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Sewn with Joy # 3 inThe Pinecraft Pie Shop series, by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore
Joy Miller enjoys sewing. She begins making aprons and dishtowels as souvenirs for her sister Lovina's pie shop. A television crew filming a new Amish TV series hires Joy to sew costumes. Soon they and ask her to become a consultant and fill in for the main actress. Matthew Slagel is the Bishop's son, who likes spending time with Joy. The Bishop gets upset when he finds out about Joys involvement, and asks his son to stop seeing Joy. Now Matt must decide. Should he pursue happiness or follow the rules?
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Pinecraft Pie Shop
Nothing makes Joy Miller happier than sewing. And nothing makes Matthew Slagel, the bishop's son, happier than spending time with Joy.
With the rising popularity of the Me, Myself, and Pie shop run by Joy's eldest sister, Lovina, comes an increasing demand for souvenirs like aprons and dishtowels. Joy's handiwork soon catches the attention of a television crew preparing to film a new Amish TV series. While she is initially hired to sew the costumes, she finds herself becoming a consultant and fill-in for the main actress.
The bishop does not approve of Joy's involvement with the showor his son's involvement with Joy. When he asks Matthew to stop seeing Joy, Matthew must make a decisionpursue happiness or follow the rulesunless he can find a way to reconcile those two sides of his faith.
When mounting tension threatens to rip the entire community apart, can an unexpected development stitch them back together?
Inspiration, romance, and creativity abound in Sewn with Joy, the third and final installment in The Pinecraft Pie Shop series.
Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of two, and wife to John. A USA Today bestselling author, Tricia has published over 40 books and has written more than 500 articles. She's well-known for her Big Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors Amish series. For more information visit Tricia at www.TriciaGoyer.com. Tricia, along with a group of friends, also runs www.NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life.
Sherry Gore is the author of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking and Me, Myself and Pie and is a weekly scribe for the national edition of the Amish newspaper The Budget. Sherry's culinary adventures have been seen on NBC Daytime, Today.com, and Mr. Food Test Kitchen. Sherry is a resident of Sarasota, Florida, the vacation paradise of the Plain People. She has three children and is a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite church.
JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews4 Stars Out Of 5Sewn With Joy - Pinecraft Pie Shop #3 by Tricia Goyer and Sherry GoreJanuary 29, 2018JenGalaxy4 Christian Book ReviewsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"You have nothing if you don't have God." ~Joy Miller
Sewn With Joy focuses on the story the middle Miller daughter, Joy - a seamstress, quilter and devout Amish young lady - and the unique path she took on her mission to honor God.
This was definitely the most layered storyline of the series. I loved the English (non Amish) influence and characters. Both Joy and her English friend, Alicia, had a lot to struggle with over the course of the story. We also see the point of view of Matthew, Joy's intended, and how he copes with the situations as they unfold.
As in the other two books, all of the characters were down to earth and just plain real. This book was hard for me to put down!
I hope this isn't the last in the series - there are two more Miller daughters, after all - but if it is, the series ended on a very high note. :) They were delightful to read!!
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Love this series!March 20, 2017KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I adore this series and I sure hope that there are more novels to come because there are still two Miller sisters who need to have their stories told. No worries if you haven't read the first two books in The Pinecraft Pie Shop series -- this reads well as a standalone though, of course, there are carry over characters that I was thrilled to get reacquainted with. Like seventy-year old quilt shop owner, Elizabeth who contributes snippets of simple wisdom that rocked my world. Like this: "If God brings me a person who needs a taste of God's Word, I'm not going to send them away hungry." (p 210) She's such a source of strength to Joy as her carefully ordered world spins out of control in unexpected ways.
Life is good for Joy. She's working at a job she loves, enjoying the excitement of the pending weddings of her two sisters, and it looks like she will be following in their footsteps as her courtship with the Bishop's son progresses. Joy knows exactly what each day will bring...until the film crew rolls into town and she somehow ends up in the middle of a hotly debated controversy among the close-knit Pinecraft Amish community.
