Friday, January 20, 2017

The Sisters of Sugarcreek by Cathy Liggett (REVIEW)

Ohhhhhhhh!!  I love this book!  :)  Okay, is that a good enough review?  Well, I suppose not...let me tell you more! :) 

The Sisters of Sugarcreek is a story about 3 women of different ages, circumstances, histories, and even cultures who have all experienced loss.  They are brought together through different things and grow closer together as confidantes, encouragers, and supporters of each other.  

Lydia is a new young widow who is Amish.  Jessica is a single mom who has just lost her aunt (who was like a mother to her) and has inherited her aunt's store.  Liz is a little bit older widow who is kind of empty.  The story kind of focuses around the store and their knitting/sewing group...and occasionally the secret kindnesses that they perform.  When I try to put in words what centrallizes this story it is hard.  There are so many different sectors, but they all mesh together to form one cohesive story.  Each of the women finds a man in their life who becomes more meaningful to them (yes, it's kind of a romance, but that's not really the focus).  They are a picture of sisterly support among non-blood sisters.  Women who are made sisters through their common sharing of life and Christ-following.

Each of the women has a large problem, either emotional or financial or other...and the story follows them to the resolution of those.  I'm not going to give more information other than to say that it is a happy ending for all involved.  

The story was about characters who I wish I knew!  The story made me wish that I knew them and was involved in their lives!  

I enjoyed this book greatly.  There was a lot going on in the book, but not in a way that it confused the reader.  More like it felt like a longer book than it is, just because of all it covered.  You know how sometimes when you read a good book and it feels like it's done so quickly?  This book didn't feel so quick, but felt just right.  I would definitely recommend this book!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Tyndale Blog Network.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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