Title: Stitches In Time
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Series: The Deacon's Family Book 2
Publication Date: October 2019
Length: 330 pages
From the Back of the Book
Keeping people at arm's length had worked well as a life strategy for Sam Schrock.
Until he met Mollie Graber.
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.
I really enjoyed this book! I liked Mollie right away due to her independence and enthusiasm. It was fun to read about Sam's feelings for her and see how nervous he was around her.
I loved Izzy! I loved how she loved her sheep and called them her "woollies". I really appreciated how Psalm 23 was woven into the story and it inspired me to study this scripture again myself. I enjoyed reading about Luke and his struggles with his new role in the church. As I watched his character grow, I was inspired when he stopped wondering about his circumstances and, instead, started ask God what He wanted him to do each day.
I also enjoyed reading about the foster children in this book and was very surprised by the ending!
I have not read the first book in the series and didn't find that to be a problem at all in following along with the story and characters in this book.
If you like Amish fiction, I highly recommend this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.