Publisher: Revell (August 1, 2013)
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.
Here are my thoughts:
Miracula fieri hic...Miracles are made here...
Book 1 of 'The Inn at Eagle Hill' series, The Letters takes us back to the Plain life in Stoney Ridge.
The world Suzanne Woods Fisher creates for her readers is always comforting, a little like meeting old friends, sit on a porch and sip a cup of tea! With her usual attentive touch to details, Suzanne gives us a whole new story yet again!
Until I started reading her novels, I did not realize the multiple facets of the Old World life. In this particular instance, Suzanne reintroduces old timers and favourite characters such as Hank, Amos and Fern Lapp, M.K. now all grown up and a teacher, Jimmy Fisher and his antics...and many others!
Meeting Rose Schrock and her family brings delightful insights on the Amish thanks to the extent of Suzanne Woods Fisher knowledge about their community!
Rose by all accounts has much to be bitter about yet she shines as her faith helps her to overcome problems most of us would crumble under.
Her husband's sudden death, her acerbic mother in law's increasingly poor health, her step daughter Bethany mooning over an outsider and sweet Mim, who wants so much to help out, the disappearance of her step son after his father's untimely death, her young sons growing up without a father's guidance and of course her financial problems weighs heavily on her shoulders.
Anyone else would have already surrender to despair but Rose rises above it all!
When she overhears a conversation she is inspired to start her own Bed and Breakfast right at the farm, which seems by all accounts a sensible way to relieve her family's financial difficulties. With the help of a nearby friend and the approval of her Bishop, Rose envisions a lucrative way to handle the future and gets right to work.
However when a distressed Englisher shows up at the farm in need of shelter, Rose soon realizes there is more to B & B than hanging a shingle or baking her famous blueberry Cornbread...
Prayers might just be the only answer to these new developments or perhaps a miracle...
Ready to find out more about the miracles of 'The Inn of Eagle Hill'? If so, I suggest reading the first novel of the series, 'The Letters' and find out what it is all about!
Note: Discussion questions included in the book along with Rose's (scrumptious) Blueberry Cornbread recipe!
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.
For further information visit her website (HERE).
Dont miss Suzanne's close to her heart project: Guide Dogs for the Blind!
(Photo source HERE)
Suzanne Woods Fisher is celebrating the release of the first book, The Letters, in her new series by giving away 2 iPads, 2 Kindle Fires and 2 Nook HDs! Wow!
Two grand prize winners will receive:
- An iPad
- The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher
- A Kindle Fire HD or a Nook HD - winner's choice!
- The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Suzanne's blog on the 19th to see if you won one of the great prizes!
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I received a paperback copy of this title from LITFUSE as part of their blogger review program . I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.