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As they work together for Sarah's sake, her feelings for Paul become too strong to ignore and Hannah's faced with choosing between the two men she loves--one an Englischer and one a Plain man. Free to follow her heart's desire, Hannah must discover her true desires and choose between the two vastly different worlds.
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 (inches)|
Series: Sisters of the Quilt
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 Owls Perch, the disapproval of those who ostracized her, including her headstrong father, reopens old wounds.
As Hannah is thrown together with former fiancé Paul Waddell to work for her sister Sarahs mental health, hidden truths surface about events during Hannahs 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 Lifeand perhaps to her first love?
When the Soul Mends is the third and final book in the Sisters of the Quilt series.
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 fiancé 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?
Susan Meissner, author of The Shape of Mercy
"A heartwarming tale of love and forgiveness, Cindy Woodsmalls novel, When the Soul Mends, offers believable characters and a page-turning plot in an Amish setting so real I could almost smell fresh-baked cinnamon rolls and hear the clip-clop of horses hooves. For a book that pulls you in from start to finish, this is a must read!"
Diann Hunt, author of For Better or For Worse
"Like the stitches on a well-loved quilt, love and faith hold together Cindy Woodsmall's When the Soul Mends, the brilliantly written third story in the Sisters of the Quilt series. With deft plotting and characters that seem to jump off the page, this novel offers the timeless truth that forgiveness is the balm which heals all wounds and a blanket for the soul."
Kathleen YBarbo, author of Beloved Castaway
Praise for the Sisters of the Quilt Series
"Woodsmalls fantastic second book in the Sisters of the Quilt series continues the story of Hannah Lapp. Keep the tissues nearby Hannahs tale will tug hard at the heartstrings. Readers will find themselves cheering Hannah on through her ordeals and hating to put the book down."
"Cindy Woodsmall writes real--real people, real conflicts, real emotions. When you open her book, you enter her world and live the story with the characters."
Kim Vogel Sawyer, author of Where Willows Grow and Waiting for Summers Return
"When Morning Comes is a fine rendering of struggle and joy that resonates long after the last words are read."
Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of the Change and Cherish Series, including A Tendering in the Storm
"Reaching deep into the heart of the reader, Cindy Woodsmall pens a beautifully lyrical story in her debut novel When the Heart Cries."
Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of Rekindled
"What a vibrant, strong, emotional story! When the Heart Cries will grip you and not let go, I promise. Highly recommended!"
Gayle Roper, author of Allahs Fire and the Seaside Seasons series
Shearon PiperAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Parallel of forgiveness and healingJune 14, 2017Shearon PiperAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0What a beautiful parallel of forgiveness and the healing it can bring, as God's word teaches.
I was blown away with this series, by first time writer, Smallwood. I so look fwd. to her next book, or series. A fresh, new talent.
illini5 Stars Out Of 5worth the cost...October 26, 2016illiniQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5can not beat the cost of the books. I was so happy with cost, ordering process, and shipping. got them very quickly.
alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Not to badApril 9, 2016alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This the 3rd book in the sisters of the quilt series.
Hannah Lapp is settling into her life among the English. Working at a local clinic and building a relationship with a new boyfriend she finally has begun to feel peace again. That is until a frantic call from her sister Sarah sends her rushing back home, knowing that when she arrives she will have to confront her past.
Hannah and Sarahs characters remained true throughout the entire series, I was grateful for that. So many time we see a character in the beginning that is completely different by the end of the series. I loved that Hannah remained true to herself.
Martian, her boyfriend/fianc on the other hand, whined every time that Hannah went to be with her family, saying that she says she has cut ties with the Amish so why does she need to back? It really annoyed me especially when he wouldnt listen to when Hannah tried to explain the way she was raised.
I loved the job that Hannah had, working in a medical clinic that works a lot with expectant women from among the local Amish community. Personally, I wished that the author would have included more of the into the story.
In this last book the author picks the story up almost where the 2nd book ends so we have very little time interruption. The writing was well done and there were a couple of humorous things that made me laugh out loud. But there was also dark themes that started with book one and continued through the entire series so there are not light reads by any stretch of the imagination.
Out of the three books, this was my least favorite, I think because I knew with some predictability how this would end, so there was really nothing to look forward to.
Overall it was a decent book and I will recommend the entire series with warnings about the subject matter.
MargotSouth AustraliaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Saved the best till lastOctober 31, 2015MargotSouth AustraliaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Cindy Woodsmall certainly saved the best till last in the Sisters of the Quilt series. Hannah Lapp has settled into Englischer life better than she'd ever hoped for. She has found a whole new family with Martin and his niece and nephew, who he now has custody of. She is successfully pursuing a career in nursing. She doesn't even realise how much she misses her old life and family until her disturbed sister Sarah calls her, desperate for help. Hannah travels back to the Old Order Amish community that shunned her and is reunited with her friends and family, with varying degrees of warmth and acceptance. Many misunderstandings are cleared up and forgiveness reigns to such a degree that an old romance is rekindled, leaving Hannah with some huge choices to make. You'll have to read it for yourself to find out which world, and which man, she chooses.
Boise Goat Lady RobinsonBoise, IDAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5God Leads HannahDecember 16, 2014Boise Goat Lady RobinsonBoise, IDAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I didn't realize until I started reading this novel, that I read Book I and II several years go. As I remembered the characters I was so glad I was going to read the conclusion of the dilemma between Hannah and Sarah, sisters, Paul her closest friend, Luke her brother, and Daed who never acted as if he believed in her or that what she had told him about a delicate yet horrid happening was true. Hannah was a young girl, pure in heart, but soiled as a teen. Sadly, she is given very poor advice that leaves her scarred and scared and she leaves her hometown. She is convinced she will never be accepted and that her friend will never really trust her. Her sister, Sarah, becomes emotionally sick, but no one understands what is wrong with her and she doesn't get help before she hurts herself and others. This is a story that takes many twists and turns, but these are what teach each of them about the wrongs that take place over a few years. Hannah separates herself from her community and her church for a period of time, but a love for others will bring her back to face her ghosts. Even though she thinks she has already found a new live in another city, Hannah will truly find herself again and the door will open where she left it almost shut. Restoration is sweet and she helps others while she is being shown the most important needs of all. A great story and I enjoyed it very much.
This book was supplied by Bloggin' For Books/WaterBrook for review and the opinions are my own. Mary Ann Young Robinson, Boise, ID