Saturday, September 23, 2017

Gathering the Threads by Cindy Woodsmall Review

Finally back in the Old Order Amish world she loves,
Will Ariana’s new perspectives draw her family closer together—
or completely rip them apart?

After months away in the Englisch world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected apprehension as she reconciles all she’s learned from her biological parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community. Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help her navigate her new role amongst her people, Ariana’s Daed doesn’t understand why his sweet daughter is suddenly questioning his authority. What will happen if she sows seeds of unrest and rebellion in the entire family?  
Meanwhile, Skylar Nash has finally found her place among the large Brenneman family, but Ariana’s arrival threatens to unravel Skylar’s new identity—and her sobriety. Both Ariana and Skylar must discover the true cords that bind a family and community together and grasp tight the One who holds their authentic identities close to His heart. 

Gathering the Threads is the third and final novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.

My Review:
This is a heart wrenching tale of two children that were raised in separate worlds, and yet they are unsure where they belong. I have no idea where I would go. If I would stay with the family that raised me, or with my biological family? How would I know what God wanted from me? Especially as an Amish woman? How does she not question God and his plan? The author did a great job winding these questions and more into the story of family and faith. Definitely a book that I enjoyed. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy. All opinions are my own.

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