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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Book Review and Giveaway: When the Morning Comes by Cindy Woodsmall

This is another emotional story with engaging life journey.
When the Morning Comes, Sisters of the Quilt Series #2
by Cindy Woodsmall
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File Size: 1628 KB
Print Length: 338 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook (May 20, 2008)
ASIN: B0019O6J2O
Genre: Amish, Romance
My Rating: 4.5 of 5.0

Product Description
Her relationship with fiance Paul Waddell in tatters, Hannah Lapp has fled her secluded Old Order Amish community in hopes of finding a new home in Ohio with her shunned aunt. Hampered by limited education and hiding her true identity, Hannah struggles to navigate the confusing world of the Englischers. When the Morning Comes is a continuation of the lives of dearly loved characters from the best-selling novel and 2007 ECPA Finalist When the Heart Cries.

Hannah was facing rumors and ostracism by her Amish community. Dismayed by the refusal of her parents and friends to support her, Hannah left home seeking support and refuge with her shunned aunt in Ohio.

Hannah is a brave young woman to face a new town alone. She is blessed to find a friendly man to help her hunt for her Aunt. She is also looking for work but soon learns that having only an 8th grade education limits her options. A traumatic event leads to a serendipitous result.

Back home Paul continues to hope that Hannah will return in time. He decides to carry on with his studies and work opportunity while waiting. Also at home, Hannah’s sister Sarah is still struggling with what happened to Hannah and her leaving. Several neighbors find Sarah wondering in strange places but her father won’t acknowledge that she is having trouble.

This second story follows issues at home with Hannah’s brother, Luke, and his intended, Mary. Hannah’s good friend Matthew, who helped her get away is also having difficulties with his love interest.

Hannah is a lovely character and I am enjoying her growth journey There are several new characters who add to the tension and romantic entanglements. There is a bit more faith discussion in this book, which is fine by me. I recommend reading the books in order. I am looking forward to reading the final book in the trilogy.

Source: 2016 for Ladies Book Club. This qualifies for 2018 TBR and March Take Control Challenges.
My Review of Book 1: When the Heart Cries by Cindy Woodsmall; rating 4.5 (Giveaway ends 5/17.)

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  1. Great review. This sounds like an interesting story and I have added it to my list to get. Cindy Woodsmall has real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families which enrich her novels with authenticity. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings about this story with us.

  2. I am looking forward to reading the first one when it arrives from the library. It is good to hear you enjoyed this second one. It was the quilt aspect that drew me in initially.


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