The Amish of Summer Grove Series
SUMMARY: 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 wit 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. Will she sow seeds of unrest and rebellion in the entire family?
Meanwhile, Skyler 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 closer to His heart.
Gathering the Threads is the third and final novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.
REVIEW: Cindy Woodsmall does a phenomenal job bringing an end to Ariana and Skylar's stories and all the intricacies involved with these families. There were times when I wondered what choices Ariana would make and how it would play out. When I thought I might have it figured out, the author would throw something else in play to change my thinking. Skylar was a hard one to love all throughout the series. Her animosity towards the parents that raised her, her biological parents and Ariana was exhausting. But, I love how she grew as a woman, when she let God work in her heart and learned from those around her to become a better person. Ariana also had some difficult choices to make. The decisions she made were ones that causes her some pain but I love how they were perfect for her.
This is an amazing series. The books must be read in order as each one builds on the previous story. The details that the author goes into were difficult to follow at times because there were so many moving parts but all were very important to the end game and makes for a fantastic read. I highly recommend this series.
This book was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah for review without any compensation.
Cindy Woodsmall is the New York Times and CBA best-selling author of early twenty works of fiction and non-fiction with more than a million copies sold. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured in national media outlets such as ABC's Nightline, the Wall Street Journal, and a National Geographic documentary on Amish life. Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains.