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Hope Crossing, The Complete Ada's House Trilogy, by Cindy Woodsmall
The Hope of Refuge, is found in an Old Order community after Cars is harassed by a stalker.
The Bridge of Peace, teacher Lena deals with a rebellious student.
The Harvest of Grace, Sylvia Fisher and prodigal son Aaron Blank are at odds over selling his Daed's farm.
Number of Pages: 1040
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Ada's House
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The Hope of Refuge
Two very different women are pulled by their strongest desires. Deborah Mast joined the Amish church and longs to marry her fiancé, but he is changing. Cara Moore is forced to look into a life that was meant to be hers. Will Adas House help them realize their hearts desires or will it force them to accept what life has done to each of them?
The Bridge of Peace
Living out her passion for teaching, Lena Kauffmans work is suddenly interrupted by a series of pranks and accidents targeted toward her and her students. When tragedy strikes her dear friend Grey Grabers family on school property, the school board begins to blame her for the trouble. As grief and confusion take their toll on Grey and Lenas friendship, they are both forced to face a new reality that may offer the peace and love they each long for.
The Harvest of Grace
Fleeing a terrible mistake, Sylvia Fisher dedicates herself to saving the failing Blank farm. When prodigal son Aaron returns, he is surprised by this unusual farmhand who opposes all his plans. Will Aaron and Sylvias unflinching efforts toward opposite futures mask the bigger picturea path to forgiveness, grace, and the promise of love?
This three-in-one collection includes the entirety of the best-selling Adas House trilogy, now at a new low price!
Janet AlbertsonJohnstown, COAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Amish trilogy worth the readFebruary 20, 2015Janet AlbertsonJohnstown, COAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had reviewed Book Three in the Ada's House Series by Cindy Woodsmall in 2011, so I was glad for the opportunity to read "the rest of the story" in Hope's Crossing: the complete Ada's House trilogy, containing The Hope of Refuge, The Bridge of Peace, and The Harvest of Grace.
Book One was an introduction to the characters in an Amish community in Pennsylvania. All of the characters have some connection to Ada, a widow who mentors young women and starts a bakery business. Ada's only son has left the community suddenly, leaving his fiance, Deborah, without answers. Deborah's brother, Ephraim Mast befriends and rescues an outsider who has family roots in this community. Due to lies told about her mother, Cara Moore did not get to grow up Amish. When her young mother died and her father abandoned her, Cara was abused by the foster care system in New York. She ran away from that abuse and ended up being stalked by a "brother" from one of the foster homes. When her husband and protector died, she and her child had to keep running from the dangerous stalker. Through God's mercy, she found her way to Dry Lake where her mother's family still lived. Because she was a worldly outsider, everyone but Ephraim treated her with suspicion and distrust. Ephraim's befriending her led to his being shunned. He felt God directing him to show Christ to Cara, no matter what consequences he suffered.
Book Two continues Cara and Ephraim's story, but also focuses on the local Amish school teacher, Lena, who suffers from low self-esteem because of a prominent birthmark on her face. She cares deeply about her students, but sometimes bends the Amish rules to get help for them. She is on probation with the school board when a young man in the community decides she needs to be removed from her position. He plots, harasses, and escalates into sabotage to cause harm and even death, for which Lena gets blamed and loses her job. Lena goes through much pain, but continues to reach out and help others, while learning to accept the disfiguring birthmark without allowing it to define her.
The themes of forgiveness and restoration are prominent in Book Three. Sylvia Fisher has violated her own code of conduct. She feels no forgiveness from God, so she runs away to have a new life in another community. Keeping her guilt a secret, she buries herself in hard work. She comes into conflict with a man who has found forgiveness from God, but is trying desperately to receive forgiveness and restoration with his parents.
At the same time, Cara Moore, who has found safety and love among the Amish community, finds it difficult to "measure up" to the Amish requirements of learning Pennsylvania Dutch and being a submissive, quiet-spirited woman so she can marry Ephraim Mast. One requirement is that she forgives and has a relationship with her father who abandoned her when she was a child.
