counter create hit Two Steps Forward - Download Free eBook
Ads Banner
Hot Best Seller

Two Steps Forward

Availability: Ready to download

Back and broke in Stoney Ridge, Jimmy Fisher has coasted as long as he could through life on charm, good looks, and deep-set dimples. They always worked just fine for him--until they didn't. His smile has no effect on the violet-eyed beauty he met at the Bent N' Dent, the one with that stunning horse. She's offered him a job, but nothing else. The last thing Sylvie Schrock Back and broke in Stoney Ridge, Jimmy Fisher has coasted as long as he could through life on charm, good looks, and deep-set dimples. They always worked just fine for him--until they didn't. His smile has no effect on the violet-eyed beauty he met at the Bent N' Dent, the one with that stunning horse. She's offered him a job, but nothing else. The last thing Sylvie Schrock King needs around Rising Star Farm is a grown boy working for her, especially her neighbor Edith's son. The woman holds a serious grudge against Sylvie and her son, and hiring Jimmy Fisher will only fan the flames of Edith's rancor. But Sylvie is desperate for help on the farm, and Jimmy understands horses like no one else. While Jimmy's lazy smile and teasing ways steal Sylvie's heart, Edith is working on a way to claim her land. Has Sylvie made another terrible mistake? Or is it too late to outfox the fox? More importantly . . . just who is the fox? Writing with both wit and warmth, Fisher delivers a supremely satisfying conclusion to the popular Deacon's Family series.


Compare
Ads Banner

Back and broke in Stoney Ridge, Jimmy Fisher has coasted as long as he could through life on charm, good looks, and deep-set dimples. They always worked just fine for him--until they didn't. His smile has no effect on the violet-eyed beauty he met at the Bent N' Dent, the one with that stunning horse. She's offered him a job, but nothing else. The last thing Sylvie Schrock Back and broke in Stoney Ridge, Jimmy Fisher has coasted as long as he could through life on charm, good looks, and deep-set dimples. They always worked just fine for him--until they didn't. His smile has no effect on the violet-eyed beauty he met at the Bent N' Dent, the one with that stunning horse. She's offered him a job, but nothing else. The last thing Sylvie Schrock King needs around Rising Star Farm is a grown boy working for her, especially her neighbor Edith's son. The woman holds a serious grudge against Sylvie and her son, and hiring Jimmy Fisher will only fan the flames of Edith's rancor. But Sylvie is desperate for help on the farm, and Jimmy understands horses like no one else. While Jimmy's lazy smile and teasing ways steal Sylvie's heart, Edith is working on a way to claim her land. Has Sylvie made another terrible mistake? Or is it too late to outfox the fox? More importantly . . . just who is the fox? Writing with both wit and warmth, Fisher delivers a supremely satisfying conclusion to the popular Deacon's Family series.

30 review for Two Steps Forward

  1. 5 out of 5

    Deanne Patterson

    The third book in the Deacon's Family series was highly anticipated by me and it fully lived up to my expectations. While the main character is not Luke in this book I've really enjoyed seeing his story unfold from troubled and trouble causing teen to a strong faith journey. He gets his strength in the Lord. This is Jimmy Fisher and Sylvie Schrock King's story. Jimmy returns home after being in the Englishger world for some time. His mother is not the nurturing type and always seems to find fault i The third book in the Deacon's Family series was highly anticipated by me and it fully lived up to my expectations. While the main character is not Luke in this book I've really enjoyed seeing his story unfold from troubled and trouble causing teen to a strong faith journey. He gets his strength in the Lord. This is Jimmy Fisher and Sylvie Schrock King's story. Jimmy returns home after being in the Englishger world for some time. His mother is not the nurturing type and always seems to find fault in not only her son but those around her as well. Trying to marry Jimmy off to the woman of her choice is her prerogative . All Jimmy want is to get a job and when Sylvie offers a job on her large farm because she desperately needs the help well he really can't pass up the offer. Jimmy is mesmerized by the violet eyed beauty and she has a strong knowledge of horses which makes the attraction all the stronger since he is a horse man. Can he convince her to give him a chance despite his mother's negativity about any romance blossoming between them? I am really going to miss this series as I've come to know the characters and seeing their character development and strong faith walks in the books was so enjoyable. I recommend the whole Deacon's family series! Published February 4th 2020 by Fleming H. Revell Company I was given a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you. All opinions expressed are my own.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    This third book in The Deacon's Family series continues to share the journey of Luke in his role as deacon of the Amish community, assisting the bishop with the concerns and issues in Stoney Ridge. Luke is growing in maturity and confidence, and still has his unique way of looking at things and solving problems. Edith's bitter grudge against Luke's cousin Sylvie was surprising, and it was interesting to learn about the backstory of Sylvie's arrival to the community and how she made a home in a p This third book in The Deacon's Family series continues to share the journey of Luke in his role as deacon of the Amish community, assisting the bishop with the concerns and issues in Stoney Ridge. Luke is growing in maturity and confidence, and still has his unique way of looking at things and solving problems. Edith's bitter grudge against Luke's cousin Sylvie was surprising, and it was interesting to learn about the backstory of Sylvie's arrival to the community and how she made a home in a place that Edith coveted deeply. Jimmy's defiance of his mother was hilarious as he chose to work for Sylvie and grew closer to her. I liked their friendship and how they confided in and supported each other. This author has a lovely writing style that brings depth and meaning to the lives of her characters and their struggles that we can all relate to. (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    Jimmy returns home to Lancaster County after the ranch where he worked closed. He meets Sylvie, young widow of Jake, and her young son. Sylvie wants to breed her Arabian horse with an Amish carriage horse, but Jimmy knows the horse is worth much more. The two are drawn to each other, but will Jimmy get cold feet or be able to go against his mother's wishes? The book contains a pro-life message. Readers of earlier installments in the series will be happy to find Bishop David as well as Luke and I Jimmy returns home to Lancaster County after the ranch where he worked closed. He meets Sylvie, young widow of Jake, and her young son. Sylvie wants to breed her Arabian horse with an Amish carriage horse, but Jimmy knows the horse is worth much more. The two are drawn to each other, but will Jimmy get cold feet or be able to go against his mother's wishes? The book contains a pro-life message. Readers of earlier installments in the series will be happy to find Bishop David as well as Luke and Izzy in this one. With the horse breeding angle, the story didn't feel as "Amish" as some books, but many readers will enjoy it. I received an advance review copy through LibraryThing Early Reviewer's program with the expectation of an honest review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader

    I loved going back to Stoney Ridge. Fisher is a great Amish author, she can write with such emotions that you feel it on every page. This was a real page turner. If you have not read the first two books in The Deacon's Family you can still read this one as a stand alone. You will not be disappointed. I gave this book and whole series 4 stars. The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)

    Return to Suzanne Woods Fisher’s beloved Amish community of Stoney Ridge in the final book of The Deacon’s Family series, Two Steps Forward! It’s impossible not to adore these characters! Each and every one of them. Jimmy and Sylvie were a joy to root for! Luke Schrock’s transformation over the series was so impressive. I’m going to miss this group! I’m especially going to miss HANK LAPP. (Read the series and you’ll understand why he’s in all caps!) Suzanne Woods Fisher has such a unique voice an Return to Suzanne Woods Fisher’s beloved Amish community of Stoney Ridge in the final book of The Deacon’s Family series, Two Steps Forward! It’s impossible not to adore these characters! Each and every one of them. Jimmy and Sylvie were a joy to root for! Luke Schrock’s transformation over the series was so impressive. I’m going to miss this group! I’m especially going to miss HANK LAPP. (Read the series and you’ll understand why he’s in all caps!) Suzanne Woods Fisher has such a unique voice and delivery for her Amish fiction. There is so much heart, balanced with a lot of humor and a lot of faith. There are many touching moments in this story! Two Steps Forward was an excellent wrap up to this wonderful series! I TOTALLY recommend this book! I’m so glad I read this series. Two Steps Forward is available February 4th – visit www.christianbook.com to preorder a copy today! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and LibraryThing Early Reviewers. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed are completely my own. . . Review to come! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Henderson

    From family secrets to past mistakes to searching for forgiveness, this story is filled with unique relationships. Determination and fortitude are found in strong characters. I enjoyed this story. Great read. I received a complimentary copy of the book. No review was required.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Abigail

    4.5 stars Wowza....a lot happened in this book....like a lot. Those last 50 pages were insane man. I went from rejoicing to nearly crying to being happy again. SO.MUCH.EMOTION! Though, this wasn't my absolute favorite, I really did like this book. There were so many aspects that I just loved. As much as I loved reading about Jimmy and Sylvie, I think I was more invested in Luke and Izzy's story, lol. I really did love Jimmy and Sylvie though. I loved seeing their character development, especially 4.5 stars Wowza....a lot happened in this book....like a lot. Those last 50 pages were insane man. I went from rejoicing to nearly crying to being happy again. SO.MUCH.EMOTION! Though, this wasn't my absolute favorite, I really did like this book. There were so many aspects that I just loved. As much as I loved reading about Jimmy and Sylvie, I think I was more invested in Luke and Izzy's story, lol. I really did love Jimmy and Sylvie though. I loved seeing their character development, especially Jimmy's. I loved watching them grow closer to each other and to God. Sylvie annoyed me a little with her misinterpreted scripture, but that wasn't all her fault because she had never read the Bible for herself. Jimmy was a sweetheart who needed a good knock in the head and some things that happened in this book definitely gave him a huge knock on the head. Luke and Izzy's story was so beautiful and I loved that we continue to follow through these books. I loved their characters in book 1 and 2, but I feel like I connected with them even more in this book. Izzy was so real and her passion to start baby drop boxed was so heartwarming. Luke was just as adorable as he was in book one and I love seeing him as a mature believer in this book. I really do love how I have gotten to see how the both of them have grown and matured throughout this series. It was so beautiful. Although I am not Amish, I just love reading about their lives in this book. There are a few times that I get a tiny little bit annoyed with them and a few of their rules about the outside world, but I know that they have good reason behind those rules and I don't hold that against them. I honestly could never be Amish, but I just love the way that they live and I love David and his leadership to this community. I know from real-life stories that there are bishops not like this but I know that there are bishops out there like David and it makes me really happy. David just loves the Lord with all his heart and he wants his community to be one that is God-fearing and Bible based. I just love that! I cannot wait to see what more we get with these wonderful characters, but I pray that Mrs. Fisher is not done writing their stories. I cannot wait for more of her books! *I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.*

