Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Gathering the Threads” as Want to Read:
Gathering the Threads
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Gathering the Threads

(The Amish of Summer Grove #3)

by
4.47  ·  Rating details ·  431 ratings  ·  138 reviews
After three months ofdraus 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 ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published September 15th 2017 by Waterbrook Press (first published August 2017)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.47  · 
Rating details
 ·  431 ratings  ·  138 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Susan
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Gathering the Threads

Cindy Woodsmall

Received from Netgalley


GATHERING THE THREADS is the third and final book in The Amish of Summer Grove series. I really enjoyed the first two but this one, I loved. I couldn't ask for a better wrap up to a series than GATHERING THE THREADS and Cindy Woodsmall captivated me from the very beginning and never let my heart go until the very last page. I love the way Ms. Woodsmall combines the Amish world with the Englisch world and this beautiful and emotional stor
...more
Erin
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it
This conclusion to the Amish of Summer Grove series continues the story of Ariana and Skyler, two young women who were switched at birth. In Ties That Bind the mistake was uncovered, and in Fraying at the Edge the women traded places, with Ariana going out into the world to learn new things and Skyler experiencing the Amish way of life for the first time. Ariana managed to reach an agreement with her biological family to go back to the Brennemans before the end of their one-year deal, but now th ...more
Laura
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
GATHERING THE THREADS is the third and final book in this series, and I highly recommend readers read the books in order, starting with Ties that Bind and Fraying at the Edge.

Ariana is back with the Amish - in person - but the Englisch world has left some gulfs between her old world and her new one. Bridges need to be built but whether Ariana is truly accepted in her old home remains to be seen. The bishop, preacher, and deacon seem against her and preach about her sins -- as if it was her faul
...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
“Just because people think they’re right doesn’t actually make them right…”

Gathering the Threads concludes the Amish of Summer Grove series, and it’s really best to read the first two books before starting this one. That’s because the compelling story of two babies switched at birth – one raised Amish, the other raised Englisch – begins in Ties that Bind and continues in Fraying at the Edge. And then this book, where the threads of their story are finally gathered into a finished piece of warmth
...more
Vera Godley
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The concluding book of the Amish of Summer Grove series, Gathering the Threads, takes an already unusual story for "Amish fiction" and packs a powerful ending as the threads of this group of people thoroughly mended together by family, life, faith, and community are finally sewn together into one beautiful finality.

This is not your typically sweet, quaint story of the people who are of Amish Christian beliefs and live in their strict community. It is one where the outside world has already broke
...more
Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish
Great ending for this series. Cindy Woodsmall did a wonderful job of presenting a difficult situation, babies switched at birth, and adding extenuating circumstances, one family is Amish and the other is not only English but fractured. Then she let the difficulties of such a scenario to play out in a plausible way. After spending their whole lives being raised in their respective environments they are suddenly subject to their new environments. So many heart rending situations but of course Cind ...more
Pam Pavkov
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gathering the Threads is a very heartwarming novel written by Cindy Woodsmall in her The Amish of Summer Grove series. This is the third and final book in this series which brings mixed emotions to me. There was a phrase in this book 'Love bears all things and keeps on thriving' and this phrase sums up alot of the plot of this book and series. I absolutely loved this storyline and it made it a wonderful series.

When this third book opens the author offers a prolog that was a great help pulling th
...more
Fizzy
'Gathering the Threads' ends where 'Fraying at the Edge' left off as the third book in the Amish of Summer Grove series. If you have not yet read the first two books then I must insist that you do. The story builds on each beginning book. It might be doable as a standalone but I highly discourage it! Seriously, read the series! Ariana is back in Summer Grove where she always thought she wanted to be and Skylar, for now has decided to remain as well. But, it's not all sunshine and roses as Ariana ...more
Lisa Johnson
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title: Gathering the Threads (A Novel: The Amish of Summer Grove #3)
Author: Cindy Woodsmall
Pages: 352
Year: 2017
Publisher: WaterBrook
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
The series begins with Ties that Bind followed by Fraying at the Edge before concluding with this book. I highly suggest reading the books in order as the story develops on many fronts with differing characters plus it is quite enthralling to read. I found myself caught up in the story of Arianna and Skylar’s predicament as well as how it
...more
Marilyn
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gathering the Threads is a powerful story bringing a conclusion to The Amish of Summer Grove. Readers will want to read the series in order to appreciate the depth and awesomeness of this series.

