Even though this is the third book in The Inn at Eagle Hill series I had no problem reading it as a stand alone book. It is a very very good read. Well written and strong characters. Suzanne has given us a story with secrets, deception, forgiveness, surprises, love, some mystery, some suspense and so much more.
Naomi King is hiding a secret from everyone including her brother Galen. She is following her heart and visits Tobe who is in prison but knows that even though she is risking everything Tobe Shrock is worth it. Rose a widow is trying to keep her family together. Will her relationship with Galen progress? You have Miriam who also has a secret. The stranger who claims to be a relative of a family there. A young girl who arrives with a shocking surprise for Tobe. There are many other characters all with twists and turns and stories of their own. With so many things going on in this book you will wonder how Suzanne will bring it all together but she does with a great ending.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is talented author and I recommend this book.
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The Revealing is the final book in the Inn at Eagle Hill Series. I have had a great time getting to know all of the characters within these novels. Since I had read the first and received the third, I had to buy the second in order to read them in order.
Naomi King has always been the quiet one. She is mellow and refined but rather sickly with her constant headaches and stomach issues. She has a secret which is longs to share but is afraid of the reactions from her community. She also tends to see and feel what others cannot. This is also not accepted among her people. But her heart has always belonged to only one man: Tobe Schrock.
Naomi travels to and from to visit Tobe but no one knows. Tobe ends up in prison for crimes he was not fully responsible for. She longs to help clear him and put the real culprit behind bars. But will her dreams be shattered by the arrival of an unexpected guest to the Inn? Will the real criminal be brought to justice? And just what secrets does Tobe hold from both his life with the English and his father's death?
Suzanne Woods Fisher leaves one guessing until the end. This is a story very much about family relationships, forgiveness, and love. I love the series and hope that she will once again return to Stoney Ridge in order visit not only the characters in this series but her 1st Stoney Ridge series as well. Many well loved characters from both are introduced and re-introduced here.
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This is the first book I've read by Suzanne Woods Fisher, and the first book in this series, even though it's the conclusion. I did not find it hard to follow once I got all the characters and their relationships straight. The background was filled in nicely so I felt I could follow along without confusion. The book deals a lot with family, relationships and forgiveness. Do you go against your families wishes for your life to pursue your own? Do you do what others ask you to do even though you know it's wrong? Do you chose who you will marry based on convenience or do you follow your heart? I love reading Amish fiction and this storyline had some things in it I had yet to read in an Amish book. An Amish man in prison, a teenage girl writing an advice column secretly, another man changing his identity and pretending to be a very distant cousin to pursue his criminal intent, and not least a woman showing up pregnant claiming the baby's father is one of the Amish characters. All this and of course a little romance here and there. If you love Amish fiction, as I do, you won't be disappointed. You'll be turning pages and reading as fast as you can to find out how all this comes together!
Book 3 has Rose and Galen planning to marry but when Naomi and Tobe show interest in each other and a new baby enters the picture the tensions rise. Naomi is dealing with a secret and eating her weight in TUMS until Tobes release from prison for his part in his fathers business collapse. Bethany is still waiting on Jimmy to ask her to marry him. Yet he keeps finding reasons to put it off. Bethany sets out to help him along by finding his missing horse. Yet as she tries to help him she finds herself not so sure she still wants to marry him! Throw in Mrs. Miracles advice column in the paper and you have one heck of a book.
This book hits the ground running as it takes up right where book two stopped. I enjoyed this book a lot but was also frustrated with how this book ended.
What I liked: This is not a book you can pick up without reading the books before it. The characters have well established plots and they continue to develop as the series progresses. Even though the storyline changes some with each book the basic storyline is the same. Rose who opened the series is still questioning if she will marry Galen. Bethany is struggling with Jimmy and now Naomi enters with her feelings for Tobe. It is very easy to get attached to this family.
What I didnt like: I finished this book thinking there was going to be another book in this series as it felt like the ending left me with more questions than answers. Im disappointed to know this series is finished. Will Bethany and Jimmy ever marry? The 2nd book of the series left you thinking they would but book three threw a huge monkey wrench into their relationship and it was not really answered. Maybe the next series will answer some of the questions this series leaves. Time will tell.
Overall this was a good book. I love the depth of the story and the huge surprise Tobe and Naomi dropped on their families. I did not see that one coming! The author is known for curve balls in her plots and that is one of the things I love about her work! I highly recommend this series but to better understand the family you need to read book one. I came in at book two and even though I was able to read the books without feeling lost I don't feel I know Rose as well I would have had I read the first book.