Handsome, confident Luke got much more than he bargained for this time. I loved reading this book by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Whenever I read one of her books I tell myself it is her best yet. However, there is so much inside Mending Fences that I recommend it not just for a good read but also as a book club selection. The discussions would be lively and all the more so for the questions in the back of the book.
I found myself laughing out loud a few times in this book for the adventures Luke got himself into. In the midst of all his foibles there is a truly serious side to this story of resilience and faith. He is persistent in his journey of second ( or sometimes more....) chances and along the way his faith grows, bringing along some surprising new friends.
Although this is Luke's story, it would be rather dull without Izzy Miller, A young woman, who like Luke, was staying at Windmill Farm with Amos and Fern Lapp. Throughout the story he worked hard to win her friendship. She trusted very few people, least of all Luke. His reputation had, after all, preceded him. The story of their prickly relationship is heartwarming and full of surprises. Tears of sadness and joy abound.
Mending Fences is the first book of Suzanne's new series The Deacon's family. After reading an excerpt of the upcoming Stitches In Time, I am looking forward to hearing more about Luke and Izzy.