The Calling

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The Calling Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher is another great book by Suzanne Woods Fisher. It is the second book in The Inn at Eagle Hill series. It is a clean, all round good read.

As you all know, I am intrigued by the Amish and appreciate their deep sense of community and commitment to one another and this story exemplifies this in a very real and strong way. I cannot tell you how or I’d reveal part of the mystery of the book.

I really enjoyed getting to know Bethany’s character better. I loved how she played hard to get with her “friend” Jimmy. :) She also displayed wisdom and how she learned from her past mistakes.

The mystery, twists and turns surrounding Bethany’s mother kept me guessing and wondering. I also cried buckets over the revelation of that whole story line.

Another part of the Amish community I enjoy is the respect the younger have for the elderly. In this series, there is a group of five spinster sisters who stand out for their service and commitment to the community, but they also stand out for the way in which they care and interact with the younger generation. The younger in turn cares and respects them. It seems more rare than common in our society today.

I love Bethany’s sister Mim and how she secretly provides advice in her Mrs. Miracle column of the newspaper and how supportive Bethany was of her endeavor.

The growth of Bethany’s brother, Toby, was revealed in this book and I was relieved when he turned out to be a “good” person and chose to do the right thing in spite of the consequences. That’s not always an easy thing to do but it is the honorable thing to do.

The guest, Geena, who visited the Inn at Eagle Hill in this book was a central part of the book and I appreciated her struggle with her “calling” but also how she allowed herself to be used where she was and how she integrated into the Schrock’s family and community.

If you haven’t guessed already, The Calling gets two thumbs up from me!

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21 comments

  1. Alison says:

    Now I am not a religious person at all, and usually don’t read these kinds of books. I have in the past though read The Choice because I love the Amish. I can skim the religious parts and still enjoy myself! I’ll be checking out this book since I love the author!

  2. I have a lot of friends who aren’t the least bit religious, yet love these books. I’ll definitely put this on my “Need to Read” list!

  3. susan says:

    this looks like a great read, I will have to pick this up before vacation

  4. Ohh that sounds totally intriguing. I am gonna see if it is available on kindle!

  5. I love books that are a not only a good read, but clean. It seems like that is hard to come by anymore.

  6. Glad you liked this book! Sometimes finding a good book is so hard to find.

  7. Lara says:

    I have always found the Amish interesting… I bet the book is great. :)

  8. Michelle says:

    I’ve always been intrigued by the Amish so this sounds like it could be a neat read!

  9. Cat Davis says:

    That sounds like an interesting book. I definitely need to carve out more time to read.

  10. cindy says:

    I am an avid reader but always end up with non-fiction. This looks like a great choice for fiction!

  11. Jenn says:

    I am always looking for a new book to read. Thanks for the great recommendation!

  12. That cover model doesn’t look too Amish-ish to me. She looks like she could be a Real Housewife…lol.

  13. Tammilee says:

    This looks like a great book. I could totally spend a few hours on the couch enjoying this book

  14. Toni says:

    This sounds like an interesting series. I need to check them out!

  15. The Amish are such hardworking people! Very intriguing

  16. melissa says:

    I’ve heard a lot of good about this book. I’ve been wanting to read it.

  17. Now I want to know what led you to crying buckets!

  18. Shell Feis says:

    I always love reading books that deal with a different lifestyle than my own!

  19. Michelle says:

    I think the Amish lifestyle is very intriguing!

  20. Stephanie says:

    Im not very religious, yet somehow I always find myself reading religious books. Im going to see if I can’t find this one on iBooks!

  21. This sounds like a great book and a really easy read. You made me want to get this book!!!! :) <3

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