Arianna is back in her Amish community with being accepted back by some and others especially the bishop and ministers against her and the time she spent with her biological family. It wasn’t her fault she had been switched at birth only to discover the truth as a teenager. Skylar adapted to staying wit
...more
Gayle Pace
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: amish
MY THOUGHTS

This is book three of three in the series, Summer Grove. The first two books were TIES THAT BIND and FRAYING AT THE EDGE. I always can tell if a book has meant something to me when I finish and I want more. This has been the way with this series. I'm an Amish genre lover but this series has been one of a kind.

This third book is a continuation of Araina's story. I would definitely suggest reading the three books in order so you get the background on the characters and what's been going
...more
Maureen Timerman
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Gathering Threads is the dynamic conclusion to The Amish of Summer Grove series, and what a read and journey you are about to embark on as you turn that first page.
Now this book can be read by itself, there is so much information provided to bring you up to date, but don’t deprive yourself, the first two books are tremendous and you don’t want to pass them up, and yes I have read them.
Ariana, Abram, and Skylar, the Trips, or triplets, or torn apart twins because of circumstances way beyond their
...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Gathering the Threads
The Amish of Summer Grove #3
By Cindy Woodsmall

Ariana dreamed and longed to return home to the life and family she had always known. A life that was taken away from her by the parents she didn't know. But her time away has changed her - opening her eyes see her once beloved life differently. And even more unsettling Skylar the young woman with whom she was mixed-up is still living with the Brenneman family.

Skylar isn't ready to leave the Brennemans and return to her old life
...more
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
It can be difficult to see a series come to an end, but what a way to end it! This was such an unusual Amish tale really, and lately that is the kind of Amish books I have been looking for. I will say this - if you haven't read the first two installments, you may be a little confused. The author did a great job in summarizing them in the beginning of this book, but let's face it - you'll want the whole story to connect with the characters.

We all have things we have to face when growing up. We ma
...more
Cathy Cermele
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the conclusion to the Amish of Summer Grove series, Ariana returns to her Amish home and family.   If you have read the first two books, Ties that Bind and Fraying at the Edge, you’re aware that she was not born into an Amish family.     Although this can be read as a stand alone, I encourage everyone to read the series in order to fully appreciate the story.
It was difficult for Ariana to return after she has experienced living in the Englisch world, where she had the  freedom to question thi
...more
Patti
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cindy Woodsmalls Gathering the Threads is the sequel to Fraying at the Edge. It focuses on the two women who were switched at birth (Ariana and Skylar) and at the age of twenty sent home to their birth families.
Ariana was raised in an Amish family and was forced to live with her mother and stepfather and also spend time with her atheistic father. Having been allowed to go home after three months, Ariana finds herself at odds with her Amish family while Skylar who kicked drugs and felt a part of
...more
Beth
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading all 3 books ...for me personally ...I feel that book #1 & #3 are my ultra faves ...they are battling it out for the win of most fave from my side. I have always been pulled into stories bout the Amish ... I really enjoy how Cindy does write and I will be reading more from her soon enough. If you have read her work before please let me know your faves. Such a good wholesome series. Well done! Check this out! ( ;
Billie
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book and final novel in the series The Amish of Summer Grove. Ariana and Skylar, switched at birth have been raised in an Englisch home and an Old Order Amish home. They each spend time with their biological parents and this leaves each of them questioning their values, faith, and family ties. The story follows each of them through a period of time where they search for answers and the path they want to follow in the future. This is a great series! I received this book free fro ...more
Connie Tillman
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the final book in the Amish of Summer Grove series. This book continues the story of Ariana and Skyler, two young women who were switched at birth. I have been a fan of Ms. Woodsmall for a long time and I love reading anything that she puts out. She always puts a different perspective of Amish Fiction with her careful crafting. Her characters are tangible. This is not your typical sweet Amish book - it collides with the English world, and the different areas that Amish are not accustomed ...more
Loraine
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this set of books. They are uplifting, motivating, spiritual, hopeful and real. I'm glad it ended the way it did. I was worried for a while about who would end up with whom. I'll look for other books by Woodsmall.
Cherese Akhavein
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gathering the Threads the 3rd book in the series Amish of Summer Grove by Cindy Woodsmall.
Cindy has done a remarkable job with this series. She has showen us that bullying, and women have a voice in the midst of a world weather it's in the Amish community or the English. This series has taken us on a journey with the Brenneman's, Schlabach's Nash's Nicholas Jenkins, Frieda Miller, Cilla Yoderand , Crespo's
After her time in the Enghish world Ariana is coming back to her Amish roots but can she
...more
Sc2424
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I usually like reading Amish fiction, often I feel it's just kind of "fluff" but oh my, this series of three Amish fiction books in the series "The Amish of Summer Grove" by Cindy Woodsmall are not really fluff, though they are easily readable and VERY interesting!

