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Review and Giveaway: Fraying at the Edge by Cindy Woodsmall October 20, 2016

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About Fraying at the Edge

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 steady the tilting ground between Ariana’s 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 a 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.My thoughts and giveaway:

I loved this book. What a wonderful story full of heartache and confusion. This is the second book and you could read this one without reading the first but honestly, reading the first gives this book so much more depth.

My heart just broke throughout this book. I can’t even imagine all you know being ripped from you. I loved when Ariana went off on her step-sister! That was priceless and unexpected.

Skylar needs a wake up call and I kept hoping she would get one and embrace this family that wants to love her.

All of it was so confusing for the hearts of those involved in this story. But it is masterfully written and I so enjoyed picking up with these characters again and seeing what happened to them.

Visit Cindy here.
Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.
Leave a comment by October 28th to win a copy of this book. One winner will be chosen by random.org. (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail.)
A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.  
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6 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Fraying at the Edge by Cindy Woodsmall”

  1. kim hansen Says:

    This was a great read. Not entering just commenting.

  2. Beth C Says:

    I always enjoy Cindy’s books and would love to read this. We visited the Amish town of Shipshewana, Indiana, this fall and I fell more in love with the Amish than I already was. Looks like a great story and I’m going to look for the first one. Thanks!

  3. Cathy Says:

    I always enjoy Amish fiction and this review outlines a complicated story-line between the Amish lifestyle and conflicts with the outside world…..sounds like a very good read.

  4. Melanie Backus Says:

    Sounds like a must read! Thank you for the opportunity.

  5. Terrill Rosado Says:

    I have the first book in this series and I’m thrilled that you enjoyed this one. I’m looking forward to finally reading it.

  6. Donna B Says:

    I have read several of Cindy’s books. Fraying At The Edge sounds like it would be a very interesting story. Thanks for the review and giveaway.


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