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When the Morning Comes (Sisters of the Quilt #2)

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Her relationship with fiancé Paul Waddell in tatters, Hannah Lapp has fled her secluded Old Order Amish community in hopes of finding a new home in Ohio with her shunned aunt. Hampered by limited education and hiding her true identity, Hannah struggles to navigate the confusing world of the Englischers.  Back in Owl’s Perch, Pennsylvania, Paul is wracked with regret over h ...more
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Published November 19th 2008 by Oasis Audio (first published September 4th 2007)
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Joleen
Jul 01, 2014 Joleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish, mennonite
Clearly the author knows the Amish and Menonite people. I love that she put a list of characters in the front of the book and explained who they are, so you aren't lost from the start about who is being referred to. Great story. I will purchase more of these books.

Update...I had no recollection of reading this book in 2008, so after I finished the first in this series less than a month ago, it was like there needed to be more to the story, which of course, there was… the next two books! So I loo
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Christina
The only reason why I didn’t enjoy When the Morning Comes as much as I did When the Heart Cries was because instead of being Hannah’s story, When the Morning Comes morphed into Hannah and her fiance, Paul, and Mary and her brother, Luke, and her sister, Sarah, and her new boyfriend, Martin, and his sister, Faye, and her aunt, Zabeth, and Matthew’s story. The focus is off of Hannah and more on the people around her, which made me miss her almost as much as her friends and family do.

I really enjoy
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Mari Anne
Even better than the first. These books aren't earth shattering but they are definitely entertaining. The author must be doing something right as I keep wanting to read on in the series.
Louise
Nov 14, 2011 Louise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Story Description:

Her relationship with fiancé Paul Waddell in tatters, Hannah Lapp has fled her secluded Old Order Amish community in hopes of finding a new home in Ohio with her shunned aunt. Hampered by limited education and hiding her true identity, Hannah struggles to navigate the confusing world of the Englischers.

Back in Owl’s Perch, Pennsylvania, Paul is wracked with regret over his treatment of Hannah. Fearing for her safety, he tries to convince Hannah’s remaining allies–brother Luke,
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Kristin

Suggested Age: 18+
Genre:Amish Fiction, Christian Fiction


When the Morning Comes is book two in the Sisters of the Quilt Trilogy. These are my three favorite Amish books of all-time. In fact, I enjoy this series so much that it is hard to review them because I’m afraid of not doing them justice.

If you made it through book one—you’re already familiar with the violence that was outlined in book one. I notice reviews here and there that mention put off by that event being in a Christian book and th
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Courtney
Apr 05, 2011 Courtney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sisters of the Quilt continues! I was so engrossed in this story that as soon as I finished the first book, I read When the Morning Comes before writing my review for the first. Hopefully I don't confuse the two stories together. In the previous book, When the Heart Cries, Hannah has to face the fact that her relationship with Paul will never be the same and she decides to leave the Amish community to go to Ohio and find the aunt that was shunned. She struggles with the fact that she has onl ...more
Kate
Aug 22, 2014 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whereas the first book of this series was heartbreaking, 'When the Morning Comes' has a very hopeful feel to it. I loved how Hannah grew as she learned more about herself in the Englisch world. My heart did break for Sarah, though. In the first book, she came across as vindictive; but in this one, you got to see into her heart more . . . see the paranoia and other symptoms of her mental illness. That's one hope I have for the third book: that Sarah will be able to get the help she needs for her ...more
Traci
Feb 08, 2012 Traci rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Read this to finish out the trilogy and feel better about Hannah's ending but this series is too depressing for me. Watching how Hannah was punished by everyone in her life for her rape was very hard.
Bree
Oct 02, 2007 Bree rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007, fiction
I don't think this one was as good as the first...I found some parts to be really childish and too easily wrapped up. Still, it was a good book, and I'm looking forward to the final book in the series to wrap up all that's happened.
Rebecca
Nov 02, 2016 Rebecca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Did not finish. How many horrible events can happen to one person? I liked the first book but this was terrible.
AlixNicolee
Mar 19, 2011 AlixNicolee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even better than the first!
Sally Andrews
Mar 25, 2017 Sally Andrews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was MUCH better than the first one. I really liked it. In fact, I liked it enough to order the last one in the set! The contrast between the Amish and "English" lives are fascinating, and since knew a lady who was once Amish, I can imagine leaving that world for one that seems more 'exciting.' Lots of good characters, and it's nice to not read cursing or blood and guts murder for a change.
Donna
May 15, 2017 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hannah decided to leave her home and relocate to Ohio. She reconnects with a family member who was shunned years ago. She finds herself as she works for a local doctor who encourages her to go to nursing school. She is now more "English" than Amish as she settles into her new community as she learns to use a computer and learns to drive. Her PA community deals with her departure.
Megan Rang
May 25, 2017 Megan Rang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful read. Leaves you hanging and wanting more.
Chris
Oct 29, 2015 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: cindy-woodsmall
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY

Can't wait till the next book :-)

Her relationship with fiancé Paul Waddell in tatters, Hannah Lapp has fled her secluded Old Order Amish community in hopes of finding a new home in Ohio with her shunned aunt. Hampered by limited education and hiding her true identity, Hannah struggles to navigate the confusing wor
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Nora St Laurent
Sep 14, 2008 Nora St Laurent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Cindy Woodsmall grabs the reader right from the start. I loved that Cindy starts this story exactly where the other story ended. Cindy has a way of taking the reader and having you see and feel Hannah's pain and struggle, which makes it real. It was fascinating how Hannah explores and discovers new things in this Englischers world. It's not like anything she was raised in. It's extremely hard to get used to, but she can't go back to being shunned in her Amish community. Lies were bein ...more
Jessica
Hannah Lapp has left her Old Order Amish community and ex-fiance behind to live in the Englischer world with her aunt Zabeth. She finds the difference in culture, the moral ambiguity, and the complex demands of her new world distressing, but tries her best to cope. She finds a new friend in Zabeth's quasi-son Martin, and develops a protectiveness for Martin's nephew and niece. Meanwhile, back in Owl's Perch, Paul Waddell, Hannah's ex-fiance, is waiting for her to come home. Sarah, her sister, su ...more
Jean
Feb 22, 2017 Jean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another page turner. I should have gone to the library today to get the last in the series...have to wait until tomorrow morning.
Crystal
May 13, 2012 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish
loved this book. i am addicted to reading cindys books.. a keeper

Cindy Woodsmall grabs the reader right from the start. I loved that Cindy starts this story exactly where the other story ended. Cindy has a way of taking the reader and having you see and feel Hannah's pain and struggle, which makes it real. It was fascinating how Hannah explores and discovers new things in this Englischers world. It's not like anything she was raised in. It's extremely hard to get used to, but she can't go back
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Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
The second book in the Sisters of the Quilt series, this book picks up from the end of the first book. Hannah has fled Owl's Perch and sought refuge in Ohio with the aunt she never knew. Her Aunt Zabeth was shunned years before and she shows Hannah the love and understanding that her family couldn't give her. Believing that her relationship with Paul is over, she finds new hope and romance with Martin, an Englischer raised by Aunt Zabeth.

Hannah finds a purpose and career in nursing and as she be
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Joyce
Public library copy. Book two in the series. ***I knew it ... this book ends on a cliff ... must read book three :-)

I liked the second book better than the first because it was not all in the Amish community and had persons of true faith in it. I prefer books with a balance of hope and faith to counter the evil element. How about you? If the main character hasn't yet come to a personal relationship with God, it sure helps to have someone in the background influencing them in that direction.

