A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Blogging For Books. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.Hope Crossing by Cindy Woodsmall
Published by WaterBrook Press on November 4th 2014
Genres: Amish & Mennonite, Christian, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Source: Blogging For Books
Suggested Age:13+- I feel this book is teen appropriate. There's mention of drinking and also that one of the characters used to "dance" but nothing is detailed. It simply provides a backstory for a character's redemption.
There's some violence in the second book that could possibly be upsetting to some. Book three has a situation where a man opens a door and happens to see a lady bathing but it is again, non descriptive. As always, I encourage parents to keep the lines of communication open with their children on any questionable content.
Hope Crossing…where Ada’s House stands as a haven for weary souls looking for kindness, faith, and second chances.
The Hope of Refuge
Two very different women are pulled by their strongest desires. Deborah Mast joined the Amish church and longs to marry her fiancé, but he is changing. Cara Moore is forced to look into a life that was meant to be hers. Will Ada’s House help them realize their hearts’ desires or will it force them to accept what life has done to each of them?
The Bridge of Peace
Living out her passion for teaching, Lena Kauffman’s work is suddenly interrupted by a series of pranks and accidents targeted toward her and her students. When tragedy strikes her dear friend Grey Graber’s family on school property, the school board begins to blame her for the trouble. As grief and confusion take their toll on Grey and Lena’s friendship, they are both forced to face a new reality that may offer the peace and love they each long for.
The Harvest of Grace
Fleeing a terrible mistake, Sylvia Fisher dedicates herself to saving the failing Blank farm. When prodigal son Aaron returns, he is surprised by this unusual farmhand who opposes all his plans. Will Aaron and Sylvia’s unflinching efforts toward opposite futures mask the bigger picture—a path to forgiveness, grace, and the promise of love?
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This book series is absolutely amazing. The characters are likable and tug at your heart. I hold a very special connection with Grey and Lena. There have been many times in my life where I’ve felt as isolated and lonely as both of those characters. This is my third time reading through this series and it’s still just as good as the first time that I read them.
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Cindy Woodsmall has such a way with building her characters and pulling you into their lives. Her words flow easily and I quite enjoy the depth and emotion that she captures. I love that her characters are imperfect and flawed. They think flawed things or they have trouble accepting things at times. It makes her characters real to the reader in a way that emotionally engage you with the dialogue. I actually cared about what happened in the life of these characters, even on a complex level. As in Lena and Grey’s story, there were times where I was really wanting certain characters to get together but I also felt sorrow about how the pairing had to come about.
I can’t suggest this series enough to fans of Amish fiction!