Thursday, July 6, 2017

Gathering the Threads: A Novel (The Amish of Summer Grove) by Cindy Woodsmall

Book Description:  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. 

My Thoughts:  This is the third and final novel in the Summer Grove series.  AHH!  I hate when a great book or a wonderful series ends.  It's like the morning after Christmas.  A small grain of disappointment but, yet, a thrill of joy.
Gathering the Threads continues Araina's story.  I read Ties that Bind and Fraying at the Edge the first two books in this series.  And, yes, one needs to read the first two books so one can understand about Ariana and Quill.
Ariana has been away in the Englisch world and now she is back in the Old Order home.  It's a great time of mixed emotions for her.
Quill Sclabach is nice guy who helps Araina.  
Now remember Araina has been away from her Old Order family so when she questions her daed it doesn't go well.  The Old Order people see this has a rebellion.  Ariana should not asks questions.  We forget that English women have a lot of freedoms and we question, even direct our men and families. 
Then there's Skylar Nash.  Will Ariana be able to keep Skylar's past in     the past?
A great ending to a wonderful series!  

*This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah*

The first two books in this series:

  • Series: The Amish of Summer Grove (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook (August 15, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601427034
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601427038

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