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JeaniePhoenix, AZAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Must-ReadSeptember 8, 2014JeaniePhoenix, AZAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Revealing is Suzanne Woods Fishers exciting finale to The Inn at Eagle Hill series. It can be read as a stand-alone novel, but is much more enjoyable if The Letters and The Calling are read in sequence.
The Schrock family has been in turmoil for well over a year, yet Rose has been the voice of calm in the family through many challenges. The family farm, belonging to her late husbands mother, has been remodeled to include a guest suite, turning it into The Inn at Eagle Hill. The Inn has been almost as a retreat for some of the visitors as they spent time there to rest and restructure their lives; the current guest is no different. This time, however, the quiet, troubled woman will prove to be as much of a mystery as an unwitting ally to an adversary. There is also a new baby in the household contributing to the turmoil; it has been a very long while since Rose has been up through the night with an infant.
Naomi King, portrayed as fragile in the earlier books due to the debilitating headaches she endures, is a young woman who knows what she wants. Her confidence and health are stabilizing, bringing a challenge to the older brother who has kept her in his home since the death of their parents. She manages much of the home care for her brother, and is a very loving, giving family and church member. Naomi is a talented quilter, able to design and make a quilt in an amazingly short time frame. She now has a couple huge secrets from her family and her very closest friend yet the headaches are gone and in many ways she is happier and more grounded than ever. I grew to like Naomi as much as Rose; both are slow to judge and quick to care for others and lend a hand.
Suzanne Woods Fisher has, in The Revealing, successfully filled in all the blanks from earlier books in the series, yet leaves just enough open to invite the characters to be revisited at a later time. Each character is well-developed, with enough details to see each person as the author wanted us to at any given time. Rose is a favorite throughout the series, and Naomi is shown as a wise, God-sufficient young woman. Waiting for more and more information about her to be revealed through the book contributed to its being a breathtaking ride from chapter to chapter.
More so than in the earlier books, the underlying themes of the power of love and forgiveness are demonstrated. The plot is tightly woven leaving no loose ends, and the spiritual themes are clearly shown by those who continue to grow in Gods grace and love. The author shows how Gods world is appreciated through her beautiful descriptions of the aerie, sunrise, and surrounding land. I would highly recommend The Revealing not only to those who have read earlier books in the series, but to those who appreciate novels that demonstrate faith and life as practiced by the Amish as well as family dramas with a touch of romance. The Revealing, as well as the entire Inn at Eagle Hill series, is a must for your reading list!
I received a copy of this book through the For Readers Only group at The Book Club Network, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
deb5 Stars Out Of 5Outstanding book!!!August 24, 2014debI LOVED, LOVED, LOVED The Revealing!! My analogy of Suzanne Woods Fisher books is; "they are like a box of fine chocolates that I want to devour at once, yet I want to savor at the same time." Suzanne digs down deep in to every characters personality which brings them to life for me. A fantastic story of faith, family, love, heart break and mystery. Another winner!!!!
BeckySW MIAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The Perfect StormAugust 18, 2014BeckySW MIAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5How I love a book whose title can arguably fit MANY of its characters' situations. In The Revealing, book three of The Inn at Eagle Hill, I started out at a distinct disadvantage. I couldn't understand the author's need to go back and introduce Yet ANOTHER character or two every couple of pages. I was having trouble keeping them all straight. What I realized by the end of the book was that those who read the first two books probably didn't have that difficulty. For those of us who were only reading this one book, Fisher had to gather her characters and their issues like rain clouds and slowly build masses of cloud problems. These she let
gather, deepen, darken and turn into a massive figurative tornado that was ready to destroy Naomi, Tobe, Rose, Galen, Mim, and a host of others touched by their lives. Once the emotional storm began, it was a inescapable whirlwind that kept me caught in the pages of the story, until its peaceful finale.
Emerging on the other side of this "perfect emotional storm," some characters have allowed God to change them and smooth their rough edges, making them the best they can be. Others choose to go it without God and
find themselves drowning in the storm's aftermath.
So many life lessons. Forgiveness, whether one deserves it or not. "Hatred may visit your heart, but you needn't invite it to stay." The strength of love of family and community. Be an original, who God made you to be. Become your BEST self. Love does extraordinary things to people. And my last favorite takeaway? "No one can ever be another person's center. That position belongs only to God."
I received this book from bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review.
Johnette4 Stars Out Of 5the RevealingAugust 18, 2014JohnetteQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Revealing by Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Revealing is the 3rd book in The Inn at Eagle Hill series. This book does continue from books 1 & 2 but it is one you can read alone. Suzanne does a great job of filling in the background details so you won't be lost.
This was a very interesting
Amish book. It's almost like a drama on tv as you follow several characters with secrets, devious intentions, a hidden writer...twists and turns that are not expected.
Naomi King is like many people I know. It's not always to follow your heart or an impulse. Especially when you know your family won't approve....this is a big reason why she must keep eating antacid pills! Even visiting Tobe in prison.
Will Bethany and jimmy finally get married? Who is this guest that has shown up at the Inn? What will happen with Rose and Galen? They are not seeing eye to eye...and much more
Secrets definitely are revealed and I felt the author did a great job pulling it all together in the end. It didn't end how I hoped but it was very good. It certainly held my interest. I really liked Mrs. Miracle and enjoyed that it wasn't like every other Amish plot...refreshing.
I received this book from BookFun.org in exchange for my honest review.
Christianfictionaddiction5 Stars Out Of 5A triumphant ending to a stellar seriesAugust 15, 2014ChristianfictionaddictionQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Suzanne Woods Fisher excels at keeping her readers on their toes, and "The Revealing" is no exception, as it is filled with twists and turns that kept me glued to the pages! This book brings things full circle, as we learn more about Tobe and his past choices and about his father's death, and we watch the different characters grow in profound ways as they face down trials. The most amazing change occurs in Naomi, who starts off the series as somewhat of a mousy character, and yet by the end of this book is quite the strong woman indeed! I must admit that I love seeing those types of transformations, and Fisher does it in a natural and believable manner. All of the characters seem to live and breathe with life, and I so enjoyed getting to know them over these three books. I'm sure it sounds as if I feel these characters are real...and in some ways it does feel that way! My only complaint is that things are left somewhat hanging with Jimmy, a character I have admired since his appearance in the Stoney Ridge series. All I can say is that there had better be another appearance from Jimmy in a future Fisher book (hint, hint). But for many of the other characters, things resolve in a highly pleasing manner, as they experience a chance at love and at new beginnings, discovering how to become the wonderful people God has created them to be. I walk away from this novel having enjoyed the deep, godly wisdom that permeates the book, calling us to love the unloveable, to give of ourselves in a selfless manner, reminding us that "Love...does extraordinary things to people". The world would be a better place if we all loved with the kind of love we are shown in this book!
"The Inn at Eagle Hill" series has been given a permanent place on my shelf, because I plan to read these books again and again over the coming years. I thoroughly enjoyed "The Revealing" and award it 5 out of 5 stars.
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