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Two Steps Forward

(The Deacon's Family #3)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Back and broke in Stoney Ridge, Jimmy Fisher has coasted as long as he could through life on charm, good looks, and deep-set dimples. They always worked just fine for him--until they didn't. His smile has no effect on the violet-eyed beauty he met at the Bent N' Dent, the one with that stunning horse. She's offered him a job, but nothing else.

The last thing Sylvie Schrock
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: February 4th 2020 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published February 2020)
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    Jan 09, 2020 rated it liked it
    Jimmy returns home to Lancaster County after the ranch where he worked closed. He meets Sylvie, young widow of Jake, and her young son. Sylvie wants to breed her Arabian horse with an Amish carriage horse, but Jimmy knows the horse is worth much more. The two are drawn to each other, but will Jimmy get cold feet or be able to go against his mother's wishes? The book contains a pro-life message. Readers of earlier installments in the series will be happy to find Bishop David as well as Luke and ...more
    Melissa Henderson
    Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    From family secrets to past mistakes to searching for forgiveness, this story is filled with unique relationships. Determination and fortitude are found in strong characters. I enjoyed this story. Great read. I received a complimentary copy of the book. No review was required.
    Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)
    Return to Suzanne Woods Fisher’s beloved Amish community of Stoney Ridge in the final book of The Deacon’s Family series, Two Steps Forward!

    It’s impossible not to adore these characters! Each and every one of them. Jimmy and Sylvie were a joy to root for! Luke Schrock’s transformation over the series was so impressive. I’m going to miss this group! I’m especially going to miss HANK LAPP. (Read the series and you’ll understand why he’s in all caps!)

    Suzanne Woods Fisher has such a unique voice
    Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    WeWonderful set of characters and I was happy to see some of the old ones too!!
    I enjoyed retuning to Stoney Ridge again.
    This is an excellent story and I feel that is a wonderful conclusion to this series!!
    I was so sad to see this book and the series end.
    I love Suzanne! Her writing is just fabulous!
    I love how she pulls you into the story from opening and just keeps you glued to your seat until it's finished.
    She writes these stories that will make you believe that the characters are realistic
    Maureen Timerman
    Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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    I loved being back with this group of Amish, they now feel like family, and I have come to know them.
    Our bad boy Luke is now back, and wow, what a change, he has now grown up, but the story does focus a lot on his loving wife Izzy.
    The author also gives us Sylvie, and Edith’s returning son Jimmy, and how they try to save Rising Star Farm, watch out for termites!
    Now if you haven’t read the past two books, don’t worry enough information is given that you won’t be lost, but warning you will have to
    Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I have not read any of the books referred to by the author in the Cast of Characters. I felt a little bit lost without this previous exposure to the other stories, I gravitated to the story about Jimmy Fisher and Sylvie Shrock King and the one about Izzy Miller Schrock and her husband Luke Schrock. There are sixteen characters which is OK if you read about half the books referred to but not so good when you are starting out green to all of them.

    I did appreciate learning about RH null blood which
    Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    The conclusion to the The Deacon's Family Series was a wonderful conglomeration of the previous books with characters that were in previous writings by this author. I loved how they reappeared and meshed so well with this book.

    Sylvie needs help. She's a widow with a large farm in very run down condition and unpaid back taxes. She hires her neighbors son, Jimmy, who has been away from home for quite a period of time. The situation between Jimmy's mother and Sylvie is not a good one and her hiring
    Karen R
    Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    "Growing up is hard on a man." Jimmy Fisher definitely has some growing up to do. Motivated to gain back his independence, he works hard to help out a neighbor, the young widow, Sylvie, and her precocious son, Joey. Another delightful book in the Deacon's Family series! Continuing the story begun in the first two books, with a bit of recap to refresh the memory. I loved this one too, picking up with Izzy and Luke's lives again a year later.

    “For in you the fatherless find compassion.” Told with
    Marta Aldrighetti
    Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This is the 3rd book of the Deacon family serie, after StitchesInTime, but you can easily read it as a stand-alone book.
    It is set in Stoney Ridge.
    Sylvie, a cousin of deacon Luke Schrock, became widow.
    She has a child and a big farm to raise, she needs help. A say from the Holy Book "Good doesn't give you more than you can handle".
    Jimmy Fisher, her neighbour, come back her mother-home, alone, without job and house.
    Hank Lapp, Jimmy step-father, is a big man, so real and good. He speaks loud and
    Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    "Two Steps Forward" is a charming finale to the Deacon's Family Series. I have enjoyed my visits to Stoney Ridge with Luke, Izzie and the rest of the the characters that make up this lovely series. This book was a perfect finale to the set. It was a little slow going for me at first but once I got a little ways in, the story absolutely hooked me-so much so I read the last 200 pages in one setting! I loved Izzy's story in this book and meeting Sylvie, Joey and Jimmy was a pleasure. I am not ...more
    Debbie Maskus
    Dec 18, 2019 rated it liked it
    Suzanne Woods Fisher’s books alternate between an interesting story and a flat tale. The latest book in The Deacon’s Family series provided stimulation in the series of problems for the residents of Stoney Ridge. Jimmy Fisher returns to Stoney Ridge after a long absence and begins working for Sylvie King. Sparks fly among Jimmy, Sylvie, and Jimmy’s mother, Edith Fisher Lapp. Suzanne Woods Fisher provides a complete list of characters, which I adore. Fisher falls upon too much dialogue and the ...more
    Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I received my copy of this book through netgalley. I was not disappointed in it..I love stoney ridge stories! I hope there will be more to come
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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

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