The Revealing (Inn at Eagle Hill #3)Suzanne Woods Fisher
Naomi King, a soft spoken, loyal, and easily overlooked girl, has a gift. A gift of intuition, but one that others often dismiss. When a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with a shocking secret about Tobe Schrock, the man Naomi loves, she fears the worst. She can... Read More
When a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with a shocking secret about Tobe Schrock, the man Naomi loves, she fears the worst. She can't ignore the feeling that something, or someone, sinister is at work.
As signs mount, they begin to point to Jake Hertzler, the elusive mastermind behind Schrock Investments' downfall. Soon, events spiral hopelessly out of control and Naomi must decide whether to listen to her head or her heart.
Page Count: 336
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jun 3, 2014
- UPC: 9780800720957
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- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 336
- Publish Date: Jul 1, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC053000"
- ISBN: 0800720954
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- A Must-Read by Jeanie on 9/8/2014
The Revealing is Suzanne Woods Fisher’s exciting finale to The Inn at Eagle Hill series. It can be read as a stand-alone novel, but is much more enjoyable if The Letters and The Calling are read in sequence.
The Schrock family has been in turmoil for well over a year, yet Rose has been the voice of calm in the family through many challenges. The family farm, belonging to her late husband’s mother, has been remodeled to include a guest suite, turning it into The Inn at Eagle Hill. The Inn has been almost as a retreat for some of the visitors as they spent time there to rest and restructure their lives; the current guest is no different. This time, however, the quiet, troubled woman will prove to be as much of a mystery as an unwitting ally to an adversary. There is also a new baby in the household contributing to the turmoil; it has been a very long while since Rose has been up through the night with an infant.
Naomi King, portrayed as fragile in the earlier books due to the debilitating headaches she endures, is a young woman who knows what she wants. Her confidence and health are stabilizing, bringing a challenge to the older brother who has kept her in his home since the death of their parents. She manages much of the home care for her brother, and is a very loving, giving family and church member. Naomi is a talented quilter, able to design and make a quilt in an amazingly short time frame. She now has a couple huge secrets from her family and her very closest friend – yet the headaches are gone and in many ways she is happier and more grounded than ever. I grew to like Naomi as much as Rose; both are slow to judge and quick to care for others and lend a hand.
Suzanne Woods Fisher has, in The Revealing, successfully filled in all the blanks from earlier books in the series, yet leaves just enough open to invite the characters to be revisited at a later time. Each character is well-developed, with enough details to see each person as the author wanted us to at any given time. Rose is a favorite throughout the series, and Naomi is shown as a wise, God-sufficient young woman. Waiting for more and more information about her to be revealed through the book contributed to its being a breathtaking ride from chapter to chapter.
More so than in the earlier books, the underlying themes of the power of love and forgiveness are demonstrated. The plot is tightly woven leaving no loose ends, and the spiritual themes are clearly shown by those who continue to grow in God’s grace and love. The author shows how God’s world is appreciated through her beautiful descriptions of the aerie, sunrise, and surrounding land. I would highly recommend The Revealing not only to those who have read earlier books in the series, but to those who appreciate novels that demonstrate faith and life as practiced by the Amish as well as family dramas with a touch of romance. The Revealing, as well as the entire Inn at Eagle Hill series, is a “must” for your reading list!
I received a copy of this book through the “For Readers Only” group at The Book Club Network, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
- the Perfect Storm by Becky on 8/18/2014
How I love a book whose title can arguably fit MANY of its characters' situations. In The Revealing, book three of The Inn at Eagle Hill, I started out at a distinct disadvantage. I couldn't understand the author's need to go back and introduce Yet ANOTHER character or two every couple of pages. I was having trouble keeping them all straight. What I realized by the end of the book was that those who read the first two books probably didn't have that difficulty. For those of us who were only reading this one book, Fisher had to gather her characters and their issues like rain clouds and slowly build masses of cloud problems. These she let gather, deepen, darken and turn into a massive figurative tornado that was ready to destroy Naomi, Tobe, Rose, Galen, Mim, and a host of others touched by their lives. Once the emotional storm began, it was a inescapable whirlwind that kept me caught in the pages of the story, until its peaceful finale.
Emerging on the other side of this "perfect emotional storm," some characters have allowed God to change them and smooth their rough edges, making them the best they can be. Others choose to go it without God and find themselves drowning in the storm's aftermath.