  8. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn

    Two Steps Forward is penned in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s style with dimensional characters with flaws, secrets, determination, flexibility and a love for God brought realistic issues to life. Jimmy was immediately attracted to a beautiful Arabian horse owned by widow Sylvie who lived on the farm next to his mother and step-father. He needed a job and she needed someone to clean up Rising Star Farm and all the junk Jake King had accumulated. The underlying attitude of his mother against Sylvie broug Two Steps Forward is penned in Suzanne Woods Fisher’s style with dimensional characters with flaws, secrets, determination, flexibility and a love for God brought realistic issues to life. Jimmy was immediately attracted to a beautiful Arabian horse owned by widow Sylvie who lived on the farm next to his mother and step-father. He needed a job and she needed someone to clean up Rising Star Farm and all the junk Jake King had accumulated. The underlying attitude of his mother against Sylvie brought tense moments. I appreciated how Fisher interwove the need for caring parents for children that were abandoned or in foster care and the way Izzy, Luke and Bishop Stoltzfus wanted Stoney Ridge to be a haven. Two Steps Forward is filled with multiple twists and turns as members of the community faced life’s challenges and wanting to make a difference along with what the leaders of the church wanted before their next communion service where wrongs were made right. This story had an element of surprise but I sorted thought the characters involved would find what they were looking for as God heard their prayers. This book can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading Mending Fences and Stitches in Time to see the growth of the characters and the Stoney Ridge Community. Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my favorite Amish authors, so I look forward to more books with some of these same characters.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    I am a fan of this author's. If you enjoy reading Amish stories or just a good story in general, than, you will want to check out books from this author. This is the first book I have read in this series. This book can be read as a stand alone novel. I instantly connected with the characters. Although, I must admit that Hank did get on my nerves. He was always talking in CAPS as if he was yelling. In a way, he may have been yelling or just really loud. I just did not like whenever he talked it wa I am a fan of this author's. If you enjoy reading Amish stories or just a good story in general, than, you will want to check out books from this author. This is the first book I have read in this series. This book can be read as a stand alone novel. I instantly connected with the characters. Although, I must admit that Hank did get on my nerves. He was always talking in CAPS as if he was yelling. In a way, he may have been yelling or just really loud. I just did not like whenever he talked it was all in CAPS. Everyone had a story that was close to them. You could not help but feel for each and every one of them. In honestly; I had no favorites as I liked everyone. By the end, everyone had found redemption, while learning forgiveness and second chances.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    What a wonderful set of characters and I was happy to see some of the old ones too!! I enjoyed returning to Stony Ridge again. This is an excellent story and I feel that is a wonderful conclusion to this series!! I was so sad to see this book and the series end. I'm wondering if anyone notices that there is a theme here? At least it seems to me it is. The son returns home after being gone for years flat broke etc. I thought it was interesting to read how Fisher puts these lovable characters through What a wonderful set of characters and I was happy to see some of the old ones too!! I enjoyed returning to Stony Ridge again. This is an excellent story and I feel that is a wonderful conclusion to this series!! I was so sad to see this book and the series end. I'm wondering if anyone notices that there is a theme here? At least it seems to me it is. The son returns home after being gone for years flat broke etc. I thought it was interesting to read how Fisher puts these lovable characters through different paces in their lives and learning how to get along, forgive and accepting. I love Suzanne! Her writing is just fabulous! I love how she pulls you into the story from opening and just keeps you glued to your seat until it's finished. She writes these stories that will make you believe that the characters are realistic and believable and for me they are! I feel that I'm really there in the story with them! Some u want to shout at and some you just want to say yes because they've succeeded in what they set out to accomplish. I enjoyed learning about how different the Amish really are. Fisher has done a fabulous job in this area as well along with the knowledge about RH blood. Even I've never heard of this before. I thought the baby boxes were rather neat. I don't remember much about being that young or what I slept in. Baby boxes seems like a nice idea. This is a book that will make you want to eagerly turning the pages to see if Jimmy comes out on top in the end. Will he? Ya'll just have to pick this book up and read it. Guaranteed you'll love it  I received this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group/Revell through Interviews & Reviews.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Maureen Timerman

    I loved being back with this group of Amish, they now feel like family, and I have come to know them. Our bad boy Luke is now back, and wow, what a change, he has now grown up, but the story does focus a lot on his loving wife Izzy. The author also gives us Sylvie, and Edith’s returning son Jimmy, and how they try to save Rising Star Farm, watch out for termites! Now if you haven’t read the past two books, don’t worry enough information is given that you won’t be lost, but warning you will have to I loved being back with this group of Amish, they now feel like family, and I have come to know them. Our bad boy Luke is now back, and wow, what a change, he has now grown up, but the story does focus a lot on his loving wife Izzy. The author also gives us Sylvie, and Edith’s returning son Jimmy, and how they try to save Rising Star Farm, watch out for termites! Now if you haven’t read the past two books, don’t worry enough information is given that you won’t be lost, but warning you will have to get the other two books, they are that good! We have several tough topics here, with abandoned babies, but we are also shown what a great bishop David is, I loved what he does! Also, Hank with his words all in caps as he is I take it a bit hard of hearing! Don’t miss the conclusion to this great series I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    "Two Steps Forward" is a charming finale to the Deacon's Family Series. I have enjoyed my visits to Stoney Ridge with Luke, Izzie and the rest of the the characters that make up this lovely series. This book was a perfect finale to the set. It was a little slow going for me at first but once I got a little ways in, the story absolutely hooked me-so much so I read the last 200 pages in one setting! I loved Izzy's story in this book and meeting Sylvie, Joey and Jimmy was a pleasure. I am not usual "Two Steps Forward" is a charming finale to the Deacon's Family Series. I have enjoyed my visits to Stoney Ridge with Luke, Izzie and the rest of the the characters that make up this lovely series. This book was a perfect finale to the set. It was a little slow going for me at first but once I got a little ways in, the story absolutely hooked me-so much so I read the last 200 pages in one setting! I loved Izzy's story in this book and meeting Sylvie, Joey and Jimmy was a pleasure. I am not usually a huge fan of Amish stories but this series has been my favorite Amish series ever. I definitely plan to look up more of Suzanne's earlier books and I am looking forward to reading more of them. I received this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group/Revell through Interviews & Reviews.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    While I'm not a fan of Amish novels in general, I'm always up for a return to Stoney Ridge! And the fact that this book is largely about Jimmy Fisher, first introduced clear back in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, just made Two Steps Forward more attractive to me. Upon his return to Stoney Ridge, Jimmy immediately meets widow Sylvie Schrock King, who owns the farm next to Jimmy's mother Edith and stepfather Hank's and is despised by Edith. When Sylvie offers Jimmy a job, he accepts—partly to hel While I'm not a fan of Amish novels in general, I'm always up for a return to Stoney Ridge! And the fact that this book is largely about Jimmy Fisher, first introduced clear back in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, just made Two Steps Forward more attractive to me. Upon his return to Stoney Ridge, Jimmy immediately meets widow Sylvie Schrock King, who owns the farm next to Jimmy's mother Edith and stepfather Hank's and is despised by Edith. When Sylvie offers Jimmy a job, he accepts—partly to help Sylvie, and partly to spite his mother. As the two get to know each other, they grow close ... but Jimmy's aversion to commitment might ruin their relationship before it even starts. While Jimmy and Sylvie are the "A" story, the "B" story belongs to Luke & Izzy Schrock, who fell in love in the first book in this series. While I enjoyed Jimmy and Sylvie, I actually found myself more engaged with Luke and Izzy as they navigated infertility and a shared quest to save babies who might otherwise be aborted. The resolution to their story had a "wow, that's convenient" feel to it, but it was also so touching that I really didn't mind! Also, Edith Fisher Lapp has a touching arc in this novel that I really enjoyed. At times, the book seemed to move a little slowly, but overall I really enjoyed this return to Stoney Ridge. 4 stars. Note: While those who've read at least the other novels in the Deacon's Family series will probably enjoy this book the most, Fisher does include a very helpful character list that introduces the major characters and tells what book they first appeared in. Disclosure of material connection: I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed are my own.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lindsay

