The Calling

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The Calling

Book Two in the Inn at Eagle Hill series.

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.

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.

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Reviews

  • Oh how I love Stoney Ridge! I’m so glad that just because the Stoney Ridge series is over doesn’t mean that I have to say goodbye to all of my favorite characters from that series. I was excited that Uncle Hank came beck on the scene because he was always one of my favorites. His loudness and carefree personality was always funny to me. He and Fern had quite a few memorable moments back in the day!

    I liked Bethany’s spunk. She reminded me some of M.K. with her personality. She didn’t care at all what others thought. Her and that scooter cracked me up every time that was a part of the scene. The scooter depicts her personality perfectly, I think. She blazes in and blazes out!

  • Suzanne Woods Fisher stands out among the plethora of Amish authors out there, and this novel and series continue to show why. Far from formulaic and predictable, The Calling is populated with individuals–both Amish and Englisch–so authentic they could be a neighbor or family member. Fisher isn’t afraid to tackle hard issues in this novel, homelessness and mental illness among them, and paints them with a realistic yet compassionate brush.

  • This is a very different Amish book. It touched on a hard topic, how the Amish deal with mental illness. It is a light hearted book, very easy read.

    You will be so sad when you turn the last page. I can’t wait for the next book in the Inn at Eagle Hill series.

    I loved the characters and the story-line was great.

    I gave this book 5 stars and I highly recommend this book.

    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

  • This novel is the second in a series – The Inn at Eagle Hill. I actually did read the first in the series, “The Letters”. After reading this one, I can’t wait to read the next in the series. Unfortunately, I believe this is one series that you need to read in order to fully understand. There was a lot going on in this book that related to the first one. I had not read the first one in several months and it took me quite a while to catch back up to the back story.

    If you have read the first one and are wondering whether or not you should read this one, the answer is that you should. It’s a great story with lots of elements – mystery, romance, well-written, interesting characters, and fun to read. Fisher is a great author and I enjoy every book I read by her.

  • From the Sassy , inquisitive Bethany, to the Old ladies she works for, you will be chuckling and enjoying the suspense and wondering if this girl will ever find happiness in her life. I had to laugh as some things were personal to me . You will love the way Suzanne really touches the home and heart in this book. I read this first and cannot wait to go back and finally read book 1 The Letters to see what really happened first in this series. I liked the story line and loved the quickly sassy character in Bethany. Will she ended up with a broken heart ? Will she ever find love ? I really loved this story and highly recommend it to you my friends and readers. I can’t wait for Suzanne’s next book to come out !

  • I loved this story and how the author has described Bethany. Will she ever get the future she wants? I give this book a 4/5.

  • Let me begin by saying I have not read The Letters, Book 1 in this series and that was a bit problematic as I had a hard time figuring out which character was whose mom and which one was sister to that man, and so on – eventually I got it but it was a bit difficult. There were some happenings in Book 1 that come up in Book 2 that play a pivotal role in the story and while Suzanne does a good job in rehashing for those who haven’t read Book 1 you can tell that you really need to read Book 1 first because it makes it all so much easier to understand. With that said – I really, really enjoyed this book – this one actually had me in tears especially toward the end as Bethany comes to terms with her past and learns of ways to control her panic attacks.

  • In helping others, finding answers to old questions and hurts, and allowing the notion of being in love to enter her life again Bethany starts to change and grow. She starts to listen to her heart and to her own calling, so she can move forward for herself and her family.

  • I was excited to start this because she is a rather “liked” Author. I can see why after reading this. This was a longer read because it does have a few different subjects and story plots going at the same time. There is a scandal with love interests, family feuds and family secrets. I will say this story was not as action packed but had a subtle slow paced feel, like the Amish it depicts. From a fired youth minister to Sisters who donate all of their time to help run a Soup Kitchen. These women are up to eighty years old but love giving back the community. This really rang to my heart because I love the idea of others starting a community garden to help fund the Soup Kitchen. Amish community really helps one another and it’s nice to be reminded others care.

  • The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher didn’t disappoint. When I agreed to review this book I didn’t realize that it was the 2nd in a series. However, it didn’t stop me from enjoying it. Suzanne did a great job linking the what had happened in the first book to The Calling. I was really sad when I finished it, hopefully their will be a book 3 in the series soon. Believe me with all the other characters in the book it will be a good one.

