The Sewing Sisters by Ruth Logan Herne

The Sewing Sisters – Three Novella’s 



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 pioneer stories of unlikely love are woven around a little town full of homespun characters that take us back to another place and another time but with the same faith, hope and love we cherish today.

Macy can’t sew a lick, and she’s come to town with a sacrifice and a secret, but when Hattie’s first apprentice is attracted to the pastor of the only church in town – the man raising her illegitimate son – will the truth set her free? Or make her leave the town and her son behind?

Unjustly accused, Nellie comes west to escape the law. She has a way with tucks and gathers, and every Western town could use more tucks and gathers. She’s determined to improve the drab look of the prairie and manages to brighten hearts as well. But will her quick speech and firm ideas of women’s suffrage draw Levi Eichas closer or send the somber carriage maker running?

Grief has robbed Ann Hazel, but when her aunt pushes her to go west and help an ailing Hattie McGillicuddy turn hems, Ann’s shamed into it. She’s managed to avoid life for awhile, but when Sol Eichas’s nanny comes down sick, Ann reluctantly agrees to help. As she winds her way around Sol’s heart and home, can the two troubled souls leave the past behind to embrace a future together?



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. And Harriet is more than happy that she can use each lady in her store, because she keeps so busy sewing clothes for everyone! And, of course, Harriet already has a young man pick out for each of these ladies! 

This is such a fun book to read! Each story is so wonderfully created, with characters that warm your heart in a way that you won’t easily forget them! The little town of Second Chance is sweet and homey, even though everyone does know everyone else’s business. That’s the way it’s suppose to be in small towns right? I felt as though I was right there living the stories! And Ms. Herne creates and describes each scene in such a wonderful way, and in such detail. I love the way she writes each story. And even with Harriet, being the person who makes sure she knows everyone’s business, Ms Herne makes her a character everyone loves! I love the warm homey feeling of these stories! This is a book I will definitely keep, and one I highly recommend! Run out and pick up your copy, or search your favorite online store and read this one for a lot of fun and entertainment! 

I received this book from JustReads Tours to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal  Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.



Best-selling, multi-published, award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne is the author of nearly fifty novels and novellas through traditional publishers and her own independent works. She loves God, her family, country, coffee, chocolate and dogs, and wishes possums would leave the cat food on the side porch alone. And yet… they don’t. With over a million books in print, Ruthy is living her dream of touching hearts and souls by writing the kind of books she likes to read. 

She lives on a pumpkin farm in Western New York where they grow all kinds of cool things for fall from sumptuous squashes and veggies to gorgeous stacking pumpkins. Ruthy’s farm is quickly becoming the place to be every September and October!

She loves chatting with readers through her website blog and hanging with readers and writers in Seekerville… where coffee is always hot, fresh and good! She loves playing in the kitchen, too, with a wonderful group of regionally-inspired inspirational authors at the Yankee Belle Cafe On Goodreads, she’s (yes, you guessed it!) Ruth Logan Herne, and that’s how to find this prolific author on facebook, too!

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