The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher | iPad, eReader Giveaway and Blog tour

Welcome to the Inn at Eagle Hill. 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. The Letters is a tale of God’s providence and provision and will delight her fans and create many new ones.

Suzanne is celebrating the release of the first book, The Letters, in her new series by giving away 2 iPads, 2 Kindle Fires and 2 Nook HDs! Wow!

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Two grand prize winners will receive:

  • An iPad
  • The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Four second place winners will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HD or a Nook HD – winner’s choice!
  • The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 17th. All winners will be announced August 19th at Suzanne’s blog.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Suzanne’s blog on the 19th to see if you won one of the great prizes! (Or better yet, subscribe to her blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)

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{More about The Letters}

Book one in Suzanne’s brand new series; The Inn at Eagle Hill. 

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.

Purchase a copy here.

Learn more at Suzanne’s website.

Suzanne Woods Fisher

{More About Suzanne Woods Fisher}

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 an 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. For more information, please visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/10Tygyi

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Bestselling Amish Specialist Suzanne Woods Fisher Pens New Series

A Family Torn Apart by Investment Fraud Scandal Picks Up the Pieces in First Novel

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites readers back to Stoney Ridge for a story of refreshment in the midst of the life’s complexities in The Inn at Eagle Hill series. Both a fiction and nonfiction author, Fisher traces her roots back to her grandfather who was raised Plain. She has great respect for the Anabaptists and tries to portray their values through storytelling. “In every book,” Fisher said, “I try to show how to live our lives a little differently. A little better.”

In The Letters,  Fisher writes a touching story of a woman who tries to hold pieces together in the midst of a family business gone sour, missing money and a nosy government investigator, all the while juggling a new business, a budding romance and new family dynamics.

The Letters was inspired by actual events within the Amish-Mennonite community.  An investment company, run by a Mennonite with many Plain investors, defrauded investors of more than $65 million in a Bernie Madoff-esque scandal. Fisher followed the story through the media and noted how the Plain communities cared for those who had been defrauded: rather than file claims with the Securities Exchange Commission to recover lost investments, a donation was taken to reimburse their families.

“It was a striking example,” Fisher said, “of how the Amish care for each other in times of crisis or hardship.” They view money as a tool, she said, not a value. In The Letters, readers step into the family’s point of view in the aftermath of the investment company gone bad—with a few of Fisher’s trademark twists and turns and unexpected events along the way.

Publisher’s Weekly says, “Fans will cheer at this latest offering,” and the New York Book of Journal calls The Letters a “moving faith-driven story.” Leslie Gould, Christy-award winning author, says “I devoured The Letters in one sitting. Suzanne Woods Fisher weaves a cast of authentic characters, real-life problems, and a beautiful setting into a sweet and satisfying story.”

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The ChoiceThe WaitingThe SearchThe Keeper and The Haven, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. 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 Christy Award finalist and a Carol Award winner. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives in California.

For more information, please visit www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor and on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

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Interview Questions for Suzanne Woods Fisher

Amish Specialist & Author of The Letters

 

In The Letters, you look at how an Amish community handles an investment fraud scandal – which actually happened in real life. How did their community handle it differently?
 
You have a talent for weaving modern problems into your fiction. Why is it important to you to take on series topics (investment fraud, murder, etc)?
 
An Amish family starts a Bed & Breakfast in The Letters. Why is the idea of hospitality so important to the Amish?
 
Money is always a touchy subject. How do the Amish see money as a tool rather than a value?
 
What’s your favorite Amish proverb? What can we learn from the Amish and their values?
 
I can tell you admire the Amish for their values and sense of community.  Would you ever consider becoming Amish?
 
There’s an Amish proverb that says, ““Every man must do his own growing, no matter who his grandfather was.” Your grandfather was raised in a Plain church. How has that affected your view of the Amish?  

Praise for Suzanne Woods Fisher

“Fisher’s style is light and engaging. Her setting may be a simple Pennsylvania Amish community, but the struggles of faith, trust and forgivemenss are common to a wide-ranging audience. Moral elements are so deftly woven into the plot that most readers will learn the lesson before realizing there is one.”