  • Ms. Fisher writes a wonderful and warm book that has characters that appear so real that you feel a connection with them. There are some lessons to be learned from the book. The author did a wonderful job of slipping them in without you realizing it. I haven’t read the first book in the series, but the books can be stand alones. I would suggest you read book one first so you can get some of the background on the characters. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. It’s a good, clean and warm book. So, if you like Amish reads and you want to find out about Bethany, Mrs. Miracle, Jimmy and the others, then grab a copy and follow them through their everyday simple(?) lives.

  • The IE Mommy says:

    Suzanne Woods Fisher writes with such ease. I felt like I was a fly on the wall in the little Amish town of Stony Ridge. Woods Fisher lets you in on so much going on even in a good Amish community, because all people, good and not so good, are complicated. The Calling was a wonderful read!

    Finding out where we are supposed to be and what we are supposed to be doing, “our calling”, is in itself a ride. Add other people who are trying to be a part of your life for purely their own benefit, which might be detrimental or add other people who are trying to be a part of your life as friends or even a love interest and you have a journey. All of these things in life make us who we are.

    It was entertaining reading and learning about all the things that make Bethany Schrock who she is and who she becomes. I love a little romance and The Calling had a tasteful touch. Suzanne Woods Fisher writes so simply that it was a quick pleasant read; exactly what I need after an tiring day!

  • …I always loved the Jimmy Fisher/Bethany relationship and I really love all the growing these two characters go through! A lot of growing and changing comes in these pages where all of the characters are concerned actually….Surprise returns, shocking revelations, and possibly new secrets as well as answers to old ones. The Calling is a wonderful journey that I liked just as much if not more than the first!…

  • All Meant To Shine says:

    This is another great book by Suzanne Woods Fisher. I love reading her books. This was the second in a series, but you really do not need to have read the first book in order to follow along in this one. The characters are the same, but there are a few new ones added into it. The stories told are mostly from others’ perspectives and you will find your place just fine. I do enjoy reading books in series like these when I really like the characters. Suzanne Woods Fisher does a great job at story-telling and at developing characters everyone can relate to love.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed every page of The Calling. Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my favorite authors, and once again I had a hard time putting the book down. She does a great job of making me feel like I know the characters personally. Also, she throws in a few twists and turns that took me by surprise!

  • The Calling, the second in the Eagle Hill Inn series, carries the reader deeper into the lives of Stoney Ridge. The characters struggle with identity, finding their purpose, and place in a caring community that has its own twists and turns. Life isn’t want it seems from the outside as the guest at Eagle Hill Inn, Geena soon discovers as she becomes intertwined in the dilemmas Bethany Schrock finds herself dealing with.
    I found truths to apply in my own life throughout the book. Suzanne Woods Fisher writes with strength, insight, and depth. I look forward to her next book in this series!

  • The Calling was an interesting book. At first I had a difficult time getting into the book because of so many different characters but latter I couldn’t put the book down. The Calling is about a youth pastor that got fired by her church so she decide to stay at a Bed and Breakfast run by an Amish family. During her stay she waiting on God to show her where she should minister next. Mean while the Amish family lives are full of intrigue and mystery. While the book has a Amish theme and does not seem to be so evident as other Amish stories. If you like a good mystery this book is for you.

  • “The Calling” captured me in the first pages and I had a delightful journey to the end of the book. The story centers around Bethany Schrock, a twenty year old Amish woman looking for purpose and love. It’s difficult not to like Bethany and to feel for her concerns. She is surrounded by equally engaging characters, especially five elderly Amish sisters. This is the first book I’ve read by Suzanne Woods Fisher, and I’m so pleased to have others to keep me cozy this winter. Definitely recommend “The Calling.”

  • This book is book number two in The Inn at Eagle Hill series by the wonderful author, Suzanne Woods Fisher. She takes a simple notion and turns it into something that you will be talking about for weeks to come. Simple plot line combined with simple characters always turns her books into a very creative masterpiece.

  • 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.

  • Seeing needs beyond their own homes, Stoney Ridge residents care for others. Despite struggles, help comes without thought of recognition as they steadily work together giving for the betterment of others. This is a true revealing of hearts.

  • “The Calling” is so much more than the usual Amish romance. With drama, humor, and plenty of secrets that are unearthed, it is a narrative of Bethany’s life as she matures from a judgmental “me-first” person to a compassionate and understanding young woman. Characters as well-rounded and the plot is excellent but to me the number one positive aspect of the story is that it caused me to question my own priorities and to consider ways that I can be of service in my own community. I sincerely hope that I don’t lose sight of that.

