Monday, August 5, 2013

The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher ~ Litfuse Blog Tour with review

    The Letters
  • Series: The Inn at Eagle Hill (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (August 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800720938
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800720933

This book is also available as an e-book as well as an audiobook.

Book one in Suzanne’s brand new series; The Inn at Eagle Hill. 
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.

My take on this book:
Rose Schrock had been raised not to complain but the last seven months of her life had certainly not been easy, so many things had gone wrong it was hard to know which way to turn. The death of her husband, being left with four children, actually five, but the oldest one had run away, debts to pay and thirty-six dollars to her name is alot to bear, added to this is the fact that her mother-in-law is far from easy to deal with and it sounds like Rose has truly had a tough patch of life. Asking God for guidance she decides to open an Inn to help earn some money. 
I can easily say that Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my favorite Amish genre writers. I always look forward to each of her books because she always provides fresh, interesting characters that make me feel as if I am actually a part of the community she is writing about. She has a wonderful way of making me think that something is going to happen and then throws a monkey wrench into the plot taking me in another direction!  I found the characters in this story so easy to connect with. I could understand Rose's plight, and wondered how things would work out for her. Plenty of secondary characters keep the plot moving. One of my favorite characters had to be Miriam. Her love of reading, and learning was great. She seemed so mature for thirteen.  "The Inn at Eagle Hill" is actually the beginning of a new series but we get to reconnect with some of the characters from "The Stoney Ridge Series" which made it feel like I was visiting and catching up with old friends. I can easily predict that Suzanne Woods Fisher has another winning series on her hands with The Inn at Eagle Hill series! 

Meet Suzanne: 

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 visit and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iPhone or iPad! Download the Free App!

Suzanne Woods Fisher is celebrating the release of the first book, The Letters, in her new series by giving away 2 iPads, 2 Kindle Fires and 2 Nook HDs! Wow!
Two grand prize winners will receive:

  • An iPad

  • The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Four second place winners will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HD or a Nook HD - winner's choice!

  • The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 17th. All winners will be announced August 19th at Suzanne's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Suzanne's blog on the 19th 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!)


  1. Great review! New follower :)

    Cierra @ Books Ahoy

  2. Hi Brenda! I got such a kick out of your review! I even pointed it out to Amy and said we need to use some of your comments in promotion! Loved the monkey wrench remark. Just loved it! Thanks for writing up such a lovely, thoughtful review of "Letters." So glad you were on the blog tour! Warmly, Suzanne


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