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Stitches in Time

(The Deacon's Family #2)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  473 ratings  ·  164 reviews
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,
Paperback, 330 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Stitches In Time

Suzanne Woods Fisher

STITCHES IN TIME is the second book in The Deacon's Family series. I did not read the first book and had no problem following along with this second book. While reading STITCHES IN TIME I became emotionally invested in all of the characters. They are all flawed, real and lovable! Once I started reading, I was instantly hooked. I devoured every page and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. This not so typical Amish story is filled with a health c
Deanne Patterson
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Stitches In Time is the second book in the Deacon's Family series. I'd read the first book before this one, Mending Fences for a better understanding of the story but not totally necessary.
I've also read some earlier books by Suzanne that have some of the characters in this
book in it at an earlier age. It sure is fun to catch up with them in this new series.

Stitches In Time is a very well developed story with realistic characters.
I felt my emotions run the gamut as I read the complex situations
Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
This is the second book in The Deacon's Family series. I feel like you should read book one Mending Fences so you will know the characters and some of the back story. I sure that it can be read as a stand alone. But why do that when the stories blend together so well.
I don't know why but I love stories about Foster families. This was so well written and such a story to remember.
I gave this book 4 stars and recommend it.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorabl
Kelsie Maxwell
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-read
Stitches in Time by Suzanne Woods Fisher is book two in her The Deacon’s Family series. It is a fine example of Amish fiction, as is book one in the series, Mending Fences. Many of the characters in this series are old friends from previous series. The novel can be read as a standalone, but the background from book one will enhance the reading, so I suggest reading the series in order. Stoney Ridge, the setting for the series, feels like home. Book three, Two Steps Forward, is definitely on my t ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
STITCHES IN TIME is the second book in The Deacon's Family series by Suzanne Woods Fisher. I did not read the first book and had no problem following along with this second book, however, I will definitely be going back to read it. There is some background that I want to catch up on. This story actually surprised me somewhat. Many of the characters in this story are flawed with a lot of baggage. Some have overcome their pasts, some are still struggling with it. Having said that, I think it made ...more
Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” ~ Psalm 23:1 NRSV-CE

Return to Suzanne Woods Fisher’s beloved Amish community of Stoney Ridge in her new book, Stitches in Time!

Suzanne Woods Fisher has such a unique voice and delivery for her Amish fiction. There is so much heart, balanced with a lot of humor and a lot of faith. It’s impossible not to adore for her characters! Each and every one of them.

This one made me cry. There are so many touching moments in this story. There’s so much I wish I
Janet Robel
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beautiful characters and setting. I'll admit, this would have been more enjoyable had I read the first book in the series. It was still a great book. Loved Mollie and Izzy!
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! This book sort of hit home for me. I'm so lucky and blessed to have parents that took me in. Even with a heart condition. I guess that's why my real mom didn't want me.
My sisters and me were all fathered by different men just like Grace's children. I've never met my sisters although I'd like to someday if it's God's will.
I can also relate to the foster care system.
For years my parents took in children from the state of Ohio. I was so jealous I couldn't see straight because they'd overloo
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This latest visit to Stoney Ridge brings so much more than just Mollie and Sam's story! This community! These characters! I honestly don't think I've ever felt so completely wrapped up in the lives of characters that span not just books, but series. These are my people and I LOVE them! David's gentle, intelligent and compassionate approach to his Bishop duties. Luke -- rambunctious lad to rebellious teen deacon???? What a delight! And Fern! I haven't loved a literary 'motherly' chara ...more
Stitches in Time by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the second novel in The Deacon’s Family series. I recommend reading Mending Fences before embarking on Stitches in Time, so you fully understand what is happening. However, there is a cast of characters to help new readers to the series and some backstory is provided. I found Stitches in Time to be well-written with developed characters going through realistic situations. When Luke Schrock draws the lot for deacon, he knows his life will forever be cha ...more
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you Revell for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Stitches In Time
By: Suzanne Woods Fisher

*REVIEW* 💛💛💛💛
Stitches In Time is the second book in the Deacon' s Family series. I have not read the first book, but I think this story is fine as a standalone. Granted, I have not met these characters before, so I do not know how they have grown. In this story, I was struck by the number of relevant issues addressed. Touching on infertility, c
I loved the first book in this series and I highly enjoyed this sequel. I think I preferred the first book but I loved getting to see Luke and Izzy grow and strength into phenomenal characters. I also loved getting to meet more of Sam and even Mollie, who I think is new if I'm remembering correctly.

