Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Letters



Welcome to a place of unconditional love and unexpected blessings
When widow Rose Schrock turns her Amish farmhouse into a bed and breakfast, she expects there might be problems. The reaction of her cantankerous mother-in-law for one. Disapproval from the church for another. But what she doesn't expect is that the guests at the Inn at Eagle Hill will spill their problems into her life and into her heart. She also never expects the kind of help and support she gets from Galen King, the quiet and rugged horse trainer next door. Love, Rose discovers, can bloom in the most unexpected ways.

With inspiration from a true story and her signature plot twists, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a fresh story of simple pleasures and strong faith in a complex world.

My Review:

The first in a new series (The Inn at Eagle Hill), Suzanne Woods Fisher fans will be thrilled to know that we're back in Stoney Ridge with a fresh cast of characters...along with some cameo appearances of characters from her Stoney Ridge Seasons series. A thrill shot right through me every time I recognized someone from previous books. Yes, I'm that invested in my fictional friendships. :-)

Once again, a younger secondary character has stolen my heart. This time it is Rose's thirteen year-old daughter, Mim.  She is wisdom beyond her years mixed with a sweet naivety to create an intriguing and often amusing character. I just love Fisher's ability to introduce her readers to real people who just happen to live in books. And for die-hard fans, you might be interested to know that Jimmy Fisher is back and he might just have met his match!

But let's not forget that this is Rose and Galen's story. A wee bit of a May/September romance with a thread of mystery thrown in for good measure. The Letters is filled with life lessons -- not the least of which is that the hope of the Lord can touch a life and turn darkness into light. I was intensely moved by Rose's journey from tragedy to triumph and the ripple effect her actions (and heart) have on those around her.

An exceptional read for Amish lovers everywhere. And if you're not an Amish fan be forewarned -- you might just become one after reading The Letters.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Letters, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 4 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group". 


  1. I love Suzanne's books and have been reading them since the first one she ever wrote! I confess to being a wee bit behind on her last series, but I'll catch up. Would love to win this one and thank you for the opportunity and the great review as always!

  2. Suzanne's stories are filled with inspiration and love. Please enter me in this giveaway, thanks!


  3. Oh Diana, you are in for such a treat!!! M.K. Lapp is a hoot!!!! That's all I'm saying! Good luck on this one~

    Hey Freda, Suzanne's stories are the perfect combination, aren't they? I just love the way she tells a story. Good luck!

  4. I haven't read this author so I'm excited to add her books to my to-read list! Thanks for the giveaway!


  5. I love Amish fiction so very much but I haven't read anything by Suzanne Fisher yet. Thank you so much for this giveaway.


  6. Please do enter me in the giveaway! I've heard great things about this book and would love to win a copy! Thanks!

  7. I've been trying to win this book everywhere! I love Suzanne's books and her blog. :-) Thanks for the chance to win! snowflakes2hotcakes {at} gmail {dot} com

  8. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story, kav

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  9. It's always fun to find a new series to start! Please enter me.


  10. I know, Patty. Lots to look forward to that way. Good luck!

  11. I love her books and I also look forward to a new series that I know I am going to love!

  12. Please enter me for The Letters.n
    Brittany McEuen

  13. I am a huge fan of Suzanne's and I can't wait to read "The Letters". Winning a copy of this book would be wonderful!

    Judy B

  14. I love reading Suzanne Woods Fisher's books....and would be soo thrilled to win the newest one 'The Letters'....babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

  15. I love the way you describe Rose. I haven't read the previous series, but the characters in The Letters sound like ones I'd like to know. Thank you for offering a copy of this book.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

  16. Need to get caught up on her books. Sounds like another good one.