What follows is a captivating look at community, the intricacies of human nature and how living ones faith affects it all. This story is chock-full of inspirational wisdom -- so many great quotes that I had to stop reading and take notes. Like when Joy tells Englischer friends, "God's Word is often called a light, and sometimes when light shines into places that have been dark awhile, it's hard to face what's hidden there." (p.217)
A delectable companion to Made With Love and Planted With Hope and like the first two books, this one includes some authentic Amish recipes interspersed throughout the story.
tammycookblogsbooks5 Stars Out Of 5I liked this story because of both the Amish and the English charactersJanuary 19, 2017tammycookblogsbooksQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In this book the authors touch on heartbreaking issues that are very real to many people. The theme of this story is following your heart to where God is leading you. I liked this story because of both the Amish and the English characters' storylines. Catching up with the series previous books' characters was fun too. The recipes included with the story all sound delicious to make. I recommend checking out this novel and the other books in the series. If you've never read about Pinecraft, you will feel you have visited there after reading books in the Pinecraft Pie Shop series. I was provided a complimentary review copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.
The Avid ReaderDunedin, FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Heartwarming novel with inspiring ending!September 22, 2016The Avid ReaderDunedin, FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Sewn with Joy by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore is the third book in The Pinecraft Pie Shop series. Joy Miller lives in Pinecraft, Florida (eight square blocks in Sarasota, Florida) with her family. Joy works at the local quilt shop and is also a seamstress. She makes items that are sold in local shops (aprons for Lovinas pie shop). Joy has been seeing Matthew Slagel, the bishops son. Matthew is very picky and opinionated (wants things done a certain way). Then a television company comes to town to film a show based on the Amish. Joy notices them driving around one night, and they seem to be lost. She goes outside to provide them with directions. The Bishop decides that no one in the community will associate with the television crew. Then a large order is placed at the quilt shop (Joy gets a percentage of the sale). Joy goes to deliver the quilts and sees some glaring problems with the costumes being used in the production. Joy is asked to sew the costumes for the cast. Joy sees the extra income as a way to help pay for her fathers experimental medical treatments. They are costly and the family needs every cent. Then Joy is asked to become a consultant on the show. Joy debates taking the job, but she feels that God is directing her to help these people. Joy feels that she is there to help direct them towards God. The downside is Matthew is upset with Joy and does not understand her decisions. Can Joy make Matthew understand her choices? Will Joys work make a difference in the lives of the cast and crew of the production? Read Sewn with Joy to find out!
Sewn with Joy is my favorite book in the series. I liked Joy and her determination. She knew what she was doing was going against the Bishop, but she felt compelled to help these people (God was telling her to help them). How many of us follow our instincts or do what we feel is right? The novel is well-written and has a good pace that makes it easy to read. There is the predictable romance (of course). We also get to catch up with the characters from the first two books in The Pinecraft Pie Shop series who are planning a double wedding (Hope, Lovina and their fiances). While Sewn with Joy is the third book in the series, it can be read alone. The author does a good job of bringing the reader up to date on the Miller family. I give Sewn with Joy 4 out of 5 stars (which mean I liked it). I found the ending to be especially heartwarming and uplifting. I hope there will be more books in The Pinecraft Pie Shop series.
I received a complimentary copy of Sewn with Joy in exchange for an honest review. The comments and opinions expressed are my own.
joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Sewn with JESUSSeptember 22, 2016joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 5This is a touching, love that is endless, and courageous. Joy was a devout CHRISTian, and she is very instinctual when it comes to the spreading of the WORD. She spreads the WAY(JESUS). Those around her stand up and listen. She may not always speak her faith she may just show it. Joy is Amish and is courting Matthew, but when a Production crew comes through town they want to hire, she is the one they hire. In her time of her time with them she spreads the Good News. Matthew is kind of worried of being second fiddle. Joy is able to move on with them and what happens is......you have to read the book to find out with the production crew, will they finish the video, will Joy go, who gets saved, what happens with her and Matt, and what happens to Joy? GO BUY it is worth every Penney. I was given this book for an honest review.