Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Review: Gathering the Threads by:Cindy Woodsmall

 Gathering the Threads
About the Book:
After three months of draus in da Welt, Ariana has returned to Summer Grove, the Old Order Amish community where she was raised for twenty years, and life with her Brenneman family. Skylar Nash, the Englisch-raised young woman is working in Ariana s cafe while getting to know her birth family and their Plain way of life. Skylar's time in Summer Grove has changed her outlook, just as Ariana has grown to see her personal faith in God in a different light than the manner she was taught while growing up. Both women will have to make decisions about their paths and Ariana must decide what role her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, will play in her life.
Gathering the Threads is the third and final novel in the Amish of Summer Grove series."


My Review:
 Ariana is getting an interesting outlook on the Englischer's way of life from Skylar as she was raised in an Englisch household. Because of Skylar's view of the way she grew up it has made Ariana very curious. Before long Ariana questions her parents authority as well as her surroundings which isn't a good idea.

 Skylar feels like her life is finally falling into place after all that she has gone through. Both of these girls share something truly unique and upon their 20th birthday they find out something earth shattering. One is longing for a different life and the other seems to be happy in the new life she has found. A truly remarkable story that will leave you speechless.

This book is part of a series and really shouldn't be read as a stand alone book. I would suggest reading the other two books in the series, Fraying at the Edge and Ties That Bind. It gives you more of Ariana's background and growing up which leads us into Gathering the Threads.

 The story had many unique twists and turns. I was reading along wondering how Cindy could keep the two separate stories running parallel yet intertwined. Cindy is truly a talented writer. She is my favorite and she keeps getting better and better.

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