  • Once again Suzanne Woods Fisher shows us why she is an award winning, best selling author. Another great story from the Schrock family. I have to say my favorite character is Mim and I hope eventually that Mim’s story will be told, as she grows older. I love those Sisters too, they are hilarious. However as you dive into the book you realize they are truly servants of God. They see a need and they help. Very inspirational. This was a wonderful story and I am anxious for book three to come out. Great story! Definitely a 5 star book!

  • The Calling is a wonderful continuation of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s “The Inn at Eagle Hill” series. One thing I love about Fisher’s writing is the connections she makes between characters—connections that I never anticipate but that seem to make perfect sense. I also enjoy getting to read about Englisch characters, as they are the ones who stay at the inn.

    Suzanne Woods Fisher is my favorite Amish fiction writer because of the humor, twists, and “realness” she inserts into each novel. While I only liked The Letters, I completely fell in love with The Calling, and now I can’t wait to read The Revealing, which releases in July.

  • The Calling is a FANTASTIC read!

    Suzanne Woods Fisher has managed to continue the story beautifully while introducing many new elements as well!

    What a wonderful continuation of the story! What a tremendous example of how God moves things and people in and out of our lives for our good. We almost never see God in the little everyday kind of things that happen to us. And most of the time we miss the grand plan that God has for us until it’s staring us in the face… and in some cases, not until it has already settled in for a nice long stay.

  • I really liked getting to know Bethany better in this book. She is a strong, thoughtful woman who craves answers to questions that have plagued her. The author did a great job of making her and her issues realistic. There are points in it where things make more sense if you have read the first book but there is enough rehashing that you won’t feel left out if you haven’t read the book. The author did a wonderful job with the touchy subject of mental illness, handling it with care. I would really love to visit this community if it were real!

  • I love the way that all of the characters have their on story line but they all join together seamlessly. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

  • I really, really loved the characters! I loved Bethany and Jimmy, Galen and Rose, Naomi and Mim, and then all the other side characters. Bethany and Jimmy were my favorites and I loved their story the most. This was probably due to the way they interacted with each other.

  • I have been anxious to read book two of this series.You see, I became very attached to this family and their community. The author’s Shrock family characters, were held together by together by four determined women, each withholding secrets. This made for a suspenseful story and more than one blooming romance.

    God must have been guiding the author’s heart as she wrote this book. I actually read this book in one day. Now I am ready to read her next book.

  • Having read the first book in the series I was excited to get started reading “The Calling”. I enjoyed all the characters in the book. Bethany is one to steal your heart with her spunky free spirit with a bit of an edge to it. She is a fun character that you just have to love and laugh at her demeanor. I look forward to the next book in this series.

  • I love Amish fiction and this book proves no different. I loved getting to know Bethany and her family. Her younger sister and her newspaper column were some of my favorite parts! Imagine a little girl with all that wisdom. And of course, finding out her Amish parents were divorced and the truth about her mother. Wow. That is a lot for a girl to handle all while falling in love and solving a mystery. Definitely one to check out and give a good read! I highly recommend this book!

  • A Book Lover says:

    This was a good Amish story. It is a new book in the Inn at Eagle Hill series. It can stand alone but the characters are the same and makes more sense read in order. There are several twists and turns. The plot and characters are interesting and unique. The book held my interest from the beginning. I can’t wait to read the next book featuring these characters. Recommended. 🙂

  • I can not wait for book three in this series. Many burning questions were answered from books one, but I know there are many more revelations, and possibly a couple of weddings, still to come. Yippee!

  • The Calling moves along at a fast clip leaving no room for boredom. The author is well seasoned in creating believable characters and realistic events that make this book of Amish fiction hard to put down. Mental illness is broached in this book, which is not a common topic in Amish fiction. Ghosts from the past wreak havoc when least expected, and at times I was brought to tears.

  • Moments says:

    I am really looking forward to the third book in this series! Suzanne has such a great way of building on each book into the next and I cannot wait to get more answers and see how things are tied up nicely. Many issues are addressed in this book and I love how they are addressed and handled. I highly recommend Suzanne’s books to those who enjoy Amish fiction and for those whom want more than just a “fluff” read.

  • 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.

  • Mommy Has to Work says:

    The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the second book for the Eagle Hill Series. But you don’t have to read book one to fall in love with book two.

