Review: Stitches in Time by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Stitches in Time (The Deacon's Family Book #2) by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Lilian's Rating: 3 out of 5 bookmarks

Stitches in Time definitely shows off Suzanne Woods Fisher's unique writing style! Authors each have different writing styles but Fisher's is one unlike any I've seen. And although I definitely wasn't the biggest fan of this book, I did enjoy the beautiful writing and vibrant characters.

Starting off with the cover... I don't get it? It's definitely a lovely cover but to me, it doesn't seem to fit with the aesthetic set with Mending Fences (The Deacon's Family #1). Another thing that puzzles me... it shows snow. Now I might have just missed it but I don't recall any mentions of snow/winter at all, so that's sort of weird, haha. I do like it though, and it definitely stands out on the shelf with its complementary, but muted, color scheme.

I absolutely loved how different and unique most of the characters were. Mollie and Sam were definitely a fun couple to get to meet, though Luke stole the spotlight for me -- I love how he's such a sweet, but clueless, kid and how he has such good intentions in his heart. I love how we saw a lot of growth in him in Stitches in Time even though he wasn't the main character. However, I did not enjoy how petty and selfish Izzy was for the majority of the book -- it really bothered me how she and Luke couldn't figure out how to communicate well and they didn't end up realistically resolving that problem, either. But overall I just didn't like her in this book because of how closeminded and selfish she was, whereas Luke tried his hardest to communicate well to Izzy and help and love her.

Characters aside, the plot was also an intriguing albeit predictable one! I pretty much knew what was going to happen, so although it was a bit anticlimactic in that sense I still very much enjoyed it.

In general, a good book! I definitely don't regret reading it and would strongly recommend this series (Mending Fences is one of the best books I've ever read on the power of forgiveness, personally). Even though Izzy was such a huge disappointment for me I loved seeing Luke, Sam, and Mollie grow and new characters being introduced.

Lilian S. has been a hardcore bookworm since the tender age of 7 and a book reviewer for a couple of years. She is currently a student and in her spare time enjoys singing, graphic designing, and interacting with other Christ-minded readers. A couple of her favorite genres in both books and movies are: Christian contemporary, fantasy, and dystopian. She occasionally enjoys science and historical fiction and likes a good suspense novel as well. Lilian is also an athlete (Ultimate Frisbee, anyone?), a blogger at Green Tea With Books, and founder at reviewer site Stellae Books.

Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a free copy of this book for promotional purposes. A favorable review was not required. This post contains affiliate links.

Lilian S.

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