The other side characters like Fern, David, and even loud mouth Hank were very enjoyable to read about again. I always love reading parts with Hank i the because his character makes me laugh a lot. D
Jeanette Fallon
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Some lines in this book resonated with me. Messages we received as children can have a lasting affect on how we look at ourselves. I always saw myself as the smart one. I didn't feel pretty. I felt like the fat one. No one told me I was but I compared myself to my peers. But when I see pictures of my young self, it wasn't the case. Because of the message I received, I was self-conscious....quiet.

It took me years to free myself from these negative messages. The messages I gave myself. Izzy, Luke,
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Its been a long time since I read a book that gripped me so tightly that I read the entire thing in six hours. STITCHES IN TIME is engaging, drawing the reader into the life at Stoney Ridge and investing us in that small fictional Amish community. I became so involved that I actually cried at the end, but I won't tell you why.

There are some unfinished storyline threads which makes me anxious to read the next book in the series. Some recipes are included. There is also a very strong faith messag
Maureen Timerman
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I loved being back with these characters, I’ve watched them grow up and some had a hard time doing that, but they have become like family!
The struggles here are the same for these folks as others, but sometimes I feel they are held to a higher standard. With the Bishop having everyone focus on the 23 Psalm, we see a shepherdess and her sheep following her, how appropriate!
Life struggles here, and some are tested to the breaking point, foster children, health scares, church leadership, families,
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full of truth and romance

My rating is 4.5 stars

I knew I would be missing out if I didn’t read Stitches in Time. Suzanne Woods Fisher has a way of knitting spiritual truths into the very fabric of her stories that touches my heart every time!

I loved Luke and Izzy from Mending Fences. Watching Luke turn from a life where he cared only about himself and seeking to please the Lord and care for others – yeah, what a great story! When I saw this one was going to have Luke chosen as a deacon for their
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, christian, 2019
4.5 Stars

STITCHES IN TIME is a story of characters living life's challenges in romance, in faith, and in family. It is full of touching moments, heart, and faith. Christian and Amish romance readers will find much to love!

I don't consistently read Amish fiction. Just on occasion. I recently read a non-Amish book by this author that I thoroughly enjoyed and so I decided to check her current series out. I have the first book in this series, but haven't read it yet (I do plan to do so though). I do
Carole Jarvis
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

Suzanne Woods Fisher has become one of my favorite authors and any one of her books is a gem. I’ve always said that, due to their complexity and timeless message, the appeal of Fisher’s novels extends beyond the Amish genre, and that has never been more true than with this newest release, Stitches in Time. Character depth, spiritual and emotional growth, relevant issues, and humor seamlessly blend together in this enjoyable and memorable stor
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stitches in Time is the second installment from Suzanne Woods Fisher’s series, The Deacon’s Family. I enjoyed the first book, Mending Fences, and enjoyed this one so much more. Even though it is part of a series. I feel as though the books can be read as a stand alone. Though, it was fun catching up with the previous main characters.

Stitches in Time tells the story that is full of faith and inspiration. I was hooked from the start to finish. I read the whole book in just one sitting. I loved get
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this thoughtful, outstanding Amish novel! I enjoyed it as much as Mending Fences and was happy to see Izzy and Luke again. We see new people, interesting surprises, and a new calling for Luke. The characters are so captivating that I was sad to see the last page, and the plot captured and held my attention from the beginning. Two of the most compelling things, aside from the characters, are the foster teens and the magnificent spiritual lessons that are not just for the teens.

