Monday, August 12, 2013

Blog Tour: The Letters (Review)

Rose Schrock is picking up the pieces of her life after her husband's life (and death) leaves her swimming in debt.

Rather than stick her head in the sand, or avoid life, Rose develops a plan to save her mother-in-law's farm, and make a living for her family.

What follows, in Book 1 of Suzanne Woods Fisher's newest series, The Letters, is a tale that shows how simplicity and hospitality can not only nurture to guests at an inn, but also nurture a hurting family.

This is the third series, that Fisher has created centering around the same area "Stoney Ridge." A few of the characters are "old friends" while others make their first appearance in the storyline. However like many of Fisher's previous books, her stories can standalone.

In all, it's a tale that is warm, cozy and enjoyable. If you like Amish fiction and are looking for something that is fun to read, this may be the series for you.

I enjoy very few Amish writers. Fisher is but one of a select group I'll read. Ultimately, her air of authenticity - of how she tries to portray the simply lifestyle shines through her words.

Once again, Fisher has created a solid, honest and heartwarming tale. On a scale of one to five, I give the book a solid three. I'd say I'd read it again, but since I've already passed the other two trilogies on to a friend - I imagine this will find it's way to her shelves.

More About The Book
Book one in Suzanne's brand new series; The Inn at Eagle Hill.

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.

More About The Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of 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 a new Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp.

Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist.

She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iPhone or iPad! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/134r55G

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It's a Giveaway
Win an iPad, Kindle or Nook from @SuzanneWFisher in “The Letters” Giveaway!
Suzanne Woods Fisher is celebrating the release of the first book, The Letters, in her new series by giving away 2 iPads, 2 Kindle Fires and 2 Nook HDs! Wow!

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Two grand prize winners will receive:
  • An iPad
  • The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Four second place winners will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HD or a Nook HD - winner's choice!
  • The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 17th. All winners will be announced August 19th at Suzanne's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Suzanne's blog on the 19th to see if you won one of the great prizes! (Or better yet, subscribe to her blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)


Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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