Saturday, March 26, 2011

When The Soul Mends By Cindy Woodsmall ~ review

When the Soul Mends (Sisters of the Quilt, Book 3) Product Description

Returning to the home she fled in disgrace, will Hannah find healing for the wounds of the past?
After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood.
Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise. But almost immediately after her arrival in Owl’s Perch, the disapproval of those who ostracized her, including her headstrong father, reopens old wounds.
As Hannah is thrown together with former fiance Paul Waddell to work for her sister Sarah’s mental health, hidden truths surface about events during Hannah’s absence, and she faces an agonizing decision. Will she choose the Englischer world and the man who restored her hope, or will she heed the call to return to the Plain Life–and perhaps to her first love?

My take on this book:
"When The Soul Mends" is the third and final installment in Cindy Woodsmall's Sisters Of The Quilt series. In this book like the other two the author quickly grabs the readers attention and holds it until the final pages.

Hannah Lapp left her Amish community a few years ago after something terrible happened. She has found a place in the Englisher world with a job that she enjoys, she also has developed a relationship with wealthy Martin Palmer and the two children in his charge. When Hannah gets an unexpected call from her sister she drops everything to go home, but it is a bittersweet homecoming, because old wounds are opened. She finds her sister is suffering a mental breakdown, and the one person that can help Hannah with her sister is her former fiance Paul Waddell. Will those old feelings for Paul resurface, or will she return to her life with Martin? Will the truth finally be revealed about what happened to Hannah, and will she be accepted back into her community?
I found this series riveting, and while this is the third book in the series the author provides the reader with a list of characters at the beginning of the story so that you can read this book as a stand alone, although the series is so good that readers will want to pick up all three books!
Hannah is a strong character, and its easy to want the best for her, I liked the fact that the author shows us that life among the Amish is often far from perfect. I think Martin was such a nice man and a true gentleman! While the author throws in a few twists throughout this story she wraps it up nicely with a satisfying ending!

The publisher provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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