Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Calling Book Review

I have another Amish book to share with you today called The Calling written by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher delivers her trademark twists, turns, and tender romance in this delightful and exciting visit to the deceptively quiet community of Stoney Ridge. 
Twenty-year-old Bethany Schrock is restless. Her love life has derailed, her faith hangs by a thread, and she is spending the incredibly hot summer days wading through a lifetime’s accumulation of junk at the home of five ancient Amish sisters. About the only thing that holds her interest is the spirited and dangerously handsome Jimmy Fisher–and he seems bent on irritating her to no end. 
When the sly old sisters and a guest at the Inn get Bethany involved in running the local soup kitchen and starting a community garden, she suddenly finds herself wondering, Shootfire! How did that happen? Despite her newfound purposefulness, a gnawing emptiness about a childhood mystery continues to plague her. Encouraged by Jimmy Fisher, she will seek out the answers she craves–and uncover a shocking secret that will break her heart, heal it, and point her to love.
Again, I found another story that proves that the Amish folks have some troubles just like we do but they just know how to handle things differently.

Bethany's mother has been gone a long time and it isn't until she is grown up that she finds out why. Her father is dead and so she discovers that all this time her mother has been locked up in a mental hospital because she is a Schizophrenic. I guess even they have mental illness, which goes to show no one is immune.

Bethany is being courted by Jimmy, a very nice and good looking young man. She doesn't give him too much notice at first. After all, he is a flirt and all the girls like him but he only wants Bethany. But, Bethany was lied and deceived by another young man named Jake and she hasn't gotten over that quite yet.

Will Bethany let Jimmy in? There are other stories going on at the same time as Bethany's so this book isn't all about just her. Several other characters come into play and their lives are impacted as well in Stoney Ridge.

I actually prefer it when the story is about several people and just not one person. It makes the book more interesting and the characters more likeable to know what they do away from each other. This is one story that you won't want to miss.

Happy Reading!


Suzanne said...

Hi Mary!
Thanks so much for reviewing "The Calling" and sharing it with your readers. I liked your point...that it was about more than one character. Grateful to you, Mary! Warmly, Suzanne