–       Publishers Weekly

“Adept at introducing modern themes into stories of the Amish, Fisher has crafted a gentle romance complete with love triangles and unexpected plot twists. As her characters learn from their mistakes, readers will hear the resounding message that relationships can be restored and hearts renewed through forgiveness.”

–       Booklist

“Fisher keeps readers interested without all the bells and whistles.”

–       RT BookReviews

“Suzanne Woods Fisher treats the reader to an interesting inside look at the Amish culture and family.”

–       New York Journal of Books

Buzz

…fans will cheer at this latest offering from the popular Amish romance specialist. — Publisher’s Weekly

This simple yet moving, faith-driven story is comforting and satisfying. Readers will enjoy the lessons learned by both children and adults faced with life’s challenges and disappointments.  — New York Journal of Books

Reviews

  • THE LETTERS

    I love how Suzanne can bring 3 separate stories of people and intertwine them together in a way we least expect.
    I love how Suzanne shows the Amish lifestyle, including things that are good, and those not as much. She is able to show the ones that are on fire for God, and those who may need to look a little more outside of themselves.

    Written by Jubilee Reviews on August 18, 2013 | e

  • LITFUSE PRESENTS….THE LETTERS BY SUZANNE WOODS FISHER

    I loved this story!! Rose didn’t have it easy following her husband’s death in trying to make ends meet for herself and her family. It was enough to have her own four children to take care of, but then her mother in law? I really didn’t envy her at all! It was difficult sometimes reading because of the struggles and difficult situations she was in, but Rose was so determined to make sure she was doing the right things, I had to keep reading to see what Rose was going to do next. Turning the home into a Bed and Breakfast was an amazing job to take on, but again, Rose was doing what she had to do.

    Written by Splashes of Joy on August 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/litfuse-presents-the-letters-by-suzanne-woods-fisher/

  • THE LETTERS BY SUZANNE WOODS FISHER ~ A LITFUSE GROUP TOUR

    This story kept me thinking about Job and how he always stayed faithful to God through his trials and tribulations. The author writes a story that will tug at your heart. She wrote of how events can cause stress on so many people. It’s like being in the path of a tornado. Many can find blessings in time such as these just as Rose Schrock found laughter with her children, tenderness and patience for her mother-in-law. She even dared to hope for love with Galen King, her neighbor.

    Written by It’s Time To Read Mamaw on August 17, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/545160825 http://my.barnesandnoble.com/reviews-ratings-Its_Time_Mamaw/id/5177261/ http://www.amazon.com/review/RQ6WL8SQB9EYZ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • THE LETTERS

    The book is full of humor (Rose’s boys are quite entertaining), intelligent plot twists, and sweet romance. I definitely want to see where Fisher goes next with this series; my hope is that I will love the subsequent books as much as I have enjoyed every other Fisher book I’ve read!

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on August 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R115OH1TGLLF75/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • GOOD NEW AMISH SERIES

    This is one of my favorite Amish fiction authors. I enjoyed reading the first book in the new series, The Inn at Eagle Hill. As always it was well written with interesting and unique plot and characters. I also liked the secondary plot involving the guests especially Delia. Rose pulls herself up by shoe strings after her husband dies and leaves them broke. She moves in with her strict Amish mother in law with her children. The mother in law is a very difficult woman to deal with and her health is suffering. She makes Rose’s life harder than necessary on purpose. Rose decides to change part of the house into an inn to pay the bills. In the middle of all this Galen her neighbor steps in to help and becomes a good friend. All of the plot lines wrap up nicely in a satisfying conclusion. I look forward to the next book in the series. Recommended.:)

    Written by A Book Lover on August 16, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3Z774NE8XCGT/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • ADVENTURES AT EAGLE HILL!

    In this multilayered story Suzanne Woods Fisher has created a beautiful blending of plots and relationships. A variety of situations and personalities are developed throughout the story. Heartache, disappointment and mistrust evolve toward faith, prayer, hope and humor. Attention to detail and descriptive qualities make this an outstanding book of inspiring Amish fiction.

