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The Sisters of Sugarcreek by Cathy Liggett (Plus Giveaway)


I’ve lived in Ohio all my life. Well, almost all my life. There were those 5 years when my one true love married me and whisked me off to live in New York. But after our daughter was born, it only seemed natural to head back to our families in the Midwest. That’s where we’ve been ever since.

But I have to tell you, although Sugarcreek is only about 3½ hours from our home, I honestly never knew anything about the town. It wasn’t until a few years ago when I was invited there to speak to a group of women about my book Beaded Hope (which actually took place on the other side of the world in South Africa) that I made the trek up the highway for a visit.

Have you all been to Sugarcreek? I’d love to hear your impressions of the town and people. For me, during that initial visit to Sugarcreek, I definitely had a “feeling.” You know, that very special sort of feeling. The one where you feel completely comfortable and at home. <Sigh!> Like you could mess up whatever you have to say, and no one will judge you. Like you could take off your shoes and wiggle your toes, and no one would care. (Not that I did that, of course!)

Basically, I felt no pretense in the air in that little burg, and nothing that said hurry. No horns honking. No long lines of traffic. Most notable was the occasional Amish buggy, clip-clopping its way up Main Street…a sound so soothing it could lull you into a peaceful trance if you let it.

Added to the town’s charm were the groups of ladies I met who had invited me there to speak and sign books. Both English and Amish, they were so genuine and sweet I felt like I’d known them forever. I really, really, really didn’t want to leave those women or the place. From the moment I left Sugarcreek years ago, I wanted to go back!

So it isn’t any wonder that my latest book, The Sisters of Sugarcreek, is set in the quaint town, giving me the chance to do just that—return there again, both figuratively and literally.

If you’re up for a fictional visit to Sugarcreek, come meet The Sisters of Sugarcreek—Jessica, Liz, and Lydia—at Rose’s Knit One Quilt Too Cottage. They’re an unlikely trio brought together by unusual circumstances. But as I’ve learned—and as they learn too—sometimes our hardest times in life can bring us the most special and unexpected gifts!

Blessings to you all!

About The Sisters of Sugarcreek :

Many lives were changed the day a fire burned down Faith Community Church, devastating the small town of Sugarcreek, Ohio.

Now a young Amish widow, Lydia Gruber faces an uncertain future. Her husband, a craftsman and volunteer firefighter, always took care of everything, keeping her isolated from others in their community. Without anyone or any skills, how will she survive?

With the death of her beloved aunt Rose in the fire, single mom Jessica Holtz inherits Rose’s Knit One Quilt Too Cottage. Though determined to keep the shop open in her aunt’s memory, she doesn’t know the first thing about knitting and quilting and begins to see her aunt’s dream slip through her fingers.

When Liz Cannon lost her dear friend Rose, she also lost her partner in the Secret Stitches Society—the name they gave themselves while delivering gifts of hope to troubled folks in the dark of night. She’s also having problems of her own as the life she has rebuilt for herself begins to crumble again.

When Liz convinces Jessica to keep the Secret Stitches Society going, and they choose Lydia for their first mission, the three women cross paths and form an unlikely friendship in the aftermath of tragedy. As they walk together through triumph and heartbreak—through grief and new chances at love—they begin to discover that with friends by your side, a stitch of hope can be found anywhere.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Cathy! Destination Amish LOVES Sugarcreek. 😉 Readers, Cathy is giving ONE lucky person a chance to win a wonderful prize!

The GIVEAWAY includes:

-Signed hardcover copy of The Sisters of Sugarcreek
-Recipe cards from The Sisters of Sugarcreek Characters
-4 ft. Amish quilted table runner from Sugarcreek


To enter, leave a comment below. The winner will be selected at random and announced on Thursday, June 22nd!

