Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Review: Fraying at the Edge by:Cindy Woodsmall
About the Book:
Family, community, faith, and love.
These quilt blocks sewn together made Ariana's beautiful life.
When they are pulled to pieces,
will anything familiar remain?
The Old Order Amish life Ariana Brenneman loved vanished virtually overnight with the discovery that she was switched at birth twenty years ago. Now she s immersed in the"Englischer"world, getting to know her mother and under the authority of her biological father, an atheist intellectual with resolute plans to expand Ariana s worldview. Only Quill Schlabach, a childhood friend living"Englisch," can help steady Ariana s tilting ground between the two worlds, but can she trust him after so many betrayals?
At the same time, Skylar Nash is forced to choose rehab or spend several months with her true relatives, the large Brenneman family and their seemingly backward life no electricity, no technology, no fun. What the young woman can t leave behind is her addiction to illegal prescription drugs and deep emptiness from the belief that she doesn't belong in either family.
New ties are binding Ariana and Skylar to the lives they were meant to have. Can they find the wisdom and strength they ll need to follow God s threads into unexpected futures?
"Fraying at the"Edge is the second novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series."
Cindy Woodsmall writes so well about the Amish that you would think that she herself was Amish or was in a previous life. With cunning style and precise literary genius she continues with her second book in the The Amish of Summer Grove series she introduces us to Ariana Brenneman who's life suddenly and quickly changed from Old Order Amish to a life that is so different than that.
To me this story is unlike others I have previously read by Cindy Woodsmall. These involve more of a very English lifestyle. The type of lifestyle that is completely opposite AND going in the wrong direction. Arianna finds people in her new life to give her some hope and balance but she also gets mixed up with someone that I find questionable. So we will definitely want to see where this all leads.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.