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Friday, November 8, 2019

Stitches in Time (The Deacon's Family #2) by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Stitches in Time (The Deacon's Family #2)ABOUT THE BOOK

Detachment had worked well as a life strategy for horse trainer Sam Schrock. Until he met Mollie Graber . . .

New to Stoney Ridge, schoolteacher Mollie has come to town for a fresh start. Aware of how fleeting and fragile life is, she wants to live it boldly and bravely. When Luke Schrock, new to his role as deacon, asks the church to take in foster girls from a group home, she's the first to raise her hand. The power of love, she believes, can pick up the dropped stitches in a child's heart and knit them back together.

Mollie envisions sleepovers and pillow fights. What the 11-year-old twins bring to her home is anything but. Visits from the sheriff at midnight. Phone calls from the school truancy officer. And then the most humiliating moment of all: the girls accuse Mollie of drug addiction.

There's only one thing that breaks through the girls' hard shell--an interest in horses. Reluctantly and skeptically, Sam Schrock gets drawn into Mollie's chaotic life. What he didn't expect was for love to knit together the dropped stitches in his own heart . . . just in time.

Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to the little Amish church of Stoney Ridge for a touching story of the power of love.

MY THOUGHTS.....

Suzanne Woods Fisher is a noted author of Amish fiction because of her knowledge of the Amish faith and lifestyle and she also understands that the Amish people aren't immune to the tempations and worries of the outside world. Stitches in Time deals with some heavy subjects: addiction, the increasing need of foster care in our society, and the dreaded C word: cancer. It isn't, howerver, a book of doom and gloom because hope and faith are very prevalent throughout this story. Fisher uses both Bible scripture and Amish sayings to relate the depth of the Amish faith and the strength of their absolute trust in God's Providence and I found my own faith boosted as I read them.

This is the second book of The Deacon's Family series and, even though I haven't read the first, I never felt lost in this story. Part of this is due to the Cast of Characters that Fisher lists in the front and part is her ability to weave past events into the present storyline. I wasn't familiar with Luke Schrocks' previous problems or his wife Izzy's past but Fisher made it easy for me to see how they were affecting the present and she also explained their previous relationship with Fern Lapp. Fern is a treasure and I especially loved her very wise observations about God, faith, and life in general.

I am so in love with this book! Stitches in Time is excellent Christian fiction and I highly recommend it for all who enjoy reading about the Amish. I am giving it 5 Stars and I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

This book was provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group, Revell Division, through Interviews & Reviews.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio-show-turned-blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine.

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain. A theme in her books (her life!) is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate the principles of simple living.

Suzanne lives in California with her family and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To her way of thinking, you just can't life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


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