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Monday, August 5, 2013

The Letters...Review

About the book:
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.

As if losing her husband wasn't bad enough, having to deal with his business issues proves just as difficult, but Rose Schrock is resilient and resourceful.  She decides to turn her family home into a bed and breakfast inn even without her cantankerous mother-in-law's approval.  But, with the help of her kind friend and neighbor Galen. Rose manages it and when her first real Englisch guest arrives, she has no idea how her life or the life of Delia Stoltz will bless each other.

I have enjoyed all of Suzanne Woods Fishers book immensely.  Stoney Ridge is one of my favorite fictional places and I was so glad to see that Suzanne returns there in her new series.  This series stands alone just fine, but it was nice to see favorite faces return from previous books, especially Englischer Will Stoltz.  And, has Jimmy Fisher finally grown up?  I hope so!  I really liked Rose and Galen.  Seriously, just two terrific characters. Vera, not so much, but as we learned her story, I grew to have more sympathy for her.

I love the principles taught through Amish stories and the emphasis on faith, family and friendship.  Suzanne has such a fantastic way with words and her characterizations are terrific.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Suzanne Woods Fisher here.  You can see other reviews and tour stops here. You can purchase your own copy here.

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4/5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. Hi Holly! Thanks so much for your thoughtful review of "The Letters." I loved so many of your comments--and you might enjoy knowing there will be a short e-story released featuring Will Stoltz! Releases next May.
    Grateful you were a part of the blog tour.
    Warmly, Suzanne