The Haven by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the second book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, and it follows Sadie, the middle daughter in the Lapp family. Sadie has just returned home from Ohio where she was learning about different healing techniques while living with her newly married sister who was the focus of the first book. With her arrival comes gossip, since she comes home with a baby which was left at her feet while she was waiting to come home from the bus station. The rumor soon spreads that while Sadie was in Ohio she had a child of her own. In addition to having to deal with rumors, Windmill Farm, where the Lapp family lives, has a young college-aged intern named Will living on their farm to ensure the safety of endangered peregrine falcons who have nested on the Lapp property. As Sadie soon uncovers the mystery of who the child belongs to, she also finds herself spending time with Will which angers her boyfriend from the previous year, Gid.
I enjoyed this book just as much as the first in the series, and I couldn’t put it down because of both the romance and mystery surrounding Will. The characters were all very interesting, and I liked reading about the relationship between every character, not just Sadie and her friends. It’s not necessary to have read the first book in the series to understand what is going on in the Lapp family, although there were some characters in the first book whose actions cause repercussions in the newest book. I cannot wait to read more about the Lapp family, and I am hopeful the next book looks at M.K., the youngest Lapp sister. She is definitely the most precocious of the three children, and I’m sure the book that focuses on her will be very entertaining.
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