Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Litfuse Review:The Letters by:Suzanne Woods Fisher

 The Letters
About the Book:
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.

 Suzanne Woods Fisher
About the Author:
 Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling author of Amish fiction and non-fiction, and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. The Waiting was a finalist for a 2011 Christy Award. The Choice and The Search have been finalists for Carol Awards. Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World and Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life were both finalists for the ECPA Book of the Year (2010, 2011).

My Review:
 Rose has found herself sort of at a cross roads. Her husband has left her with not only his children but also his debt. She lives in her mother in laws home along with her children. She has come to a point in her life where it is make it or break it time. She is tired of struggling. Trying to make ends meet is getting more difficult with each passing day. She needs a longer term solution.

 So she feels God has given her just that when she is in a local store and over hears a conversation between some Englisher tourists about the lack of inns in the area. She offers her home up as a solution and suddenly things evolve from there. She wants to set up her home as a bed and breakfast and she feels that this may help her families situation. Its when she turns to her neighbor, Galen, for support on the venture that sparks seem to ignite forcing her to look at him in a totally different way.

 Suzanne Woods Fisher is an excellent writer. One that opens up the Amish to us in the most brilliant of ways. She makes them feel like a neighbor to you. This book has a down home kind of feel. I'm excited to see what is next in the series.

 **Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse.