Saturday, September 20, 2008

When The Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall


When I first found Cindy Woodsmall's novels, I was amazed at how much I enjoyed them. Not being a huge fan of Amish stories, I was hooked from the first chapter. That love for Cindy's writing has continued throughout the series to this third book and stunning conclusion.

We first met Hannah Lapp on the most tragic evening of her young life in "When the Heart Cries". Then, we traveled with her as she left her childhood home in the Old Amish Order and went to find healing from her deep hurt in "When the Morning Comes".

Now, Hannah has found healing and hope again...only trouble in Owl's Perch comes knocking on her door. She is forced to return and re-visit the past. Is she strong enough to face those who shunned her for wrong reasons?

Can Hannah find it in herself to forgive those who've misjudged, lied...and even betrayed her heart? And who will Hannah choose...the man who represents all she's gained...or the one who holds the key to all she's lost?

With heart and hope and a wonderfully balanced glimpse into the lives of the Old Amish Order and the Mennonite community, I am in love with "When the Soul Mends". I'm in love with Cindy Woodsmall's writing!

I'm giving "When The Soul Mends" five out of five bookmarks with a kapp as a tassel (no offense intended--I have high admiration for the Amish)...and I encourage you to take a chance on the "Sisters of the Quilt" series!

Happy Reading!


P.S. My apologies for posting an incomplete review...I was rushed to the ER last night. I'm doing better now:-)


Ruth said...

Yikes about the ER visit! Glad you're all right.

I live very close to Amish Country, but have never read any books about the Amish. I really should, because I find their way of life absolutely fascinating.

Holly said...

Wow, another author I need to try! These sound awesome.

I hope you're doing better today!

Lalycairn said...

Sorry you ended up in the ER. I hope you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Deena, you need to forget about this blog and just take care of yourself. I'm so sorry you had to go to the ER last night but I'm glad you're doing better.


wisteria said...

Deena, I'm sorry to here about your sudden ER visit. I'm glad you are doing better. The Soul Mends about the Amish sounds like a book to add on the pile. I lived close to Amish country in PA during elementary school. Their lifestyle intrigues me to this day. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Feel better. Wisteria