Monday, January 20, 2014

The Calling By Suzanne Woods Fisher

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.

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.
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In no particular order, Suzanne Woods Fisher is a wife, mother, writer, lifelong student of the Bible, raiser of puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, a gardener and a cook...the latter two with sporadic results.

Suzanne has loved to write since she was a young teen. After college, she started to write for magazines and became a contributing editor for Christian Parenting Today magazine. Her family moved to Hong Kong for four years, just as the internet was developing, and she continued to write articles in a 44-story high-rise apartment, sending manuscripts 7,000 miles away with a click of a key.

After returning from Hong Kong, Suzanne decided to give her first novel a try. For four and a half months, she worked on an antediluvian computer in a cramped laundry room. She didn't even tell her husband what she was up to. When the novel was completed, she told her family at dinner one night that she had written a book. "That's why there's no food in this house!" said her slightly insensitive sons.

Undaunted...Suzanne found a small royalty publisher for that book and wrote three more (all earned multiple awards). With help from an agent, she went on to sign contracts with Revell Books for twenty plus books.

Writing, for Suzanne, is a way to express a love of God and His word. With every book or article, she hopes readers get a sense of what faith really looks like in the daily grind. She hopes they realize that life can be hard, but God is good, and never to confuse the two.

Suzanne can be found on-line at:

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.


  1. One of my favorite authors! I would love to read this. Hope I win it! Great review Mary!

  2. This book sounds pretty good. Thanks Mary for your review.

  3. This is a book I must read. I have entered so many contests trying to win it but nothing so far! :) I think I try to hard! LOL Anyway, thanks for your review Mary and another chance to win this book!

    Judy B

  4. I just finished The Calling myself over the weekend. I loved it! Great review, Mary!

  5. This is a book I'd really love to win.
    Love your review for this book.

  6. I have yet to read any of her oops but this one sounds like this would be a good one to start with.

    Thanks for great review Mary

    Cathy Weber

  7. I have been eager to read this book since I finished The Letters. I can't wait! Thank you for sharing your great review, Mary!

  8. Would love to win this book. Thanks Mary!!!

  9. Great review, Mary! I would be thrilled if this book came my way. Thank you for the opportunity.

  10. I've noticed that several of Suzanne's recent books have had difficult topics - I love to read these kind of novels, and enjoy reading about the Amish, also! Suzanne is a wonderful author!

    Thanks for the review, Mary!

    Bonnie Roof

  11. Thanks for this review Mary. I love Suzanne's books. I've been trying to win this one. Hoping this will be my time to win. Thanks! Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  12. Love her books, but I don't have this one!

  13. I keep seeing this book ,sounds good.Blessings ,DanaGirl

  14. I Love Suzanne's books. This is definitely on my list of books to get.

  15. This book is a must read for me too. I have dealt with personal anxiety and depression and my dad had schizophrenia. I have often wondered about the Amish and about mental illness in their midst. Thanks for your wonderful review. I will get this book. Thanks, Mary.

  16. I love her books. Thanks for the review Mary. Hope I win this book.

  17. The Calling sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.Have a wonderful week.