This
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Sherri Smith
Jun 03, 2013 Sherri Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I originally purchased the book, When the Morning Comes, never realizing that it was part of a series. So by the time I jumped into the story, it was already into the second setting. However, despite that, I was still able to follow along and understand what was needed to continue in this second story.

The book, When the Morning Comes, jumps in where Hannah has left her Amish order to escape from bad memories, which includes the birth of child from rape. She goes to live with her aunt, who was sh
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Brenda
Jun 24, 2013 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, amish
I loved this book, its the second in the series and it begins the story of Hannah's healing. In the first book of the series she survives something that should never happen to any woman: rape. This subject has never come up in any Amish fiction book, except in past tense (Emily Burkholder series by Linda Castillo). I almost stopped 15 pages into book one, When The Heart Cries, because rape in itself is brutal, but for some reason it happening to someone Amish, someone who remains pure until marr ...more
Rhonda
Jun 10, 2009 Rhonda rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, christian
In Owl's Perch, Pennsylvania following the break up with her beloved Mennonite fiancé Paul Wadell after his betrayal left her reputation in ruins, Hannah Lapp leaves her family behind to live with her outcast Aunt Zabeth in Ohio. Her Amish father considers Hannah dead and her sister Sarah struggles with what she has done to her sibling. Paul wallows in guilt because he knows his actions not only destroyed Hannah's reputation, but their chance for a life together.

In Ohio, as Hannah tries to adap
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KyleeJ
When the Morning Comes is book 2 in a three book series called Sisters of the Quilt. I haven't reviewed the first "When the Heart Cries" but I have read it and really enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much that I requested When the Morning Comes before I was even halfway finished with When the Heart Cries.

In the first (When the Heart Cries) Hannah Lapp is 17 and madly in love with Paul Waddell. There is a big problem though. Hannah is Old Order Amish and Paul's family is Plain Mennonite. Paul owns a t
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Mom
Sep 18, 2012 Mom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish
This book was so good that I couldn't put it down. The author did such a good job of drawing you into the story that you almost feel like you are there living it. Book 1 in the series was about Hannah's life in an Old Order Amish world. When the "unmentionable" happened and she was shunned, your heart just broke for her. In book 2 she has started a new way of life as an Englischer. There are so many twists and turns - I would think I knew what was going to happen and then something completely di ...more
Kate
Dec 24, 2014 Kate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Eileen Souza
Another cliff hanger. I'm actually really glad that I purchased these books in a 1 book trilogy, because I can just flip right to the next story. The publisher did the right thing by packaging them together - I'm not sure I'd still be reading them otherwise.

Enjoyable story about an Old Order Amish girl who has left her home due to unfair persecution and ostracism, as she tries to make a life in the Englisher world. Really fascinating to see her try to find her place and she what changes she coul
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Catherine
Aug 05, 2014 Catherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hannah's relationship with fiance Paul Waddell in tatters, Hannah has fled her secluded Old Order Amish community in hopes of finding a new home in Ohio with her shunned aunt. Her limited education and hiding her true idenity to navigate the confusing world of the Englischers. Back in Owl Perch, PA Paul is wracked with regret over Hannah. Fearing for her safety,he tries to convince her brother Luke, best friend Mary and friend Matthew Esh to help search for his love. Hannah's father remains stea ...more
Betty Jean
Oct 30, 2016 Betty Jean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing storyteller Ms. Woodsmall is! I didn't want to put this book down (too bad housework and my job interrupted). In fact, within minutes of finishing the second in this series, I logged onto my library's Web site and placed a hold on the third. She's given me great ideas for my novel-in-progress, now in its second rewrite. My story concerns two women who flee their hometowns, one overcome by guilt, the other a social outcast, neither Amish. I won't be copying Ms. Woodsmall's ideas. ...more
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Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author who has written nineteen (and counting!) works of fiction and one of nonfiction. She and her dearest Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud, coauthored the nonfiction, Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women. Cindy's been featured on ABC Nightline and the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and has ...more
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