The first book of Cindy Woodsmall made me NOT want to miss this second book. As soon as it was available I rushed over to BORDERS and got my fresh, new copy. I am reading it now, and am not disappointed. Isn't the cover beautiful? But inside it's also very good. I'll complete my review when I'm done with the book.
I was disappointed that this book's conclusion was up in the air! But I did read and savor every word. It's a grand book, and I love the characters. Can't wait to read the conclusion (?) in book three. Amazing that this author is a new one. She really writes well.
I am anxious to read the third and final book in the series, "Sisters of the Quilt". Cindy researched the Old Order Amish well, and incorporated so many of their traditions, and values into the book. I read this book quickly, and was sorry when I was finished. If you enjoy reading Amish literature from Wanda Brunstetter, or Beverly Lewis, you will not be disappointed by Cindy Woodsmall either.
TALK ABOUT A CLIFF HANGER! Dudette, you can not just leave me hanging like this, I don't know how I'm suppose to make it to September! Ugh!
This book was really great, better than the first, and I really enjoyed that one. There is real issues that are tough on life and hard, but there is goodness. There are more characters to fall in love with in this book and the personalities are so real and so great, that you do not know who to love more as a reader and feel just as confused as the character and then realize the things that you know that she/he doesn't and your heart breaks for them, but you still do not know which would be better! I could not read this book fast enough to find out what happens and each part is really unexpected and fascinating. I earnestly cannot wait for the next book!
In this book Hannah Lapp leave Pa and goes to Ohio in search for her Aunt Zabeth. In the process of finding her she find a new life and herself in the process. She starts to understand that the rape that happened to her in the first book and all that happened because of it was not her fault. I think that this book is a good book for anyone to read to help then understand themselves better. You also Get more in site in to Hannah's sister Sarah. It does not leave the people that you met in Pa out of this book you still get to see what is going on in their lives too.
I loved this book as well as her first one, "When The Heart Cries." I am anxious for the 3rd of the series!! One of the better series I have read.