The Calling: A Litfuse Review

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Calling (Inn at Eagle Hill #2)The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Suggested Age: 12+
Genre: Christian,Amish Fiction

I really enjoy Suzanne Woods Fisher as an author. I also really enjoyed the first part of this series, The Letters. I was very excited for this book and while it wasn’t a disappointment I do feel that it wasn’t as good as book one.

I felt that the ending was a bit rushed and there were questions I wanted answered and I’m afraid I’ll forget those questions by the time book three comes out. Little things like if Jimmy got his horse back.

Overall the story was enjoyable and I very much liked the spinster sister’s role in the story. I thought they added a bit of humor and they made me smile.

Though I didn’t enjoy the book as much as book one I did still like it. Such is life; you’ll sometimes like one book better than another. It is still worth reading!

Bethany Schrock has a childhood secret and she’s determined to solve the mystery before she allows herself to settle down.
She can’t figure out why she feels so melancholy and she has a feeling that figuring out exactly where her mother is and why she abandoned her will answer her questions.

I had this really bad feeling and even though it’s a book my heart just sank when I started putting the pieces together on that situation. A good author evokes emotion in her readers and I certainly was worried about Bethany when I read about the anxiety that plagued her.

As if this dark secret wasn’t hounding her—Jake is still causing her quite a bit of grief and turmoil. I’m curious how all of that is going to wrap up. I have to say—I got chills when I read about Naomi’s perception of him!

Bethany is pretty likable and she’s spunky. Overall you’ll really be rooting for her and also for her to get with Jimmy. As I got to know her more I simply couldn’t imagine him with anyone else!

As always, I am impressed with the nuggets of wisdom and scriptures that Suzanne Woods Fisher weaves into her stories. You can tell that she knows her Bible verses! Overall I give this story a solid three stars and I will definitely be picking up the next installment!
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Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace.

She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California.

For more information, please visit and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iPhone or iPad! Download the Free App!

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