Friday, August 16, 2013

The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Review)

  • Series: The Inn at Eagle Hill (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 320 pages

  • Publisher: Revell (August 1, 2013)

  • ISBN-13: 978-0800720933

  • Book one in Suzanne’s brand new series; The Inn at Eagle Hill. 

    Rose Schrock is a plain woman with a simple plan. Determined to find a way to support her family and pay off her late husband’s debts, she sets to work to convert the basement of her Amish farmhouse into an inn. While her family, especially her cranky mother-in-law, is unhappy with Rose’s big idea, her friend and neighbor, Galen King, supports the decision and he helps with the conversion. As Rose finalizes preparations for visitors, she prays. She asks God to bless each guest who stays at the Inn at Eagle Hill. As the first guest arrives and settles in, Rose is surprised to discover that her entire family is the one who receives the blessings, in the most unexpected ways. And she’s even more surprised when that guest decides to play matchmaker for Galen King.

    With her signature plot twists combined with gentle Amish romance, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites readers back to Stoney Ridge for fresh stories of simple pleasures despite the complexity of life. Fisher’s tale of God’s providence and provision will delight her fans and create many new ones. Welcome to the Inn at Eagle Hill.

    My Review:

    This is one of my favorite Amish fiction authors. I enjoyed reading the first book in the new series, The Inn at Eagle Hill. As always it was well written with interesting and unique plot and characters. I also liked the secondary plot involving the guests especially Delia. Rose pulls herself up by shoe strings after her husband dies and leaves them broke. She moves in with her strict Amish mother in law with her children. The mother in law is a very difficult woman to deal with and her health is suffering. She makes Rose's life harder than necessary on purpose. Rose decides to change part of the house into an inn to pay the bills. In the middle of all this Galen her neighbor steps in to help and becomes a good friend. All of the plot lines wrap up nicely in a satisfying conclusion. I look forward to the next book in the series. Recommended. :)

    About the author:

    Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the 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 and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iPhone or iPad! Download the Free App!

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    Review copy provided by Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

    1 comment:

    Suzanne said...

    Hi Brittanie! Thanks so much for being on the blog tour for "Letters!" Loved your review--hope you'll be on the next book's (Calling) tour in a few months! Warmly, Suzanne

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