Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Sisters of Sugarcreek By Cathy Liggett

Many lives were changed the day a fire burned down Faith Community Church, devastating the small town of Sugarcreek, Ohio.

Now a young Amish widow, Lydia Gruber faces an uncertain future. Her husband, a craftsman and volunteer firefighter, always took care of everything, keeping her isolated from others in their community. Without anyone or any skills, how will she survive?

With the death of her beloved aunt Rose in the fire, single mom Jessica Holtz inherits Rose’s Knit One Quilt Too cottage. Though determined to keep the shop open in her aunt’s memory, she doesn’t know the first thing about knitting and quilting and begins to see her aunt’s dream slip through her fingers.

When Liz Cannon lost her dear friend Rose, she also lost her partner in the Secret Stitches Society―the name they gave themselves while delivering gifts of hope to troubled folks in the dark of night. Liz convinces Jessica to keep the anonymous society going, despite the younger women’s inadequacy with knitting and sewing needles. But soon Liz has problems of her own as the life she has rebuilt for herself begins to crumble again.

When Liz and Jessica choose Lydia for their first mission, the three women cross paths and form an unlikely friendship in the aftermath of tragedy. As they walk together through triumph and heartbreak―through grief and new chances at love―they begin to discover that with friends by your side, a stitch of hope can be found anywhere.

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Coney Island was never at the top of my list when I was a kid (scaredy cat!). My favorite places were the library, the card shop and hardware stores. As my husband will tell you, it's a good thing that books were my first love. I'm a lot better at fixing up characters in stories than anything that involves a hammer and nails or even super glue. Besides writing, I enjoy impromptu visits from our two grown kids and doing the empty-nester thing with my one true love. We're also enjoying the latest addition to our family, a Boxer mix named Chaz.
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This book had such an impact on me. I to love to do things for people in need in secret so I could not wait to see what was going to happen in this book. I was not disappointed at all. I like Amish books, I love books that make a difference, I love romance, family and books about friends. This one had it all. I am so glad I read this book.
The story of romance was so sweet and endearing. This is a book that you will read over and over.
This was the first book of its kind that I have read so  you will be very surprised by it once you get started reading it.
I gave this book 4.5 stars and I plan to read more of Liggett's books. This book is highly recommended.
I received  this book from the publisher for review. A favorable was not required and all views expressed are my own.


  1. This sounds so good. I am going to get it today.

  2. I love Amish books I have never heard of this author before.

  3. Something new finally. I will try this one out.

    1. Henrietta, You are the Winner! Congrats! I will get your book right out to you!

  4. Ok, I have been saving my money up this month waiting for you to post some new authors and here you go. I'm ordering this one right now. Thanks Mary

  5. love it you know how I love Amish books .Blessings,DanaGirl

  6. What a great storyline. This is going home with me. Thanks Mary

  7. My wife is going to love this book. I can't wait for her to read it. Great review

  8. Where do come up with these books? I have never heard of this author. This is one of those books you dream about reading. It's going to be a late night of reading this weekend I can see.

  9. I was going to ask the library to get me this one but after reading your review I think I will order my own copy to keep so that I can reread it whenever I want to.

  10. This one sounds awesome! Thank you for the raving review. Makes me excited to hear about more of your books that you've been reading!!

  11. This one sounds like one I would like to read.

  12. This is a new author for me, and I read a LOT of Amish books! I think I could relate to this book, being a widow. My late husband also took care of almost everything, and I sure did have a LOT to learn - still do. I hope to read this book.

  13. What a great book! Thank you, Mary! Another wonderful review!!!