I am excited to introduce you to a new series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. She is taking us back to Stoney Ridge where we fell in love with the Lapp family in (The Keeper, The Haven, and The Lessons). This series is titled The Inn at Eagle Hill and the first book is The Letters.
I loved that this is a new series with new characters, there is an occasional sighting of a favorite from the Stoney Ridge Series, and in this book, one plays a pretty big role!
Ms. Fisher is an expert at transporting us to a different culture, a place where family is the first priority after God. She immerses us into the Amish world and allows us to become not only a fan of these families, but a part of them! You cannot help but fall in love with her characters as you wonder what choices they will make or how they will deal with their struggles.
In this particular book, The Letters, we are introduced to Rose who is a widow living with her mother-in-law and her daughter and two sons, and step-daughter. The bond they all feel for each other is comforting, especially in an age where family takes a back seat in our culture.
Rose is trying to keep her head above water financially and decided to open an Inn in her home for visitors to Stoney Ridge. I enjoyed seeing how Ms. Fisher allowed this plan to bring the family together, whether they were in support of this choice or not. Rose’s children, while occasionally loud and rambunctious, love and obey her and really support her.
There is of course a love element, or two, and some drama – would not be a good book without that. I loved this story, a quick read but hard to walk away from. I can get drawn into Ms. Fisher’s books in the first few pages, and finish feeling quite satisfied!! Another great book, and I am looking forward to the next one!!
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the 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. For more information, please visitsuzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iPhone or iPad! Download the Free App!http://bit.ly/134r55G
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NOTE : I received The Letters in exchange for an honest review, by LitFuse Publishers.