Cindy Woodsmall is an excellent writer. There are so many characters to meet in these books, and it really helped to read the trilogy through to be able to get to know all their connections and keep them straight. Along the way, I learned more about how the Amish community functions. Woodsmall has Amish advisers for each book, so that gives me confidence that she knows what she is writing.
Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this e-book for my Kindle free from the publisher through the Blogging for books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CRF, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Great Series!February 20, 2015ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The Hope of Refuge - I loved this story, until the end. Now, don't get me wrong. The end is exactly what I had hoped for. However, I found it to be very anti-climatic. I won't say why, because I don't want to give away the plot. The characters are truly amazing and well-written. I loved watching Cara learn to accept God in her life and the strength and faith of Ephriam when a long way in helping her. Deborah's heartache and feelings of abandonment tore me up, but I loved how the community rallied around her and Ada. As for the Amish community, this is the first time I've ever encountered an Amish district that I didn't immediately love. As the story progressed, I began to understand why they were the way they were, and I loved watching them change. Overall, this was a great story and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
The Bridge of Peace - As I began this story, I was hoping to see more of Deborah, Cara, and Ada. I wasn't disappointed! It really made up for my earlier disappointment. As with the first book in the series, the characters and plot are amazingly written and well-developed. Lena is a true role model for women. Even with her blemishes, she acts with grace, compassion, and quickly extends forgiveness and accepts corrections with grace. Grey is a godly man struggling with grief and acceptance. The adversary of the story made for an interesting take and really showed how a negative influence can taint a whole community. It was great watching the community "bridge" the peace they crave in God's time.
The Harvest of Grace -This was such a heartwarming and satisfying conclusion to a wonderful series. I loved Aaron and Sylvia's characters. Each character was dealing with some form of addiction and working to overcome it. That being said, the author does an excellent job of getting inside the mind of a former alcoholic and showcasing this terrible disease. I loved both of their determinations to find what God had for them, even when they struggled to embrace it. The author also provides satisfying conclusions to every story line started, and that I appreciate! The Amish community in Dry Lake came together in a heartwarming way to support their members and really endeared themselves to me. I really enjoyed this entire series, but I think this story was my favorite.
Join Ada and her friends at Ada's House as they journey to find a hope of refuge, a bridge of peace, and an abundant harvest of grace!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review.*
JanetTemple, TXGender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Great to Read Three in OneJanuary 22, 2015JanetTemple, TXGender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Im so glad I waited, well, unintentionally, to read the complete Adas House Trilogy by Cindy Woodsmall compiled into one book. Hope Crossing contains The Hope of Refuge, The Bridge of Peace, and The Harvest of Gracethree separate but connected stories. They build on each other in a unique and just-right way.
In The Hope of Refuge, readers meet Cara and Deborah and Ada. Their stories, especially Caras begin to unfold. The book ends on a satisfying note, but the story picks up again in The Bridge of Peace. In this book, however, we get to know Lena. Her story joins with the others; the community grows. In The Harvest of Grace, we meet Sylvia and read her story as the stories of the first four women continue to a perfect ending for all.
As in all of Woodsmalls books, her characters experience some seriously intense moments which can cause high anxiety in the reader. Yet Woodsmall has a gift for gently turning each situation around, unexpectedly and at just the right time. Characters in this trilogy must deal with grief, addiction, homelessness, abandonment, abuse, stalkers, infidelity, birth defects, low self-esteem, and more. They must learn who they are, how to overcome their circumstances, trust in God, and how to forgive. Woodsmall also puts a strong emphasis on equality and teamwork among men and women. All of her characters are (or become) independent and strong, yet faithful contributors to their community.
Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers sent me a complimentary copy of Hope Crossing in exchange for this honest review. I enjoyed reading the trilogy and recommend it to Amish fiction fans.
Fitzysmom5 Stars Out Of 5Review from Rambles of a SAHMDecember 30, 2014FitzysmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5One of the biggest treats for a book lover is a big fat tome from an author you adore. I found that in Hope Crossing. It is the omnibus of the Ada's House Trilogy and it is fabulous! If you were able to resist the urge to read the trilogy as it came out you are in for a real delight. Now you can snuggle up with the whole thing without waiting for months on end to read the next installment.
