Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hope Crossing by Cindy Woodsmall Book Review



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This three-in-one collection includes the entirety of the best-selling Ada’s House trilogy. Hope Crossing…where Ada’s House stands as a haven for weary souls looking for kindness, faith, and second chances.
 
The Hope of Refuge
Two very different women are pulled by their strongest desires. Deborah Mast joined the Amish church and longs to marry her fiancé, but he is changing. Cara Moore is forced to look into a life that was meant to be hers. Will Ada’s House help them realize their hearts’ desires or will it force them to accept what life has done to each of them?

The Bridge of Peace
Living out her passion for teaching, Lena Kauffman’s work is suddenly interrupted by a series of pranks and accidents targeted toward her and her students. When tragedy strikes her dear friend Grey Graber’s family on school property, the school board begins to blame her for the trouble. As grief and confusion take their toll on Grey and Lena’s friendship, they are both forced to face a new reality that may offer the peace and love they each long for.

The Harvest of Grace
Fleeing a terrible mistake, Sylvia Fisher dedicates herself to saving the failing Blank farm. When prodigal son Aaron returns, he is surprised by this unusual farmhand who opposes all his plans. Will Aaron and Sylvia’s unflinching efforts toward opposite futures mask the bigger picture—a path to forgiveness, grace, and the promise of love?
 
Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the Foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family

My Thoughts:

I have enjoyed Cindy Woodsmall’s books and the wonderful heartfelt characters that she creates in her books. Her style varies from every series. All of these books amazing stories and they are wrapped up in one book!   
  
The Hope of Refuge

I loved the different setting for an Amish novel. Cara was a character with lots of personality and yet lots of flaws. Her and her daughter just tug on your heart from the get go of the story.

Ephraim is a man of God choosing to listen to God instead of the man- made rules that are getting him in a lot of trouble with his community. Truly a story of hope, repentance, love, following God at all cost.

The Bridge of Peace

Leana has come to the conclusion that she is going to be an “old maid”. She is content with her life as an Amish Schoolteacher. She has a wonderful personality that shines.

This is probably one of the more drastic Amish book and it does have some ugly sinister events in the story. I love a mystery and was surprised with the content of this story.

The Harvest of Grace

What a wonderful book. I enjoyed this story of redemption. It was fun watching the characters grow. I love it when books mention characters from other stories in the series and other series. It sounds like this will be the last book in this series. Too bad I would love to have Sylvia and Aarons life played out in a new novel.

Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book from Blogging for Books- Waterbrook for free in order to write this review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and were not subject to editing from the publisher.


Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book from Blogging for Books- Waterbrook for free in order to write this review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and were not subject to editing from the publisher.

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