This 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.
Cindy 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.
I 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