Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Sisters of Sugarcreek by Cathy Liggett

Book Description:  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.

My Thoughts:  Three women's paths cross after a tragedy.  They become The Sisters of Sugarcreek.
And as they walk the paths of tragedy to heartbreak, they also become each others cheerleaders as they walk from tragedy to  triumph.
Amish widow, Lydia Gruber, single mom, Rose Holtz, and Liz Cannon all have a common thread.  They all lost someone who gave them hope and love.
When the three women cross paths they, too, feel the need to bering hope to others in Sugarcreek.  
Lydia and Rose know next to nothing about quilting and knitting but when they meet Liz, Liz gives them lessons and hope as they begin to quilt and knit.  Not only does this bring hope to these ladies but it brings hope and closeness to the Sugarcreek community as the women share from their labors. I love the camaraderie these three women share.  They care for one another and for those in their community.  Their tragedy turns into a win win for all involved.
A lovely read that crosses the barriers of "blood" family showing that strangers can become sisters.
These sisters of Sugarcreek bring a whole new meaning to love, laughter, and family.

*This book was provided for review byTyndale*

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (February 1, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496404890
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496404893

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