Today I am reviewing Stitches in Time, the second book in The Deacon’s Family series, by Suzanne Woods Fisher.
Here is a brief synopsis:
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.
After getting to know Luke and Izzy in the first book in this series, Mending Fences, I enjoyed how Suzanne continued their story, while adding the story of Luke’s brother Sam, and his attempts to court Mollie Graber, the new schoolteacher in Stoney Ridge.
I absolutely LOVE the characters in this series. I almost wish I lived in this community. Everyone–well, most everyone–is encouraging, supportive, and lovable. These books are going on the TOP SHELF of my favorite bookcase!
I. LOVE. THIS. SERIES.
Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt