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Litfuse Publicity: The Calling (The Inn at Eagle Hill Book 2) by Suzanne Woods Fisher #grow4christ

on January 27, 2014

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.

Read and excerpt here.

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Meet Suzanne:

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! Also find out more by visiting her website.

My Opinion:

Let me begin by saying I have not read The Letters, Book 1 in this series and that was a bit problematic as I had a hard time figuring out which character was whose mom and which one was sister to that man, and so on – eventually I got it but it was a bit difficult.  There were some happenings in Book 1 that come up in Book 2 that play a pivotal role in the story and while Suzanne does a good job in rehashing for those who haven’t read Book 1 you can tell that you really need to read Book 1 first because it makes it all so much easier to understand.  With that said – I really, really enjoyed this book – this one actually had me in tears especially toward the end as Bethany comes to terms with her past and learns of ways to control her panic attacks.

I loved reading about the elderly sisters who Bethany cleans house for, one has the beginnings of dementia if not Alzheimer’s but they are all very active and love to care for people, even the English who down on their luck.  The Inn came into being in the first book but it seems people think miracles happen there and so people begin writing to them to get answers to their questions which provides an interesting sub plot as the letters take on a life of their own.  There is some romance in this book but even though the two main female characters are trying to decide if God has a man for them it isn’t like other books where the main plot is the romance – I appreciated this as it gave the character more depth.

I also enjoyed the suspense, again some of this plot pulls from Book 1, but the suspenseful part was much easier to figure out and brings evil into the character’s backyards, literally.  There are several overarching themes going on in this book, but all intersect in one way or another but that kept my attention and made me want to tell my children we’ll skip doing school!  My one question though that kept popping up is the female youth leader who has a gift card to spend from a parishioner but she ends up staying long past what her gift card could pay for but she has no job – so how do these people get the money to stay for great lengths of time with no job?  I appreciated the book dealing with issues that usually aren’t touched in Amish fiction such as mental illness, Alzheimer’s, and even the issue of praying out loud to Jesus like He’s sitting right next to you.

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(c) 2014, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher is celebrating her newest book, The Calling, by giving away TWO iPads, TWO Kindles, and TWO Nooks!

 

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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!)

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One response to “Litfuse Publicity: The Calling (The Inn at Eagle Hill Book 2) by Suzanne Woods Fisher #grow4christ

  1. […] read book 2 at the beginning of this year and really enjoyed it, but I still haven’t gotten to read book […]

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