Monday, January 16, 2017
Review: The Sisters of Sugarcreek by:Cathy Liggett
About the Book:
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.
Many things physically get lost in a fire tragedy. Yes, material items but our friends and loved ones do, as well. But so goes everything that that person shared with you. And many times such a tragedy can bring people together that never dreamed of conversing with a new friend in such a way.
This is exactly what happened to Lydia, Liz, and Jessica. They came together to continue something that others had a hand in before the fire and they are take up the loose reigns to come together to do something terrific for the community.
The story of these three women and how we get a chance to follow them through this tragedy was sad but also amazing when you see them overcome the struggles they are having in their individual lives. Within the pages of this story is the key to strong, long lasting friendship. These ladies were so helpful and loving to other individuals and it showed through every thread throughout the story.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.