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October 30, 2014

WHEN THE SOUL MENDS by Cindy Woodsmall

Returning to the home she fled in disgrace,
 will Hannah find healing for wounds of the past?

Product Details

Sisters of the Quilt Series
Book Three
Cindy Woodsmall

(from Amazon)
 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?

When the Soul Mends is the third and final book in the Sisters of the Quilt series.

  • Series: Sisters of the Quilt (Book 3), Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press; Reissue edition (September 9, 2014)
  • Language: English, ISBN-10: 1601427123, ISBN-13: 978-1601427120
 An old order Amish young woman, Hannah, left her home after her fiance, Paul absolutely refused to hear her side of the story.  She left in shame.  She was pregnant unexpectedly.   She gave birth and was told to leave her father's home.She looked up an Aunt who had also been banned and shunned and went to find her.Hannah found her and moved in with her aunt.  She loved her immediately.  She met Martin through her aunt. He was an Englisher with lots of money and responsibility of taking care of his sister's two children.    Hannah's aunt become ill and Hannah nursed her through sickness and death.  She and Martin fell in love.  There was an old Doctor in town that made friends with her nursed her through her difficult pregnancy, gave her a job and a will to follow her dream of becoming a nurse. The author wrote her usual warm tale of love and helping others.  She helped with the sick and dying and dealt with her shunning from her town.  They considered her living with the Englisch now.  Even though Hannah was shunned, she still loved her family with the faith that God gave her.  The author puts faith in the story without over doing it.  Hannah goes through times where she feels she doesn't belong and it takes her faith to bring her through.  A wonderful book.  Faith can make you strong even though you are hurting.  You just have to believe.

I was given a complimentary copy of WHEN THE SOUL MENDS from the author, Cindy Woodsmall and Blogging for Books for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.  

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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