About the book
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.
About the author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio-show-turned-blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine.
Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain. A theme in her books (her life!) is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate the principles of simple living.
Suzanne lives in California with her family and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To her way of thinking, you just can’t life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone’s underwear in its mouth.
Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com
For a while now I haven’t been able to read Amish fiction, after reading several boring Amish novels — I was in a Amish reading slump. Two Steps Forward brought back my enjoyment of Amish fiction. Fisher brings you an Amish book that is different from nearly all I have read, she wrote a series I have fallen in love with. Most times I come to lack any positive feelings towards the Amish characters because I dislike their beliefs.
In Two Steps Forward I found relatable characters, a beautiful setting, and forgiveness of sins.
With subjects that are not usually shown in Amish fiction such as abortion, abandonment, foster care, and other subjects of the like. This is something of a romance … And so much more.
I look forward to reading more from Suzanne Woods Fisher, and I need to read the first book in the series after reading the last two. For once I look forward to loving an Amish book.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.