I have a confession to make. I'm a bit late posting my review of The Letters, but I have a very good reason. I was savoring each and every page, getting to know all the unique and wonderful characters and treasuring the fact that Suzanne Woods Fisher treats us to a visit from beloved characters from past stories. Don't you wish every author did that? I was thrilled to read more about "too handsome for his own good" Jimmy Fisher, the endearing (but loud!) Hank Lapp and Will (who's now in college) comes back to Stoney Ridge, too! All these characters are very dear to my heart and I know I'm not alone in saying that. For those of you that haven't "visited" Stoney Ridge yet The Letters would be a perfect place to start as it's the first book in The Inn at Eagle Hill series. The characters are precious, their stories are beautifully tender, sometimes heartbreaking, but always with a focus on the Lord.
You'll fall in love with the main character, Rose Schrock, from the moment you meet her. She's absolutely full of grace but carries a heavy burden after the death of her husband. Not only that, her oldest son Tobe is missing and her mother in law is in need of constant care after a stroke. Rose is carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders and begs God for guidance and a plan. Delia Stoltz also has some terrible troubles. Her husband tells her he's in love with another woman and she just found out she has cancer- on the same day. God brings these two women together in the most amazing way. I don't want to ruin the surprise but I do hope you'll read the story and find out.
I love, love, loved The Letters. Suzanne Woods Fisher has once again captured my heart, tickled my funny bone and made me wish I'd been born Amish- at least sometimes.:) I can't wait to try Rose's Blueberry Cornbread recipe!
About The Letters:
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.
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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, includingAmish 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 visitsuzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iPhone or iPad! Download the Free App!http://bit.ly/134r55G