Monday, July 7, 2014

"The Letters" by Suzanne Woods Fisher

About this book:

  Welcome to a place of unconditional love and unexpected blessings
   When widow Rose Schrock turns her Amish farmhouse into a bed and breakfast, she expects there might be problems. The reaction of her cantankerous mother-in-law for one. Disapproval from the church for another. But what she doesn't expect is that the guests at the Inn at Eagle Hill will spill their problems into her life and into her heart. She also never expects the kind of help and support she gets from Galen King, the quiet and rugged horse trainer next door. Love, Rose discovers, can bloom in the most unexpected ways.”
            Another description is:
   “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.”

 Series: Book #1 in “The Inn at Eagle Hill” series {There is a #0.5, but I’ll talk about that one tomorrow! ;) }
{Also, I have not read the series, but it looks like the series "Stoney Ridge Seasons" by this same author has a tie-in with this series.}

Spiritual Content- Scriptures & Prayers are said; Talks about God, handing things over to Him, & Trusting Him.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dang’, two ‘sissy’s and a few ‘shootfire’s; Bethany says “You, Mr. Irresistible, can just take your buggy and—“ (and does not finish as she gets interrupted); Jimmy kills & dresses some geese (semi detailed);  Rose worries about the coyotes getting her sheep and paints some semi-detailed and not-detailed pictures about what could happen; Jimmy says “an unrepeatable word that he saved for emergencies” (written just like that, the word is not said or hinted at); Vera says she feels like “a hen caught in the middle of a killing neck twist”.

Sexual Content- a ‘bimbo’; A couple not-detailed kisses; Delia’s husband had an affair (there are no details); A stallion runs off and the owner says that the horse probably got a “whiff of a mare in season”; A drunk man flirts & pinches Bethany’s bottom; Bethany says her & Jake “had kissed quite a bit”; Love & Falling in it.  

-Rose Schrock
     P.O.V. switches between Rose (age 36), Bethany (age 19), Mim (age 13), Delia, Vera, Jimmy, & Galen.
                                                        307 pages (With a recipe in the back! :) )

 Pre Teens-

New Teens- 
(and a half)

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating-

{Not for sensitive animal lovers; See Negative Content.}

I’ve never read an Amish book like this one! While I liked it the animal parts were a bit much for me.

See y'all tomorrow with another review! :)

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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