    Written by Nancee on August 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Letters-The-Novel-Eagle-Hill/product-reviews/0800720938/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R1PYXA19J8TGPE

  • THE LETTERS BY SUZANNE WOODS FISHER

    I love returning to Stoney Ridge but I also love the new characters that live in this new series. Great book. Great story can’t wait to read more.

    Written by A Room Without Books is Empty on August 7, 2013 |e
    Read my full review: http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-letters-by-suzanne-woods-fisher.html

  • THE LETTERS BY SUZANNE WOODS FISHER BOOK REVIEW

    This is a first book in a new series written by Suzanne Woods Fisher called the Inn at Eagle Hill. Rose Schrock has a huge problem has a huge problem. How will she support her family now that her husband has died. The author has asked an age old question. This could be anyone. I loved the book.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!on August 6, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-letters-by-suzanne-woods-fisher.html

  • THE LETTERS…REVIEW

    I love the principles taught through Amish stories and the emphasis on faith, family and friendship. Suzanne has such a fantastic way with words and her characterizations are terrific.

    I have enjoyed all of Suzanne Woods Fishers book immensely. Stoney Ridge is one of my favorite fictional places and I was so glad to see that Suzanne returns there in her new series. This series stands alone just fine, but it was nice to see favorite faces return from previous books, especially Englischer Will Stoltz. And, has Jimmy Fisher finally grown up? I hope so! I really liked Rose and Galen. Seriously, just two terrific characters. Vera, not so much, but as we learned her story, I grew to have more sympathy for her.

    Written by 2 Kids and Tired Book on August 5, 2013 | e

  • BOOK REVIEW: THE LETTERS

    The Letters, the first book in the new The Inn at Eagle Hill series, is another winner by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Suzanne is my go-to author not just for Amish books, but for stories that are filled with real emotion and characters that you wish lived down the road. The Letters is a book that you just cannot put down and are left with wanting more as you turn the final page. A great start to a new series, I am looking forward to spending more time at the Inn.

    Written by By The Book on August 5, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/book-review-the-letters/

  • THE LETTERS

    I can easily say that Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my favorite Amish genre writers. I always look forward to each of her books because she always provides fresh, interesting characters that make me feel as if I am actually a part of the community she is writing about. She has a wonderful way of making me think that something is going to happen and then throws a monkey wrench into the plot taking me in another direction! I found the characters in this story so easy to connect with. I could understand Rose’s plight, and wondered how things would work out for her. Plenty of secondary characters keep the plot moving. One of my favorite characters had to be Miriam. Her love of reading, and learning was great. She seemed so mature for thirteen. “The Inn at Eagle Hill” is actually the beginning of a new series but we get to reconnect with some of the characters from “The Stoney Ridge Series” which made it feel like I was visiting and catching up with old friends. I can easily predict that Suzanne Woods Fisher has another winning series on her hands with The Inn at Eagle Hill series!

    Written by WV Stitcher on August 4, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Letters-The-Novel-Eagle-Hill/product-reviews/0800720938/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

  • THE BEST YET!

    I think this was my favorite book by Suzanne Woods Fisher so far. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.

    Written by Through My “I”s on August 4, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://through-my-is.blogspot.com/2013/08/book-review-letters.html

  • THE LETTERS BY SUZANNE FISHER WOODS BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

    The author, Suzanne Woods Fisher has written a story with characters that you want to meet as soon as possible. All I can say is thank goodness that this is the first novel in her new series, “The Inn at Eagle Hill”

    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on August 3, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-letters-by-suzanne-woods-fisher.html

  • Suzanne Woods Fisher is an excellent writer. One that opens up the Amish to us in the most brilliant of ways. She makes them feel like a neighbor to you. This book has a down home kind of feel. I’m excited to see what is next in the series.

  • Suzanne has another hit with this first book in a new series. Rose is a strong woman living with her grumpy mother in law who is laid up in bed and raising not only her children but the children from her deceased husband’s first marriage. Rose has to find a way to now make a living. She decides that she is going to turn part of her home into an inn and does so with the help of her neighbor Galen. This book is about healing as you will soon discover as you read it. The first people to stay at the inn not only help themselves but end up helping Rose as well without knowing it. I also enjoyed how Rose and Galen’s relationship grew in this book. If you like Amish fiction then you will enjoy this book.

  • This book was different from other Amish fiction I have read. I knew there were different sects of Amish, but it took me a while reading the book before I got a grip on this sect. As far as the characters go, I loved them. They all had their little quirks, especially one of the daughters, Mim, who gathered random facts and spouted them off at odd times. I loved that about her! I loved the interactions between the characters which seemed realistic and fun to read. There wasn’t any character that irritated me, as sometimes happens in books. Even the grumpy mother-in-law in the book was endearing in her own way. The characteristics of the characters in the story are characteristics we should all strive to have – patience and love for our enemies being the ones that stood out to me the most.

  • Begin a new series with Rose Schrock’s new bed and breakfast at Mammi Vera’s farmhouse ~ only it is Rose’s care now that is expanded. Newly widowed, she reaches out to guide others in the love of the Lord through her hospitality. All is not dandy tho’ with others in the community feeling this just shouldn’t be done. An English tourist haven, indeed! Vera Schrock calls it a “stopping station for strangers.” Will bringing in others complicate their lives, or add to the treasures of each day?

  • We see different stories coming out of each character! Another nice visit with the Amish in Suzanne’s new series!! Nice Read!!

  • 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.

  • Life rarely turns out how you expect it – but even in the midst of life’s unexpected twists and turns, God is faithful – He has a plan for our lives. That is what the characters in The Letters discover throughout the first book of the fabulous new Inn At Eagle Hill series.

    The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a heartwarming story that will not only thrill fans of Amish fiction, but will also find an audience among lovers of great stories featuring authentic characters facing real life problems! The compelling characters and the complex story line will keep you enthralled from start to finish.

    Once you start reading The Letters. you won’t want to stop. Enjoy your stay at The Inn at Eagle Hill. Once your read The Letters, you’ll undoubtedly return for another visit!

  • I couldn’t put The Letters down. I love the story that Fisher has crafted. It’s full of love, loss, and new beginnings. I’ve never heard of an Amish family running a bed-and-breakfast, but the premise of what might cause this type of intense interaction with the outside world is fascinating.

    I appreciated Rose’s positive outlook in the face of extreme disappointment. That is a true gift, and she shared it – not only with her family, but with others that she encountered. Her wish to have her inn be a blessing to guests instead of merely saving her family financially is amazing.

  • Rose Schrock is determined to right the wrongs and weather the storms that are threatening to overwhelm her family in the wake of her husband’s death. But those wrongs and storms add up fast…Determined to keep her family together, and to pay back every penny that her husband lost all those Amish families, Rose converts the basement of her mother-in-law’s farm house into a bed and breakfast ~ which sets the stage for a very interesting neighbor named Galen to notice her (something neither of them are prepared to handle, not that the heart cares).

  • I have to say Suzanne Woods Fisher is becoming one of my favorite Amish fiction authors as her plots and characters are a delightful to read.

  • It’s a great story with an even better morale theme and that is never give up because you never know what is around the corner. I love that these love stories are not all centered around sex but about true love and what it means to be faithful to God.

  • The Letters is book one in a brand new series; The Inn at Eagle Hill by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my very favorite authors. She transforms the characters and makes them real people. I always feel like I’m there in the story watching the story take place. The Letters is another wonderful and light read. The story is not too tense and perfect for those lazy Sundays when you don’t want to get out of your pjs.

  • I was ready to return to Stoney Ridge. As with all of Suzanne’s Amish fiction you are sure to fall in love with the characters and the Amish simple way of living.
    This book had a great miracle as most of you know I just got a blessed miracle so this book was a pleasure to read. When you hear the words margins are clear you will never forget it.
    This book starts slow but, keep reading it gets really good, and unforgettable.
    I would tell all of you Amish fans to grab a copy of this to enjoy and share it with your friends.
    I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend it.
    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

  • Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my very favorite authors and this book is of the high quality that I know her for. I absolutely loved this story and the characters.

