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Sisters of the Quilt: The Complete Trilogy (Sisters of the Quilt #1-3)

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Can Hannah find refuge, redemption, and a fresh beginning after her world is shattered?

When the Heart Cries
Her life among her Amish community brutally interrupted, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp faces questions neither family, nor fiancé, nor even faith can easily answer. The first book in the Sisters of the Quilt series, When the Heart Cries will ignite a broader understa
Paperback, 1008 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by WaterBrook Press (first published 2006)
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Has any one read this series?? I need to know, because I seriously need someone to talk to about it! Who knew a series about the Amish would keep me up nights (and thus suffer at work the next day), cause me to yell at fictional characters, want to punch people in the face and even dream about the story. That’s right dream.

After finishing Book 2 late one night, I was really stressed about how the series would end, because if it didn’t end my way I would need to have a book counseling session (y’
Sisters of the Quilt contains When the Heart Cries, When the Morning Comes, and When the Soul Mends. When it is possible, I choose books that contain the complete story in one volume, because I get impatient waiting for the next book in the series to arrive.

What would you do if something out of your control happened, but no one believed you, not your family, not your friends, not your pastor? Hannah Lapp, a 17 year old Old Order Amish girl, was faced with this dilemma, and chose to leave every t
When the Heart Cries Read in November, 2007

** spoiler alert ** My heart complete breaks and repairs through this book. This story is told giving perspective into many of the characters lives and it makes you look back on your own with perspective.
Imagine leading a plain, normal strict life, yet having a desire for a man you know will not receive approval in the eyes of your family your people and struggling to find a way. Then as everything looks like it will work out just fin
I began this trilogy with the intent to only read the first book, "When the Heart Cries." It was recommended by a friend but I wasn't really "feeling" it. I wanted to at least finish the first book as a valiant effort. However; even though each page was almost unbearably cheesy and predictable, I found myself unable to put it down. I just HAD to find out what was going to happen next. So, 900 pages later, I have finished all three stories. Everything played out ALMOST as I had anticipated, I lea ...more
Janice Aitkens
I read this on the Kindle

This is a series you have to read completely to know fully what happens while there is 3 books in the series if you read the 1st one then you are left not knowing what happens so it not stand alone books it a trilogy
Virginia Campbell
"Sisters of the Quilt--The Complete Trilogy" by Cindy Woodsmall contains the books "When the Heart Cries", "When the Morning Comes", and "When the Soul Mends". Each book details a portion of the life story of Hannah Lapp, a young Amish woman whose life is forever altered by a brutal attack. In "When the Heart Cries", Hannah is only seventeen years old when she faces something no woman should have to face: sexual assault. With her world turned upside down and her faith in question, her pain is co ...more
Woodsmall, Cindy. Sisters of the Quilt.

When the Heart Cries is the first of the Sisters of the Quilt Trilogy. Despite being raised in a traditional Old Order Amish family, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp desires to break with custom, forget baptism into the faith, and marry outside the community. She’s been in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell for three years, and before returning to college for his senior year, Paul asks Hannah to be his wife. Hannah accepts, aware that her marriage will change h
For the last three weeks I've been immersed in the world of Hannah Lapp, an Amish teenager whose story was conceived by Cindy Woodsmall and retold in her trilogy "Sisters of the Quilt."

Hannah's story was originally divided into three books: "When the Heart Cries," "When the Morning Comes," and "When the Soul Mends," but all have been included in the compilation "Sisters of the Quilt." I settled in to start reading the compilation, at first concerned about the 1000+ pages, but by the end of Book
An incredibly emotional read, that had me glued to the page from page 1 to 1,000. (This is a 3-in-1 Omni-bus).

One of the happiest days of Hannah Lapp's life quickly takes a dark turn, when she is attacked by an Englisher, leaving Hannah shattered. In the Sisters of the Quilt Trilogy friendships are tested, jealousies are aroused, prejudices are formed, while lies run rampant, yet nevertheless hope remains.

Wow, this book, or rather trilogy, is probably going right to the top of my list of favori
Wow! Wow! Wow! I couldn't put this book down. Seriously read it in under 36 hours... I was not expecting such an intensity of modern day drama/trials entangled in an Amish setting. The authoress pulled me in instantly-- and had such a way of captivating the plot in 5 words or less. An extreme page turner! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this series in one full swoop. (3/4 of the combined book moves along quite quickly, with the last 1/4 coming to a slower full circle ending. Characters, plot, & ...more
One of the best Amish series written.

I have to rate the entire series a five stars. It was well written, and each book had it's own theme, yet kept me wanting more, until the end.

And the end was not what one expected, until very close to the last couple chapters in the third book in the series.

This is a good read series. I recommend reading the series, together if possible.

One minute you can be crying, the next cheering the heroine on!

It was riveting, (I hope I spelled that right.)
It kept me eag
Jennifer Autry
When I first started reading it, I really had a hard time with the rape that occured in it and the emotional outcomes that were involved. As I continued to read and especially the last book, I really enjoyed the faith involved in the story. That through faith and a knowledge of a loving Heavenly Father you have the strength to not just make it, but really overcome so much. There are mutiple stories that are woven throughout the story and all of them are show this theme. It's nice to read somethi ...more
This trilogy was more than I expected. It follows the life of Hannah, an Old Order Amish teenager, through a variety of life challenges. Hannah's inner strength, beliefs, and resiliency are illuminated throughout the book. As her story unfolds, so does detail about life in an Old Order Amish Community. For me, that was as captivating as the story itself since I love learning about other cultures. I highly recommend this trilogy to readers interested in personal journeys and those interested in o ...more
Feb 16, 2014 Susan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: amish
I have very mixed feelings about this series. It is pretty depressing and deals with some very difficult topics including rape, mental illness, and birth control. All very difficult topics for an Amish book. I found it very frustrating when the characters jump to conclusions and hide important information from one another. The good thing though is that they (and we) learn from their mistakes in the end. It takes almost the entire series for them to learn, but they do.

There is tragedy as well as
Sally Goodwin
Cindy Woodsmall does it again. Loved this trilogy. Woke up in the middle of the night thinking about what was happening in the story. I couldn't go back to sleep until I got up and read for 3 more hours. Excellent insight into the frailties of the human spirit, and the strength that we all have to overcome the challenges that we all face.
I am not a huge fan of inspirational novels. THe first book in the series was a book club choice. After reading it, I was hooked and read the next two in about 5 days! A good story about the power of forgiveness and God's ability to redeem.
When Hannah Lapp's life is torn apart by unthinkable tragedy, it seems no one in her old order Amish community understands. Faced with viscous rumors and heart-rending decisions, Hannah's faith begins to grow as she learns to trust God with her pain and with her future.
This book was so good! Emotional, intense, and just wow. At times, I just wanted to cry along with Hannah and her pain, but at the same time it was beautiful to watch her grow in faith and find healing. I recommend this for more
I loved this book a lot! I was worried it was going to be a bit dry and slow but I couldn't put it down. The author does such a great job of loving the Amish way and disliking it at the same time. Amazing story and very well written!
Laura Harris
I just couldn't put this book down. I flew through 1,000 pages over about 4 days. I loved learning more about the Amish community, but it was really about so much more. I'm not sure what to say except that I loved, loved, loved it!
Mary Lee
I loved this trilogy. I couldn't put it down. It was suspenseful, authentic, and entertaining all at the same time. I highly recommend.
This was a wonderful series if you love Amish fiction. I have to admit that when I first started reading the series, I was not too impressed. I was not sure I liked the direction the story was moving... everything seemed to be too upsetting and I wasn't sure I like the extreme rigidness of Hannah's Old Order community. I had to set the book aside for awhile and come back to it.
After I got back into the story though, I could barely put it down! The night I decided to pick it up again, I ended up
Amish Hannah Lapp was secretly engaged to Mennonite Paul Waddell. Hannah met him while she was working at his grandmother's house, cleaning for her. Hannah was attacked walking home one day and faced serious consequences. Her Amish community shunned her when they discovered what happened. Hannah decided to leave Owl's Perch, PA telling no one where she was going. Hannah ended up in Ohio. She started dressing like an Englisher. She got her drivers license and even went to nursing school. She work ...more
Mary Oddi O'Brien
The book I am reading has all three books in one. I find it much easier to review the book after each individual book is complete. There are three books in this series, this is book 1.

