Sisters of the Quilt is a compilation of three novels by Cindy Woodsmall. When the Heart Cries begins the story of Old Order Amish teen Hannah Lapp. She has fallen in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell who has proposed to her. However she has kept their relationship a secret knowing that their relationship will not be accepted by her family and community. One night Hannah is attacked by a stranger and her life changes forever.
In When the Morning Comes Hannah’s story continues as she flees to Ohio in search of her shunned Aunt Zabeth. She meets Dr. Lehman and begins her life in the Englischer world studying to be a nurse. She also meets Martin Palmer and they become close friends.
When the Soul Mends is the final book in the series. Hannah’s sister Sarah calls and begs her to return to Owl’s Perch. Hannah must work with Paul Waddell to help Sarah’s mental health. She also has to deal with the events and people that led her to leave her home and flee to Ohio. In the end she must choose between Paul and Martin which also means choosing between Plain life and English life.
I have never been particularly interested in Amish stories. Something about this series made me curious to read it and I am glad I did. The characters and the story were captivating and I could not put it down. The story is not only about Hannah but her family and friends in Pennsylvania and Ohio and how their lives interconnect. I will be looking for more books by this author.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.