Friday, February 3, 2012

Sisters of the Quilt - book review

Sisters of the Quilt Trilogy
by Cindy Woodsmall
*Due to reviewing the whole trilogy the reviews on the second and third book may give away more information that you want if you are planning on reading the books. Keep this in mind*

When the Heart Cries
"Her life among Old Order Amish community brutally interrupted, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp faces questions neither family, nor fiance, nor even faith can easily answer."
     This was my second time reading a book by Cindy Woodsmall and I was not let down! There are so many twists and turns. You find your self asking what else could possibly happen? So much happens in the first book, you meet the main families, you fall in love, and you learn, if you didn't already know how the Amish handle certain situations. Cindy leaves you wanting more at the end of this book.

When the Morning Comes
"Rejected by those she loves, Hannah Lapp leaves her Amish community and seeks refuge in the world outside, leaving her family and friends to wrestle with the painful truths that emerge in the wake of her disappearance. As she struggles to find her place in the confusing Englischer world, her community deals with the turbulent aftermath of her departure."
     Through the second book in this trilogy you struggle with Hannah to understand where her family, friends, and fiance were coming from. How could they think these things? How could they not believe her, trust her? Through the second book I got angry, smiled, and laughed out loud. Hannah is just as strong minded as ever only is just learning how to voice her opinions. And if you thought the first book left you with a cliff hanger, oh goodness, this one is so much worse! I was quite thankful to have the third book just a few pages away!

When the Soul Mends
"Hoping to help her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community she fled in disgrace more than two years earlier. When hidden truths are revealed about her former fiance, she must choose whether to return to the Plain life or to the Englischer man who adores her in this captivating conclusion."
     What to do? What to do? In the beginning of the second book I remember thinking 'No! You love Paul!' then I came around to loving Martin too. I found myself torn between the two just as Hannah did. Though this book brought tears to my eyes, many a times, it was by far my favorite of the trilogy. We caught a glimpse of the Hannah who was building herself in the second book but we learn who she is in the third book. We learn how deep those family and community ties run, despite all that has been said or done. I loved this series and definitely suggest it to my friends to read!

* I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review *

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