Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hope Crossing

Hope Crossing (The Complete Ada’s House Trilogy) by Cindy Woodsmall is a wonderful book.  It contains three books in one.  The books are The Hope of Refuge, The bridge of Peace, and The Harvest of Grace.  It is nice to have all three books in one book and to read them one after the other.  Cara is an Englisher (as the Amish call us), single mother, and has a stalker.  Cara keeps moving to avoid Mike who has been stalking and threatening her for years.  Mike has found Cara again so she decides to leave immediately.  One of the few items she has from her childhood is her mother’s journal.  Cara discovers the name of a town hidden in the book.  It is Dry Lake, Pennsylvania.  Cara takes her daughter Lori and the little money they have left and heads to Dry Lake.   It is there that they discover a different way of life – The Amish Way.  She stumbles upon an Old Order Amish community.  Cara also finds an old friend, Ephraim Mast, memories that she forgot, and she finds family that she did not know existed.  We also have Deborah, Ephraim’s sister, is engaged to marry Mahlon Stolzfus.  Deborah has been in love with him since she was a young girl.  In the first book we get to know more about Cara, Ephraim, Mahlon, and Deborah.

The second book, The Bridge of Peace, deals with Lena Kauffman, a local Amish schoolteacher, and Grey Graber, woodworker.  It also continues the story of Cara, Ephraim, Deborah, and Mahlon.  The Harvest of Grace, the third story, continues the story of all the characters and adds Sylvia and Aaron. 

I found Hope Crossing just a lovely book.  I am a fan of Cindy Woodsmall’s work and reading this book was just a delight.  It is the type of book that when you finish you give a little sigh and have a smile on your face.  I hope you will read Hope Crossing and enjoy it as much as I did.  

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

Thank you for visiting!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year's Eve!  May you have a wonderful 2015 and that you read many delightful books!


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