    Have you ever been caught off guard, that you got emotional from a book? Well if you did not know Suzanne Woods Fisher books. This one made me get emotional in a good way. Though I was in tears trying to read a few chapters. I would wipe them away and try and continue reading the book. Well, this did not help. It just keeps happening. Though I can say they were happy tears over sad ones. What triggered them I do not know. It was something that the author wrote in the chapter that made me start th Have you ever been caught off guard, that you got emotional from a book? Well if you did not know Suzanne Woods Fisher books. This one made me get emotional in a good way. Though I was in tears trying to read a few chapters. I would wipe them away and try and continue reading the book. Well, this did not help. It just keeps happening. Though I can say they were happy tears over sad ones. What triggered them I do not know. It was something that the author wrote in the chapter that made me start the tears. This book “Two Steps Forwards” is written well. The storyline behind Issy in this book is done well. Sylvie King and Jimmy Fisher's storylines were decent. It was not that much that it made me emotional. That does not mean that it was written well. I do enjoy it when there is a repeat of characters that come from previous books. The storylines do flow well. You can read these books out of order. They can read as standalone. The background does get explained a bit as you read. I have read “Mending Fences” which is the first book of this series. Two Steps Forward is better than the first one only because it got me a bit more emotional. I would still read the first book as well of this series as I would love to pick up the second book of this series which is called “Stitches in Time”. If you would like to you read my review of Mending Fences.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rachel DeVaughn

    I really liked the main character Sylvie as she struggles to raise her son as a single mom on a farm after the recent death of her husband. She offers Jimmy a job on her farm when he arrives in town, much to his mothers dismay. She was a wonderful, strong character who was not afraid of work or personal sacrifice. I liked the funny interactions (and misunderstandings) between the two of them and the eye winking part throughout the book was hilarious! I enjoyed reading about the farm, daily work, a I really liked the main character Sylvie as she struggles to raise her son as a single mom on a farm after the recent death of her husband. She offers Jimmy a job on her farm when he arrives in town, much to his mothers dismay. She was a wonderful, strong character who was not afraid of work or personal sacrifice. I liked the funny interactions (and misunderstandings) between the two of them and the eye winking part throughout the book was hilarious! I enjoyed reading about the farm, daily work, and the townspeople. Things are not always what they seem, as these characters find out during the book; and it took lots of forgiveness, understanding and faith to get them thru. I really enjoyed this story! I received a copy of this book complimentary for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.

  16. 5 out of 5

    June Jacobs

    I read and reviewed the first book in this series, Mending Fences, as part of the Revell Reads Blogger program in 2019. Click on this link to read my review of Mending Fences. Two Steps Forward can be read as a standalone, but I recommend you read the previous books in the series so you can enjoy the entire trilogy! I have read many of this author's works. I enjoy her Amish fiction and her contemporary fiction. This book has the depth and emotion I have come to expect and enjoy in this author's I read and reviewed the first book in this series, Mending Fences, as part of the Revell Reads Blogger program in 2019. Click on this link to read my review of Mending Fences. Two Steps Forward can be read as a standalone, but I recommend you read the previous books in the series so you can enjoy the entire trilogy! I have read many of this author's works. I enjoy her Amish fiction and her contemporary fiction. This book has the depth and emotion I have come to expect and enjoy in this author's work. The threads of family, faith, perseverance, forgiveness, and love resonant throughout this story. One of the main things I appreciated about this particular book was the way in which several of the characters experienced a spiritual transformation from being harsh, bitter, vindictive, and unkind into becoming a more humble person trying to following God's path for their lives. In some of the younger characters I enjoyed seeing their personal and spiritual growth from being immature and irresponsible to becoming more serious about God's plan for their lives and developing into making good life choices more in following with their faith. On the back cover of the paperback I read there was a quote from Interviews and Reviews about this book: ". . . She {the author} has a way of evoking all of your emotions." I could not agree more with this reviewer's observation. I look forward to reading many more books written by the talented Suzanne Woods Fisher. Highly-recommended to fans of Amish/Christian fiction, clean fiction, historical fiction, Amish/Christian romance, clean romance, and historical romance. Disclosure from blogger: I received a paperback copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review to be posted on my blog and on retailer sites and Goodreads. I received no compensation for my review or posts here or on any other site. # # # # #

  17. 5 out of 5

    Betty

    Another wonderful read by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Sylvia King has recently been widowed and is trying to keep her husband's farm solvent through her new horse breeding business. She works long and hard but there is so much to b e done. When she notices a new young man in town she offers him a job helping her with the farm. This is a well written story, paced well, and a fun read. *Library Thing win

  18. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    TWO STEPS FORWARD is the conclusion of The Deacon's Family series. It does stand alone but fans will want to read Ms Fisher's other books as the community is close-knit. There were plenty of smiles, a few chuckles, and some surprises, but mostly sweet moments when secrets were revealed and family ties strengthened. I loved how Izzy's story was wrapped up. And Jimmy is just Jimmy...but curious minds want to know, is Hank Jimmy's dad? I love Ms. Fisher's books. She is one of my top five Amish author TWO STEPS FORWARD is the conclusion of The Deacon's Family series. It does stand alone but fans will want to read Ms Fisher's other books as the community is close-knit. There were plenty of smiles, a few chuckles, and some surprises, but mostly sweet moments when secrets were revealed and family ties strengthened. I loved how Izzy's story was wrapped up. And Jimmy is just Jimmy...but curious minds want to know, is Hank Jimmy's dad? I love Ms. Fisher's books. She is one of my top five Amish authors. A very talented writer. Highly recommended. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Connie Saunders

