The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher ~ An Amish Fiction Book Review

The Inn at Eagle Hill, Book 2
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Contemporary Fiction/Amish

Back of the book:
BETHANYS restless HEART is searching for answers—in life and in love.

Bethany Schrock's love life has derailed, her faith hangs by a thread, and she is spending hot summer days wading through a lifetime of accumulation at the home of five elderly Amish sisters. She's not sure wht she want out of life, but she knows that she's not finding it in Stoney Ridge.

Then a new guest at the Inn at Eagle Hill ropes her into volunteering in a community project for down-and-outers. Reluctant at first, Bethany starts to feel a bit of joy and satisfaction again. But not so much that Jimmy fisher, adorable and impossible, can woo her affections with his winks and tricks. Well, maybe a little.

When a figure from her past reenters her life, Bethany must decide: What does the past mean to her future?

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

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My thoughts:

With this second installment of The Inn at Eagle Hill series we shift the focus from Rose to Bethany. The Calling takes up a couple of months after The Letters leaves off. Bethany has begun her job at the adorable Sister's House. She's trying to make a dent in the clutter but progress is very slow. 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.

Then there are the issues with the two men in her life. First there is Jake Hertzler,  he's her intended but there's something not quite adding up. Then there is the charming Jimmy Fisher. Bethany is definitely drawn to him, but he seems to be drawn to anything in a skirt!

With this book the author delves into a rarely seen topic in Amish fiction; mental illness. The way it is addressed is done with honesty and candor. I was pleased to read about it and thought it honored the topic.

One of my favorite scenes involved Bethany and Rusty and making bread. I can't wait for you to read it. I actually teared up because the dialog was so moving. Bethany comes a long way in this book and it is easy 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.

Shootfire! you're just going to love this series and especially this book.

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