Tuesday, November 20, 2007

When The Morning Comes by Cindy Woodsmall

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Did I mention that I don't care for stories about the Amish?

I did?

Well, scratch that thought...Cindy Woodsmall has a way of writing that grabs me from page one and keeps me up into the wee hours of the morning.

Think of her stories like this..."Plain Days of Our Amish Lives"! And that's a GOOD thing!

"When the Morning Comes" continues the story of Hannah Lapp and Paul Waddell; she is Old Amish, and he is Mennonite. Keeping their forbidden love a secret, tragedy hits in the first novel and the fallout is featured in this powerful sequel.

Without giving away too much of the plot, these are the questions that remain: Will Paul find Hannah? Will Matthew pay a high price in his relationship with Elle for helping Hannah in time of great need?

Can Luke overcome his feelings of regret to make a life with Mary...and can Mary overcome her feelings of guilt to allow him to marry her? Is Sarah losing it, or is more going on than others are aware of?

From Owl's Perch, Pennsylvania to somewhere in Ohio, the story covers several years and many changes. This glimpse into the Old Amish world is both fascinating and frustrating. I understand wanting to hold on to what is familiar and shun the new, but for the sake of grace...these people drove me NUTS!

Still, I just couldn't help but feel for the entire community as they struggled with the things that went on among their younger generation...well, maybe except for the bishop...he kinda kicked the ball down that slippery hill!

I'm giving "When The Morning Comes" five out of five bookmarks, with a stethoscope as a charm...when you read this one, you'll know why! Read my review of "When The Heart Cries" here.

I've fallen in love with this series, and now I want to give you a chance to fall in love as well. So, leave your name and a way to get in touch in my comments, and I'll pick a winner for this TWO BOOK SET on November 30th!

Happy Reading!



Barbara H. said...

If I can enter even though I juts won something recently, please enter me!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

L said...

These books look great :). I'd like to stay up until the wee hours of the morning reading them too.

NeedANap2 said...

Please enter me too!

Nise' said...

You just may talk me into reading this type of story.

Karen said...

I LOVE Amish books, count me in!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Laura K said...

I have visited Amish communities and years ago I read a Silhouette book that featured an Amish girl. These sound very interesting. Please count me in! Thanks and have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I've enjoyed Amish-themed books by other authors and would love to try these.

As Barbara H. said, I've won something recently, so I totally understand if I'm not able to enter this one. On the off chance I am, please add my name to the hat! :)

Have a wonderful day!

windycindy said...

Hello, I live near an Amish Community. I would love to win these books and read them! Please enter me in your wonderful contest. Thanks, Cindi

lev53211 said...

please enter me!

Angela said...

Oh Deena you know I want one :)

I'll blog ya too as always :

Anonymous said...

This was a great book!!! (don't add me in the giveaway as I have it)/

blogged ya: http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/11/wednesday-edition-of-contests-galore_21.html

Kim said...

I left a message on the other post, but I don't want to miss the opportunity! I loved the first book and would love to win the set!


JewelsHud said...

These look really great. I try to squeeze in reading when I get a moment away from a 2 year old.


CherryBlossomMJ said...

oh please do enter me. cherryblossom[at]gmail[dot]com

Delete said...

Whew! I squeezed in here at the last moment. I was afraid I was too late :)