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Love does extraordinary things to people.

Book III (The Inn at Eagle Hill series)
  Indiancreek | Nov 29, 2017 |

The Revealing is my favorite in this three book series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. There are unexpected surprises and turns that make this one a great read. I finished it in two days so I could find out what was going to happen to her characters. She brings together all the tail ends in unusual ways to keep you guessing until the end. Dreams are dashed, plans confused, and hopes dwindled yet the people at Eagle Hill continue in their day to day living as they deal with their lives. I can't say more or I will spoil this lovely book that entertains, delights, and captivates the reader. Find out what happens to the "villain", the prayers offered, and to the new guest at the Inn. You won't be disappointed!

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by The Book Club Network. ( )
  sh2rose | Sep 6, 2016 |
I don’t know about you but I’ve been waiting for this book a LONG time.

And to think I almost didn’t read this series…

Oh what I would have missed…

If you’re wondering why I almost didn’t read the series, check out my review blog for the post that explains it - My review of "The Letters" by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

What a difference four months makes…



Anyway, we’re here to talk about this latest book in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s The Inn at Eagle Hill series.

Oh My Word!

How can this be the last book in the series. It’s simply too sad. The stories are so wonderful, I wish so much that there were to be more.

My only hope is that Suzanne will use the same community in her next series – at least then we might get a glimpse now and then of our favorites.

The Revealing is one of those books that brings you to your knees, completely and absolutely. About halfway through the book, everything and everyone is in such a mess – you wonder how anything could ever come out right. But in that unerring way that those of us who see God’s will in our lives know, all things come together for the good of His children. Sometimes the best things even come from the worst possible mess you can imagine.

And do not be fooled, there are so many things that come about in a way I never could have seen coming. Suzanne Woods Fisher has penned a beautiful tale of love, forgiveness and hope. It is an amazing journey and, though I bawled like a baby when I turned the page to find no more – I would read it all over again… and again… and again, just to experience that wonder again!

And I sincerely hope to see another wonderful series from Suzanne soon!

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  JCMorrows | Aug 25, 2015 |
I would have given this a 5 stars except I think there were a few too many story lines. I did love the stories and they really kept me on the edge of my seat because I wanted to know what each persons secrets were. I look forward to more of Suzanne's books. I received a free copy from bookfun.org for a fair and honest opinion. ( )
  Virginia51 | Jan 10, 2015 |
The Revealing is the third book in the Inn of Eagle Hill series. The first two books in the group are The Letters and The Calling. Another novella, an ebook, that can fit into the series is called The Rescue. All throughout The Revealing , references are made of some past events that may have taken place in one of the earlier books. I haven't read any of the previous stories but the background information offered in this book seemed adequate to me to read this book alone.

The title provides a hint that this story will have some type of unexpected end to it. By the conclusion of the first paragraph, it's confirmed that one of the main characters, Naomi King is shouldering a massive secret almost too large for her to handle. Somehow shy, unassuming Naomi had gotten into a secret relationship with an Amish man whose early years were spent living with a Mennonite family; one who had become restless enough the previous year to disappear awhile before returning to his Amish roots. Naomi's brother Galen didn't approve of Tobe Schrock. In spite of Galen's dim view of Tobe, Naomi was drawn to Tobe, and it seemed Tobe felt the same way. But then, as if to prove Galen right, Tobe was sent to prison to take responsibility for his part in a financial scam involving his father's business.

Rose Schrock is Tobe's stepmother. When Tobe and Bethany Schrock were young, their mother divorced their dad and left the family behind. A few years later, Rose took them under her wing and tried to heal their shattered hearts. Their new family was happy until tragedy struck and Rose's husband died in a drowning accident. Rose has been trying to pick up the pieces since then. Her next door neighbor, Galen King, has done what he could to help Rose care for her farm in the absence of adult men. Now there would be another romance brewing if Rose were to allow it to continue to grow from their budding friendship. But Rose senses they are at different stages in their lives and she's not certain they could make a relationship work.

