Stitches In Time by Suzanne Woods Fisher


Product details

  • Series: The Deacon’s Family (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (October 1, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • My Rating: 5Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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.



Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my favorite Amish authors, and I think I have read all of her books, except the first book in this series,  and I love them all! In Stitches in Time, being a school teacher, Molly feels life would be fun if she takes in preteen twins from a group home. But she was definitely not expecting everything that would happen to change her life. And there’s Sam, who wants nothing to do with anyone, but somehow, he has developed a crush on Molly. Sam’s brother Luke sure wasn’t expecting to be drawn as deacon, he has some quick growing up to do! And Luke’s wife Issy has her hands full with her Stitches In Time yarn shop, in addition to wanting a baby so bad. Two couples, four people with issues that only God can fix.

I just love these characters, each having their own issues that draw them closer to my heart. My heart hurts for Izzy because she wants a baby so bad, and loving to crochet,  I would love to visit her yarn shop. I kept wanting to tell them both to drop everything and spend more time together.  Sam and his issues, well, he just needs to claim his feelings for Molly. And then poor Molly, having the twins that constantly get into trouble, having the police at her house. I was grieving with her as she continued to teach these girls.

This is such an awesome read, from beginning to end. The main thing I love about this book is that this story clearly shows that what we want doesn’t matter, it’s what God wants for our lives that makes us content and happy. Whether its romance, family, jobs, or other issues, He can fix it, if we only have the faith to trust Him. I highly recommend Stitches In Time. Especially if you love Amish stories. And if you have never read an Amish book, this would be a great book for you to try!

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.




Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than thirty books, including Mending Fences, as well as the Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, among other novels. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. She lives in California. Learn more at and follow Suzanne on Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor and Twitter @suzannewfisher.

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