This book, Gathering the Threads, is (as it sounds) a culminating book in a series. I would REALLY suggest that you read the first two books in the series, as they are wonderful reads as well (but if you don't have the opportunity, th
...more
ASC Book Reviews
Jul 13, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked and disliked this one. This was the first in the series that I have read, and I'm SO SO happy that they included a "Previously in the The Amish of Summer Grove Series" at the very beginning of the book! LOL! ;) It got me all caught up on the important parts. And let me tell you I am REALLY happy this is the only one I've read so far. After being introduced to the characters, but also reading about their pasts I really don't think I would like Nicholas nearly as much as I did in this one ...more
Chris
"Just because people think they’re right doesn’t actually make them right…"

Loved this series. I really didn't even want to start book 3 knowing it was the last one:-(

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
**
Returning to her Amish home, was a joyful event for Ariana Brenneman. And then, sitting at the family table, listening to her father dictate what w
...more
Nora St Laurent
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've just finished reading Gathering the Threads. I am blown away. I’m astounded at how the story and message of this novel are relevant to everyone. If you didn’t read books one and two have no fear about jumping into the third and final installment of The Amish of Summer Grove series. The author begins this book by quickly catching readers up to speed in the first few pages. Ariana and Skylar were switched at birth. Ariana was raised in an Amish family and Skylar outside. The girls discover th ...more
Nicki
Wonderful audio book and a perfect ending to the trilogy.
Pat
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Arianna returns to her Amish parents a changed woman and fights for women not to be bullied. She has changed too much for Rudy. Skylar has gotten her life together and is accepted by both sets of parents.
Beverly
The series begins with Ties that Bind followed by Fraying at the Edge before concluding with this book. I have already read quite a few of Cindy Woodsmall's series and each time I have believed that that one was the best one I have read, that is, until I would read the next series. This time I jumped in on the last book first. I don't recommend doing that with this author, because when she writes a series, they are usually books that are closely linked to each other. Fortunately, before the ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
"His Mamm called her the Thread Gatherer. Mann believed life was like an heirloom quilt that life ripped at the seams, and gatherers were rare. But Ariana took the frayed pieces and worked with them until the quilt could fulfill its purpose once again. Quill had seen her do it. At least once she had done it for him, when he was eighteen and his Daed died of a heart attack."

Gathering the Threads by Cindy Woodsmall is the third book in the Amish of Summer Grove series, and for this reader, I hope
...more
Anna
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This was the ending to a good story (This is the 3rd in the Amish of Summer Grove series - they must be read in the correct order to make sense). Gathering the Threads is a good title, because this book attempts to tie up all the loose ends of the trilogy. I think I got a little impatient at the end because it's pretty obvious what ending the author is moving toward, and it just drags on with little things always in the way.
So many Amish/Englisch conflicts! Ariana's time in the world has opened
...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Return (Amish Beginnings #3)
  • A Plain Leaving (The Sisters of Lancaster County #1)
  • Bringing Maggie Home
  • The Beloved Christmas Quilt: Three Stories of Family, Romance, and Amish Faith
  • A Thousand Sleepless Nights
  • My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah: Leanna's Choice
  • Paralyzed (Kennedy Stern #2)
  • Home on the Range (Double S Ranch #2)
  • Gladden the Heart (Amish Turns of Time #5)
  • Shaken (Heart of a Warrior #1)
  • A Place at Our Table (Amish Homestead #1)
  • My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York: Adele's Journey
  • Christmas by the Sea (Surf's Up)
  • Huckleberry Christmas (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #3)
  • Dandelions on the Wind (Quilted Hearts, #1)
843 followers
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

Other books in the series

The Amish of Summer Grove (3 books)
  • Ties that Bind (The Amish of Summer Grove #1)
  • Fraying at the Edge (The Amish of Summer Grove, #2)