The Sisters Of Sugarcreek

Liggett, Cathy. The sisters Of Sugarcreek. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2017.


Lydia Gruber, a recent young Amish widow, feels alone in her community. When two women leave a gift for her along with an invitation, Lydia finds she cannot refuse though she may have tried. Learning to knit with the women of Rose’s Knit One, Quilt Too Cottage, Lydia and the other women continue the tradition of the Secret Stitches Society, sharing compassion, hope, love and friendship through their mission. With romance, goodness, and faith, The Sisters Of Sugarcreek, by author Cathy Liggett, shares sisterhood in a delightful way.

A sweet light read, I enjoyed this Amish genre book by a new author to me. Liking the writing style which was fun, snappy and fluid, I breezed through this novel quite quickly. Though not too deep, the storylines kept the book moving while the characters were endearing. Charming mixed with a bit of faith and compassion, The Sisters Of Sugarcreek definitely has the makings of a series which hopefully is being considered. Definitely an author I will read again, I plan on searching for her previous novel, Beaded Hope. (Would make a wonderful gift for a knitter in your life!)

4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Sisters Of Sugarcreek from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review*


Knit Purl Pray

Bogart, Lisa. Knit, Purl, Pray: 52 Devotions for the Creative Soul. Franklin, TN: Worthy Publishing. 2015.

knitpurlprayBased on her passions of knitting and writing, author Lisa Bogart combines her creativity in Knit Purl Pray. With short, double-page length inspirations, each of the included fifty-two devotions are centered around knitting notions (metal or bamboo needles, the local yarn shop, knitting lessons) yet stretched to include life situations and God-centered thoughts and ideas. Complete with a scripture verse to start each section, each skein-sized piece is refreshing and encouraging…

Honest reveal here…I am in no way a knitter though I have tried countless times (each attempt ended with the project AND the needles in the garbage) yet in some crazy, unexplainable manner, I read, reviewed and actually enjoyed this little book of devotions. Perhaps the warm, fuzzy, hopeful way in which it was written stuck a creative chord with me (or the unimaginable thought that maybe, just maybe, there is hope for my knitting yet). Either way, I applaud the author’s award-winning writing as well as appreciate the many knitted gifts donated to Guideposts Knits for Kids. Definitely worthy as the perfect gift for any knitter, I plan on bestowing my copy, perhaps even with a knitted gift, to a special person in my life (who actually loves to knit).

4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Knit, Purl, Pray from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*