Friday, February 7, 2014

"The Calling" by Suzanne Woods Fisher Book Tour: My Review

Susan Heim on Writing is pleased to be a stop on the book tour for The Calling, by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Read on to find out more about this book and author, my thoughts on the story, and a giveaway!

About this book:
Bethany Schrock’s love life has derailed, her faith hangs by a thread, and she is spending hot summer days wading through a lifetime of accumulation at the home of five elderly Amish sisters. She’s not sure what she wants out of life, but she knows that she’s not finding it in Stoney Ridge.

Then a new guest at the Inn at Eagle Hill ropes her into volunteering in a community project for down-and-outers. Reluctant at first, Bethany starts to feel a bit of joy and satisfaction again. But not so much that Jimmy Fisher, adorable and impossible, can woo her affections with his winks and tricks. Well, maybe a little.

When a figure from her past reenters her life, Bethany must decide: What does the past mean to her future?

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher delivers her trademark twists, turns and tender romance in this delightful and exciting visit to the quiet community of Stoney Ridge.

My thoughts:
Despite her “simple” life in the Amish community, Bethany has some very modern problems. A former boyfriend turns out to be a real threat to her family, her brother is tangled up in a criminal investigation, and reuniting with her mother, who disappeared without a word many years ago, is at the forefront of Bethany’s mind. With all these thoughts troubling her, she just doesn’t have time to heed the attentions of flirtatious Jimmy Fisher, a favorite among Amish young ladies, who has an impossible mother. Fisher realistically portrays the turmoil affecting Bethany. She feels overwhelmed by her circumstances and has a hard time trusting anyone after her failed romance. Meanwhile, Geena, a female youth pastor staying at the inn, is facing her own life and career crises. I loved how the two women were able to become friends despite their different backgrounds and help each other find the path that God intends for each of them. I look forward to reading more of the books in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s The Inn at Eagle Hill series!

About the author:
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 children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Christy Award finalist, a Carol Award winner, and 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.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher is celebrating her newest book, The Calling, by giving away TWO iPads, TWO Kindles, and TWO Nooks! Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 8th. All winners will be announced February 10th at Suzanne's blog.


Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Susan! Thanks for reading and reviewing "The Calling." I liked your comment about "modern problems." Nicely said! Grateful to have you share my book with your readers. Warmly, Suzanne


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