Another potential romance could be developing between Rose's stepdaughter, Bethany, and Jimmy Fisher. Bethany has been making her desires known to Jimmy lately, but when the topic comes up between them, Jimmy gets a look on his face akin to panic and uneasiness. Bethany has been trying to figure out what is making Jimmy hesitate for awhile now, but at the same time she's being distracted by a secret she is harboring about her sister, Mim.

Mim Schrock is not interested in romance. She has an unusual gift for writing, and it has caught the attention of school teacher Danny. He's been trying to encourage her to improve her writing, but his efforts have not been overly appreciated. Mim gets distracted when a new family moves to Stoney Ridge. The Stoltzfus family, including the mischievous Jesse, are the new owners of the local grocery store. They had lost their mother to cancer recently, and their father, a preacher, wanted to start afresh in a new community. Jesse and Mim quickly become antagonists and competitive. Their sharp-tongued quips add spice and comic relief to the mix.

The Revealing is one of the most light-hearted Amish tales I have ever read. There are some deep topics in the storyline, but they are well balanced with lighter moments. The humor is one of the things I like best about the book.

The basic gist of this character-driven story is about secrets...about twists and suddenly unexpected turn of events so common in life, and the hidden secrets we often hold close to our chests for a variety of reasons. Some secrets in this story are shared with the reader up front, some are only hinted at, which increases anticipation, while the most surprising ones are saved for the conclusion. In fact, there are more than a few revealings presented at the end. All these layers eventually come together to weave a beautiful tapestry about this small community. It's the anticipation which drives this story forward, keeping us on the edge of suspense until the resolution. Such artful writing makes this book a joy to read.

Now that I have read the final book in the series, I really want to read the first ones to fill in the gaps. The author has piqued my interest. If you enjoy Amish fiction with a touch of romance, and plenty of laughs, I'm sure you'll enjoy this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary review copy of this book from The Book Club Network on behalf of Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. ( )
  Beverlylynnt | Oct 18, 2014 |
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The Revealing is the final installment in the series "The Inn at Eagle Hill," a spellbinding conclusion. New characters are introduced while the lives of existing characters develop even further depth as events in their lives evolve. Unforeseen circumstances impact the members of the Schrock family. Shocking remnants from the past rear their ugly heads while developing romances become strained as newly discovered facts are unveiled. Deception is revealed through unsuspected circumstances, placing those involved in compromising positions. The past is playing a destructive role in present relationships and placing significant strain in the lives of all involved with the Schrock family. Numerous unexpected developments present themselves while those affected question which direction their lives will take them.

Suzanne Woods Fisher has concluded this series with a strong story line that piques the reader's interest and holds enough suspense to make it difficult to put the book down. This is not a stand alone novel due to the history of many characters having been developed in the first two books in the series. The character development and maturation throughout the series truly comes through in this final installment, and unresolved issues converge. I thoroughly enjoyed this entire series, and found "The Revealing" to be a very successful conclusion, tying up all loose ends in an unexpected course of events.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0800720954, Paperback)

Naomi King, soft spoken, loyal, and easily overlooked, has a gift. She sees what others can't see. Intuition, she calls it. Others in Stoney Ridge don't know what to make of it and dismiss her hunches and inklings altogether.

When a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with a shocking secret about Tobe Schrock, Naomi fears the worst. She can't ignore the feeling that something sinister is at work-- something more than a threat to the tenuous love begun between her and Tobe.

As signs mount, they begin to point to Jake Hertzler, the elusive mastermind behind Schrock Investments' downfall. Soon, events spiral hopelessly out of control and Naomi must decide whether to listen to her head or her heart.

In this riveting conclusion to The Inn at Eagle Hill series, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher pulls out all the stops with a fast-paced tale of deception, revelation, and just the right dose of romance.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:02:06 -0400)

Naomi King--soft spoken, loyal, and easily overlooked--has a gift. She sees what others can't see. Intuition, she calls it. Others in Stoney Ridge don't know what to make of it and dismiss her hunches and inklings altogether. When a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with a shocking secret about Tobe Schrock, Naomi fears the worst. She can't ignore the feeling that something sinister's at work--something more than a threat to the tenuous love begun between Tobe and her.… (more)

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