    I have to say that I’ve been reading Suzanne Woods Fisher for over a year now and love her characters. The books may be different settings but she keeps some of the same characters, such as Jimmy Fisher. Jimmy Fisher was just a mischievous boy, always getting into trouble, when I met him in another book long ago but in The Calling he is a grown man wanting to settle down and do what’s right.

  • I love Bethany’s spunk and out going nature although she has been having a difficult time with the death of her father, her brother disappearing. On top of that the love of her life {or so she thought} was not her best choice and now there is Jimmy Fisher! There is something brewing between these two!

    I loved the suspense and mystery surrounding the story! It keeps you guessing as the story goes along.

  • Happy Four says:

    Sitting with this book is like take a personal retreat and learning about oneself and others by loving each of the characters for different personality strengths and weaknesses. Join five elderly sisters, an unfolding love story and revelation of the past on this great journey. The Amish are portrayed beautifully and the tasteful way Suzanne shares real life struggles and romance is beautiful.

    Another winner by one of my all time favorite authors. I can not recommend this enough to any reader and it is suitable for tween through 115. I look forward the next installment.

  • It took me a little bit to get back in this story, but as I continued I was happy to be reunited with some dear friends. We are reunited with the Schrock family, among others. There is still the romance of Rose and Galen, but they are not primary this time.
    We find with Bethany that some bad decisions, keep coming back to haunt her. Will she ever be free of Jake Hertzler? Some of the things that happen made me gasp….”No”. We find that Jimmy Fisher is still working for Galen, but his mother wants him to take over the chicken business. Can he give up his dream of being a horse trainer. Does he have a chance with Bethany, she has sworn off men.

  • By The Book says:

    I really like the way Suzanne weaves the Amish and English communities together. There is never an us versus them message, but instead mutual respect and acceptance. The English and Amish teach each other about peace, patience, prayer and waiting for God. And when they work together great things occur. While the Amish attempt to live simply and separately, it is also clear that sin and heartache still exist. But so does God’s grace.

    So do you like Amish fiction or just a really well-told story? Then pick up The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

  • Veronica's 'Views says:

    Bethany is a fun, feisty character and I found her interactions with different people, especially Jimmy, to be amusing. From her work with elderly hoarders to her search for the truth about her mother, not to mention the hint of romance, her story kept my interest throughout. I loved that we got multiple viewpoints so we could see how different characters were thinking and feeling. I would love to stay at their inn and explore the countryside; it seems very peaceful and beautiful there. I can’t wait to visit again when the third book comes out this summer!

  • I don’t know how Suzanne Woods Fisher does it. Every time I read one of her books, it’s my favorite – until the next one comes out . . .Fisher’s endearing characters, delightful humor and inspirational story line (with a touch of romance!) blend beautifully together in a series that has become one of my personal favorites.

  • I loved so many of the Amish proverbs that are woven through this story that my poor novel has been ear marked to death. Couple that with an amazing recipe for Rose’s Blueberry Buckle that is already calling my name and a Book Discussion Guide that is perfect for book clubs you have it all in one amazing novel. This one is well worth all 5 out of 5 stars!

  • Suzanne Woods Fisher writes with authority on all things Amish, youth ministry, group homes, mental illness, and love. This book really touched my heart because one of the themes in this book is mental illness. As someone who grew up with family who have mental illness and myself suffering from panic attacks, I could relate to both sides of the story. I found it interesting to learn how things like this are handled within the Amish and also how it was handled years ago. Not unlike how we here handled and handle mental illness. I love the characters in this book but my favorite is Ella, one of the Sisters. She has such a good heart, so kind, and so observant. She also knew her reality and faced it head on. The Calling is a well rounded story with a little bit of everything in it: romance, suspense, family, and faith. This story showed how having faith in God and listening for His leading, you will know what you should do. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Amish Fiction, you will not be disappointed. I give this book 5 STARS.

  • I read the first book in this series and loved it. I don’t think there would be a problem reading the second one without reading the first. The stories bring the reader up to speed. However, I would definitely recommend reading the first book in the series before reading “The Calling” so you can get to know the people of Stoney Ridge. One of the things that surprised me in th is book is that it brings up an issue you don’t usually see in Amish stories: mental health. The way it is addressed is done with honesty and candor. It was very touching when Bethany learns the truth about her biological mother. Bethany definitely matures and comes a long way in this book and it is quite easy, even as a Englisher, to relate to the struggles that she faces. Some things are universal and we see that in the contrasts between the Amish and the English in this series. This is a wonderful book. If you like Amish fiction then grab a copy and enjoy.