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Despite being raised in a traditional Old Order Amish family, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp desires to break with custom, forgo baptism into the faith, and marry outside the cloistered community. She’s been in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell for three years, and before returning to college
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
The best part about reading Amish fiction is that you really come to love a series of characters, in this case the Lapp family from Owl's Perch. In this wonderful collection from Cindy Woodsmall, The Sisters of the Quilt is a complete novel containing three books in one and makes for a wonderful novel.

When the Heart Cries begins the story of the Lapp family with the oldest daughter Hannah spending much of her time working at an Mennonite farm just down the way from her farm. She has come to fall
This is a trilogy by Cindy Woodsmall "Sisters of the Quilt".

When the Heart Cries is book #1, Hannah is a young amish girl who works at a neighbors home. The neighbor has a grandson that comes each summer, a break from his college days. Paul is a little older then Hannah and he begins to have feelings for her when he sees how she works so hard and has a wonderful attitude about her, they become kindred spirits so to speak. their friendship grows over the years and soon she is ready to leave her

The Sisters of the quilt books all center around a young Amish girl named Hannah and the Mennonite boy she loves named Paul. In book one, Hannah faces a tragic circumstance that not only devastates her entire family, but separates her from Paul just as they begin to dream of a future together. Book two picks up the story when Hannah is rejected by Paul and shunned by her family and friends. She flees her home and all she knows to go live with an estranged aunt and tries to put her life back toge
I read books 1 and 2 from the trilogy and read the full edition of book 3 that I had on hand.

This trilogy is the story of an Amish Girl named Hannah Lapp. Hannah faces a series of traumatic and life changing events in her life. After the first horrific event, Hannah turns to her parents for help. At first, they recognize the horror of the situation and do everything they can to protect their daughter. When the Elders become involved, their view changes and even Hannah's friends cannot help her.
First of all, I fell in love with the characters in this book, and though its been a while since I read it, I still think about them!! I plan to read these books again soon.

Hannah Lapp found herself in a tragic situation, with no help or support from her Amish family. Her boyfriend thought she was lying to him, she had nowhere to go or turn to, forcing her to leave her Amish town into a lifestyle she knew nothing about.

Hannah’s brave and courageous attitude helped her to survive life in the outs
My mom loaned me this trilogy and I will admit, I was skeptical. As I started reading "When the Heart Cries" I was afraid these books were going to be a little boring for my taste, but I found the amish lifestyle to be so interesting, I kept reading. By the time I started the second book, "When the Morning Comes" I was hooked. The books follow the story of Hannah, a young amish girl who must leave her old order amish community because she refuses to repent for sins that she did not commit. After ...more
As I usually do when reading a trilogy, I wait till I have finished the three books before commenting or reviewing. In this case I had downloaded the three as a set so of course read them straight through. Cindy Woodsmall is a master at characterization, at keeping several threads going without confusing the reader and of developing a plot that holds the reader's interest from beginning to end.I totally enjoyed every page. Every word. Hannah and Paul, the chief characters, made the reader long ...more
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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.

She is also a veteran homeschool
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Sisters of the Quilt (3 books)
  • When the Heart Cries (Sisters of the Quilt, #1)
  • When the Morning Comes (Sisters of the Quilt, #2)
  • When the Soul Mends

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