Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Calling {Review}

The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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.

My Thoughts:

The Calling is the second book in the Inn at Eagle Hill series! {you can find my review of the first book The Letters here} I was so excited to read this book I absolutely loved characters in the first book and I am happy to see so many familiar people in The Calling! It gives me the feeling of visiting with very dear friends!

Bethany and Jimmy are the focus of this story along with the five sisters that Bethany has started cleaning for. She sure does have her hands full with these ladies!

I love Bethany’s spunk and out going nature although she has been having a difficult time with the death of her father, her brother disappearing. On top of that the love of her life {or so she thought} was not her best choice and now there is Jimmy Fisher! There is something brewing between these two!

I loved the suspense and mystery surrounding the story! It keeps you guessing as the story goes along.

Mental illness is addressed in the story and the views of how some of the Amish feel about this particular illness is addressed.

Susanne Woods Fisher has become one of my favorite authors of Amish fiction! If you enjoy Amish stories this one is a good one! Susanne paints a beautiful picture of Amish life. I feel like I am right there at the Eagle Hill Inn! 

Read an excerpt

Stop by the Litfuse website to learn more about The Calling.

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, includingAmish 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!


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!)

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.

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