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by Susanne Woods Fisher

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Stitches in Time | Suzanne Woods Fisher



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!


Happy Reading!



Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

Mending Fences | Suzanne Woods Fisher



Today I am reviewing Mending Fences, the first book in The Deacon’s Family series, by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.

Luke Schrock is a new and improved man after a stint in rehab, though everyone in Stoney Ridge only remembers the old Luke. They might have forgiven him, but nobody trusts him.

Amos and Fern Lapp allow Luke to live at Windmill Farm under two conditions. First, Luke must make a sincere apology to each person he’s hurt–a four-page, single-spaced list. Second, he must ask each victim of mischief to describe the damage he caused.

Simple, Luke thinks. Offering apologies is easy. But discovering the lasting effects his careless actions have caused . . . that isn’t so simple. It’s gut-wrenching.

And his list keeps growing. Izzy Miller, beautiful and frustratingly aloof, also boards at Windmill Farm. Luke’s clumsy efforts to befriend Izzy only insult and annoy her. Eager to impress, Luke sets out to prove himself to her by locating her mother. When he does, her identity sends shock waves through Stoney Ridge.

Bestselling and award-winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher returns to her beloved Stoney Ridge for this brand-new series featuring some of her readers’ favorite characters.



Every saint has a past.  Every sinner has a future.

I absolutely LOVED reading about Luke Schrock. . . and how, after messing up his life with alcohol and more than his share of mistakes. Thankful for a chance to fix things, Luke returns home to Stoney Ridge — only to find out everyone isn’t eager to welcome him back.

One of his conditions of moving back is to offer his sincere apologies, which doesn’t come easily for him — especially when the people he wronged were more hurt by his actions than he would ever have expected. Gulp!

It seems like he may never get done. . . and this just may be his last chance to make things right!

If you’ve enjoyed reading stories by Suzanne Woods Fisher, I can almost guarantee that you’re gonna LOVE this series! I can’t wait for the next book in the series, which will be available later this year.

Happy Reading!



Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

  1. Mending Fences
  2. Stitches in Time
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