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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?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0736961348
ISBN-13: 9780736961349
Series: Pinecraft Pie Shop

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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 show—or his son's involvement with Joy. When he asks Matthew to stop seeing Joy, Matthew must make a decision—pursue happiness or follow the rules—unless 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.

Author Bio

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.

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  1. Dunedin, FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Heartwarming novel with inspiring ending!
    September 22, 2016
    The Avid Reader
    Dunedin, FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Sewn with Joy - eBook.
    Sewn 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.
  2. FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Sewn with JESUS
    September 22, 2016
    joyful334209
    FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This 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.
  3. Potosi, MO
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Complex story in Pinecraft
    September 10, 2016
    Pam Burke
    Potosi, MO
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Sewn with Joy is perhaps the most complex of the stories in The Pinecraft Pie Shop series by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore.

    The third of the Miller daughters, Joy, seems to have found the answer to one of her greatest dreams -- an outstanding young bishop's son who appears pleased to consider her for marriage. But life in the little Amish community of Pinecraft changes quickly when Englishers arrive to film a television show. Suddenly, Joy is very much involved in their business, and that fact seems to tear apart her dream to be a traditional wife and mother.

    This story involves a wide range of issues on the parts of both the Amish residents and English visitors in Pinecraft. The deep meaning of God's love and the mission of His people to share that love cause the lives of several to be turned topsy-turvy before finding the paths they are intended to follow.

    Although not as many as in the first book of the series, you will once again get the bonus of several delightful recipes throughout the story.

    For all fans of great Amish fiction, I highly recommend all three volumes in this Pinecraft Pie Shop series.
  4. Sterling, CO
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Joy to Read
    August 18, 2016
    beloved569
    Sterling, CO
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Loved it! When I selected this book to read I didn't even read the description as this was third in a series and I so enjoyed the first two. I was in no way disappointed. This was definitely on the list of hard to put down books. I was surprised in a very good way at the turns the book took. The characters were alive and the plot made you really think about what you would do while still being a good fiction book to relish. Another point of interest that drew me in further was how it dealt with the balance of the Amish people between staying separate to cling to their beliefs while reaching out to others with God's love.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    A truly joyful read!
    July 27, 2016
    sgreene01
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The third book in The Pinecraft Pie Series, by Trisha Goyer and Sherry Gore, finds us following another of the Miller sisters, Joy. She loves her Amish life and dreams of becoming a good Amish wife and mother. She and Matthew Slagel have been courting and have fallen in love.

    Joy works part-time in a Quilt Shop, and is a wonderful seamstress. When a lady comes to the shop and purchases six quilts and asks Joy to deliver them, Joy learns that she was part of a television crew who has come to Pinecrest, Florida to film a TV series portraying the Amish life. While doing the delivery, Joy sees the actors clothing isnt what the local Amish normally wear and makes a comment. The director hires Joy to sew Amish costumes for the actors.

    The Amish community, lead by Matthews father, the bishop, is very upset that the crew is there and everyone, including Matthew, is very upset, when they learn that Joy is working for the Englisch. Little do Matthew and the rest of the community know the real reason Joy is working this job. As she makes friends with the crew members, she feels Gods calling on her life to help them learn about God and His love.

    Will Joy continue to follow her feelings of doing Gods will, or will she follow the Amish communitys desires and Matthews insistence that she quit? Will her dream of a life with Matthew be torn apart, or will they be able to overcome this adversity?

    This is a great read that I would recommend to everyone. I couldnt put it down until I had read the entire book. It makes you think about the choices we make in our lives, how they affect others and most of all, how they affect our relationship with God.

    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, Harvest House, for my honest review.
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