Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Letters: The Inn at Eagle Hill Series Book 1 By Suzanne Woods Fisher

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description: 

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 Thoughts:  

The Letters is the first book in Suzanne Woods Fisher's newest series, The Inn at Eagle Hill.  Rose Schrock is in need of work. Her husband died, and they are in debt because of him.  Rose decides to open an inn in her basement. With the help of her neighbor, Galen King, they get her set up to take in guests. As they take in their first guest, a mystery woman who spends the first days sleeping, a family of eagles take up residents at the Schrock Farm.  To add to the miracle they are nesting an egg. Soon Rose starts receiving letters from strangers addressed to Mrs. Miracle. Rose cannot answer the letters so her daughter Mim starts answering them. As the Schrocks settle in on their new lives, their neighbor Galen King is there every step of the way to help them all. 

As a huge fan of Amish Fiction I was so excited to read this latest novel by Suzanne Woods Fisher. I loved the town of Stoney Ridge from her other series and was excited to learn about other characters there. Also to find out about old friends from past books. It feels like coming home!  Suzanne Woods Fisher writes with authority on Amish traditions, birds, and running an inn in this latest book.  I loved the characters especially Delia Stoltz, Rose's first guest.  I felt such a connection with her circumstances and need to get away from everything.  The characters in this book are not perfect and Suzanne Woods Fisher shows that bad things happen to everyone, including the faithful.  As I read this book, I felt like I was right there watching the events unfold in front of me. I truly enjoyed this book.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Amish Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I cannot wait to read the next book in the wonderful series. 
 I give this book 4.5 stars. 

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