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  1. The Calling, Inn at Eagle Hill Series #2
    The Calling, Inn at Eagle Hill Series #2
    Suzanne Woods Fisher
    Revell / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 27 Reviews
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  1. debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 19, 2014
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Stoney Ridge is a quiet, normal Amish community; up until Bethany Schrock begins to dig through five sister's lifetime accumulations of junk. Then all of a sudden, things get very interesting depite the boring, hot summer days that Bethany thought were in store for her. Just what kind of secrets can five ancient sisters possibly harbor that could change everything? Something gnaws at Bethany from her past, but she doesn't know where to go for the answers she seeks. Could the sisters possibly be the answers to everything?

    Then there's Jimmy Fisher. He seems particularly interested in her - in driving her crazy, that is. Handsome, charming, and brash, Bethany and Jimmy take a shine to each other from the very start. Bethany is distracted by a mystery from her past that seems to go nowhere, but Jimmy steps in and encourages her to find answers. Will she be able to succeed?

    My favorite thing about this book was how uncommon it was. So many unusual topics were covered in this story, a very unique flavor among Amish fiction. Having a slower paced lifestyle leads to a slower paced book. But it was unhurriedly particulate with descriptions and settings to be savored, enjoyed and appreciated. Jimmy was quite the rouge with his flirtatious ways, and Bethany grew up in this story. But of course, my favorite characters were the sisters that were constantly up to something. A very good read overall even if you're not into Amish fiction - Fisher brings a fresh voice to the genre that will appeal to everyone.
  2. debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 19, 2014
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Stoney Ridge is a quiet, normal Amish community; up until Bethany Schrock begins to dig through five sister's lifetime accumulations of junk. Then all of a sudden, things get very interesting depite the boring, hot summer days that Bethany thought were in store for her. Just what kind of secrets can five ancient sisters possibly harbor that could change everything? Something gnaws at Bethany from her past, but she doesn't know where to go for the answers she seeks. Could the sisters possibly be the answers to everything?

    Then there's Jimmy Fisher. He seems particularly interested in her - in driving her crazy, that is. Handsome, charming, and brash, Bethany and Jimmy take a shine to each other from the very start. Bethany is distracted by a mystery from her past that seems to go nowhere, but Jimmy steps in and encourages her to find answers. Will she be able to succeed?

    My favorite thing about this book was how uncommon it was. So many unusual topics were covered in this story, a very unique flavor among Amish fiction. Having a slower paced lifestyle leads to a slower paced book. But it was unhurriedly particulate with descriptions and settings to be savored, enjoyed and appreciated. Jimmy was quite the rouge with his flirtatious ways, and Bethany grew up in this story. But of course, my favorite characters were the sisters that were constantly up to something. A very good read overall even if you're not into Amish fiction - Fisher brings a fresh voice to the genre that will appeal to everyone.
  3. mom2boys
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    January 19, 2014
    mom2boys
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This is the first book I have read by author Suzanne Woods Fisher. As the 2nd book in the series, it was a little slow going in the beginning but it did provide the necessary history to help the reader follow the storyline. I would recommend reading the first book in the series, The Letters, first to get a better understanding of the history of the Schrock family and The Inn at Eagle Hill.

    One of my favorite parts of this book are Bethanys grandmother's "words of wisdom" interspersed throughout the story. Some of her "words of wisdom" were just a little odd to me, but some were of particular interest to me as a mom of 2 boys. For example, "Wann'd der Sohn hawwe witt, muscht dich mit der Mudder halde" which means "She that would the son win must with the mother first begin". These are wise words. Also, Bethany's grandmother's favorite saying about Bethany's 9 and 11 year old brother was "Buwe Uffziehe is so leicht as Eise verdaue" which means Raising boys is as easy as digesting nails.

    I was particularly touched by Bethany's developing relationship with Rusty, one of the girls at the Group Home. Bethany works hard to understand why Rusty is the way and is and learns a lot in the process. The scene where Rusty and Bethany make bread together stands out to me as a symbol of truly living and showing Christ's love.

    There are many twists and turns in this storyline. They keep the pages turning and the reader interested in finding out what is going to happen next.
  4. TanyaK
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    One of the best books ever!!
    January 18, 2014
    TanyaK
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "The Calling", is the second book of The Inn at Eagle Hill series, and we shift our focus from Rose to Bethany. I would higly recommend reading the first book in the series "The Letters" before reading "The Calling".

    Bethany Schrock a young Amish woman is living on edge after a failed relationship.

    Bethany has begun her job at the Sister's House, a group of five ancient Amish sisters who never married, and who have helped ease her mind of her problems by hiring her to help clean out their house. Bethany's job of cleaning is not as easy as she thought as the group of sisters are quite the hoarders and refuse to get rid of anything. She's trying to make a dent in the clutter but progress is very slow.

    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.

    In the midst of doing her job she makes a few startling discoveries. The sisters are hiding some secrets that turn Bethany's world upside down.When she finds a trunk full of human bones and skulls, she wonders if the sisters are murderers.

    To farther complicate matters, she had just discovered that 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.

    I am a big fan of Amish fiction books. I'm drawn to their plain and peaceful lifestyle. It's nice to get away from all these modern technologies and take on a slower pace at serene and calm setting of Amish people that I just love reading about.

    I also love all of Suzanne's books and each one gets better and better. She is an amazing author and knows how to draw you into the mystery of the story. Can't wait for the next book and new series by this talented author.

    This book was provided for review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
  5. inspiremichelle
    Loureauville, LA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Amish Book
    January 16, 2014
    inspiremichelle
    Loureauville, LA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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.
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