Review: Two Steps Forward by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Two Steps Forward (The Deacon's Family Book #3) by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Lilian's Rating: 4 out of 5 bookmarks

Two Steps Forward is an incredibly well-written and thought out novel with charming characters and loads of character development! It's full of clever wit and definitely made me smile more than a couple of times.

Book Summary:
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.

Suzanne Woods Fisher really writes well in the Amish genre and I found myself easily imagining the lifestyle that she writes into the book. I loved how this book wrapped up the series; it definitely offered some closure and tied up a couple of plot points and character flaws that I was waiting for, such as with the character of Izzy. She was the main character of Book #1 and a couple of things never got resolved with her, but Fisher really took her on a character development ride in this book that concluded well.

Fisher writes three-dimensional characters really well and I definitely saw that in Izzy as well as in the main character of Two Steps Forward, Sylvie King. Sylvie is definitely an interesting character; she has odd views of the Bible and often quoted from "the good Book" (which I took to mean the Bible) phrases that I could definitely tell weren't sourced from the Bible whatsoever, but rather quotes that a lot of people say, such as the Golden Rule for example. I personally found this a bit weird but I knew it would be resolved and corrected in the latter half of the book, which it was. That would be my only critique of the book; make sure you have a decently solid foundation and understanding of the Bible if you choose to read this book! Otherwise, I think Sylvie was a lovely character who had some fun quirks thrown in.

Overall, I was satisfied with the last book of The Deacon Family series! If you're looking for a fun and light-hearted series, I would highly recommend this one!

NOTE: See Lilian's review of Book #2 in this series.

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.

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