Sunday, November 30, 2014

Book Review

 Are you ready for a new stack of books?  Turns out that I had a few more in my stack that I had not gotten to yet, so I had some reading to do this week.  I actually have a few more to go through before the next update. 
 When the Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall, was given to me by the publisher, my opinions are my own.  If you enjoy Amish fiction then this is more of what you will love.  This is the third in a series following the life of Hannah Lapp.  Hannah has been through the ringer in life (read When the Heart Cries, and When the Morning Comes for more).  She is living in the English world finishing nursing school and helping to raise her boyfriend's niece and nephews when she hears from her sister that her friend Matthew and his brother David have been in a fire and are at the local hospital.  Her world is about to collide back into the Amish world again.  Being home again is painful, and healing all at once.  Now she has to make decisions about how she wants to live the rest of her life.  You can't go home again, or can you?
Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas, was given to me by the publisher, my opinions are my own. This is a novel set after the Great Depression in a small town.  Where most of the townspeople go to the same small church.  I think that it will make you think about both sin and forgiveness in new ways.  Both a "pillar in the church" and a woman scarred by her own sin, have to decided how to let things affect their lives and the way they treat other people.  In the end, it's a story of love and forgiveness and I really enjoyed it.  I haven't read any other books by Ms. Thomas, but I will be looking to read more of her work. 

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