Thursday, January 23, 2014
Book Review: "The Calling" by Suzanne Woods Fisher
"The Calling" is the second book in The Inn at Eagle Hill series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. It took me a few chapters to actually figure out who the characters were, but I think that if I had read the first book in the series, I do not think that would have been an issue.
The main setting of the story is an Amish community. It surrounds a family who is running a bread and breakfast, a guest who is staying at the bread and breakfast, the two individuals who live next door to the home next to the bread and breakfast, a group of five older sisters, as well as the "quilting bee," and a group home of troubled girls.
One of the sisters at the bed and breakfast's mom had left when she was younger and she always wondered why. Her brother had left town a couple of years earlier, who happened to return home. He tried to deter his sister from looking into why her mother left, but she couldn't let it go. She pursues it and learns about mental illness.
This was a very good book. It was a very quick read, as well. When I was able to sit down and read it, I read a good chunk of it in a day. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who likes Amish fiction. I will probably even go back and get the first one in the series so that I can understand a little bit more about the story.
On Ms. Fisher's website, I saw that she has a Discussion Guide for the book. You can also find out more about her other books.
I received a copy of "The Calling" to post an honest review. All thoughts are my own and in no way have been influenced.
You can purchase "The Calling" at your local bookstore or at an online retailer.