    I just can’t say enough good about this wonderful story! I am anxious to read the next installment as I really feel like I know these people and want to know some of the answers to some of the questions that came up in the book. This book was one of those books that makes you feel good just because you read it. I highly, highly recommend it!

  • Although this is the first installment of The Inn at Eagle Hill series, we return to Stoney Ridge, the setting of the Stoney Ridge Seasons series. Although it is not necessary to have read the previous series, those who have will recognize characters from those novels. This series begins the introduction of several new characters who promise to become favorites. There are several interesting relationships in this book.

    With a message of healing and forgiveness, this new series promises to be another best-selling favorite among Christian fiction readers.

  • Pride, forgiveness, uncertainty in life, and bitterness are but a few of the life lessons she has intermingled in this book. I don’t know how she gets it all into 300 pages but she succeeds and does it with ease too.

  • If you are looking for an easy beach read, then “The Letters” by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a great choice. The story line is engaging and filled with likeable characters.

    You will follow the life of Rose, who is widowed and left to care for her family on her own. To complicate matters she lives with her bitter mother-in-law who seems intent on making life more difficult than it should be.

    I’m a sucker for Amish fiction. I find their culture interesting to say the least, especially in regard to how they run their farms without modern technology. Also, a sweet benefit to this book, is an Amish inspired recipe tucked inside the last few pages.

    I would give “The Letters” 3 stars. Special thanks to Litfuse for allowing me to participate in this book tour and for my free copy. All opinions are my own.

  • I enjoyed meeting and getting to know the people in Stoney Ridge, and I didn’t want my visit there to end, although I am already planning to visit again when the next book in The Inn at Eagle Hill series– The Calling is available. I am sure you will feel the same, and when you visit, be sure to try Ruth’s Blueberry Cornbread (the recipe is provided at the back of the book) my family thinks it is delicious.

  • Really, this book has a lot going for it. The ideas presented in the book are inspiring and realistic. I just wish that the story had been more focused on the main characters and their points of view.

  • Happy Four says:

    Suzanne is one of my all time favorite writers. She speaks to me through the life struggles and accomplishments of her characters. The Letters surpassed my expectations and I could not put it down. This book is beautifully written and I found myself staying up late in the night to learn what happens to the individual characters and how their decisions impact larger circles of people.

  • I loved this book as much as the last 3 in her Stoney Ridge series!! I really enjoyed how she wove a few past characters in! I always enjoy the strong family element, but I think enjoyed this story even more!! Great message – and I loved getting to know these characters!!

  • I could just picture a visit to Stoney Ridge, the peace and serenity and beauty of such a place! The author has done an excellent job of weaving a wonderful story full of some unexpected twists about a family that truly loves each other. The Letters is more than just a story, it is about finding value in the small things,it’s about forgiveness. It’s about loving your family and sharing together in the hardships as well as the happy times. It is a story of redemption and love. It is about seeing past your own hurts and taking the time to care about one another.

  • The Letter is a very profound book with lessons and reminders in life that we could all use. With a message that reminds us that God’s still has grace, healing, and forgiveness in our lives.

  • Miracula fieri hic…Miracles are made here…

    Book 1 of ‘The Inn at Eagle Hill’ series, The Letters takes us back to the Plain life in Stoney Ridge.
    The world Suzanne Woods Fisher creates for her readers is always comforting, a little like meeting old friends, sit on a porch and sip a cup of tea! With her usual attentive touch to details, Suzanne gives us a whole new story yet again!

  • Suzanne Woods Fisher writes an interesting story that moves along at a remarkably brisk pace. This is the first book in this new series and I am really interested to see where this series is going to go. Ms. Fisher has a lot of characters to work with and she provides an excellent story for them to grow in.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a book full of conflicts and troubles but full of the grace of God and kindness. There was an emphasis on family, community, and turning to God for help.

