The CallingSuzanne Woods Fisher
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher's The Calling, is the second book in The Inn at Eagle Hill series.With a broken heart and a now fragile faith, Bethany Schrock is taking life day by day. She has spent most of the hot summer days sorting through piles of useless junk c... Read More
With a broken heart and a now fragile faith, Bethany Schrock is taking life day by day. She has spent most of the hot summer days sorting through piles of useless junk collected by five elderly Amish sisters. Most of life is predictable-- except for Jimmy Fisher. He's a dangerously handsome man with a knack for getting under her skin.
The old sisters sense something is off-kilter with Bethany, so they begin planning a local soup kitchen and a community garden. Bethany joins the effort and she starts to feel purposeful and whole. But she can't escape a mystery from her childhood that continues to plague her. Will she find answers about her past? Will she ever be open to love again?
Page Count: 336
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jan 14, 2014
- UPC: 9780800720940
- Height: 0
- Width: 0
- Length: 0
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 332
- Publish Date: Jan 14, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC053000"
- ISBN: 0800720946
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- More Adventures at The Inn at Eagle Hill! by Judy on 4/1/2014
Once again we are back with the characters from the first book of this series, The Letters. We also have the pleasure of meeting a few new ones. Life at The Inn at Eagle Hill is never boring.
I was more than thrilled with the twists and turns that this book took me through. A secret is revealed for one of the characters in this book. One that causes great concern and rightfully so. Evil also rears its ugly head. A certain person is targeted with revenge and their very life could be changed if evil wins. I found this part very chilling.
When a young woman arrives for a stay at The Inn at Eagle Hill will her faith in herself be shaken? With a time of rest will she find where God is leading her? Will she have an open heart and mind to listen and to follow Him?
I must not forget to add that a Prodigal has come home; thinking all is well and finding that isn’t the case. What will be the consequences of past decisions and actions?
I highly recommend this book but be sure to read the first book in this series, The Letters.
I can’t wait to read The Revealing, the conclusion to this series. I must find out what happens to my beloved characters!
- Return To The Inn At Eagle Hill by Maureen on 1/31/2014
It took me a little bit to get back in this story, but as I continued I was happy to be reunited with some dear friends. We are reunited with the Schrock family, among others. There is still the romance of Rose and Galen, but they are not primary this time.
We find with Bethany that some bad decisions, keep coming back to haunt her. Will she ever be free of Jake Hertzler? Some of the things that happen made me gasp...."No". We find that Jimmy Fisher is still working for Galen, but his mother wants him to take over the chicken business. Can he give up his dream of being a horse trainer. Does he have a chance with Bethany, she has sworn off men.
Then there is sweet Mem, she is still trying to be Mrs Miracle. How will that work out? These and more questions are answered in this book, but we are really left with a lot of unanswered. I can't wait for the next book, I want to know what happens.
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
- Expect The Unexpected! by Nancee on 1/30/2014
This sequel to The Letters from The Inn at Eagle Hill series surpassed my expectations. A guest at Eagle Hill teaches Bethany how to seek direction through patience, as she waits for a call to action in her own life. Through the help of this guest Bethany finds the answer to her mother's sudden disappearance many years ago, and she grows beyond being a heartbroken young woman into one of strength as she uses opportunities to help others bring out the best in herself.
Five elderly sisters play a key role in this story. Colorful and somewhat eccentric, their actions teach Bethany much about what is important in life. Romance is knocking at Bethany's door, but a recent painful experience has left her raw and skeptical of flirtatious young men.
The Calling moves along at a fast clip leaving no room for boredom. The author is well seasoned in creating believable characters and realistic events that make this book of Amish fiction hard to put down. Mental illness is broached in this book, which is not a common topic in Amish fiction. Ghosts from the past wreak havoc when least expected, and at times I was brought to tears.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is a master at creating authentic and inspiring Amish fiction. The Amish lifestyle is well defined and substantive to their way of life. I highly recommend The Calling, and can hardly wait for the sequel. This is a bit of a cliffhanger, so prepare yourselves to be begging for more! This book can be read as a stand alone, but I suggest reading the entire series.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from LitFuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
- Great Amish Book by InspireMichelle on 1/16/2014
The Calling, Book 2 of The Inn of Eagle Hill series by Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Calling was a remarkable Amish book. Bethany Schrock a young Amish woman is living on edge after a bad break up. She is being harassed by Jake Hertzler. And has just discovered her mother she thought abandoned her is really living in a home for the mental ill. Her days and nights are lived in fear of becoming mentally ill. Jimmy Fisher has his eyes on Bethany. She has doubts about his sincerity and does not trust her own feelings. She is able to find guidance and relief with the antics of the 5 sisters of the Sisters House and out of work English pastor Geena Spencer.
I loved the dynamics of the characters. The author Suzanne Woods Fisher handled the arduous subject of mental illness with integrity and respect. I found her facts to be right on. This book had a little of everything, mystery, romance, humor and to top it off was full of a strong faith. I give The Calling 4 stars.
I want to give a high-five to the author and publisher for bringing compelling Christian books that are entertaining and give hope to the reader with stories of faith. Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group provided me with this book in exchange for my honest review and I am so grateful for their, the authors and publishers generosity.