader of cold feet, Roman Troyer, the Bee Man.

Roamin' Roman travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators. He relishes his nomadic life, which keeps him from thinking about all he has lost. He especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year. But with Julia on a mission to punish him for inspiring Paul's cold feet, the Lapp farm is looking decidedly less pleasant.
Can Julia secure the future she's always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind?

Full of the plot twists and surprises her fans love, The Keeper is the first in a new series by bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher. Through touching family relationships and trials of the heart, Fisher's vivid characters grapple with yielding to God's will when it doesn't match their own.

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Keeper, The: A Novel
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The keeper
May 26th, 2016
This story had me laughing out loud sighing and then crying and back to laughing. The story is wonderful and it brings you to see cultural differences and beliefs I enjoyed every minute.
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Special gifts
May 3rd, 2016
God instills in each of His childten something unique and it often takes His love and wisdom given to us by another to allow that uniqueness to flourish. This is what the author showed me as she developed each character in the story. A very touching, realistic read.
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April 13th, 2016
I enjoyed this book very much for many reasons. It was a great story and very easy to read. I also loved the characters . I always love the amish stories .
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The keeper
August 17th, 2015
This is a wonderful book! Love the details of chartors. I hope the series continue pasr the three books.
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The keeper
July 10th, 2015
It was a great book. O enjoyed all the twists and turns. One minute you think no way they will be together. Then the next thing you know they are. It is sad that the son. Whom I loved had pass to save so many people. This is a book I will read again. The love of this family is amazing. I will recommend this book to all my friends. It is just that good of a book.
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The Keeper
May 20th, 2015
If you love stories of the Amish people this is a must read. Unlike other similar books this one deals with more than just a typical Amish family but with some heart rendering problems that are not easily dealt with in any culture. The themes of love, life and death are just the beginning.
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