The Letters

What is the latest book I have curled up with?  Well it is one of my favorite writers, Suzanne Woods Fisher who has released The Letters.  This one is another of the Amish books but it  is different than many of the others.  Yes, there is the love for each other, the caring of the community too.  But there is also the dealing of change for the community.  And if you know anything on the Amish, they do not do change too well.  I have to give Suzanne a high five for creating a strong female role while keeping her mindful of how she wishes to be perceived by others.  As a strong minded woman myself I am often later embarrassed that I came across too bossy when I should have sometimes learned to step back and listen instead.

The Letters was inspired by actual events within the Amish-Mennonite community.  An investment company, run by a Mennonite with many Plain investors, defrauded investors of more than $65 million in a Bernie Madoff-esque scandal. Fisher followed the story through the media and noted how the Plain communities cared for those who had been defrauded: rather than file claims with the Securities Exchange Commission to recover lost investments, a donation was taken to reimburse their families.

In The Letters, Rose Schrock is a Plain woman with a simple plan. Determined to find a way to support her family and pay off her late husband’s debts, she sets to work to convert the basement of her Amish farmhouse into an inn. While her family, especially her cranky mother-in-law, is unhappy with Rose’s big idea, her friend and neighbor, Galen King, supports the decision and he helps with the conversion. As Rose finalizes preparations for visitors, she prays. She asks God to bless each guest who stays at the Inn at Eagle Hill. As the first guest arrives and settles in, Rose is surprised to discover that her entire family is the one who receives the blessings, in the most unexpected ways. And she’s even more surprised when that guest decides to play matchmaker for Galen King.
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Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The ChoiceThe WaitingThe SearchThe Keeper and The Haven, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. 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 Christy Award finalist and a Carol Award winner. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives in California.  For more information, please visit and connect with her on Facebook at and on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

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