- File Size: 3706 KB
- Print Length: 1040 pages
- Publisher: WaterBrook Press (November 4, 2014)
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00L6YJZV4
My take on this book:
I think Cindy Woodsmall is easily one of my favorite authors. She creates real life issues that could really be about anyone, it's just that she has those problems happening to Amish characters. Each of her stories always completely pull me in and make me feel like I have actually become a part of the community in which she writes about. I was excited to re read the stories in Hope Crossing, because honestly I read each one as they were released as individual books, but it was great to have the entire series in one cover, making it easy to continue the stories of the characters that appear in each book. The opening story is The Hope of Refuge and really the title is perfect because we have Cara a single mother who entire focus is staying one step ahead of her stalker, she hates that she has to uproot her daughter every few months but it is the only way she can keep her safe, it turns out that Cara remembers only snippets of her life before she was eight years old, but those snippets and the name of a place called Dry Creek has her hoping that she might have found a safe place at last. When she gets there she not only does she start to get her memories back, but she also reconnect with an old friend meets an old friend, Ephraim Mast. The Bridge of Peace continues the saga but two new main characters are thrown into the mix.The third book The Harvest of Grace continues the story with two new characters while also allowing readers to reconnect with previous characters. A great trilogy that allows readers a real look at the Amish way of life while providing exciting life stories that make you feel like you are moving on from old friends when the series finishes!
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.