Each story centers around the Old Order Amish community of Hope Crossing. The center of this community is Ada's House and it plays a pivotal point in each of the stories. While each story stands alone there is a thread of continuity that weaves the three novels together. Each book has different main characters but in the subsequent stories the main characters become background figures so you get a glimpse at what has been going on with them since you left them.
I absolutely adore Cindy Woodsmall's writing. She has a wonderful way of presenting unusual circumstances in the context of the Old Order Amish community. I'm always wondering just how she is going to bring about a resolution to such a sticky situation. After all of her novels so far I'm happy to say she's yet to disappoint.
If you or someone you love enjoys Amish fiction this would be the perfect addition to your/their library. The book is hefty, but it is a great bargain to get all three books in one!
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
cathyKansasAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Hope Crossing by Cindy WoodsmallDecember 30, 2014cathyKansasAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Hope Crossing by Cindy Woodsmall is the complete trilogy of the Ada's House series. Since it contains 3 full length novels it is a big though cost effective book. The first of the series finds Cara once again on the run from Mike who had been stalking her since before her marriage to Johnny. Every time she moved and changed jobs though Mike soon found her. Johnny had married her to protect her from Mike but he loved her and Cara had grown to love him. Johnny though died in an accident just shortly after Lori, their daughter was 2 years old. Cara's childhood was a blur after the death of her mother at a young age. Her dad had left her at the station with the mysterious words, "Stay here until Emma comes to get you". Cara hadn't moved until the authorities came and took her into foster care where she first came in contact with Mike until age 15 when she ran away and never looked back. Cara, back on the run from Mike, had gone to get Lori and run without even stopping by the apartment to get their clothes. Cara, once again in the station finds herself with feelings of Djvu takes over her mind. When had she been here before? She just couldn't remember. Lori started acting up and Cara gave her the journal that she had had since childhood to look at. Her mother had always told her never to write in this one space but she had filled in every other space with her writings. When Lori started writing in that space Cara noticed that an address started to come up in the indentions--Mast Road, Dry Lake, Pennsylvania. Along with hope filling her heart and plan started in her head. Cara took most all the money she had and bought tickets out of New York and to Pennsylvania as close as she could get to Dry Lake. This adventure would take her back to her mother's family in Pennsylvania back to her Amish roots.
The second novel The Bridge of Peace continues Cara's story but concentrates more on Cara's friend Lena Kauffman. Lena is a teacher in the Amish community in the one room 1-8 school. Lena has mostly bright eager to learn young students but one, Peter, is a 15 year old child that his parents insist that he go to school until he graduates 8th grade. Peter is always trying her patience and since she is already on probation since that incident last year Lena is concerned for her job and someone else is sneaking into the school and doing awful things--like the dead cat she found lying on her chair dripping blood from its slit throat. Why does someone have it in for her? What can she do to both keep her job and go back to enjoying life?
The 3rd novel continues the story already started with the previous two but concentrate on Sylvia Fisher who is eldest of a large family of girls. Her father has promised her the farm when she and Elam marry but she has asked Elam to wait until she is older and more ready. Elam quickly asks her 18 year old sister, Beckie, to marry him. Sylvia is devastated of course not only by Elam but most of all because of Beckie. This is the sister that she grew up with, loved and most of all helped her do her chores because she was lazy. Her father refuses to let her leave the home and so she stays until while helping the young family during a time of sickness Elam kisses her. Sylvia leaves home and gives up all her chances at her inheritance to live with the Blank family and help them run their dairy herd. Sylvia grows to love the family even Aaron the only son who has recently returned from rehab for his drinking problem. What she didn't figure on though was falling in love with Aaron.
I got this book and read it quickly though it is quite large,1026 pages large. Ms Woodsmall as always though tells a story as no one else can and easily holds the reader's interest. I would recommend this book for reading for anyone who loves Amish love stories.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.