Saturday, February 8, 2014

More from the Inn at Eagle Hill -- The Calling

The Calling is another delightful Amish story from the pen of Suzanne Woods Fisher.  I can always count on Suzanne to deliver a fun story, complete with some quirky characters, a little romance, and a few unexpected twists and turns.

The Inn at Eagle Hill got off to a captivating start in The Letters (you can check out my review here) with a new cast of characters, as well as some familiar "faces" from a previous series.  Those characters, while almost all Plain folks,  definitely do not find life uncomplicated.  Their simple lifestyle offers no guarantee of simple solutions to their day-to-day struggles.  

Bethany Schrock, the main character of this book, has a lot of questions about her life, questions that are easily identified with as they could just as well be found in an English setting.  How she deals with those uncertainties drives the story, along with lots of things going on with friends and family around her.  Some of the most important lessons Bethany learns have to do with looking deep within herself and other people to try to understand the hurt that is hidden behind actions.  In the midst of the difficulties, long-time fans of Suzanne's books just might be surprised to see the responsible young Amish man Jimmy Fisher is turning out to be.

As a good installment in an ongoing series, The Calling brings resolution to some of the issues in the story.  However, there are plenty of loose ends left to make me anxious to read The Revealing, due out later this year.  I highly recommend this series to fans of great Amish fiction.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

See what other readers have to say about The Calling here. 

About the book

Book Two in the Inn at Eagle Hill series.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher delivers her trademark twists, turns, and tender romance in this delightful and exciting visit to the deceptively quiet community of Stoney Ridge.

Twenty-year-old Bethany Schrock is restless. Her love life has derailed, her faith hangs by a thread, and she is spending the incredibly hot summer days wading through a lifetime's accumulation of junk at the home of five ancient Amish sisters. About the only thing that holds her interest is the spirited and dangerously handsome Jimmy Fisher---and he seems bent on irritating her to no end.

When the sly old sisters and a guest at the Inn get Bethany involved in running the local soup kitchen and starting a community garden, she suddenly finds herself wondering, Shootfire! How did that happen? Despite her newfound purposefulness, a gnawing emptiness about a childhood mystery continues to plague her. Encouraged by Jimmy Fisher, she will seek out the answers she craves---and uncover a shocking secret that will break her heart, heal it, and point her to love.

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 Meet the author

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, 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. She lives in California. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App!

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Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher is celebrating her newest book, The Calling, by giving away TWO iPads, TWO Kindles, and TWO Nooks!
Two grand prize winners will receive:
  • An iPad
  • The Letters and The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Four second place winners will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX or a Nook HD—winner's choice!
  • The Letters and The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 8th. All winners will be announced February 10th at Suzanne's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Suzanne's blog on the 10th to see if you won one of the great prizes! (Or better yet, subscribe to her blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)


  1. Hi Pam! You are SUCH a good writer. should be writing back cover copy for publishers! You have a way of tying up a book in a lovely package, complete with bow. Thank you for giving "Calling" the thumbs up and for being such an encourager, Pam. Grateful for you! Warmly, Suzanne

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Suzanne. I enjoy trying to share my thoughts in a way that will entice potential readers to give good books a try. And it's easy to encourage such a great author as you are!