Saturday, 14 September 2013

Book Review: The Letters

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ISBN# 9780800720933


From The Back:

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 Reflections:

I was anticipating the arrival of this book for weeks, and was ecstatic when it finally arrived in the mail. This book definitely did not disappoint in any way.

The characters wrapped themselves around my heart and I was smitten from the first page onward. Woods Fisher’s writing style was mesmerizing, engaging and simply beautiful. The way she portrays the Eagle Inn in Stony Ridge made me want to jump in my truck and go on vacation. This is a place where the simple life basks in homemade goodies and hand sewn quilts.

There is even Rose’s blueberry Cornbread recipe in the back of the book, I am going to try that out in a gluten free version.

Woods Fisher’s book also held real human truths to the Amish life as well, just because you live the “simple” life doesn’t always make it …well.. simple..It is the way you live that makes the difference. How you choose to react to those challenges and who you choose to lean onto get you through.

I think the sweet message of faith and trust really came through in this novel, better than any that I have read in quite some time. I love how the author was able to weave the story line around such a powerful message and also thread in some great twists that left you yearning for the sequel.

I give this book a 5 star rating. (Something I rarely do) I will definitely be sharing this one with my good friends! A must read.

"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". 



THE AUTHOR

  1. Suzanne Woods Fisher

    Suzanne Woods Fisher

    Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Letters, 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 an Amish...
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