Luke and Izz
Deana Dick
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Warning!!!! Before reading this book you will need several boxes of tissues. This has been an emotional journey for me. The writing is so empowering with how much God loves us. There is a lot of references to sheep in the story which I thought was visually perfect to illustrate how much God loves us. I am reminded of one story in the Bible where Jesus leaves ninety-nine sheep to go after the lost one. I feel lost sometimes and wonder what my purpose is. What keeps me going is knowing that no mat ...more
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Whenever I hear that Suzanne has written a new creation, I feel the intense need to get it as quickly as possible. I KNOW that I will love it! My expectations for any work by this author is very high!! This book was no disappointment. Suzanne weaves an endearing tale using her unique, outstanding talent as a storyteller, one that keeps the reader engrossed from beginning to end. Although this is book two in The Deacon's Family, it can easily be enjoyed as a standalone. As I had read the first in
Arlena Dean
Title: Stitches in Time
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Series: The Deason's Family Book # 2
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Stitches in Time" by Suzanne Woods Fisher

My Rationalization:

"Stitches in Time" was indeed a beautifully written inspirational romantic Amish Christian Fiction story from Stoney Ridge that will keep you turning the pages till the very end being so interesting and engaging. From the theme of the foster-care situation that was portra
Ruth Hill
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

Suzanne Wood Fisher is one of a select group of authors on whom readers can depend for entertaining, thought-provoking, Christian fiction that centers on the Amish people. In today's crazy world, there is something calming and alluring about the Amish, and it is expert writers like Fisher who can bring this "foreign" world to light. No matter how many books I
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Readers will find a poignant and heartfelt story within the pages of Stitches in Time. Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my top favorite authors and this series, The Deacon’s Family, is becoming one of my favorite by her. I recommend readers read Mending Fences, book one, first; although, Stitches in Time can be read as a standalone. They’ll just appreciate knowing all the flaws, struggles and how faith has developed the cast of characters.

This book is Mollie and Sam’s story but it also focuses up
Pam Burke
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish
Stitches in Time is a great book with the complexity of several interconnected story-lines going on at the same time. The characters are at different points in their journeys through life -- even their journeys into the Amish life -- and are learning a variety of lessons through shared experiences. One of my favorite threads throughout the story is the way the author weaves important lessons from scripture (especially the 23rd Psalm) into the daily activities of her characters.

Suzanne Woods Fish
Gail Hollingsworth
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always love to find the reasons for the title of a book and Stitches In Time had several. Not the least of which is the name of Izzy’s yarn shop. And since this book is dealing with Foster Children, healing their hearts a stitch at a time.
There were lots of reverence’s to sheep and their shepherd. Izzy loved her sheep and they knew her voice. Which led to correlating the Good Shepherd (Jesus) with his sheep (us). I had read that lots of Amish do not know the Bible, the father reads it to the
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve read quite a few Amish books, and honestly, I’m pretty burned out on the genre. But I enjoy Suzanne Woods Fisher and chose to review this one based on her as the author. I’d read, and enjoyed “Mending Fences,” the first book in this series. This one continues where that one left off, although many of the characters featured are different in the two books (and the same appears to be true for the third book, the first chapter of which is teased at the end of this book).

The theme in “Stitches”
Kelly (Simply Kelina) C.
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was sent this book from the publisher/publicity team. My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review.

Stitches in Time by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the second book in The Deacon’s Family. I did not realize this was part of a series. I read this as a standalone and had no problem getting to know the story. However; I enjoyed it so much I plan to go back and read the first book. I think it will bring
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Stitches in Time" Suzanne Woods Fisher is a book that I really was drawn into from the beginning to the end. I wanted to keep reading when it ended. The ending made me cry and smile at the same time.

I felt Izzy's pain at wanting a child and month after month passed with out one.

The fostering care part of this book really touched me as I have four grandsons that are adopted after my son and his wife took them in their home for foster care.

This book is just another example of why Suzanne Woods Fi
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Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio-show-turned-blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine.

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain. A theme in her books (her life!) is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to inc

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