So many life lessons. Forgiveness, whether one deserves it or not. "Hatred may visit your heart, but you needn't invite it to stay." The strength of love of family and community. Be an original, who God made you to be. Become your BEST self. Love does extraordinary things to people. And my last favorite takeaway? "No one can ever be another person's center. That position belongs only to God."
I received this book from bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review.
- The Revealing by Suzanne Woods Fisher by Tina on 8/5/2014
The Revealing: The Inn At Eagle Hill**** book 3 by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Naomi King has a secret causing her to eat antacids like candy to calm her stomach. She longs to confide in her brother, Galen, but he is stubborn when it comes to Tobe Schrock so she keeps silent.
A women suddenly shows up at the Inn saying she is Tobe's girlfriend and shares shocking news. Is she really his girlfriend, or is she lying? What is she really after?
Tobe Schrock, is now in prison but hopes to be released soon. He plans to return to Eagle Hill and make things right with his family, Naomi, Galen and his community. Will he be welcomed back into the community and his family? Will Galen put aside his mistrust of Tobe and forgive him?
Miriam Schrock, or Mim as she is fondly called, has a secret of her own. It seems more and more people have learned her secret. Can she keep it secret from her family much longer? What will happen when her secret finally comes out?
Rose Schrock and Galen are in love, but can they overcome their differences and set a date for their marriage?
Bethany Schrock and Jimmy Fisher have been courting for sometime now. Bethany keeps hoping he will finally settle down and they can get married. But things don't go as she had hoped. Once he does ask her to marry him, will she say yes or will it be too late for them? Has someone else caught her eye and her heart?
There are a lot of secrets in and around the Inn at Eagle Hill. These secrets are finally revealed one by one, shocking loved ones and the community. Is there hope that the families can forgive and go on? Can healing begin now the secrets are out in the open? Deception, hope, growing faith, love of family and community, finally the revelation—which begins healing to hearts and romance are woven throughout this story. Since I have not read the first two books in the series—and there are so many characters in the story—I had a hard time figuring out how they all were connected. As I continued to read the story, the characters started to make more sense to me.
~~I received a copy of this book from the Bookfun Network and the publisher for my review~~
- The Revealing by Maureen on 7/2/2014
I’ve loved all the books in this series and this one does not disappoint, I just want more! There sure were a lot of surprises here, and some will surely surprise you and yet not at the way they are handled, with love and forgiveness.
If you have not yet read the first two books, I highly recommend that you do, and although the author has made it so you can read this one as a stand alone, you miss so much! As in the first book Galen and Rose have an on and off relationship, it is sweet and kind in all aspects, but will they ever marry? Naomi King is surprising everyone with her quiet way and where did all that spunk come from? Tobe is still in prison and grows so much in this story, but will he join the faith, he has straddled both roads?
With all the twists and turns here, you wonder if the book will have all the answers, and yes it did for me. They might not be the way you want them, but I felt satisfied, and although I wish there was more, I really enjoyed this. Some of the things that happen will surprise you, as they did me, and how they all tied together. Others, you will be saying “No Way”, really surprising, like a fourteenth cousin twice removed, ummmm?
This book does have it all, sweet romance, mystery, and full of Amish culture. Enjoy!
I received this book through Revell’s Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.
- Spellbinding! by Nancee on 6/30/2014
The Revealing is the final installment in the series "The Inn at Eagle Hill," a spellbinding conclusion. New characters are introduced while the lives of existing characters develop even further depth as events in their lives evolve. Unforeseen circumstances impact the members of the Schrock family. Shocking remnants from the past rear their ugly heads while developing romances become strained as newly discovered facts are unveiled. Deception is revealed through unsuspected circumstances, placing those involved in compromising positions. The past is playing a destructive role in present relationships and placing significant strain in the lives of all involved with the Schrock family. Numerous unexpected developments present themselves while those affected question which direction their lives will take them.
Suzanne Woods Fisher has concluded this series with a strong story line that piques the reader's interest and holds enough suspense to make it difficult to put the book down. This is not a stand alone novel due to the history of many characters having been developed in the first two books in the series. The character development and maturation throughout the series truly comes through in this final installment, and unresolved issues converge. I thoroughly enjoyed this entire series, and found "The Revealing" to be a very successful conclusion, tying up all loose ends in an unexpected course of events.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.