Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Review)
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher delivers her trademark twists, turns, and tender romance in this delightful and exciting visit to the deceptively quiet community of Stoney Ridge.
Twenty-year-old Bethany Schrock is restless. Her love life has derailed, her faith hangs by a thread, and she is spending the incredibly hot summer days wading through a lifetime’s accumulation of junk at the home of five ancient Amish sisters. About the only thing that holds her interest is the spirited and dangerously handsome Jimmy Fisher–and he seems bent on irritating her to no end.
When the sly old sisters and a guest at the Inn get Bethany involved in running the local soup kitchen and starting a community garden, she suddenly finds herself wondering, Shootfire! How did that happen? Despite her newfound purposefulness, a gnawing emptiness about a childhood mystery continues to plague her. Encouraged by Jimmy Fisher, she will seek out the answers she craves–and uncover a shocking secret that will break her heart, heal it, and point her to love.
This was a good Amish story. It is a new book in the Inn at Eagle Hill series. It can stand alone but the characters are the same and makes more sense read in order. The first book in the series is called The Letters and the main focus is Rose, Bethany's stepmother. Bethany has been dealing with her father's death and her brother's disappearance. Then she falls in love with her brother's business partner and he uses her and leaves. So she is now jaded and real love is hard for her to accept. She has a very busy life including helping a set of elderly sisters clean their house and serve food at a shelter. A failing lady preacher comes to stay at the Inn. She ends up helping Bethany some in her quest to understand life. There are several twists and turns. The plot and characters are interesting and unique. The book held my interest from the beginning. I can't wait to read the next book featuring these characters. Recommended. :)
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including “Amish Peace.” She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/10Tygyi
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Review copy provided by Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.