    Two Steps Forward is proof once again that Suzanne Woods Fisher is a masterful storyteller and this time, she shares a romance between a young Amish widow and the 'once rebel' Amish cowboy Jimmy Fisher. Sylvie Schrock KIng has a young son and she is trying to raise him and a special breed of Arabian-Amish horses on her "desperately in need of a fixer-upper" farm. Jimmy becomes interested in Sylvie after he returns to Stoney Ridge but his very domineering mother seems determined to keep them apar Two Steps Forward is proof once again that Suzanne Woods Fisher is a masterful storyteller and this time, she shares a romance between a young Amish widow and the 'once rebel' Amish cowboy Jimmy Fisher. Sylvie Schrock KIng has a young son and she is trying to raise him and a special breed of Arabian-Amish horses on her "desperately in need of a fixer-upper" farm. Jimmy becomes interested in Sylvie after he returns to Stoney Ridge but his very domineering mother seems determined to keep them apart. Edith Fisher Lapp may also be hiding a secret that could change many lives but there are few people in Stoney Ridge who are strong enough to stand up to her. Until..... Two Steps Forward can be read alone but it is book three in The Deacon's Family series so it was fun to catch up with so many familiar characters from previous books. I especially loved the growth of Luke Schrock, who was once considered a bad boy but is now a Deacon. It is his idea to place a Baby Box near the Stoney Ridge Fire Department so that babies can be left in a safe environment and not be abandoned; he also guarantees that these babies will be raised by Amish families! I also enjoyed the courtship that Jimmy chooses in his effort to really get to know Sylvie. He begins a letter writing campaign to woo the young widow and proves what David Stoltzfus, the very wise Bishop of Stoney Ridge, tells Edith as he counsels her about another matter. "Words are a funny thing. They can make big things little. And they can make little things big." Suzanne Woods Fischer has filled Two Steps Forward with the things readers have come to love in her books--romance, family love, Amish values, thought-provoking dialogue, and a reminder that everyone is capable of changing for the better. This book was provided courtesy of Revell Publishing, through Interviews & Reviews.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Karen R

    "Growing up is hard on a man." Jimmy Fisher definitely has some growing up to do. Motivated to gain back his independence, he works hard to help out a neighbor, the young widow, Sylvie, and her precocious son, Joey. Another delightful book in the Deacon's Family series! Continuing the story begun in the first two books, with a bit of recap to refresh the memory. I loved this one too, picking up with Izzy and Luke's lives again a year later. “For in you the fatherless find compassion.” Told with "Growing up is hard on a man." Jimmy Fisher definitely has some growing up to do. Motivated to gain back his independence, he works hard to help out a neighbor, the young widow, Sylvie, and her precocious son, Joey. Another delightful book in the Deacon's Family series! Continuing the story begun in the first two books, with a bit of recap to refresh the memory. I loved this one too, picking up with Izzy and Luke's lives again a year later. “For in you the fatherless find compassion.” Told with charming subtle humor, this story was a fun read, but not a light one. The main characters struggle with some deep issues and challenged me to think. Centered on themes of faith and family, particularly the importance of fathers, loving difficult neighbors, trusting God, and the sanctity of life were presented without being too 'preachy'. Sylvie was a peach, so kind and patient despite her ill treatment. I enjoyed seeing her grow in faith, along with her awkward friendship with Jimmy. He reminded me of Luke a little, with a few more rough edges. Recommend reading the series in order to fully enjoy it. The list of characters is a good reference though in case readers jump in here. I hope there will be more books. I am reluctant to see it end! (An ebook was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Abigail Harris

    For a while now I haven't been able to read Amish fiction, after reading several boring Amish novels -- I was in a Amish reading slump. Two Steps Forward brought back my enjoyment of Amish fiction. Fisher brings you an Amish book that is different from nearly all I have read, she wrote a series I have fallen in love with. Most times I come to lack any positive feelings towards the Amish characters because I dislike their beliefs. In Two Steps Forward I found relatable characters, a beautiful sett For a while now I haven't been able to read Amish fiction, after reading several boring Amish novels -- I was in a Amish reading slump. Two Steps Forward brought back my enjoyment of Amish fiction. Fisher brings you an Amish book that is different from nearly all I have read, she wrote a series I have fallen in love with. Most times I come to lack any positive feelings towards the Amish characters because I dislike their beliefs. In Two Steps Forward I found relatable characters, a beautiful setting, and forgiveness of sins. With subjects that are not usually shown in Amish fiction such as abortion, abandonment, foster care, and other subjects of the like. This is something of a romance … And so much more. I look forward to reading more from Suzanne Woods Fisher, and I need to read the first book in the series after reading the last two. For once I look forward to loving an Amish book. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    First Initial Thoughts Sylvie is a young widow with a young boy who wants to create a horse ranch. Her late husband, which wasn’t quite clear in the beginning but we find out later was actually quite older than her. He took her in when she came back to Stoney Ridge a couple of years ago because of her situation. Her son, Joey is not Jake’s, her late husband. She never really loved him but appreciated his generosity and kindness. Her neighbor Edith is a pain in the backside. She wants Sylvie’s lan First Initial Thoughts Sylvie is a young widow with a young boy who wants to create a horse ranch. Her late husband, which wasn’t quite clear in the beginning but we find out later was actually quite older than her. He took her in when she came back to Stoney Ridge a couple of years ago because of her situation. Her son, Joey is not Jake’s, her late husband. She never really loved him but appreciated his generosity and kindness. Her neighbor Edith is a pain in the backside. She wants Sylvie’s land and believe’s it’s her family’s right. Edith is adamant that her family left her the land and that Jake never left a will to prove otherwise. Jimmy is the son of Edith Lapp and came back from being a cowboy in Colorado for 4 years. His name was briefly mentioned in the last book. He is known as the carefree son who doesn’t want to settle down. When he arrives in Stoney Ridge she finds out about Sylvie’s situation and offers to help her restore the farm. He reminds himself that he is only there for the job but can he deny the feelings that start creeping up? Setting Like with most Amish fiction, I find their way of life simple and inspiring. Though I could never see my self living that kind of lifestyle, something about it just makes me want to live a more simple and minimal life. I also loved the sound of Sylvie’s ranch. I just love horses and it sounded like such a lovely place to be. Final Thoughts Not only do we have the main storyline with Sylvie and Jimmy, but there are also other storylines with Luke and Izzy. I liked that Suzanne included various storylines in this story to make the story pace faster. I actually liked Izzy’s storyline a little bit more, surprisingly. Maybe because Luke and Izzy’s story was in the previous book and that was one of my favorite reads last year. In the previous book, we know that Izzy is not Amish and that her mother had her out of wedlock. I liked her journey to finding out who her dad was. No further spoilers! Jimmy and Sylvie were so alike yet so different. Jimmy was afraid of making commitments and Sylvie was also afraid of making commitments because they both dealt with a difficult past that made them think they could have more. I liked that Suzanne took Sylvie back to her past or going back to her father to reconcile their past. She needed to heal that broken part of herself and mend those fences. I also liked that Suzanne took the route of Sylvie leaving for Jimmy to realize what he lost. I think, especially, when we are young we are afraid to make commitments in relationships because we are afraid to know if the decision we are making is right. I loved that the author emphasized to not only trust your instinct but also to trust in God. To pray to him and let him guide you in making those huge decisions in life. Overall, I really enjoyed this sweet romance story. It was definitely a fast read and it would be perfect to read with some iced tea! Would I Recommend? Yes! I think anyone would enjoy this sweet romance story. Plus it reads quite fast so one could probably read this in a day! Please Note: I was sent a copy of this book to review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Gretchen

