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When the Soul Mends (Sisters of the Quilt #3)

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After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood. Having left Owl's Perch more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. Hannah has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she...more
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Courtney
Hannah Lapp thought she left the past behind her and intended to move on with her Englischer life. Then all things change when her sister Sarah calls her and begs her to come home again. Hannah can tell that Sarah is in desperate need of someone to talk to and she rushes home to deal with it. Hannah has to face her fears of seeing all the family and community that ridiculed her for so long and try to forgive the past and move forward. While she is there her soul does begin to mend and she finds...more
Alex Short
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Kav
I normally don't like a continuous series like this but there is no way Woodsmall could have done Hannah's story justice in just one book. I think she did a marvelous job of dividingIher journey between the three books.

When the Soul Mends had me on tenterhooks. I knew how I wanted it to end but I wasn't sure that it was possible. In fact, Woodsmall convinced me that that my hopes would pretty much be dashed until nearly the end of the book. It was agonizing to read and my emotions just kept buil...more
Michelle Robinson
Ok, this is probably wrong but I hate Dorcas she is absolutely vile.

Having said that, this book is reasonably well written but again it is not a stand alone novel. Do not read it without having the rest of the the "books".

Also, if you have not had enough of the "big misunderstandings" that were so popular in eighties romances, you will be thrilled to see it here as a recurring theme in this novel and in book 2. I just wanted to scream at Paul and Hannah by the beginning of book three ONE REAL CO...more
Shelley
I got this in Shipshe because I figured, when else would I get a chance to buy an Amish book? Damn it, I was up until 12:30 last night because I couldn't put it down. Now where am I going to buy more from this author? RAGPAGS, let's plan another trip to Shipshe!

I think that Martin's character suffered a bit to raise Paul up, but other than that, I adored the characters and truly rooted for all of them. Paul was a wonderful character and frankly, so was Martin. He wasn't what Hannah needed, but h...more
Heatherhh
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the earlier two in the series. The character development wasn't as good in this one. Hannah's behavior seemed a bit off-the-wall at points, and then all of a sudden at the end she's so reconciled and that character development wasn't supported, but just happens out of nowhere. The relationship issues between Hannah's ex-fiance and her current almost-fiance weren't well-handled either. Major changes appeared as broadsides out of nowhere, and I wasn't happy with...more
Catherine
I really liked this book! After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood. Having left Owl's Perch two years ago she finally has settled into a satisfying role of the Englischer world. Hannah has found love with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise;and her life-long dream of being part of the medical community is finally being realized. But almost immediately after her arr...more
Elaine Dransfield
What a great ending to these stories. I have really loved them and highly recommend them. They talked about one of the greatest trials of life I believe...the ability to forgive. When you are been hurt so deeply, it is SO hard to forgive. Again, great series of books. Excellent writing by Cindy Woodsmall.
Laura
This final of the series (Sisters of the Quilt) give many turns in this young woman decision to make a decision or decisions that will allow her to heal from the disappointment of her family and the Amish group she had been part of for 17 years. The story points out the need for proper care for mental problems, how these persons were treated when medical care was needed but not allowed by the Bishop in charge. Into this comes this young girl who touches each of these issues and more in her attem...more
Kristin

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




This book is the beautiful conclusion to the heart-touching, Sisters of the Quilt Trilogy.

I wish that I could put into words how much this series means to me. I’m sitting here trying to type this review and my heart wants to pour out all the wisdom that I learned from Hannah and yet my mind can’t form a sentence that does it justice. This is one of the best Amish Fiction stories you will ever read. You will cry, you will laugh, then you wi...more
Colette

I enjoyed this conclusion to the "Sisters of the Quilt" series. None of the three books moved as quickly as I normally enjoy, but I'm not sure if that is a negative or a positive. The series centers around Hannah Lapp. The day she was proposed to by the love of her life, Paul Waddell, she is attacked and raped by a stranger driving through the community. She ends up pregnant and ashamed and when her friends and family start to question and blame her, she escapes to try to find her shunned Aunt Z...more
April
When the Soul Mends, written by Cindy Woodsmall, is the third and final book in the Sisters of the Quilt series. It's a sort of crossroads story for the main character, Hannah, and while she is dealing with complex feelings while having returned to the Amish world, she must decide whether or not she will remain, or return to the Englischer world. For a bonus "issue", she must also decide whether or not to start something up again with her old Amish beau. While the potential love interest additio...more
Christina
When the Soul Mends, the third and final book in Cindy Woodsmall’s Sisters of the Quilt series, picks up right at the end of When the Morning Comes with Hannah speeding off to Owl’s Perch, the Amish community she left two and a half years ago. {Has it really been that long?} Her relationship with her family, especially her father and sister, along with her feelings towards ex-fiance, Paul, are in tatters, but Hannah can’t ignore her sister’s desperate pleas for help.

I was afraid that When the So...more
Wendi
When The Soul Mends
By Cindy Woodsmall
Published by WaterBrook Press

Book 3 in the Sisters Of The Quilt series, When The Soul Mends begins two years after Hannah Lapp left behind her Old Order Amish life in Owls’ Perch, to begin a new life as an Englischer. Two years of heartbreak, recovery, and eventual fulfillment as a nursing student, girlfriend, and caregiver to two precious children. Life for Hannah was finally growing happy again… and then the call.