  • Overall, this was a 5 star book. I was interested immediately and kept reading well into the early morning hours. A mark of a good book is one that you have trouble putting down!

    Suzanne has a way of enriching the lives of her characters (and her readers) with the words and wisdom found in the Bible and I appreciate the spiritual applications. If you have yet to read this author then I highly suggest her books and I’m eager to watch this particular series play out!

  • This story was so sweet. I couldn’t put it down. Though there were many sub stories going on right alongside the main plot, I think that Suzanne juggled them all pretty well. By the time I finished The Letters I was eager to read about the story of Rose’s daughter, Bethany. The spine of this novel says “Book 1″, which gives me hope that there will be a “Book 2″, (come on Suzanne, you know you can’t leave me hangin’). I look forward to reading more books by this author, and I can’t recommend this book enough!

  • The Letters is another wonderfully written story by Suzanne Woods Fisher. I liked the mix of Amish and Mennonite, and it was fun to have characters in this book that I already knew from the author’s other stories. Ms. Fisher does such a great job of creating characters that you feel connected to, and puts in plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing!

  • My Thoughts On The Book: I read the book from front to back in one sitting. I could not put it down and the wee hours of the morning slipped up on me without me knowing. The characters Suzanne Woods Fisher paints are well developed and life-like. She is a master wordsmith. In The Letters, Suzanne Woods Fisher provides a great beginning to The Inn at Eagle Hill series set in Stoney Ridge. I cannot wait for the next book. I did find that several of the characters from her Stoney Ridge series appear in The Letters which adds, a comfortable air of familiarity. As always this story is captivating as it unfolds with a story of a life extremely challenging, a steadfast faith, and commitment to family. This particular book ventures away from the traditional Amish novel and it is based on a real-life story. If you like Amish fiction and you have not read anything by Suzanne Woods Fisher then you are missing out on an amazing writing. This book is available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books for everyday life. For more information, visit http://www.RevellBooks.com.

  • I’ve enjoyed all the books which have taken place at Stoney Ridge and look forward to more stories from The Inn at Eagle Hill. I’m wondering if we’re going to read Dr Charles Stoltz’s story soon. We’ve had hints of it in more than one book now. Also, I’m wondering where does Fern Lapp fit into it?

  • I don’t think I have read one book from Suzanne, that I did not love. She just has a great story telling gift. Her writing is great and she draws you into the story. I enjoyed this story very much. Was cool to see characters from other stories. I wanted to take Rose and just give her some loving care, she cared for everyone, and usually was not treated too nice by her mil, and even her children seemed to take her for granted. Galen, now there was a story. Hard working, strong silent type who adores his younger sister, what was there NOT to like about the guy? OH and I loved Jimmy Fisher LOVED him…his wiggling eyebrows cracked me up! As usual a great story with a wonderful there. 5 stars
    This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

  • This genre of book is my favorite and this was a great one! There are many characters to get to know and in the beginning I had to pay attention to who was who, but once I got it down I loved each character and their story. The lives of the women in this story weave together to make this a great read.

    I definitely recommend it to everyone who enjoys Amish fiction and to anyone who enjoys a great, enjoyable book.

  • There are a lot of little story lines going on in this novel which I really enjoyed. It is wonderful to have so many different characters to learn about and I felt that Suzanne Woods Fisher did a great job introducing them all. My favorite character in this book is probably the aloof Galen King, although I really enjoyed Bethany, Jimmy & Rose as well. I thought The Letters was a great story of surviving stressful situations and life in general…we all have hardships to bare at some point in our lives, Amish or not, so this is a story that is pretty easy to relate to.

  • Classic Suzanne Woods Fisher. She told a great story filled with great characters, some new and some that I’ve met before. Rose was such a strong character. Even with all of her troubles she still relied on GOD and trusted that He would bring her through. This book is sweet.

  • In all, it’s a tale that is warm, cozy and enjoyable. If you like Amish fiction and are looking for something that is fun to read, this may be the series for you.

