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The Letters

(Inn at Eagle Hill #1)

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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 wit ...more
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Published August 1st 2013 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published January 1st 2013)
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Tina
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books-i-own
Amish fiction has a special place in my heart. And Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of the authors I look for when I want to read a book in this genre. The Letters is the first book in her new series entitled The Inn At Eagle Hill. It takes place in Stoney Ridge Pennsylvania, which is also the setting of her other series, Stoney Ridge Seasons. I absolutely loved this series, and was thrilled to return to this quaint community once again.

The Letters centers around the story of the Schrock family. Her
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Susan
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a delightful story, one I'll listen to again. The narrator was excellent. Rose was an amazing person. Her children and Vera her Mother in Law are endearing. It was refreshing to hear the romance blossom between Gaylen and Rose. Mrs. Fisher adds such richness and depth to her stories that the readers actually come to know the characters as friends. I just love reading these books.
Larik
Wow! Such a plain simple life and yet filled with enough trouble and stress to knock any Englisher over. I believe Ms Fisher nailed it in this book. Amish plain life isn't so because troubles and worry keep their distance from them, their life is plain because they in all things simply look up to God and around for true friendships not all the money, career, style and the like complications to fulfill their needs and heal their hurts. (hope it came out right)
The description of Eagle Hill, the wa
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Laura
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: THE LETTERS
Authors: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Revell
August 2013
ISBN: 978-0800720933
Genre: Amish

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 i
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Cindy Williams
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
Rose is a newly widowed plain woman that had to come up with a means to support her family after her husband’s business crashed and he met with an untimely death. She prayed for an answer to her worries and one day, while at the store she overheard a couple in distress and needing a place to stay. On a whim and a prayer she invited them home to stay with her. The couple enjoyed their stay and told Rose they’d be telling everyone about her place. And that is how she made up her mind that she woul ...more
Ruth Hill
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well, Suzanne Woods Fisher has done it yet again! She is one of my favorite Amish authors, and indeed this book did not disappoint. It has everything that readers have come to know and love in great Amish fiction:
1. A look into the daily lives of the Amish
2. The Old Ways versus the New Ways
3. Great romance (that is clean)
4. A deep-seated faith in God

These elements are the things I so appreciate about this author and her writings. I love the Stoney Ridge series, and this takes that to an entirel
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Megan
I felt extremely lost when I started this book. There were so many characters and they weren't introduced very well that I thought I had somehow misread and this was a sequel. So it was a struggle to get into the story.

Once I finally worked out who was who it got a little better, but there was a lot of repetitive thoughts and comments that I personally found boring.

I loved how the story was focused on a widow who's in her thirties and her family (mother-in-law, step-children, and her own childre
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Rhonda Gayle
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story feels like coming home after a long time away. It felt wonderful to see characters from Suzanne's previous works in this story. I felt like I was there in the new Inn at Eagle Hill as I read. What a wonderful retreat of rest and refreshing. I know that I have certainly felt the need to "run away" and leave the hurts of this world behind and what better place to do this than an Amish home in Stoney Ridge?
I think I will give a call to the phone shack and make my own reservation with Ro
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Janice
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have read this on the kindle

It was a good book & enjoyed reading it, the beginning few chapters took a bit to follow as it changed from one person to another also felt the ending could have been better so you knew what happen with a couple of the people (won't say more so i don't spoil it for anyone)I guess it could be that there will be more books & then it could tidy up things better overall it a good book just couldn't give it 5 stars because i want to know what happen to happen to
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Amy Bradsher
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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Maureen Timerman
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Such a wonderful story, that I never wanted it to end, and as it is book one, I can't wait for the next.
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.
Rose is caught between a rock and a hard place, her husband has died, and she
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Marianne
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am amazed at Susanne’s insightful writings of the Amish way of life. Bringing a lifestyle hundreds of years old into the modern world can not be easy...and though she would be the first to admit that there are many interests we have the same as they do – the fundamentals of cooking and baking, sewing and other handwork, gardening and so on, many of the things we take for granted are totally foreign to the Amish way of life. Through their contact with tourists in their towns, stores and busines ...more
Carrie Pagels
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Suzanne Woods Fisher possesses something no one else has--her voice. That certain Suzanne voice that defies description and when I've tried I've mangled it. And the narrator of this book does a superb job of capturing the Suzanneness that I love.

You're introduced to a household of characters and some from nearby and some from out of the area. But even with all the cast of characters each one has his or her own voice and unique traits.

Even if the listener doesn't agree with the choice the docto
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Lisa Blair
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish
"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark."

An Amish widow opens a bed & breakfast to provide for her family, save the family farm and help provide for her ornery mother-in-law.

A helpful neighbor branches out past his shyness to help an orphaned boy and her.

