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The Sewing Sisters' Society

(Sewing Sisters Society #1-3)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Hattie McGillicuddy might not look like your typical matchmaker, but Hattie makes things happen in the little town of Second Chance, South Dakota. With the arrival of the railroad and official statehood, Hattie’s determined to bring brides west, and not just any brides. Brides who need the wide open prairie as much as the prairie- and the prairie men- need them! Three pion ...more
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Published January 29th 2019
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Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
These stories of sweet romance and a second chance at life and love worked perfectly as novellas in a collection. I liked that they had the same setting in a small but developing town, and exploring the relationships between each couple. Hattie is a sweetheart and I enjoyed her personality and the way she mentored the young women, providing a common thread connecting the stories. I felt like I got to know the characters quickly and connected to their struggles and feelings. Well-written novellas ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars I had not read anything written by Ruth Logan Herne before and now I wish that I had. This is an anthology of three stories that were written as three separate novellas and are now available in this anthology. The three stories are: The Pastor Takes a Wife, Second Chance Christmas and Second Chance at Love. They all take place around the small town of Second Chance, South Dakota. Now with a name like that, you have to imagine that these stories are about second chances. When Harriet Mc ...more
Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
The stories themselves were okay. I however truly did not enjoy the writing style.

I did not connect with any of the characters and honestly found myself skimming just to get through the story.

I truly wish I could’ve enjoyed this collection since they each used some of my favorite troupes.

2/5 stars.

*I received this from the author**All opinions are my own*
The Sewing Sisters Society by Ruth Logan Herne is a compilation of three novellas. All of the stories take place in the little town of Second Chance, South Dakota. They are all loosely connected. I always enjoy the writing style of Ruth Logan Herne. I think she is one of the best at writing children. Many of her stories reside on my keeper shelf.

I enjoyed the first novella, The Pastor Takes a Wife. I really liked Will. He is a pastor who lives his beliefs. His daughter, Chickie, is adorable and
Hallie Szott
Apr 16, 2019 marked it as reviewed
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I do love a good matchmaking story—and The Sewing Sisters’ Society delivers three! This historical novella collection is quick and light, full of heartwarming romance, and I enjoyed it.

Each story centers on a woman headed west for a second chance, though their circumstances do differ. (What a coincidence that they should arrive in Second Chance, South Dakota!) As they confront their circumstances and the possibility of different, more hopeful futures, drama, romance, faith, and humor blend, a
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads, ebooks
Ruth Logan Herne has written a sweet and inspiring collection of stories revolving around the little town of Second Chance in South Dakota and sweet matchmaker and how she influences three different women on their journeys west. These stories all have the theme at a second chance at life and finding love.

The Pastor Takes a Wife

The first novella in The Sewing Sisters’ Society shows how sometimes life can be rough and doesn’t always go the way it’s expected. But with a little push from a sweet and
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
I have to say that I really enjoyed all three of these stories. Not only did they flow smoothly and connect with each other, but they held my attention equally. So much so that I do not think I could choose a favorite out of them. Hattie was of course my favorite character. She had this way about her, and it wasn't just playing matchmaker, but really the way she worked with the young apprentices. she gently guided them, listened to their stories, empathized with them, and provided a way for them ...more
Suzie Waltner
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
In this novella collection from Ruth Logan Herne, three women come to Second Chance, South Dakota looking for…well, a second chance. With the support of Hattie McGillicuddy, the matronly owner of the small town’s sewing shop, these women learn to let go of their pasts, reach for their futures, and find love.

These books are Herne’s first historicals and just as excellent and engaging as her contemporaries. If you love children in your books, you can’t go wrong with anything written by Herne. I lo
Rachel DeVaughn
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this set of 3 novella (short stories) by author Ruth Logan Herne. The SEWING SISTERS SOCIETY series includes: The Pastor Takes a Wife, Second Chance Christmas and Second Chance at Love. All 3 stories center around the small town of Second Chance, South Dakota.
I enjoyed reading each historical romance novella… great characters, easy and fun to read! Highly recommend this light hearted series and other books by this author. Second Chance Christmas was my favorite of the 3 becaus
Carole Jarvis
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
The Sewing Sisters’ Society is a collection of three historical romances centered in the town of Second Chance, South Dakota – a town with a name that has great symbolic meaning. Whether writing contemporary or historical, Ruth Logan Herne creates realistic characters who deal with relevant issues that we can all relate to.

The common thread in these stories is Hattie and her sewing shop. I adored this lady with a wisdom to see beyond the surface and a heart for helping or mentoring young women w
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Pastor Takes a Wife

Macy Evers comes to Second Chance, South Dakota in hopes of starting anew, leaving her secret on the Preacher's doorstep.

Reverend Will Barber is a single father with secrets of his own, he comes to admire the woman who has charmed his young daughter and the young child in his care. But after one act of mercy his past is revealed, and he must decide what to do when he finds that Macy isn't all that she appears.

Macy is looking for a new start, she doesn't want to start out h
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you haven’t read anything from Ruth Herne Logan, I recommend her books. She is a very good writer and the stories are very believe. I’ve also previously read a book in the Double S Ranch Series. Today, we are looking at Ruth’s latest book series The Sewing Sister’s Society.

The book is written in three parts because we are introduced to three very different individuals, who have each a significant situation. Technically, this is a three book novel. The first individual we meet is Macy.

