Friday, November 15, 2019

Book Review: Stitches in Time by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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

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

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:

This book seem to get down to a more personal level with the Amish than many I've read.  The more you read Stiches in TIme, the more you realize the Amish has as many problems as we do.  Just like us, many  would like to keep their problems many times a secret.  Secrets, that can sometimes keep us from getting the help and guidance we need.  

Mollie was my favorite character.  She wanted to help and she wouldn't let anyone forget.  I was sad that she thought everything was her fault. 

Izzy's and Luke's story though came in though a close second.  The descriptions of the store and the wonderful herd of sheep made me feel like I was right there.  Nothing though is as peaceful as it seems.  

I laughed, cried, I was shocked, and shed tears of joy so this book had me from the beginning and kept me turning the pages till the end.  I read the preview of the next book and I can't wait to read more!  

A great, great read!  

This book was given to me by Revell and this is my honest opinion.
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