A rich, but broken-hearted bed & breakfast guest helps find medical answers and finds: God, forgiveness, hope and love.
Janet
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book was just ok to me. For a title like The Letters, I was expecting more letters.

This book was about Rose and her family with a few neighbors thrown in.

I am a huge fan of Suzanne and this book just did not do it for me. It did not hold my interst nor do I learn to care about the characters.
Joan Arning
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rose is an excellent protagonist as she cares for her late husband's mother and for her four children.
The Letters is an interesting story of learning to accept help from others. Amish fiction is not my favorite genre but I enjoyed reading this book.
Amy
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this story. This is a new author to me that I saw in my public library. Years ago I had read an Amish book and fell in love with them. This one was well written and kept you wanting more the whole time. I will definitely be reading more books from this author.
Yvonne
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved it!
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
Solid and entertaining

I really enjoyed this story and how each and every person, no matter where they were from or how they lived, affected each other in such positive ways
Karen Korb
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
About The Book: 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 preparatio ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Welcome to a place of unconditional love and unexpected blessings.

Welcome to The Inn at Eagle Hill in Stoney Ridge Pennsylvania. Rose Schrock has to find a way to earn her own income now that her husband Dean, has passed away from an apparent drowning after she learned that he lost all the investments of both English and Amish customers with Schrock Investments. It seems like the phone calls and letters from investors who have lost everything will never end, asking when she will return the money
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Jalynn Patterson
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

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
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ASC Book Reviews
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A GREAT Amish read!!! I looked forward to The Letters for many days after I first heard about it and I'm SO glad I read it! This is an awesome book! I thought that the inn was a great draw, but when the horse trainer was mentioned I was hooked! There are some things that really kinda made me go hmmmm. One being that I didn't feel that the back cover book description was truthful in the fact that the church was against the inn in a any way. Second being that I thought that shunning would have bee ...more
Amber Stokes
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.

When I started the book, I was less than impressed. I honestly don't know how much of it was my mood and how much of it was a change in Fisher's writing style (or, more likely, a view of it I just
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Christian Fiction Addiction
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was absolutely excited to return to Stoney Ridge to become acquainted with a new host of characters as I picked up my copy of "The Letters", and I'm happy to report that the novel was all I hoped for! I was first introduced to Fisher's books in "The Keeper", the first book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, and since then I haven't been able to get enough of the stories that emerge from her talented pen. The characters that star in "The Letters" are wonderful indeed, and I loved meeting Rose ...more
Veronica
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
This story kept me engrossed as I got acquainted with the rambunctious Schrock family and revisited picturesque Stoney Ridge! Rose Schrock, widow, mother of five, and caretaker of her cranky mother-in-law, feels like she's at the end of her rope. She needs to find a way to make a living and comes up with the idea of running a bed and breakfast. She expects opposition, but wants to offer a place of rest for someone and that turns out to be Delia, an older woman whose life is falling apart. Rose's ...more
Maggie
Aug 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: amish, christian
I am a big fan of Amish fiction. I find it fascinating that this group of people can be so committed to their faith that they pledge to live without many of our modern conveniences or intrusions. I cannot fathom having this level of faith in my religion so I feel somewhat look to the Amish people to gather some strength and commitment to my own faith.

I did enjoy this story. I did find it a bit confusing as I tried to figure out which children were Rose's biologically. I felt like I was missing h
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Paula-O
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Series Inn at Eagle Hill book #1 "The Letters" by Suzanne Woods Fisher

I got this one from library and enjoyed the story a lot, Rose was a busy woman with a lot on her plate, many in family depended on her, step children,mother in law,sons and being a widow living in a large home that belonged to her mother in law who was ill and cranky, did not help.
She was at her wits end trying to keep her head above water when she decided she could refurbish the basement and have an inn for guest as a ways t
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Lenore Webb
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
What is the latest book I have curled up with? Well it is one of my favorite writers, Suzanne Woods Fisher who has released The Letters. This one is another of the Amish books but it is different than many of the others. Yes, there is the love for each other, the caring of the community too. But there is also the dealing of change for the community. And if you know anything on the Amish, they do not do change too well. I have to give Suzanne a high five for creating a strong female role while ke ...more
Sandy Duke
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Suzanne Woods Fisher does not write "typical" Amish fiction. Her realistic characters wrestle with very complex non-typically "Amish" dilemmas. In this case: investment business, possible theft, investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, possible suicide, con-artists, and neurosurgery. Oh yes, and she throws in a little romance just for good measure!

I highly recommend this book both to anyone who has ever grappled with the "Why me?" questions of life, and to those who think they c
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Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio-show-turned-blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine.

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain. A theme in her books (her life!) is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to
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