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Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Letters Review!!!

The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher


Book Description:
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.

My Opinion:
A GREAT Amish read!!!  I looked forward to The Letters for many days after I first heard about it and I'm SO glad I read it!  This is an awesome book!  I thought that the inn was a great draw, but when the horse trainer was mentioned I was hooked!  There are some things that really kinda made me go hmmmm.  One being that I didn't feel that the back cover book description was truthful in the fact that the church was against the inn in a any way.  Second being that I thought that shunning would have been implemented towards one of the characters in his past choices.  Excommunication was lightly mentioned but never shunning.  I was just a little confused about what I already know about the Amish rules and way of life and what was in this story.  But that said I REALLY enjoyed all of the characters especially the kids in The Letters.  Suzanne is also an author after my own heart!  She provides the recipe for the special cornbread mentioned in the beginning of the story!  I don't like it when an author goes on and on about a great tasting food, and then never gives us (the readers) the recipe! ;) LOL!  So kudos to Suzanne for giving us the recipe! :D  The pace of the story was excellent with no lulls in the plot or dialogue and moving right along with the story in a nice flow.  I also loved loved loved the way she wrapped everything up and ties it all in a great big surprising and satisfying  package!  The twist blew me out of the water and I'm still in awe of it!  I can't wait for more in this series.  Suzanne portrayed so many wonderful messages!  The way Rose lives out her faith and trust in The One that will always come through is beautiful, and the way everything just falls into place perfectly holds the true message of who God truly is and what He does for us as His children when we rely and truly trust in Him!  The fact that circumstances may seem horrible to us and we think that we have been forsaken, but actually the bad turns into some of the greatest blessings we will ever know, is so true to life in The Letters.  I highly recommend this book!    

Songs that I feel go with The Letters: "To Kill a Mockingbird: End Title" by Elmer Bernstein, "Bald Eagle Call" by Wildtones, and "He Leadth Me" by The Cluster Pluckers

Matthew 6:34

~ASC

Places to buy The Letters:

Click here for CBD.com

or Amazon.com

*I received The Letters from Revell in exchange for and honest review.  This didn't affect my opinion at all and the above is my true opinion. ~ASC

2 comments:

  1. Hi Amada! I was following up on the blog tour for "The Calling" and saw that you have reviewed "Letters." I'm so sorry I didn't stop by to comment. My mistake! Thanks so much for sharing my books with your readers! Loved your review--so glad some things caught you by surprise. Made me smile! Warmly, Suzanne

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    1. No need to be sorry! :) Thanks for reading and commenting! I'm happy to share and I really enjoy the way you brought about the inn and the surprises in The Letters to. :)

      Hugs, ASC

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