First Line Friday — Stitches in Time

27 Sep

I finished Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher just a few days ago and immediately picked up book two in the series, Stitches in Time (due out October 1). I absolutely love the Amish community that Fisher has created. Full of true to life characters, they could be your own neighbors, friends, and family. I heartily recommend these books.

What are you currently reading. Leave a comment with the first line of the book closest to hand, and then head over to Hoarding Books for more fun!



New to Stoney Ridge, schoolteacher Mollie has come to town for a fresh start. Aware of how fleeting and fragile life is, she wants to live it boldly and bravely. When Luke Schrock, new to his role as deacon, asks the church to take in foster girls from a group home, she’s the first to raise her hand. The power of love, she believes, can pick up the dropped stitches in a child’s heart and knit them back together.

Mollie envisions sleepovers and pillow fights. What the 11-year-old twins bring to her home is anything but. Visits from the sheriff at midnight. Phone calls from the school truancy officer. And then the most humiliating moment of all: the girls accuse Mollie of drug addiction.

There’s only one thing that breaks through the girls’ hard shell–an interest in horses. Reluctantly and skeptically, Sam Schrock gets drawn into Mollie’s chaotic life. What he didn’t expect was for love to knit together the dropped stitches in his own heart . . . just in time.

Suzanne Woods Fisher has a specialty: she writes about real people living in faith-based communities. With over 750,000 copies of books sold worldwide, she is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than twenty-five books, ranging from children’s books (The Adventures of Lily Lapp series) to novels (The Choice) to non-fiction books (Amish Peace: Simple Living for a Complicated World).

When Suzanne isn’t writing, she’s probably playing with puppies. She’s been involved with Guide Dogs for the Blind for over fifteen years. Raising puppies, she says, is like eating a potato chip. You just can’t stop at one.

Readers are invited to stop by Suzanne’s website at:


16 Responses to “First Line Friday — Stitches in Time”

  1. joynealkidney September 27, 2019 at 5:29 am #

    “You will have to believe God is who He says He is.” Henry Blackaby’s quote beginning Ginger Harrington’s “Holy in the Moment.”

    • rbclibrary September 27, 2019 at 5:42 am #

      Amen! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Anneliese Dalaba September 27, 2019 at 10:37 am #

    Happy Friday! The book I’m featuring on my blog this week is a nonfiction by Ariniko O’Meara, A City Saunter Story. Here’s the first line to Chapter 40: “Whatever you do, don’t walk Baker Street!” I read the message three times. As much as I knew my friend meant well, I felt she wasn’t fully grasping my project.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • rbclibrary September 28, 2019 at 6:01 am #

      Sounds interesting!

  3. joyofreadingweb September 27, 2019 at 11:06 am #

    Over on my blog this week, I’m sharing the first line from Jody Hedlund’s newest YA book, Foremost.
    Here I’ll share the first line of a book I’m nearly finished reading, Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy.
    “Josephine Nordegren floated through the woodland silent as a ghost.”

    • rbclibrary September 28, 2019 at 6:00 am #

      Enjoy your weekend!

  4. MrsDMVH September 27, 2019 at 1:41 pm #

    Oh man, what shocked him???? Happy Friday!!!

  5. bellesmoma16 September 27, 2019 at 6:22 pm #

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson. I’m currently reading Freedom’s Kiss by Sarah Monzon. I’m just starting chapter 29, so I’ll share the first line from there.

    “Florida, 1832
    Winnie felt like a cow being led to slaughter, just waiting her turn to stand before the butcher with a club in his hand.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with excellent reading time. 🙂❤📖

    • rbclibrary September 28, 2019 at 5:59 am #

      Loved Sarah’s book, and I am starting Christmas in Winter Hill today!

      • bellesmoma16 September 28, 2019 at 11:43 am #

        Yay! I hope you enjoy it. I’ve heard really good things. 🙂

  6. Paula Shreckhise September 27, 2019 at 7:59 pm #

    My first line is from chapter 2 of Something Old, Something New by Kathleen Maher in Lessons on Love novella collection by Barbour:

    A brisk breeze blew in from the Hudson on Josh’s early morning walk, and he drew in the earthy scents of river and pine.

    • rbclibrary September 28, 2019 at 5:59 am #

      Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Ellie September 27, 2019 at 8:35 pm #

    This is high on my “to be purchased” list. It looks REALLY good! I hope you have a great reading weekend. 🙂

    • rbclibrary September 28, 2019 at 5:58 am #

      Suzanne Woods Fisher is a must-read author for me. Enjoy it!

  8. lelandandbecky September 27, 2019 at 9:12 pm #

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Least Expected” by Autumn Macarthur:

    “Maggie Golding ran her fingers through her multi-coloured hair, planted her hands on her hips, and took a step back to examine the latest window display she’d created for Pettett and Mayfields London department store.”

    • rbclibrary September 28, 2019 at 5:57 am #

      Thanks much for sharing. Have a great weekend!

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