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The Letters (Inn at Eagle Hill Series #1)
     

The Letters (Inn at Eagle Hill Series #1)

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by Suzanne Woods Fisher
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this first installment of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Fisher (The Choice) takes readers back to familiar territory—the gently rolling farmland and quiet lives of the Pennsylvania Amish. The setting ironically frames widow Rose Shrock, who nurses a distinctly unquiet heart as she struggles to repay the debts her husband left behind after his suspicious drowning. Neighbor Galen King supports Rose’s efforts to raise money by opening her home to boarders; Rose’s bitter mother-in-law, not so much. The first tenant of the newly christened Inn at Eagle Hill comes seeking solace and refuge, both of which Rose is able to provide. But Rose’s children have their own dramas that add color and depth to the storyline. Through each challenge, Rose’s faith offers strength to the weak and inspiration to the doubting. When it’s her turn to need help, will she let others bless her? Twin themes of provision and providence anchor several storylines. Though most of the conflicts wrap up too cleanly, fans will cheer at this latest offering from the popular Amish romance specialist. Agent: Joyce Hart, Hartline Literary Agency. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800720933
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Series:
Inn at Eagle Hill Series , #1
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
262,014
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Letters, The Calling, 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 Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

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The Letters: A Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful!!!! The characters are endearing and thought out - I would love to have Rose as my neighbor. Each character has strength and determination. The story itself has been developed fully and is wonderfully told. If you enjoy reading Amish stories, you will love this one!!!! esk 10/2016
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually try.not to start a book series until I can read all the books one after another. Suzanne makes that impossible for me to do. Her stories are so wonderfully written. As I turn the pages I.become.more and more attached to even the.smallest character. I don't like to read customer reviews that tell.me so.much of the story I no longer need to read the book myself. So I try to express just the joy and happiness the book brought to me from begining to.end. in hopes that you, too will read this.book and love it as much as I did.
sunshineJB More than 1 year ago
A Place Where Miracles Happen! I am a huge fan of author Suzanne Woods Fisher.  This book did not disappoint me at all.  I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book.  It wasn’t hard to fall in love with them, even the sharp tongue Mammi Vera.   What caught my interest right from the start was the back and forth between the Amish world and the English world.  Both worlds had plenty of obstacles to overcome.   We know that God allows us to go through illnesses, heart breaks, and devastation.  We also know that God has promised to go through them with us. There are choices to be made, people to love, pasts to leave behind and forgiveness to extend.   This is a book that will tug on your heartstrings and allow you to dream about a place called, The Inn at Eagle Hill. I highly recommend that you pick up a copy today.  You will be glad you did!
TrishaAZ More than 1 year ago
Great author. Lots of secondary characters. Didn't bore you by repeating information.
Anonymous 18 days ago
I loved this book! It's well written, easy to read & captivating.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I myself don't associate with any particular religion, but I found this story to be a wonderful reminder of how a belief in a higher power can help one through life's high and lows and come out stronger
Anonymous 10 months ago
Today is Christmas Day 2016. I am a widow and am spending the day by myself. Today, I finished this wonderful book, filled with pain, hurting, and trying your best not to sink. It gave me hope and courage, because even with the sadness and chaos, the author showed us hope and joy if one takes a moment.
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I fell in love with all the characters in this book. I was drawn in from the start. I enjoyed the twist that were thrown in. Great read.
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I loved reading this book.
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Always enjoy a good, clean Amish story for a change of pace.
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What a wonderful, up-lifting story!
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pctex More than 1 year ago
Thoughly enjoyed this book. Love reading about the Amish people. This story is not your typical Amish tale. It shows how people have to adjust after troubles and tradegy strike.
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ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
Well, Suzanne Woods Fisher has done it yet again! She is one of my favorite Amish authors, and indeed this book did not disappoint. It has everything that readers have come to know and love in great Amish fiction: 1. A look into the daily lives of the Amish 2. The Old Ways versus the New Ways 3. Great romance (that is clean) 4. A deep-seated faith in God These elements are the things I so appreciate about this author and her writings. I love the Stoney Ridge series, and this takes that to an entirely new level. Okay, so maybe it's sappy at times, but it is also real. When the Amish deal with the struggles of the outside world, there are some difficult issues that are raised. However, God is in control, and He permeates every nook and cranny of this novel. The reader will find a recipe in the back (what is an Amish book without recipes, right?). The book is never "preachy," but it is solid. I can recommend this book to everyone, and I greatly anticipate the next installment. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story feels like coming home after a long time away.  It felt wonderful to see characters from Suzanne's previous works in this story.  I felt like I was there in the new Inn at Eagle Hill as I read.  What a wonderful retreat of rest and refreshing.  I know that I have certainly felt the need to "run away" and leave the hurts of this world behind and what better place to do this than an Amish home in Stoney Ridge?   I think I will give a call to the phone shack and make my own reservation with Rose.   "What?  It's a fictional setting?   I can't go ?"  Sniff, sniff.   "NOW what shall I do to escape? hmmmm, I think I will read another book of Suzanne's."      "What??? Book #2 is not out yet?"  Stomps away.  "I think I'll just go back to bed!"  I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review. by Rhonda Nash-Hall
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PatGMoore More than 1 year ago
Rose is living with her mother-in-law who is very hard to get along with plus Rose is raising her children. Her husband had died in an accident. Money is hard to come by and with the worries of taking care of the farm, family and budget Rose wants to turn the farmhouse into a bed and breakfast. Their neighbor Galen King tries to help on the farm when he can. He thinks her idea of a b&b is a great idea and he helps turn the basement into a place for guests. Right after a sign is put on the road a car drives in. God has sent their first guests. Rose shows so much patience, tenderness and love for her family, her community and God. Suzanne's characters are always filled with a depth of character, faith and caring of others. I've read almost all of Suzanne's books and I haven't been disappointed in any of them. It only took one book to put her on my "favorite author's list".. Suzanne's joy in God shines through in her writing. If you haven't read any of her books then this is a good one to start on.