Macy is
Connie Saunders
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“The minute I laid eyes on Second Chance, I knew it was the right place for me, and I was right. A growing town, a growing prairie, and good women coming west to chart their own course." These words, spoken by Harriet McGillicuddy, explain her decision to create a new life in Second Chance, South Dakota and they also reveal why she wants other women to have the same chance. Harriet is the cornerstone of each of these novellas that feature three different women who are also in need of a second ch ...more
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such a sweet collection of novellas! The premise that ties the three stories together is a second chance for each woman of the story at Hattie's clothing shop in Second Chance, South Dakota. Hattie is an amazing widow with a gift for sewing and business as well as gift of generosity and unconditional love. She, along with the town of Second Chance and some fine men in the town, helps three women find their purpose in life again.

In The Pastor Takes a Wife, Macy comes to Second Chance with a shado
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Sewing Sisters' Society is a collection of three novellas set in a small frontier town of Last Chance, South Dakota.  Hattie McGillicuddy of Hattie's Shirt Shop, Fine Goods Made to Order, welcomes three new assistants in a row, no experience required.  Hattie appreciates the independence her shop gives her, and she's determined to help other women find their new start, and new loves as well.

Threads of grief, shame, hope, faith, and romance are woven through these three sweet historical roman
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I really love these stories of second chance that so rightfully is about people who live in Second Chance, South Dakota. In each of these three Novellas, the young lady who is the main character comes from such a horrible life that she believes there is no hope for her, and especially no hope for a second chance at love. But what each does not realize is that they have Harriet in their side, of course she can’t help but be in the middle of everyone’s business, but it works for their own good. An
Dee Wolters
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“The Sewing Sister’s Society” by Ruth Logan Herne, book review, Second Chance Romance Series.

Hattie arrived in Second Chance, South Dakota to begin again. It was her “second chance.” And after she establishes a successful sewing business, she begins to help other women who need a second chance. Each of the novels ties together the characters of the small town, and introduces a new woman who comes to be Hattie’s new sewing assistant.

Nellie is running from the law, having been falsely accused by h
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Harriet “Hattie” McGillicuddy has a heart for lost and wondering young women, and Second Chance, South Dakota is the perfect place for healing.
When Hattie’s big city friend learns of a young woman in need, that young woman soon finds herself on a train west to work for Hattie, sewing but not all the young women know how to sew.

Macy has a big secret, one that makes her heart ache. She can’t sew worth a hoot but she’s willing to learn and Hattie has the patience to teach while allowing Macy to f
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Sewing Sisters’ Society is a warm-hearted collection of novellas set in Second Chance, South Dakota. The name of the town is a pretty good hint about the kind of people who make up its population, especially Hattie McGillicuddy who seems to always be on the lookout for someone else to help. She is all about second chances at life.

Books include The Pastor Takes a Wife, Second Chance Christmas, and Second Chance at Love. Each one features a different young woman desperately in need of a home a
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hattie Home for Healing could be another title of this anthology. Her cheer, patience, and portrayal of God's love helps three women find hope, healing, and love in South Dakota. I felt right at home with this strong but kind woman who listened to God's calling and welcomed strangers, including me as the reader, into her life.

Each story features a woman who faces a tough situation back in Pittsburgh; stories that I'm so thankful today that while I may face grief, I know there are options to stan
Kendra Neal
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Christian Fiction readers
The Sewing Sisters Society is a 3 book Historical Romance Collection. I really enjoy when Authors put a few stories in one book and this Novella was amazing!

The Main Character, Hattie, is featured in all 3 stories as a matchmaker. She is from a small town, Second Chance, South Dakota and each story features a different lady she is trying to help with a second chance at life. The stories are very easy to follow and read. The entire book took me less then a day to read, as once you get into the b
Patti Whitson Stephenson She Lives to Read
If you are a fan of Little House on the Prairie, you’ll enjoy this book.

I loved this collection of stories about the little town of Second Chance, South Dakota. As I finished the first story, I thought that one would be my favorite. By the time I finished the book, I realized that I loved each story and to pick a favorite would be impossible. Every character in this book is portrayed so well and fits perfectly in their storyline. These stories are heart-tugging. I loved that this book is faith-b
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
I enjoyed this series about strong women who strive to follow God and also aim to make their own way in the world. I liked how each story was about a woman in the small town of Second Chance who knew each other so you saw characters from previous stories show up in the next story. I loved Hattie and how wise and strong she was. There was sweet romance and a lot of good Biblical wisdom as the characters struggle with forgiveness, letting go of the past, overcoming fear, being truthful and many mo ...more
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I enjoyed the stories especially since they're involving romance and second chances and they worked perfectly as novellas. The setting worked so well with the story as well. With the writing, it was easy to connect with the story and the characters, you get to know them as the story progresses. I definitely recommend it anyone that loves happy endings because it'll satisfy you as a reader.
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Multi-published, award-winning, bestselling author Ruth Logan Herne is living her dream of being a published author and having the time of her life doing it. Born to a poor family in Rochester, NY, Ruthy draws on her early years and her many years of dealing with today's young families and businesses to create beautiful, heartfelt small-town stories of faith, hope and love... while adopting her fa ...more

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Sewing Sisters Society (3 books)
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