  • I loved how these characters interacted with each other bringing Stoney Ridge to life. I also loved the suspense and mystery surrounding the story! It kept me guessing as the story progressed.

  • Suzanne has another hit with this book. I was happy to read the first one in the series – Letters and was not a bit disappointed in this second installment in the series. You can read this book as a stand alone but I know after reading this you will want to go back and read the first one as well. There are a few twists and turns this book that will keep you turning the pages and wanting more. I like how this told the story of Bethany a little more than the first one did so we get a chance to know her as well. This story brought up the issue of mental illness and how the Amish deal with that which is not unlike how we do. The story was touching for me and I liked catching up with the characters. If you are a fan of Amish fiction you will really enjoy this book.

  • Reading Amish fiction is a guilty pleasure of mine, along with drinking a third cup of coffee. Its nice that the author brought back the same family for the sequel instead of focusing on a new set of characters. There are many subplots entangled in this tale, which the author has cleverly created along with quirky character, which my favorite was Bethany’s younger sister, Mim. Overall, The Calling is charming read, which I enjoyed reading every page. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, The Revealing, coming out this summer.

  • I found another story that proves that the Amish folks have some troubles just like we do but they just know how to handle things differently. This is one story that you won’t want to miss.

  • The very best stories are ones in which you learn great lessons alongside the main characters without getting quite as traumatized as they do, and Fisher writes these masterfully. I love that the wide array of characters can face such modern issues in honest, simple, truthful ways without the reader feeling bogged down in heavy emotion. While Fisher certainly gets the depth of these matters across, The Calling is poignant and funny all at the same time – and I can’t wait for the next one.

  • This book is filled with secrets, mysteries, tears, and spiritual growth. It can stand alone by itself, but I think you would understand and enjoy it more if you read the first book, The Letters first.

  • I really loved this book.I loved the character, Bethany, and the author made me feel as if I would want her for a friend.

  • The Stoney Ridge books have a touch of humour but still that bit of romance we like in our storylines. There are lots of little background stories going on including that of older brother Tobe, the ancient five sisters, and all the other great characters.

    Another great Amish story with a different twist.

  • I really enjoy author Suzanne Woods Fisher. She has a good sense of humor and handles the character’s personalities with spunk. It was helpful to have read the first book in the series, although I think you could get by without it if you really wanted to start with The Calling. I couldn’t help but feel that Fisher left a lot of loose strings in this book. I hope that the next book wraps things up a bit more tidily.

  • We all have skeletons in our closets and this story deals with the ones in an Amish community such as how they deal with mental illness. It has a lot a characters with different issues and how they all come to terms with them. Bethany needed to deal with her past to be able to move forward just like I have also have needed to come to terms with past issues in my lifetime in order to move on. I found this book to be a very fasinating read.

  • The Calling is a great continuation of “The Inn at Eagle Hill” series, one that held my interest and won me over much more than Book 1. Fisher continues to write fascinating Amish novels!

  • Despite her “simple” life in the Amish community, Bethany has some very modern problems. Fisher realistically portrays the turmoil affecting Bethany. She feels overwhelmed by her circumstances and has a hard time trusting anyone after a failed romance. Meanwhile, Geena, a female youth pastor staying at the inn where Bethany works, is facing her own life and career crises. I loved how the two women were able to become friends despite their different backgrounds and help each other find the path that God intends for each of them. I look forward to reading more of the books in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s The Inn at Eagle Hill series!

  • Suzanne Woods Fisher has done it again. She has written a heartwarming story filled with characters that I have come to love. She has such a gift for writing, it makes you feel that you are actually part of the story and are actually there as everything is unfolding. The plot of this story was great. These books really aren’t stand alone titles, you really need to read each book the series to fully appreciate the story. I always look forward to reading Suzanne’s work because I know I will be entertained and engrossed in the story and this book was no exception. I highly recommend this series. If you haven’t read it yet, it starts out with The Letters, you won’t be disappointed.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

  • The Calling is a faith-based book that takes us back into the lives of the people of Stoney Creek and shows us how they live out their faith during times of crisis, and how their lives impact the lives of those they encounter. The Calling is a book that has something for everyone: romance, drama, mystery! Don’t miss this fabulous addition to the Inn at Eagle Hill series!

