After completing “The Calling,” The second book in “The Inn at Eagle Hill” series by Amish fiction author Suzanne Woods Fisher, I am excited to tell you about it. I received a complimentary ebook of this novel from the publisher via the “Revell Reads” program from Baker Publishing. The only thing that I am obliged to do is share my true feelings with all of you. This story begins about four weeks after the conclusion of the first installment and we find that the family who runs the small Bed and Breakfast is smack dab in the middle of sweltering heat wave. Very few people want to stay in establishment without air conditioning, which suits freshly fired youth astor Geena just fine. She is using the solitude to try and figure out what to do about her derailed career. Meanwhile, Bethany Shrock, daughter of innkeeper Rose, makes herself busy cleaning the house of five elderly sisters in order to distract herself from the pain of her crumbling heart. The siblings soon get her and the recently arrived “preacher lady” involved in the startup of the new community soup kitchen. To Bethany’s dismay, this gives her frequent opportunities to interact with Jimmy Fisher, the Plain settlement’s biggest flirt. Before long, they discover a mutual attraction to each other. Just when it seems that the future will bring happiness, circumstances from Bethany’s childhood come to light that have the power to destroy her plans. Should she trust the strength of Jimmy’s love for her?
I did not think it possible, but I enjoyed this volume of the series much more than the previous work, 2013’s “The Letters.” This story contains more suspense, and allows the reader to get to know the characters on a deeper level. For full appreciation, I believe both novels should be read. I wholeheartedly endorse this piece, and did not find any objectionable material. Feel free to utilize this for a multi generational activity, but individuals twelve and over will glean the most out of the biblical lessons planted within this tale. My rating is five out of five stars. Go out and grab a copy today! Until we meet again…