Friday, July 22, 2011

Book Review: Sisters of the Quilt Books 1&2

Sisters of the Quilt: The Complete TrilogySisters of the Quilt: The Complete Trilogy by Cindy Woodsmall

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read books 1 and 2 from the trilogy in my personal collection and read the full edition of book 3 (reviewed separately) that I received from Waterbrook Multnomah for the purpose of review.

This trilogy is the story of an Amish Girl named Hannah Lapp. Hannah faces a series of traumatic and life changing events in her life. After the first horrific event, Hannah turns to her parents for help. At first, they recognize the horror of the situation and do everything they can to protect their daughter. When the Elders become involved, their view changes and even Hannah's friends cannot help her. Over the next several months more and more comes to light and Hannah is left feeling all alone. In one final attempt to save her sanity, Hannah runs away to a long lost Aunt. Her aunt helps her overcome the trauma of the last year and helps her find herself outside of the Amish faith and Order.

Hannah's story is one of triumph over tragedy. It's heartwarming and encouraging to those who have faced trials in their life. The only issue I had with this series is that it's like so many other Amish stories that I read. They girls grow up and live to "escape" the faith. I would have liked to have seen some fresh views and storylines. Even so, it was a nice read with a solid storyline.

Love and Blessings!

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