Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Calling (Inn at Eagle Hill #2)Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
This was a good book, and the second in the Inn at Eagle Hill series.  Bethany is working at the Sisters' House, trying to sift through years worth of stuff.  She has questions about why her mother left her.  Questions that drastically change when she discovers some hidden secrets.  Add to that, there are two men in her life, she gets drawn into community work, and worry about what may happen to her.
I really liked getting to know Bethany better in this book.  She is a strong, thoughtful woman who craves answers to questions that have plagued her.  The author did a great job of making her and her issues realistic.  There are points in it where things make more sense if you have read the first book but there is enough rehashing that you won't feel left out if you haven't read the book.  The author did a wonderful job with the touchy subject of mental illness, handling it with care.  I would really love to visit this community if it were real!
I rate this one a 4/5.  It was good and you can read as a stand alone, but I liked knowing who the characters were from the 1st book in the series.

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Hi Ashley! Thanks for being a part of the blog tour for "The Calling" and for pointing out the careful "handling" of mental illness. Your blog is amazing, btw! Warmly, Suzanne