Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Litfuse Review: The Calling by: Suzanne Woods Fisher
About the Book:
Twenty-year-old Bethany Schrock is restless. Her love life has derailed, her faith hangs by a thread, and she is spending the incredibly hot summer days wading through a lifetime’s accumulation of junk at the home of five ancient Amish sisters. About the only thing that holds her interest is the spirited and dangerously handsome Jimmy Fisher–and he seems bent on irritating her to no end.
When the sly old sisters and a guest at the Inn get Bethany involved in running the local soup kitchen and starting a community garden, she suddenly finds herself wondering, Shootfire! How did that happen? Despite her newfound purposefulness, a gnawing emptiness about a childhood mystery continues to plague her. Encouraged by Jimmy Fisher, she will seek out the answers she craves–and uncover a shocking secret that will break her heart, heal it, and point her to love.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher delivers her trademark twists, turns, and tender romance in this delightful and exciting visit to the deceptively quiet community of Stoney Ridge.
About 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.
Poor Bethany, I feel so bad for her. Bethany is truly a sweet and feisty young girl that has had her heart trampled on. She is so far from wanting to be loved again or for even wanting to love another individual.She does however have a small weak spot for Jimmy Fisher and he for her. But neither of them have shared with the other their feelings. Bethany has many things she needs to forgive in others and in herself and that will take some time on her part. Mainly because she is slow to forgive anyone.
Even her mother leaving their family all those years ago still sets her spine to tingling. Its not long though before Jimmy is able to break through all of that and shoot straight through her heart with his affections.But there is still one more person they both have to convince and that would be Jimmy's mother Edith. She would prefer Jimmy take a liking to Naomi, she feels that Naomi is better suited for Jimmy.
Mim has got a thing or two up her sleeve as of late, she is the town's Mrs. Miracle. She answers the townspeople questions about things that have them befuddled, it could be anything from which color paint to use or questions about things that are a little stronger in nature. Mim asks Bethany for a big favor to aide her in her secret.
This book is book number two in The Inn at Eagle Hill series by the wonderful author, Suzanne Woods Fisher. She takes a simple notion and turns it into something that you will be talking about for weeks to come. Simple plot line combined with simple characters always turns her books into a very creative masterpiece.
Here is a link to the review that I did for the first book in the series, "The Letters".
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me for free for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.