*Giveaway starts today, Wednesday, June 14th and ends Wednesday, June 21st and is only open to US residents*

Cathy Liggett is the American Christian Fiction Writers’ prestigious Carol Award-winning author of Beaded Hope, her debut women’s fiction novel which was also nominated Best Inspirational Novel by Romantic Times’ Reviewers’ Choice Awards. Besides women’s fiction, she enjoys writing sweet romances. Cathy and her husband live in southwest Ohio and spend most of their free time walking and spoiling their boxer mix, Chaz. They are always happiest when their greatest blessings—their two grown children and most delightful son-in-law—are home for a stay. Visit her website at

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111 thoughts on “The Sisters of Sugarcreek by Cathy Liggett (Plus Giveaway)

  1. Would love to win a copy of this book and you have even added some fantastic bonuses! I love Amish books and this sounds like one that will pull at my heartstrings! Cathy is a new author for me so I’m really looking forward to reading her book. And, thank you so much for hosting this great giveaway.

  2. The Sisters of Sugarcreek sounds like a delightful book. I am so excited to have a chance to read an Amish book that sounds this great by a new to me author. The recipe cards and table runner are beautiful and would be a wonderful addition to my home. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  3. How wonderful would that be?! I miss Ohio! My parents moved South, married us girls off then they moved lol. Since I married a good ole Arkansas guy here I remain. Thank you for this opportunity!

  4. I would love to visit Sugarcreek sometime. But, I don’t think that is in my cards.
    I live only an hour away from Lancaster County Amish Country. I do visit there often.
    Your book sounds awesome! Thank you for a chance to enter this book giveaway.

  5. I would really like to read the Sisters of Sugarcreek. It sounds like a wonderful book and I would really like to win it. The other items would be an added bonus.

  6. My hubby, grandson and I visited the charming town of Sugarcreek two summers ago. Loved the museum and the cuckoo clock. We had a wonderful time in the Amish country of Ohio and hope to return. Awesome giveaway. Sounds like an interesting read. Thank you.

  7. I haven’t had the chance to visit Sugarcreek but it is on my bucket list. This sounds like a lovely story and I hope to read it soon! Thanks for this giveaway.
    cps1950 AT gmail DOT com

  8. I am always looking for new authors to read and when your book pop up on Amazon i put it in the cart wuick. I got my book a few days later so i took it on vacation to Holmes County. The perfect book to read in Amish country. I hope there will be more books SOON!

    1. I have never been to Sugarcreek, it sounds charming. I live about 2 1/2 hours from Lancaster County and try to visit at least once a year.
      Thank you for a chance to win such lovely prizes. Cathy Liggett, you are a new to-me-author, your book sounds wonderful. I share all my books with my 85 year-old mother (who lives next door), she loves Amish Christian fiction.
      Blessings, Tina

  9. I live in Ohio and my dream vacation is to visit all the Amish settlements here. I’ve read many AMISH books and they have helped me many times in my life 28th what I’ve read in them.

  10. I have a very special connection to Sugarcreek. My ancestors were the first Amish to settle in Sugarcreek 🙂 Have you been to visit the John S. Yoder Home?

  11. Wow what a lovely prize packet I haven’t read any of your books yet so a great start by winning! We are going to Amish country again this summer with my sister and bro in law …we went to Ohio….We love the peacefulness, calm, and serenity of the whole area. Enjoy also the quilt shops, yes my sister and I are quilters….the food and ALL…..Where is Sugarcreek compared to Millersburg? Holmes County?

  12. My favorite books to Read from the local Library are the Fiction books about the Amish… I have several Amish living on my road… So Please enter me in the Giveaway… Thank You.

  13. I would love to be given the chance to win the gifts that you are offering, such a please to learn an read a book from a new author. Thank you for this chance. If I win I will be so happy and if not I will still see about reading your books..

  14. I have never been to Sugarcreek as I live closer to Lancaster but I would love to visit the area one day. This book sounds wonderful and I love discovering new authors. The Amish table runner is beautiful.

  15. I’ve been to Sugarcreek twice and loved it. It’s so different from the Amish Country in Lancaster County that I visit quite frequently since it’s about 90 minutes from our home. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book, the recipe cards, and quilted runner.

  16. I’ve never been to Sugarcreek but when I read these books ,I feel as though I am !! I would love to win this giveaway . Thank You

  17. I didn’t even know Sugarcreek was a real place! How awesome! This series of books sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing the interview, excerpt & chance to win!

  18. I’ve never been personally to Sugarcreek, Ohio but I visit it each time I pick up and read the series, “Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries”.

  19. I would love to win a copy of your book. I have been to Sugar Creek twice and love it..their home made chess is sooooo good. There is not as much traffic there so you see more homes and families

  20. I keep begging my husband to visit Sugarcreek. One day soon, I hope to go. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. I love all things Amish, especially Amish Novels.

  21. I have been going to Sugarcreek for 25+ years!! We love the town and entire surrounding area. It’s always a pleasure being there enjoying the countryside and meeting the residents. Over the years the traffic and tourists has continually increased. I still love the area!!

  22. I’d just like to say “thanks” to Destination Amish for letting me post about “The Sisters of Sugarcreek.” I think this is such a pretty site!
    ALSO – thank you sooo much, ladies, for all of your comments. I really enjoyed reading them, and I think we have a lot in common. We either have loved going to Sugarcreek or want to go there sometime soon. 🙂 Good luck to everyone! You all sound so nice I wish I had 30 books to giveaway!!

  23. Lord willing, next year, we’ll be there. Meanwhile, one can’t get enough Amish stories. I only have two going now. Dreaming . . .

  24. Love the cover and just the title tells me it’s gonna be a great read. I’d love to visit another Amish area some day

  25. Your book about the ladies of Sugar Creek Ohio sounds inviting. Yes I’ve been there before. My husband and I attended a fan filled weekend there given by Wanda Brunstetter in 2014. We stayed at the Carlisle Inn in Sugar Creek. Very nice community and surrounding communities. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Would love to win.

  26. I am so excited to read this book. Amish books are my favorite to read. Please keep writing these great. Books. God bless you and your family…..

  27. I’d love to win this book. As a widow, I was immediately drawn when I read that word, and kept reading the post. I love Amish fiction. This is a new author to me. Thanks for the chance.

  28. I would love to read The Sisters of Sugar Creek!! The Amish books always has been and always will be my favor genre to read. It will also be a great addition to my Amish Books Collection as well. Thanks for the chance to win this great book!!

  29. I have never been to Sugarcreek, but I would really enjoy reading about it. I like reading Amish fiction and learning about the Amish way of life.

  30. I really enjoy reading Amish fiction books and am fascinated by their lifestyles and the ways they live. I would like to visit and Amish community someday. This giveaway sounds fun.

  31. I really enjoy visiting Sugarcreek and the surrounding area.
    There is so much to do and explore. Hope to pick up your book
    Cathy, I love Amish fiction.

  32. I love the Amish. When I lived in Ohio I studying the Amish. They a great way of living. I’ve read a lot of books on them and it’s a good story. I would love to read this book and get recipes.

  33. Love Sugarcreek, OH. Plan to be back there next Fall to meet up with our friends. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a blessed week.

  34. I love Amish stories! I have not read your books before but this one sounds wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win the book and all the other goodies. Hope I win??

  35. I like Sugarcreek, but Walnut Creek is my absolute favorite. Like to visit Berlin and Strasburg as well. We make day trips to Amish country every few months. It’s a relaxing way to spend the day.

  36. Thank You so much for the chance!!! Sugarcreek, OH sounds like it would be a really nice place to visit.

  37. I just love reading about the Amish in Sugar Creek Ohio, as I am more familiar with the Amish in Lancaster and Southern York County.
    Thak you for the opportunity to win this great prize package

  38. Last May I visited the Sugarcreek and Berlin area. I live close to Lancaster County in PA so I am familiar with the Pennsylvania Amish and enjoyed seeing this different view of Ohio Amish life. It truly is the way Cathy describes it. The countryside is peaceful as well as beautiful with rolling hills. The Amish were very friendly too. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  39. I love everything that has to do with the Amish. I have never been to Pennsylvania but if I ever get a chance I will be so excited to actually learn first hand about the culture & people. I appreciate this giveaway. Thanks!

  40. It’s an amazing feeling when we can return home where it all begsn and I’m sure your memories were brought to life as you wrote this book. I would love to win any of the wonderful prizes that you are offering in this giveaway and would cherish it, knowing it was Amish or Amish inspired. Thank you!☺

  41. Even though I love I Ohio, I have never been to Sugar Creek except. Through the Amish Fiction books. I would love to go there some day.

  42. I have never been to Sugarcreek but my truck driver husband has and he come back telling me how beautiful and peaceful it is. He also said that the people are friendly. I would love to win these special prizes, especially the book.

  43. I, too, visit the PA Dutch countryside and have never made it to Sugarcreek…not that I haven’t wanted to!!!! It’s on my bucket list. And I will make it someday.
    Thanks for the giveaway and letting me enter.

  44. Can’t wait to read this book! I love anything Amish and can’t get enough of reading books on this subject.

  45. I would love to visit Sugarcreek, OH! I would also love to win a copy of this book along with the other awesome bonuses! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  46. Yeah!! Another book from a great Author! Would love a chance to win! She writes beautifully! A visit to Sugarcreek sounds like it’s on the bucket list for sure!!! Thanks for a great opportunity to win!

  47. Sugar Creek looks like a wonderful place to visit. Hopefully, we can get up there sometime this summer. The Amish are so interesting and this book looks like a great read.

  48. Wow! I am ready to read your book! I am so into the Amish right now! I have been a fan of their lifestyle for awhile! I love their dedication and love to each other! I, like you love going to Sugarcreek! I feel at peace there, and the place takes me back to a time when you could trust your neighbors, and depend on them when we had a need. They make me want live as it was when I was a child! Now everyone is out for themselves in our world, but the Amish seem to have kept their lives the way we as a society had many years ago! Love, peace, fellowship! That’s what I love about the Amish!

  49. Growing up, Sugarcreek was a place my grandpa went frequently to talk to the Amish about horses. I was always curious about it. Then after reading The Sisters of Sugarcreek, I knew I needed visit. My husband and I took a quick side trip on our way to Cleveland and it was well worth the time! I would love to win this contest and add to my Cathy Liggett collection of books.

  50. I too have lived in Ohio all my life. I’m from Marysville. I left in 1982 and have missed Ohio since then.
    I have no immediate family left so I remained in Kentucky.
    Allergies here are horrible!
    I’m not happy here but ok at the same time.

  51. Hi, i would like to read this book it looks interesting. I love learning about the amish i find them to be very interesting. Please pic me i would love to win. God bless all.

  52. This looks like a very interested book to read. I have been reading Amish books for about 2 years now and have enjoyed everyone of them. Many authors are always coming out with new releases and I can not keep up.

  53. I have always admired the Amish. It is my dream to one day be able to go spend some time in a community. I love the way of life, the respect of what God gives us, and for others. The loving kinship! I would be ecstatic to win this. Sugarcreek definitely sounds like a place i want to go visit.

  54. We lived in Ohio 30 years ago, about an hour from Sugarcreek. I loved the rolling hills around that part of the state ,and always enjoyed our trips up there. I hope to get back that way again before long. Your book sound so lovely. Thank you for giving a copy away!

  55. Last summer I was on a road trip from Michigan through Niagara Falls Canada and then down to Ohio. I wanted to go to Sugarcreek but was convinced by an Amish woman that I met in Niagara Falls to go to Berlin instead. I really wish that I had gone with my first decision since I live in California and don’t know when I will make it back there again. I would truly love to win this wonderful gift. Blessings to you and to whoever wins this gift.

  56. I lived for a long while close to the Amish and love reading books about them! The title alone makes me want to read this one! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  57. My sister got me started reading about the Amish! These books are so refreshing and tells a lot on how the Amish are raised. So I would love a chance to win a new Amish book. Thanks

  58. My sister got me started reading about the Amish! These books are so refreshing and tells a lot on how the Amish are raised. So I would love a chance to win a new Amish book. Thanks

  59. I would love to go to Sugar Creek some day. Thank you so very much for the chance to win an autographed book from you.

  60. I would love to visit there.It sounds like a great place.I have been wanting to read Sisters of Sugarcreek.Thanks for a chance to win it.

  61. I recently discovered the Sugarcreek books and am in love with them!! I have read Sisters of Sugarcreek yet and would LOVE to win them!? <3

  62. Have been to Sugar Creek once but would love to go back now that I have read more about the community! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize package.

  63. The winner of Cathy’s awesome giveaway is Karen Santiago. Congratulations! Thanks for entering, everyone!

    1. Congratulations, Karen! And again, thank you all for entering and sharing your thoughts about Sugarcreek or your plans and wishes to visit there! Maybe we’ll bump into each other there someday . 🙂

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