Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Letters

PrintThe Letters – The Inn at Eagle Hill Book 1
Written by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Published at Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

About the book

Welcome to a place of unconditional love and unexpected blessings

When widow Rose Schrock turns her Amish farmhouse into a bed and breakfast, she expects there might be problems. The reaction of her cantankerous mother-in-law for one. Disapproval from the church for another. But what she doesn't expect is that the guests at the Inn at Eagle Hill will spill their problems into her life and into her heart. She also never expects the kind of help and support she gets from Galen King, the quiet and rugged horse trainer next door. Love, Rose discovers, can bloom in the most unexpected ways.

With inspiration from a true story and her signature plot twists, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a fresh story of simple pleasures and strong faith in a complex world.

My Thoughts

In this new series from Suzanne Woods Fisher, we are transported into an Amish family who is struggling financially due to a tragic event in their life.   Not only did the dad died unexpectedly but they are now living with his mom who is experiencing health issues.   His widow, Rose, is doing her best to manage the kids and the farm and decides – with the blessings of her leaders – to open a Bed & Breakfast in order to be able to survive and repay her husband’s investors.

I had found the characters refreshing and different than other Amish novel – even with the hint of romance intertwined in the pages.   I am getting a bit tired of reading Amish romance novel but this particular title contains some mystery and interesting events that helped me to pursue my reading.   Yes there is love in this book but to see the character development is also fascinating.   I particularly liked Mim and her facts.    She was definitively an out-of-the-ordinary character for an Amish novel.    The life of this fmaily will be linked with a total stranger who needs some time alone to recuperate from an unplanned surgery and a disturbing event in her life.   

My only disappointment in this book would be the cheating from the married husband and his sudden announcement of his departure from the family of the stranger living with the Amish.    I’m particularly sensitive to this kind of thing in books because I lived it myself when my dad announced he was leaving the family because of another woman.   I dislike that kind of mention in any book I encounter.   Nevertheless, I am pleased to say that the man comes back to his senses and realized how much important his wife is.   Wished it would have happened in my family but I know that God allowed this to happen so I can be a testimony for others.

Apart from this part of the book that I felt uneasy with, I find the story refreshing and encouraging.   It’s a good read for a summer week-end.

The Letters is available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, even at and


The book is also available on Kindle and Kindle app.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review purposes from Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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