    "Growing up is hard on a man. If he'd done well for himself, coming home again should be one of his finest days. The kind of day that kept him buoyed up with hopeful visions to survive his lowest moments: A mother peering out the kitchen window, eager for the first sign of her returning son. A sweet aromatic cinnamon cake baking in the oven. A loyal dog, muzzle now gray, sitting by the mailbox. Unfortunately for Jimmy Fisher, he hadn't done terribly well for himself since he'd left Stoney Ridge. "Growing up is hard on a man. If he'd done well for himself, coming home again should be one of his finest days. The kind of day that kept him buoyed up with hopeful visions to survive his lowest moments: A mother peering out the kitchen window, eager for the first sign of her returning son. A sweet aromatic cinnamon cake baking in the oven. A loyal dog, muzzle now gray, sitting by the mailbox. Unfortunately for Jimmy Fisher, he hadn't done terribly well for himself since he'd left Stoney Ridge." Two Steps Forward is the third book in The Deacon's Family Series. I have loved them all, but this one is my favorite! Suzanne Woods Fisher is a great storyteller and this book is no exception. The main characters in this installment are Jimmy Fisher and Sylvie Schrock King. Jimmy is the son of Edith Fisher Lapp. Edith and her husband Hank are fixtures in Stoney Ridge. Jimmy is just returning to Stoney Ridge after being away for several years chasing a dream of working with horses in Colorado. Sylvie Schrock King is cousin to Luke Schrock, deacon of the church in Stoney Ridge. She is the widow of Jake King and has a little boy named Joey. Jimmy meets Sylvie almost immediately after stepping into the town of Stoney Ridge. Her horse and buggy are parked in town and Jimmy notices her horse, an Arabian, which is unusual for an Amish buggy horse. Sylvie is surprised that he knows it is an Arabian. He tells her that he has been working on a ranch in Colorado and has worked with Arabians. Sylvie asks him if he is looking for work. Before Jimmy can answer, Hank Lapp walks up and in a loud voice lets Sylvie know that Jimmy is not available. Hank is convinced that Sylvie is on the hunt for a new husband. Since Jimmy really doesn't have a plan and he could use some work, he decides to pay Sylvie a visit the next day. She lives on the property adjacent to Edith and Hank's property, which belonged to her husband. Her husband was quite a pack rat and managed to fill two barns full of junk. Sylvie has cleared enough room in the newer barn for her horses, but there is still much work to do. She decides to give Jimmy the work. When Sylvie learns that Jimmy is the second son of Edith Fisher Lapp, she wonders if she has made a mistake. Edith has never approved of Sylvie or her son. How will Jimmy feel about her? Will he treat her with disdain, like his mother does? The secondary story involves Luke Schrock and his wife, Izzy Miller Schrock. They were the main characters in Mending Fences. After getting to know and love them in that story, I enjoyed catching up with them here. Hank Lapp is one of my favorite characters in this series. He was first introduced in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series. Hank is not afraid to say what is on his mind and often does so in a very loud voice. Jimmy often asks him if he has to yell. "Last evening, he said he wanted to remind Sylvie that Jimmy was an eligible bachelor, available for courting. 'FREE AND CLEAR,' Hank had bellowed, loud enough to scare a flock of black crows right out of their roost." One of the things I enjoyed about Sylvie's character was her love of animals. She knows a lot about animals, whether they are her horses, her pets or wild animals, and she naturally shares this with her son. "'Does your mom take in every stray that gets dropped off? ' 'Yup.' 'How come?' 'She says God cares about each one, whether they got a family or not. She says that maybe God cares even more about the ones who don't have someone to love them. She says we should do just what God does and give them a home. Even cats.'" Some of the themes in this story are family, found family, adoption, the importance of fathers, a mother's influence, hard work, promises, forgiveness and faith. There are some difficult issues dealt with in this story, but it comes to a satisfying conclusion. This book could be read on its own, but you would lose some of the connection with the characters from previous books. If you like stories where family and faith play a central role, but also don't shy away from difficult topics, I would recommend this series. If you are interested in the Amish lifestyle, Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of the best authors in this genre.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Randi Sampson