    I enjoy very few Amish writers. Fisher is but one of a select group I’ll read. Ultimately, her air of authenticity – of how she tries to portray the simply lifestyle shines through her words.

    Once again, Fisher has created a solid, honest and heartwarming tale. On a scale of one to five, I give the book a solid three. I’d say I’d read it again, but since I’ve already passed the other two trilogies on to a friend – I imagine this will find it’s way to her shelves.

  • The Letters is the first book in Suzanne’s new Inn at Eagle Hill series. With rich characterization, multilayered plots, unexpected twists, and humor, Suzanne has written a captivating story that elevates what would be just another “bonnet” novel into something much deeper. This was my first novel by Suzanne Woods Fisher and I have no hesitancy in highly recommending The Letters.

    See blog for full review.

  • When this book came in the mail I was in the middle of moving. I really did not have time to read a book. But I decided to grab a Diet Coke and read this book by the pool. What a treat it was.

    I loved this story from the first line. It was sort of different from many Amish books that I have read~ and believe me I have read tons.

    I loved how Rose~ the main character ~ reaches out to an Englisher with compassion in her darkest moments. A friendship was formed that strengthened their faith. I could not put this book down until I was finished.

    This is one you just don’t want to miss! I rate this book 5 + stars!

  • “The Letters” by Suzanne Woods Fisher was a great book. It was an easy read and to be honest it is right in line with the books I have been loving lately. I can’t wait til the other books come out in this series because I am dying to see what happens next!

  • The Letters is a story that you will wish you could keep reading beyond the end of the book. The story follows Rose Schrock after her husband dies and she has moved in with her mother-in-law. She needs to repay the debts that her husband has left.

  • I was excited to go back to Stoney Ridge where we left MK and all the rest of the gang. We get snippets our how our former friends may be doing in The Letters but this book is all about a new set of characters and written just as well.

  • I love, love, loved The Letters. Suzanne Woods Fisher has once again captured my heart, tickled my funny bone and made me wish I’d been born Amish- at least sometimes.:) I can’t wait to try Rose’s Blueberry Cornbread recipe!

  • Literally could not put down THE LETTERS!!! A wonderful start to a new series. Suzanne is an amazing author & this story and these characters just come to life on the pages. Family drama, hardships and faith are core themes of this book. Fans of Amish fiction, don’t miss THE LETTERS!!!

  • This novel is the first in The Inn at Eagle Hill Series. It shows how wonderful and healing forgiveness can be when applied in the correct Godly context. Rose will need to come to terms with the financial crisis that is keeping her bound to her husband’s past decisions and Delia will need to decide how she will move forward in working things out with her husband Charles. I read this one in a single sitting and can’t wait to read the next novel in this wonderful series. I am completely addicted to this one and can’t wait to see where Suzanne will pick up next. There are some great discussion questions included in this one as well as a recipe for Blueberry cornbread I can’t wait to make and have with some hot tea.

  • The Letters took me longer to get into than some of Fisher’s other books – and the “feel” of it was different than her other series, at least in my mind. It’s kind of a quiet story about especially quirky characters…but even though they took longer to win me over than I expected, win me over they did.

  • We are back in Pennsylvania, and are with Rose Schrock, and her family. They are living with her cantankerous Mother-In-Law. She is one grouchy person, and seems to enjoy doing so. On another hand she is laid up and cannot use her body like her mind wants her to. According to her doctors, she has had several strokes.
    uch a wonderful story, that I never wanted it to end, and as it is book one, I can’t wait for the next.

  • As always, Suzanne Woods Fisher creates a world peopled with very interesting characters with problems that affect each of us sometime in our lives. Fisher weaves together several story lines, intersecting at crucial points, each character learning a valuable life lesson and growing closer to the Lord in their lives as a result. The only “negative” I have is why the this title—and that most likely is out of the author’s hand. Yes, there are letters written to Rose after the news of her guest is made known all over the country. But she turns the answering over to her younger daughter and has little to do with them. However, it won’t keep me from looking for and enjoying the next book in this series. A truly enjoyable read.