Book Review: The Revealing

7 Jul

720951Naomi 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.

 

 

sfisher-96Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California.

 

My Impressions:

The Revealing is the final book in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s The Inn at Eagle Hill series. Fans of this excellent series will be glad that many of the loose ends and tentative relationships are tied up in this novel. A good read for those who like Amish fiction, be sure to read book 1, The Letters, and book 2 The Calling, first.

Many of the members of the Stoney Ridge community have secrets — Naomi is keeping her relationship a secret, Mim is still writing the forbidden Mrs. Miracle column for the local paper and Tobe Shcrock has information that the SEC needs to catch a thief. But none are willing to tell their secrets, until circumstances force them to be truthful. Past decisions, many of them bad, are a determining factor in many of the characters’ futures.

The Revealing includes all your favorite characters from the previous two books —  the King and Shcrock families, as well as the charming Jimmy Fisher. There are new characters as well, including two English women who advance the action quite a bit. There is a lot of emphasis on honesty, and I liked how many of the characters had to confront their own sidestepping of the truth. A baby is born with Down’s Syndrome, and Fisher explores how the Amish treat a child that many in the English world would feel should never be born. The acceptance of this special child is beautifully depicted.

I enjoyed revisiting Stoney Ridge and the Inn at Eagle Hill and am hoping that Fisher will one day write another book or series set there.

Recommended.

(Thanks to Revell for my review copy. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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3 Responses to “Book Review: The Revealing”

  1. Heidi July 7, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    I’m looking forward to reading it!

    http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com

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  2. Suzanne Woods Fisher July 28, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    Hi Becki! Thanks for being a part of the blog tour for “Revealing!” What a great blog you have…clean but packed with helpful info. Warmly, Suzanne

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    • rbclibrary July 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by. I love your books and am always so glad to participate. I made the blueberry lemon bars featured in the novel — they were a huge hit with my husband and my supper club.

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