  • The Calling is another delightful Amish story from the pen of Suzanne Woods Fisher. I can always count on Suzanne to deliver a fun story, complete with some quirky characters, a little romance, and a few unexpected twists and turns. . .

  • When it comes to Amish fiction, Suzanne’s writing stands out because of its authenticity, flowing prose, spiritual depth, rich characterization, and multilayered storylines. Book one, The Letters, was inspired by an actual event in the Amish community, and this theme continues to cast its shadow. Suzanne is also very effective at bringing non-Amish characters into the story, which expands its appeal beyond Amish fiction fans.

  • I’m really enjoying The Inn at Eagle Hill series. I hope they never stop.

  • WV Stitcher says:

    Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my favorite author’s, and reading “The Calling” reminds me why. She writes her characters like they are old friends, making me connect with them, hoping that their lives will work out for the best, and when I come to the end of a story, I find myself missing them, and hoping to see them again in another story.

  • Suzanne Woods Fisher writes an interesting story that moves along at a remarkably brisk pace. Ms. Fisher has a lot of characters to work with and she provides an excellent story for them to grow in.

  • I love how Suzanne Woods Fisher can create a wonderfully written book with many twists and end up with something that leaves you wanting to know more. I love how the characters draw you in and bring you into their lives. I found myself relating to each one at some point in the story. I love Bethany’s journey to find truth and a reconnect of faith in her life. We can learn about how the simple life of the Amish can help during the struggles of life and help us lean on what’s important.

  • Suzanne is one of my favorite writers. She never leaves you disappointed!

    This book was no different. I have been waiting for this book since I finished the first book of the Inn at Eagle Series~ The Letters. Even if you have not read the first book you will not want to miss this book. The characters come alive on the pages.

  • There were a few things I liked. I love the five elderly sisters. They loved to help take care of those who were in need by providing food and other things for anyone who needed it. I love how the Quilting Circle helped out a former member, even though it has been about twenty years since she had participated. They looked out for her and raised money for her quietly to help meet her needs.

  • This was a really entertaining and fun book to read. I loved all the Amish references in the book. It was kind of neat because you really felt like you were part of the town. You get a real feel for each character and see that no matter what your religious background is, no one is perfect. The Calling was an easy read that was very enjoyable at the same time. It was interesting to see how fitting the title of her book was and how many twists and turns it might take for someone to find their true calling. That includes friends you might make along the way and more. The romance with Bethany and Jimmy added a nice touch to the book in an appropriate way…nothing too well, you know what. I enjoyed the book and found it easy to read.

  • Suzanne Woods Fisher does a really good job weaving life and its good and bad times of these characters, bringing them altogether in a story. There are a lot characters, and a lot of stuff going on, but I fell in love with them all! Each character made the story even more interesting and enjoyable in their own way. And I really enjoyed this story, and was happy to revisit the Schrock family and their friends and neighbors in this Amish community in Stoney Ridge. To find out what happened to all of the characters, I encourage you to pick up a copy of The Calling, and before you read this book, it would help to read The Letters, the first book in this series, first.

  • I loved it – not a surprise!! I love getting to be a fly on the wall in the Amish homes whether the Lapp home or at the Inn at Eagle Hill!! I recommend each of these books!!
    I will always be a fan of Ms. Fisher’s!!

  • I have read every single one of Suzanne’s books and each one gets better and better. She is an amazing and talented author who knows how to draw you in to the mystery of the story.

    I loved how in this book, we meet Bethany. She uncovers some secrets at an elderly lady’s house and it leads to a lot of unanswered questions she has.

    There were so many aspects I loved about this book. You will just have to read this story yourself to know what I am talking about.

  • As a stand alone novel this is a nice read.  Characterizations, themes, plot and even setting are all strong and well written in this novel. My only regrets are that I did not read this series in order and that I did not find this series sooner.

  • “The Calling” is the second book in the Amish series The Inn at Eagle Hill by Suzanne Woods Fisher. The first book of the series introduces the Inn at Eagle Hill, a bed and breakfast started by Ruth Schrock, stepmother of Bethany Schrock, the main character in this second book.

    Bethany is a spirited young Amish girl who circumvents the rules of the Amish religiously. She is trying to find her niche in life, but is not ready to settle down to one thing. She is employed by five elderly sisters to help clean out their old home which is full of “stuff”.

    I enjoyed this book, but there seemed to be a surplus of plots and sub-plots. Everything fell into place in the end, but the journey was a little too intense for me. I would be interested to see where this series goes after this book.

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