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Stitches in Time #ourgoodlifebooklist

As I have said before, Amish romance is one of my guilty pleasures and I eagerly anticipated this book's arrival. It did not disappoint: it is full of loving moments, with faith and family winning out in the end.

I read Amish fiction to learn more about their lifestyle, but also to enjoy the simple sweetness of life. I have read the first book in this series so I had a decent understanding of the characters, but do not let that keep you from reading the story. It is a good stand-alone book, too.

Plot Summary from the back cover:

Schoolteacher Mollie Graber has come to Stoney Ridge 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 she gets are sleepless nights and police at the door.

There's only one thing that breaks through the girls' hard shells--an interest in horses. Reluctantly and skeptically, horse trainer 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 community of Stoney Ridge for a touching story of the power of love.

Suzanne Woods Fisher knows how to write likable characters who have their own flaws. They are complex people, who do what we all do when faced with life's ebbs and flows.  Izzy and Luke are recently wed and struggle through their first year of marriage. Mollie is a new character to me, who has recently moved into the community.  Sam is a quiet man who is attracted to Mollie, but doesn't understand his own charms and believes there is no way a girl like Mollie will like a boy like him.

There are plenty of sweet moments, tender conversations and humor that surprises you and makes you laugh out loud. The story unfolds slowly enough that you are engrossed in it but quick enough to keep you interested and invested. Given that the Amish are religious, the theme of the shepherdess and her flock are not surprising but charming nonetheless.

I loved this book and the wait was definitely worth it!

Other reviews for Suzanne Woods Fisher books:  Mending Fences, Pheobe's Light, The Return and The Devoted.

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