Welcome to a place of unconditional love and unexpected blessings
When widow Rose Schrock turns her Amish farmhouse into a bed and breakfast, she expects there might be problems. The reaction of her cantankerous mother-in-law for one. Disapproval from the church for another. But what she doesn't expect is that the guests at the Inn at Eagle Hill will spill their problems into her life and into her heart. She also never expects the kind of help and support she gets from Galen King, the quiet and rugged horse trainer next door. Love, Rose discovers, can bloom in the most unexpected ways.
With inspiration from a true story and her signature plot twists, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a fresh story of simple pleasures and strong faith in a complex world.
The first in a new series (The Inn at Eagle Hill), Suzanne Woods Fisher fans will be thrilled to know that we're back in Stoney Ridge with a fresh cast of characters...along with some cameo appearances of characters from her Stoney Ridge Seasons series. A thrill shot right through me every time I recognized someone from previous books. Yes, I'm that invested in my fictional friendships. :-)
Once again, a younger secondary character has stolen my heart. This time it is Rose's thirteen year-old daughter, Mim. She is wisdom beyond her years mixed with a sweet naivety to create an intriguing and often amusing character. I just love Fisher's ability to introduce her readers to real people who just happen to live in books. And for die-hard fans, you might be interested to know that Jimmy Fisher is back and he might just have met his match!
But let's not forget that this is Rose and Galen's story. A wee bit of a May/September romance with a thread of mystery thrown in for good measure. The Letters is filled with life lessons -- not the least of which is that the hope of the Lord can touch a life and turn darkness into light. I was intensely moved by Rose's journey from tragedy to triumph and the ripple effect her actions (and heart) have on those around her.
An exceptional read for Amish lovers everywhere. And if you're not an Amish fan be forewarned -- you might just become one after reading The Letters.
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