by Cindy Woodsmall

September 2007
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7293-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Waterbrook Press
Trade Paperback

Hannah Lapp was forced to leave her home and family through no fault of her own. Hannah would rather leave her home than to admit to the elders she was soiled. She was forced to lose her innocence. She finds refuge with her Aunt Zabeth in Ohio, she too is a outcast of the Amish faith. While there Hannah’s faith and personal strength will help her through this ordeal.

The circumstances of Hannah’s disappearance is creating problems with her family and friends.

Her father is refusing to look for her, he cannot understand how someone could do this to a Amish person, he blames Hannah for what happened, even though he knows in his heart he shouldn’t. Hannah’s sister is struggling with her guilt to the point it is making her unstable, she does not believe Hannah‘s baby did not live, she is convinced everyone is hiding the baby from her.. Paul Waddell, Hannah’s former fiancé is struggling with his regrets of his betrayal of her trust, he does not want to believe Hannah was the one who brought shame onto community, but with the information he has been told who is he going to believe.

Everyone affected by what happened are now forced to deal with their initial reactions. Faith will need to be stronger than ever to see everyone through the tough times ahead.

Woodsmalls second book in the Sisters of the Quilt series continues the story of Hannah Lapp. Keep the tissues nearby. The story of Hannah will tug hard at the heartstrings . The reader will find themselves cheering Hannah on through her ordeals. Bravo!!

Reviewed in August 2007 by Pat.

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