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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.

The Author

  1. Suzanne Woods Fisher
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    Suzanne Woods Fisher

    Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than thirty books, including On a Summer Tide, as well as the Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop's Family, The Deacon's Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, among...

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Praise for Mending Fences

"Fisher gently unpacks the challenge that making peace with others brings after a fall from grace."--Publishers Weekly

"Suzanne is Queen for writing about the Old Order Amish. I have learned so much from reading her books. She has a way of evoking all of your emotions."--Interviews and Reviews

"Fans of Fisher's Stoney Ridge books will be delighted at this return to familiar characters and story threads introduced in previous books that now get a chance to shine."--Hope by the Book

"A funny, heartwarming story of friendship, love, and the possibility of happily ever after."--Amy Clipston, bestselling author of Seat by the Hearth

"A warm story of community, forgiveness, and acceptance, this will resonate with a lot of readers."--Parkersburg News & Sentinel

"There's just something unique and fresh about every Suzanne Woods Fisher book. Maybe it's the characters that are both flawed and endearing. Maybe it's the unexpected bursts of humor that make me smile just as I start to tear up. Whatever the reason, I'm a fan. Mending Fences features Luke Schrock, an Amish hero like no other. It's a wonderful contemporary Amish romance full of hope, love, and fresh starts. It's also, well, it's also just a really good book."--Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"Suzanne Woods Fisher has written a sweet and poignant story you won't want to put down. As the title suggests, Mending Fences is a journey of healing and redemption, a reminder of God's grace and mercy. Definitely a must-read!"--Kathleen Fuller, bestselling author of the Amish of Birch Creek series