Summary from GoodReads: In her wildest dreams, spunky and impulsive nineteen-year-old Mary Kate Lapp never imagined herself behind a schoolteacher's desk. A run-in (literally) with the schoolteacher compels her to act as a substitute teacher, just as her restless desire to see the world compels her to apply for a passport . . . just in case. The only thing of interest to M.K. in the sleepy Amish community of Stoney Ridge is the unexplained death of a sheep farmer that coincided with the arrival of a mysterious young man into the community. Frustrated that no one takes the crime seriously, she takes matters into her own hands. Unfortunately, as tends to be the case for M.K., she jumps headlong into trouble.
Centered on one of Suzanne Woods Fisher's most loved characters, this is the story fans have eagerly anticipated. The precocious M.K. is all grown up (well, almost) and ready to take on the world--with surprising results. Fisher's trademark plot twists and turns are as unexpected and satisfying as ever in this third book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series.
In the final book of the Stoney Ridge series, Mary Kate (MK) Lapp ends up becoming the school teacher after running into the current teacher. This is very challenging for her but it is a grea way for her to use some of her nervous energy. Along the way, she gets to know Chris Yoder who is working on her father's farm. She accusses him of a crime and their friendship is never the same. Did Chris Yoder commit the crimes that he is accussed of? Will MK survive being the school teacher? What does the future hold for MK?
I really enjoyed this third and final book in the Stoney Ridge series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. In the other two books, MK is much younger and always in trouble. It is nice to see her grown up and making a life for herself.
A special thanks to Revell for allowing me to review this book in advance. Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.