Saturday, August 3, 2013
Cafe Lily's Review:
First book in a new series by Suzanne Woods Fisher, The Letters tells the story of a determined widow trying to provide for her family. Rose Schrock has many hats to wear, on top of trying to clear her late husband's name and business scandal. She is also caring for her mother in law, who jumps at every opportunity to belittle her and abuse her verbally.
I felt sorry for Rose and admired her resolve at the same time. This book includes an interesting cast of characters and blends in just enough of the "English" world to keep the story interesting and moving at a nice pace. This book was easy to read and connect to. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
About The Book:
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.