An anguished plea from her distraught and c...more
Dawn
A message from her sister, Sarah, draws Hannah Lapp back to the Amish community that she fled in disgrace three years ago. As she gets pulled into her sister's problems, secrets come to light and answers are given. Hannah also finds herself being pulled towards her first love again. She's got a comfortable life outside of the Plain community with a family that loves her. Will she choose to stay in the Amish world or leave it all behind to continue to live as an Englischer?

This the third and fina...more
Autumn Blues Reviews
A romantic tale of faith, belonging and the love that comes with healing.

Hannah Lapp has found a new life. One where she can now bury her past and leave her old life and all bad feelings behind. Or can she? If she would just marry Martin it would all work out. But does she really love Martin or has she just settled for him. As the first novel I have ever read from the author Cindy Woodsmall, "When the Soul Mends" is a keeper. I really feel in love with the character of Hannah and her sweet yet t...more
Tori
At the very young age of 17 Hannah Lapp finds herself in the midst of a terrifying and unfortunate incident.
Her entire community and even her loved ones choose to shun her without listening to her entire story. Hannah has no choice but to flee the Plain life and live among the Englischers. While there she finds a love that accepts her how she is and prompts her to heal. Just as she is becoming accustomed to an Englischer life she receives a letter from her sister begging her to return home.
Hanna...more
Loraine Alcorn
I was able to read When the Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall, through blogging for books. This is the second novel in the set and its a really good book. I loved these 2 novels but this second one really has everything working out nicely. In the first novel their is a lot of tragedy and heartbreak. In When the Soul Mends, we get to see the characters grow up in both faith and love.
I just loved the whole story! I loved all the characters and the way that the story its self was extremely uplifting.

T...more
Tara Lynn
I could repeat for the umpteenth time how shocked I was to enjoy this series, let alone read through all of it in a matter of days. (Two of these books alone I got through in a sitting, I just couldn't stop reading.)

Hannah's story is simple, and inspirational without being preachy, the way books that have a religious or spritual theme often are. While I consider myself a very spiritual person, and certainly a religious one, books that have a religious theme often feel very much as though they're...more
Jeannie Heffner
One of the best books I've read in quite some time.. on healing ones soul and discovering what God has planted down deep in your soul..learning to except yourself no matter what you've done in your past and what life is really about to you.Not what others think,Learning to depend on God, not just for happiness, but to help you live your life the way he wants you to..But we need to go to Him and ask Him and depend on Him and believe Him...Learn to let go and let God.And above all live our life th...more
Nicole
I anxiously awaited the third and final novel in Cindy's Woodsmall series Sisters of the Quilt. The first two were exceptionally written and provide a unique and insightful look into the life of an Old Order Amish community in modern day times. This final story was a complete disappointment. The character of Hannah in this storyline completely put me off. She was so different from the previous storylines that I find this transformation unbelievable. She's only been gone from her community for tw...more
Donna
Hannah Lapp has moved on with her life. After leaving Owl's Perch, she moved in with her aunt, Zabeth, and began to heal. Hannah is almost finished with nursing school, is engaged, and is taking care of Martin's niece and nephew. Her life seems to be going along well until there is a fire in Owl's Perch. Returning to the Amish community is difficult for many reasons, but her sister's mental health deteriorates and she needs to find her professional help. While Hannah and Paul Waddell tried to st...more
April
After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood.

Having left Owl's Perch more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englisher world. Hannah has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise; and her life-long dream of being part of the medical community is being realized. But almost immediately...more
Amber Stokes
This book shares a powerful story of healing and hope after deep suffering. The author’s writing style, as well as her apparent knowledge of the different worlds (Amish, Mennonite, and Englischer) contained within the story, made this an engaging read. Each character had his or her own problems, sorrows, and pain—making each one of them true to life.

Although I did not read the first two books in this series, the author included enough back-story to make the book stand on its own. Of course, I’m...more
Sarah
I don’t want it to end. In this final book in the Sisters of the Quilt series we are once again transported back to the Old Order Amish community of Owl’s Perch as well as the Ohio home of Hannah Lapp. The tension in this book was palpable, the decisions that Hannah has to make both for her own good as well as others, is fraught with heartache and forgiveness.

I read this book in one day, because I just couldn’t put it down. I had to know what happened between Paul and Hannah and how she dealt wi...more
Rhonda
Two and half years ago, then seventeen year old Hannah Lapp left in disgrace the Old Order Amish community and her family home in Owl's Perch, Pennsylvania. Her equally shunned Aunt Zabeth Bender took her teenage niece into her home in Winding Creek, Ohio. Hannah vowed never to return although she misses her family, even though her father who's shunning of her means to him she is dead. Hannah has found contentment with her beloved Martin Palmer and the children they raise.

However, when her trou...more
Eileen Souza
Again, 3 stars. I really struggled between 3 and 4 stars, but it wasn't quite really good. I wish you could do 3.5 stars - that would perfectly cover my feelings on this book.

This was a good wrap up book (I love books with epilogues) and brought a satisfying conclusion to the series. As I've been reading it, and trying to categorize my likes and dislikes in my head, it basically comes down to this: the series is a coming of age story, and Hannah's coming of age forces her to truly find her own f...more
Louise
Story Description:

Returning to the home she fled in disgrace, will Hannah find healing for the wounds of the past?

After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood.

Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helpi...more
Kristy
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Margaret
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Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author who has written six novels, three novellas, and Plain Wisdom, a work of nonfiction coauthored with her dearest Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud. She’s been featured on ABC Nightline and the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and has worked with National Geographic on a documentary concerning Amish life.

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