Friday, August 9, 2013

Back to Stoney Ridge -- The Letters

In The Letters, Suzanne Woods Fisher provides a great beginning to The Inn at Eagle Hill series set in Stoney Ridge.  Some of the characters from her Stoney Ridge series show back up here, adding an air of familiarity for those of us who have read the previous series.

As always, Suzanne weaves an engaging story of the Plain people and their captivating lifestyle.  Rose Schrock has endured more than her fair share of struggles and still finds her life extremely challenging.  Her steady faith and sense of commitment to her family and responsibilities carry her through a wide range of adventures.

Some of the details of this book are a little out of the norm for typical Amish fiction, and I found it interesting that a real-life incident inspired Suzanne to write the story.  Her well-developed fictional characters round out the true story in an engaging way.  And there are enough unfinished plot lines to definitely whet my appetite for the next installment.

Here is one of my favorite passages in the book:   "She [Delia] had always perceived God as belonging in a compartment, like a piece of a pie that made up a life.  Rose spoke about God as if all of life belonged to him.  God was the piecrust, holding the pieces of life together."  Love that word picture Kim painted!

I highly recommend The Letters to fans of great Amish fiction.

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Revell for a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book

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.

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.

About the Author

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, The Search, The Keeper and The Haven, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. 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 Christy Award finalist and a Carol Award finalist. She is the host of internet radio show Amish Wisdom and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California.
For more information, please visit and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

In connection with the release of The Letters, Suzanne Woods Fisher is offering a great giveaway through August 17. 
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1 comment:

  1. Loved, loved, loved your review, Southern Gal! Thanks for reading and reviewing my story. And it truly was inspired by true events! I promise! The part about the pie crust...that's from me. :)
    Warmly, Suzanne