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.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the reason I fell in love with the Amish genre. She is my favorite Amish author thus far. I also love that this story is based on a true story with, of course Fisher's twists added. I love books and movies based on true stories. I grew up with a love of books. First the Nancy Drew series, which I still read :) And I first realized my love of books based on true stories when I read The Diary of Anne Frank. The fact that this book is from a true story, made me fall more in love with this book.
I love that in Fisher's books, you get a look into the daily lives of the Amish along with clean romance and last but not least, a look at their honest and deep faith in God. When most people think of the Amish, they think simple. Because that is how the Amish want to live. But, just because the lively simply, does not mean they are simple minded people who have boring lives. In this book, along with Suzanne Woods Fisher's other book, she shows her readers all of this, and more.
I honestly, could not put this book down.
The description of the Inn and Eagle Hill, so pretty and peaceful, and all the people with their personalities like Vera and Glan; make me want to visit this place for real. I also love how strong Rose is. She deals with so much with her husband dying and leaving her with debt and the disapproval of her plan to get herself out of debt and stay afloat, she is so graceful handles herself so much better then I would have.
Bottom line, this is a great book that you got to read. If you're not into Amish then at least try this book. You won't be disappointed.