Monday, February 23, 2015

HOPE AND GRACE





Always ready to read one of Cindy Woodsmall's books and to get three for the price of one was impossible to pass up.

Cindy writes about the Amish in with an understanding few have due to having a close friend who is Amish. There is no patronizing, no denigrating, no glossing over. She is real, honest and has the ability to draw you into the characters and their lives.

'These three novels follow five couples of the Amish district of Dry Lake.  One of the couples, Cara, is a woman whose mother was Amish and married an Englischer so she was raised in the outside world. Deborah is sister to the Amish man Cara comes to love, her fiance leaves for the Englischer word and she finds love again. Lena has a birthmark that she has let define her who has long loved her best friend. He is unaware has married another. Ada is Deborah's ex-fiance's mother who is in love with Lena's father. Sylvia is from another district, comes to live in Dry Lake and falls in love with a troubled young man.

Does these five couples find a way to each other? Can they adhere to the Amish traditions and get the approval of the Bishop?

I loved the series and was really pleased that I was able to read all of them consecutively and once. I highly recommend HOPE CROSSING and have to say Cindy Woodsmall has become one of my favorite authors.

I received this book free for an honest review from WaterBrook publishing.

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