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

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  3,980 Ratings  ·  235 Reviews
Her relationship with fianc� 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
Paperback, 322 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by WaterBrook Press
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Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Good: A worthy sequel to When Calls the Heart, this book took me into the heart of the Amish culture, and the struggle of former Pennsylvania Dutch people in the "Englischer" world. I'm already looking forward to the next book!

The Bad: Nothing, really; I just save the highest possible rating for truly spectacular works.

Conclusion: Beverly Lewis may be the best-known Amish fiction author, but this book proves she isn't the only game in town! Fans of other Amish novels should definitely check
Jul 01, 2014 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
May 26, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009-reads, amish, fiction
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
Mari Anne
Apr 19, 2009 rated it liked it
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.
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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,
Jul 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing

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
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
When the Morning Comes is about a young girl in her Amish community. I can't remember the details of the story. I will give you what i can remember about it. I know it about Hannah Lapp. Does get what she wants or does she not.

She stays with her aunt for bit and ponders about going to live the englisher. It the Amish term for outsiders. Will she goes back with her fiance and her family she left behind. Doe her fiance love her or not? You would need to read the book to find out. I know it a sweet
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
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.
Oct 02, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, 2007
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.
Nov 02, 2016 rated it did not like it
Did not finish. How many horrible events can happen to one person? I liked the first book but this was terrible.
Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first!
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love these books! I read this in about a day, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. (NO, I didn't ignore my kids. At least, not much very much... They were fine okay?)

This book opens right where the last one ended, with Hannah on a train away from her people and searching for the aunt she's never met. Things start out rough, but eventually they begin going well for Hannah. She finds her aunt, she starts to educate herself and finds a job, and finally finds love as well. Meanwhile, everyth
Jun 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, fiction
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
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
Sep 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Eileen Souza
Apr 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: north-america
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
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it really liked it
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
Margaret Chind
Oct 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Christian Fiction, romantic at heart
TALK ABOUT A CLIFF HANGER! Dudette, you can not just leave me hanging like this, I don't know how I'm suppose to make it to September! Ugh!

This book was really great, better than the first, and I really enjoyed that one. There is real issues that are tough on life and hard, but there is goodness. There are more characters to fall in love with in this book and the personalities are so real and so great, that you do not know who to love more as a reader and feel just as confused as the character
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this second installment in the Sister of the Quilt series, Hannah has left the Amish community that judged and rejected her. Finding a kindred spirit in her shunned aunt, she makes a new life for herself. Going to school and studying to be a nurse, she finds a purpose for her life. Being befriended by people who accept her as she is, she finds peace. But back home, Paul regrets how he treated Hannah and longs to make amends, if he could only find her. Will that ever happen? Or is it too late ...more
Mar 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish
This is the second book in a trilogy of Hannah Lapp and her circumstances after being brutally attacked and rejected by her family and her Amish community. She realizes she cannot survive is she stays so she departs Pennsylvania for Ohio to search for her aunt in the Englischer world. In the meantime her family and friends begin to find out the painful truths that emerge after her disappearance. She has some difficult times ahead of her but she is strong, she survives and begins to make her way ...more
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
When the Morning Comes is the second book in a trilogy. I can't wait to get my hands on the third book in the series to see how everything is tied together.
In this book Hannah has left her home in search of her aunt. She has a wonderful two years with her aunt while Hannah gets her GED and then enters a nursing program. She is still in such turmoil - it breaks your heart.
This book also keeps you apprised as to what is going on with Hannah's family and friends and I would imagine this is a se
Dorry Lou
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I picked this book up somewhere in my travels so I did not read the 1st one in this series. I could pretty much figure out the happenings in the first book. This one is about Hannah who is convinced her former life with the Amish is over and she flees to Ohio to live with an aunt that has been shunned from all family. Hannah struggles to fit into the world of the Englischers.
Interesting story as she makes new friends, gets an education and falls in love. What will it take to get her back home an
Jan 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book was quite a bit different than the first in the way it was paced. The first one takes place over 6 months and the heroine is in crisis mode the whole time; this second one takes place over almost 3 years and she is mostly at peace as she pursues her new life. The story is still very interesting and compelling and I can't wait to see what happens in the third book! Excellent writing, though deals with several sensitive subjects and would not recommend it for younger readers.
Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was book number two of a series of three. You probably guessed - about Amish and Mennonites. The next one is "When the Soul Mends". Number one is "When the Morning comes". You really need to read them in the order they were written or it will become confusing. But then again maybe I am the only Baptist turned Church of Christ girl who is hooked on these books. Very good book and not a predictable ending!
May 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Heroines are super humans. Hannah is such a person in this book. She adapts well to life outside her strict Amish upbringing by living with her shunned aunt and attending nurses' training. While living away from the Amish, she catches the eye of an Englishcher, who is raising his niece and nephew. It looks like she will never return to her former life as old order Amish. Her diversion into a new life is convincing; it is unclear how the story will end.
Apr 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
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