Monday, September 7, 2015

Review: Ties That Bind by:Cindy Woodsmall

Ties that Bind (The Amish of Summer Grove)
About the Book:
In this first book in a new dramatic three-book series, The Amish of Summer Grove, an Old Order Amish young woman and an unsuspecting college student are on a collision course that neither could have foreseen.

Twenty-year-old twin Ariana loves her Old Order Amish family. Every dream of her future includes Old Order Amish life and her family. But one thing keeps her stomach in knots--she can't bring back the families that have left the Order during the middle of the night. 

Five years earlier, Quill, a man she had secret hopes of building a future with left during the night, taking her dearest girlfriend with him, and breaking Ariana's heart. When he mysteriously returns, she's determined to not allow him to take anyone else. Unfortunately, she soon learns she's no match for Quill. 

Struggling on all fronts, Ariana is shocked to learn that on the date she and her twin brother were born, the Amish birthing clinic burned down. Discovering the events of that night will change Ariana's path forever.

My Review:
 Cindy Woodsmall is know around our house as the lady that keeps Mama reading. She is one of my all time favorite authors. I have read everything that she has written and she has never left me disappointed. Ties That Bind, is no different. The author manages to take a very unAmish subject, if you will and meld two different communities together. Surprisingly, it actually works.

 Ariana is a very bright young woman that loves her Amish life and she really has no reason to leave it or so she thinks. She really gets upset with a man by the name of Quill when he left and took Ariana's good friend with him for her to never to return to their community. If that wasn't bad enough Quill returns some years later and Ariana is very grudgeful and very untrusting of this individual.

 Ariana will soon found out a piece of information that will change her life forever. And the bad thing is, is that Quill has something to do with it. Ties That Bind is the perfect beginning to The Amish of Summer Grove series.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Blogging for Books.