    Two Steps Forward is the third and final book in Suzanne Woods Fisher's The Deacons Family... and I must admit I'm sad to see it end as I've really enjoyed this group of characters that we have gotten to know throughout. And yes, we get to revisit those characters in this book as well. Still, if you haven't read the previous two books, I think this would read just fine as a standalone too. I had personally only read the second book, and find that while you might miss some good backstory on some Two Steps Forward is the third and final book in Suzanne Woods Fisher's The Deacons Family... and I must admit I'm sad to see it end as I've really enjoyed this group of characters that we have gotten to know throughout. And yes, we get to revisit those characters in this book as well. Still, if you haven't read the previous two books, I think this would read just fine as a standalone too. I had personally only read the second book, and find that while you might miss some good backstory on some of the characters, you won't feel lost in the story anyway. In this story we meet Sylvie and Jimmy... two rather unique characters, neither seeking out romance. And yet, isn't that when it usually finds us? The romance in this one seemed rather slow building, but I enjoyed that myself. Like so many of the other characters we've met so far in this series, both have had a bit of a rough, even questionable past. I love this about this series. So often I think we picture the Amish as being perfectly obedient to God and the ways of their culture. This however isn't always true... even in the Amish community, faithful though it might be, there are struggles, many of those the same in basic human nature as those that we struggle with. Two Steps Forward definitely had a pro-life message weaved throughout the story. Like the previous book that talked a lot about foster care, this was likewise another important element here... but even more so seemed to talk about saving babies before they reached that point. It was a really great message that tied into the story quite beautifully. While I tend not to give any spoilers at all, I think it is important to note that this book does talk about a miscarriage. This is not until towards the very end of the story and though important to the story line, I wouldn't say it was a focus in the story... however having gone through a miscarriage not even two weeks before reading this book and still recovering both physically and emotionally from that experience, it took me by surprise. For those that might be sensitive to the topic, this is something that might be worth noting so you are better prepared than I was. That said, it was still a great read. It had a great mix of humor, family drama, romance and some pretty unexpected twists that kept me reading right through to the very end. While I hate to say goodbye to these characters I've come to enjoy, this was certainly a great conclusion to the series! **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)

    For years now I have been enjoying trips to Stoney Ridge through the pages of Suzanne Woods Fisher's books. It's always nice to catch up with the characters and get introduced to new members. While this is an Amish community and I'm not Amish there are so many ways that I can relate to this group of people. Ms. Fisher does a marvelous job of reminding us that even though we live a bit differently we still have a lot in common. Being Amish doesn't keep you from sorrow or strife. But it also doesn' For years now I have been enjoying trips to Stoney Ridge through the pages of Suzanne Woods Fisher's books. It's always nice to catch up with the characters and get introduced to new members. While this is an Amish community and I'm not Amish there are so many ways that I can relate to this group of people. Ms. Fisher does a marvelous job of reminding us that even though we live a bit differently we still have a lot in common. Being Amish doesn't keep you from sorrow or strife. But it also doesn't keep you from experiencing joy and harmony. In Two Steps Forward the subjects of abandoned newborns and late term abortion are addressed. In the Amish community children are looked at as a blessing from the Lord so these two issues concern them greatly. I was impressed with their thoughts on making a difference, even if it only had the potential of making a small difference. The novel introduced a couple of new characters but it was full of the old ones that we have come to know. Edith Fisher Lapp is still a cranky pants but this time around we get to see a bit of backstory and softening of character. Her husband Hank Lapp continues to make me laugh. Edith's son Jimmy Fisher is back, hat in hand and I enjoyed watching him come full circle. The book is centered on his character along with the widow Sylvie Schrock King. One of the best things about this book and series is that it is very versatile. It can be read as either part of the series or as a stand alone. If you want my recommendation I would say to go all the way back to the first book in the first series, The Choice. You'll enjoy the development of the characters and the ebb and flow of the Amish life. Don't want to go that far back? Just start with this book. You'll get enough background as you go along to know what has happened before you joined the group. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Able to be read as a standalone, Suzanne Woods Fisher’s “Two Steps Forward” is the third and final book in the Deacon’s Family series. Having read the previous book but not the first one, I was still able to follow along without any trouble. This is one aspect of Fisher’s writing that I appreciate the most, that the characters are fluid throughout the various series, yet the books can be read out of order. Appended to the front of this story is a cast of characters list, which I always find help Able to be read as a standalone, Suzanne Woods Fisher’s “Two Steps Forward” is the third and final book in the Deacon’s Family series. Having read the previous book but not the first one, I was still able to follow along without any trouble. This is one aspect of Fisher’s writing that I appreciate the most, that the characters are fluid throughout the various series, yet the books can be read out of order. Appended to the front of this story is a cast of characters list, which I always find helpful, particularly in novels like this that do have repeating figures. Horses are among my favorite animals, second only to dogs, and I loved their presence in “Two Steps Forward.” While it isn’t, of course, unusual to feature horses in some capacity in an Amish novel, this is the first book I’ve read that dealt with the Amish running a horse-breeding farm. Sylvie King makes for an interesting heroine, not because she rebels against her community’s rules or values, but for the fact that she has a way with animals. She is a horse whisperer of sorts. Furthermore, she is a single mother and widow who can manage the animals and her little boy with patience and gentleness. She makes an interesting contrast to Jimmy Fisher, who worked on a ranch yet doesn’t have the same instinctual aptitude that she does. Edith, Jimmy’s faultfinding mother, makes life harder for Sylvie as Sylvie works to clean up the outbuildings and property of Rising Star Farm. Through Sylvie’s story and the related stories of other characters readers will recognize from prior books, Fisher demonstrates the self-sufficiency, determination, grace, and unwavering loyalty of the Amish. Discussion questions at the end of the book take readers deeper and are worthwhile whether reading in a group or individually. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Pam Pavkov

    Two Steps Forward is the third amazing book written by Suzanne Woods Fisher in her The Deacon's Family series. This story takes us back to Stoney Ridge and all the creative characters from previous books. The cover tells a story all on its own. I enjoy knowing the person on the cover is the character in the story. It helps to bring the story to life. The story opens with the arrival of a stranger to a few people but well known to others. Jimmy Fisher who we became aquatinted with in a previous bo Two Steps Forward is the third amazing book written by Suzanne Woods Fisher in her The Deacon's Family series. This story takes us back to Stoney Ridge and all the creative characters from previous books. The cover tells a story all on its own. I enjoy knowing the person on the cover is the character in the story. It helps to bring the story to life. The story opens with the arrival of a stranger to a few people but well known to others. Jimmy Fisher who we became aquatinted with in a previous book loves horses and left his community to work on a horse ranch but when the ranch fails he decides he had no choice but to return home. He is not happy to have to return to his mother's home. When Jimmy meets Sylvie Schrock King by chance she offers him a job at her up and coming horse farm. When they both learn each other's background neither one is sure this is a good fit. Jimmy is determined to stick to his word and fix up Sylvie's farm for her and her son. With all the things in need of repair he also discovers Sylvie's late husband was a junk Horder. Where will he start and better yet will he stick it out. Jimmy's reputation is not one that will be easy to live down. There is also a bit of mystery regarding the ownership of Sylvie's farm which keeps the readers interest. I hated to see this book come to a close because it means so many things to this fantastic series. The author has done a fantastic job telling Jimmy's story. I was not given a complimentary copy of this book to read and review. I was not approached to post a favorable response. I have rated this story with five stars for meeting my expectations of a wonderful story that I can highly recommend to others. Congratulations to Suzanne Woods Fisher on writing such an inspiration story filled with forgiveness and faith for her readers enjoyment.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Smith

    Since I haven’t read any of the earlier books in this series, my review will be my thoughts regarding just this book. And as you know, sometimes being familiar with the characters and their backstories can make a difference. To be honest, the book started out interesting, but rather slow. However, as I continued reading it did begin to pick up and interest me. There are moments where secrets come to light and faith is addressed. But it is all balanced with a touch of humor. The various characters Since I haven’t read any of the earlier books in this series, my review will be my thoughts regarding just this book. And as you know, sometimes being familiar with the characters and their backstories can make a difference. To be honest, the book started out interesting, but rather slow. However, as I continued reading it did begin to pick up and interest me. There are moments where secrets come to light and faith is addressed. But it is all balanced with a touch of humor. The various characters come across as very believable as they clear their own paths through life. Their relationships are unique, their emotions are exactly what you might expect. Though I wish I had read the earlier books and had a little more information about Jimmy Fisher, enough can be picked up in this book to pretty well guess his earlier problems and personality. Jimmy returns home to Stoney Ridge after four years of being away. He is broke and homeless. It is there that he meets Sylvie Schrock King, a widow. He immediately shares her love for horses. Sylvie hires Jimmy, and that is the place, for me, that it became more interesting. You see, Jimmy is the son of Edith Fisher Lapp. And Edith is Sylvie’s neighbor and rival. All sorts of little things started to boost my interest and curiosity. Not only do two people attempt to overcome past events, but there is the tale of Izzy Schrock. An interesting woman who is involved with orphaned babies. The depth of various topics covers so much in this book. My thanks to Revell and NetGalley for an ARC and the ability to review and express my opinions. What Concerned Me Nothing What I Liked Most Family, romance, apologies, forgiveness, humor, and more contribute to this interesting book. I highly recommend this book. I would just get the most out of it by starting with the first in the series. More reviews at https://pickagoodbook.com

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I liked visiting Stoney Ridge and catching up with all of its characters. This story starts off with Jimmy Fisher coming back home and his first meeting with widow Sylvie King. She thinks he is homeless and he thinks she keeps "winking" at him. More on that later. This town has a lot of colorful characters and on more than one occasion I found myself laughing out loud. This story focuses on Sylvie, her son, and Jimmy. How they begin to work together to clean up her ranch and start a business with I liked visiting Stoney Ridge and catching up with all of its characters. This story starts off with Jimmy Fisher coming back home and his first meeting with widow Sylvie King. She thinks he is homeless and he thinks she keeps "winking" at him. More on that later. This town has a lot of colorful characters and on more than one occasion I found myself laughing out loud. This story focuses on Sylvie, her son, and Jimmy. How they begin to work together to clean up her ranch and start a business with her Arabian horse, Prince. However we do get to continue Izzy's story as well. Izzy is struggling with the fact that she does not know her own biological father and the fact that she still has not conceived. She is also learning to be thankful for the blessings that God has already provided for her. I understood her struggles, the wanting to know why, and how does she make peace. Jimmy was quite a charmer and very good natured. Quite unlike his bitter mother. Oh, and the "winks"- well Sylvie has an eye twitching problem. Jimmy does not realize this and her "winks" drive poor Jimmy to distraction. I liked that these characters are real and quirky. Sylvie was the type of character who knew that she needed to look after herself So that is why she married Jake (her first husband) whom she did not love, and he was twenty years older, but she set out to make the marriage work. If only for her son and the ranch she dreamed of. She was certainly not a romantic but a practical woman. This was a nice visit. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own. https://pausefortales.blogspot.com/20...

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kav

    I'm quietly sobbing into my lace handkerchief because this is the last book in The Deacon's Family series and I'm not ready to let these characters go! I can only hope that Suzanne Woods Fisher continues the pattern and returns to Stoney Ridge for her next series! You can totally read Two Steps Forward as a standalone but if you've been keeping current with the Deacon's family and the Stoney Ridge community you will be over-the-moon ecstatic with this story. Luke is continuing to find his bearing I'm quietly sobbing into my lace handkerchief because this is the last book in The Deacon's Family series and I'm not ready to let these characters go! I can only hope that Suzanne Woods Fisher continues the pattern and returns to Stoney Ridge for her next series! You can totally read Two Steps Forward as a standalone but if you've been keeping current with the Deacon's family and the Stoney Ridge community you will be over-the-moon ecstatic with this story. Luke is continuing to find his bearings as the community's newest deacon. I have to say, I rather like his unique leadership style. :-) For all his personal growth, there's still some of the rapscallion boy inside which keep things interesting. Especially when he's dealing with Jimmy Fisher. Pot meet kettle! While this is largely Jimmy and Sylvie's story -- a funny, angsty, squirm-with-delight kind of rocky road to romance, we are also treated with Luke and Izzie's continuing love story which touches on some serious subject matter that the author treats with compassion and grace. Fisher has blessed us with a host of familiar secondary characters who liven things up for Jimmy and Sylvie. Exasperating Edith and boisterous Hank (who made me want to do him bodily harm a time or two) are back to create mayhem and are nicely buffered by Bishop David's wisdom and no-nonsense Fern's pragmatic approach to everything. A truly scrumptious delight of a read -- well, listen, since I bought the audible version. Rachel Botchan's narration enhanced the storytelling that much more. I'm still in a state of giddy euphoria. Definitely a book I'll want to listen to again.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.