Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mending Fences Book Review

I picked this book off a recent review site and I was excited to read it because I love the author.  I didn't know that it was the first in the series that was quickly following the other series that I loved.  It was great when I got Mending Fences (The Deacon's Family) by Suzanne Woods Fisher in the mail.  I was very excited to get to reading.

Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.Luke Schrock is a new and improved man after a stint in rehab, though everyone in Stoney Ridge only remembers the old Luke. They might have forgiven him, but nobody trusts him.  Amos and Fern Lapp allow Luke to live at Windmill Farm under two conditions. First, Luke must make a sincere apology to each person he's hurt--a four-page, single-spaced list. Second, he must ask each victim of mischief to describe the damage he caused.

Simple, Luke thinks. Offering apologies is easy. But discovering the lasting effects his careless actions have caused . . . that isn't so simple. It's gut-wrenching.  And his list keeps growing. Izzy Miller, beautiful and frustratingly aloof, also boards at Windmill Farm. Luke's clumsy efforts to befriend Izzy only insult and annoy her. Eager to impress, Luke sets out to prove himself to her by locating her mother. When he does, her identity sends shock waves through Stoney Ridge.  Bestselling and award-winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher returns to her beloved Stoney Ridge for this brand-new series featuring some of her readers' favorite characters.

Luke came back to the town that he wronged as a child after going through rehab more then once.  He spent most of his childhood making bad choices in his neighborhood and one of the things that he needs to do find out what affect his actions had on others.  He takes this job very seriously and tries to help everyone that he has wronged.  In the process, he changes his life and starts to change others.  Luke is worried that his new life can't be started in the town that he wronged so badly.  He quickly learns that he is building a new life based on a while new way of thinking.  At the same time Izzy is trying to build her new life.  She is freshly out of rehab and living in the Amish life while still being English.  She is learning what happens when she lives the life because it changes her.  If you pick up the book, I think you will be surprised on all the growing that these two do during this story.  I hope that you check out this book and enjoy it as much as I have. I can't wait for the rest of the series!!! 

**I was provided a copy of this book for my review but all opinions here are my own.

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