Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Revealing, Book 3 of 'The Inn at Eagle Hill'
Release date: July 2014
Suzanne Woods Fisher is a sweet and very talented lady who has become one of my favorite authors, and I am delighted to welcome her back to The Power of Words. Suzanne weaves heartwarming storylines with character depth, often with strong secondary characters from the Englisch world and an appeal that goes beyond Amish fiction fans. It was with great regret that I turned the last page of The Revealing, because I cared so much about these characters and wanted more.
I am also thrilled to announce that Suzanne's most gracious giveaway is for the complete three-book series, The Inn at Eagle Hill, which includes the following:
The Letters (review)
The Calling (review)
The Revealing (review)
Entry details are at the end of this post and a question will come from the interview. Now let's enjoy Suzanne . . .
Q: Tell us about The Inn at Eagle Hill series and how The Revealing fits in.
The Revealing is the third of the ‘Inn at Eagle Hill’ series, so there is a story arc that carried through The Letters (Book 1) and The Calling (Book 2) and wraps up those dangling questions. But within that larger story arc, each book has a self-standing story. In Revealing, there is a new character, Brooke Snyder, who enters the scene with some drama of her own. Her career has been as a professional art restorer, but her talent took her a little too far—she became a forger. It was fascinating to learn about forgery—which great artists have been copied most often, signs of a how to identify a forgery, how to duplicate an artist’s signature. Interesting fodder for the imagination!
Q: Of the leading guys - Tobe, Jimmy, and Galen - who would you most desire for a son-in-law?
Great question…especially as son-in-laws are on my mind this week. My youngest daughter just got engaged! Let’s see, Tobe would be honest but loyal. Galen would be thoroughly dependable. And Jimmy would be fun!
Actually, I’d like to put all three in a paper bag and shake it up. Out would come the perfect son-in-law! But then…I already have one wonderful son-in-law and another wonderful soon-to-be-son-in-law.
Q: One of your characters makes the comment that Eagle Hill was better than a reality TV show. What are your thoughts about Amish reality TV shows - somewhat realistic, far-fetched, exploitative, etc.?
The irony of these “reality” show about the Amish are that they are not at all realistic. Highly scripted! These shows certainly indicate the public’s on-going curious fascination about the Amish, but they do more damage than good by reinforcing stereotypes and providing misinformation.
Q: Do you have any plans to return to the Eagle Hill or Stoney Ridge community in future novels?
Definitely! I’m starting a new series next week, set in Stoney Ridge, that will carry a few characters over from The Revealing. I want it to seem like a small town for readers.
Q: What spiritual theme from The Revealing speaks the strongest to you?
The theme of second chances, of forgiveness, is the one that resonates with me. These characters have plenty of flaws, like we all do, but they keep trying to get back on track. That should be our goal!
Q: What stories can we look forward to in the months ahead?
In just a few weeks, Christmas will be coming! In Stoney Ridge, that is. Christmas at Rose Hill Farm will release—a novella about a “lost rose” (lost to the commercial market, that is.) Lost roses are old roses brought over from Europe, centuries ago, that are tucked away in people’s backyards or in old cemeteries. If you love roses, or love the Amish, or love Christmas, this is the book for you.
Q: How can we support and/or pray for you, Suzanne?
This has been a rather dramatic time of life for my family—two of my children (now young adults) became engaged this summer and my oldest son and his wife just had their first baby. In fact, the baby was born on the same day as my daughter’s engagement! Talk about an action packed day! It felt like we were in a “Father of the Bride III movie.” Each event is wonderful and exciting. Our family feels very, very thankful.
So that’s my prayer…giving thanks!
I love hearing from readers! Their feedback helps me be a better writer. You can find me on-line at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com. I'm also on Facebook and Twitter. And look for little snapshots of my life on Instagram and Pinterest, too!
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Suzanne mentioned the theme of second chances, of forgiveness.
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