Friday, April 25, 2014

The Letters


Here is the blurb of the story:

Rose Schrock is a plain woman with a simple plan. Determined to find a way to support her family and pay off her late husband's debts, she sets to work to convert the basement of her Amish farmhouse into an inn. While her family, especially her cranky mother-in-law, is unhappy with Rose's big idea, her friend and neighbor, Galen King, supports the decision and he helps with the conversion. As Rose finalizes preparations for visitors, she prays. She asks God to bless each guest who stays at the Inn at Eagle Hill. As the first guest arrives and settles in, Rose is surprised to discover that her entire family is the one who receives the blessings, in the most unexpected ways. And she's even more surprised when that guest decides to play matchmaker for Galen King. With her signature plot twists combined with gentle Amish romance, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites readers back to Stoney Ridge for fresh stories of simple pleasures despite the complexity of life. Fisher's tale of God's providence and provision will delight her fans and create many new ones. Welcome to the Inn at Eagle Hill.

This author was new to me. I don't remember reading her before. But I really enjoyed this story. I have always been fascinated with the Amish so I devour stories about them whenever I can. This story did not disappoint. I enjoyed all the characters. Though I didn't understand why other characters were mentioned near the end. The only conclusion I can come up with that this is Book 1 of a series.

As mentioned in the blurb above this story is about Rose and the trials that her and her family endure. But I came away from the story feeling blessed. Of course I was rooting for some of the characters and can't wait to see if we see them again when the 2nd book comes out.

This story is set in PA. I loved the fact that the story setting was a Bed and Breakfast. That was a different twist from the way typical Amish stories begin. This book also seemed to be set in contemporary times so it wasn't set in a historical setting. I would highly recommend this story to anyone that appreciates a simple story of love, forgiveness and blessing.

I gave this story 5 stars. What have you been reading lately?

2 comments:

  1. Amish culture is an interest to me as well; though, it never equates to finding books about them. I think this one is a good starting point. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Your welcome Joyous Reads! Thank you for stopping by!

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