Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Calling

The Calling Suzanne Woods Fisher

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Revell
January 2014
ISBN: 978-0800720940
Genre: Amish

Twenty-year-old Bethany Schrock is restless. Her love life has derailed, her faith hangs by a thread, and she is spending the incredibly hot summer days wading through a lifetime's accumulation of junk at the home of five ancient Amish sisters. About the only thing that holds her interest is the spirited and dangerously handsome Jimmy Fisher--and he seems bent on irritating her to no end.

When the sly old sisters and a guest at the Inn get Bethany involved in running the local soup kitchen and starting a community garden, she suddenly finds herself wondering, Shootfire! How did that happen? Despite her newfound purposefulness, a gnawing emptiness about a childhood mystery continues to plague her. Encouraged by Jimmy Fisher, she will seek out the answers she craves--and uncover a shocking secret that will break her heart, heal it, and point her to love.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher delivers her trademark twists, turns, and tender romance in this delightful and exciting visit to the deceptively quiet community of Stoney Ridge.

THE CALLING is a beautifully written story. It is the second book in The Inn of Eagle Hill series. Readers will want to read The Letters first, as the books really don’t stand alone. In fact, they may want to read The Stoney Ridge series first, as it’s a continuation.

I enjoyed getting to know Bethany better, as well as her little sister, Mim, and the neighbor girl, Naomi. It was fun discovering some of the secrets the four elderly spinster sisters were harboring. The book started out kind of exciting with Bethany making a grizzly discovery. For awhile I wondered if this would turn out to be murder mystery. But that was solved quickly. If you are looking for a good Amish book to read, pick up THE CALLING or any of Ms. Fisher’s other Amish books. An excerpt from the next book in the series is included at the end of the book as well as some delicious sounding recipes. $14.99. 336 pages. 5 stars. 

Purchase a copy:

Read an excerpt:

Meet the author: Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, 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. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App!

Learn more about Suzanne at:

 Blog Tour Schedule


Judy said...

Great review Laura! I am looking forward to reading The Calling! I love Suzanne's books.

Judy B

Suzanne said...

Hi Laura! Thanks for reviewing my book and for sharing it with your many readers! I don't know how you get so much amaze me. Grateful for your thumbs up for "The Calling." Means a lot to me! Warmly, Suzanne