Genres: Amish & Mennonite
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
★: Didn’t Like it
★★: It was Ok
★★★: Liked it
★★★★: Really liked 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 then particular sadness at the ending.
Towards the end of the last book and the start of this one is when you start seeing the rays of sunshine bringing some hope back into Hannah’s life. Her personal life is in shatters but she still has the love of God that is cushioning her heart and giving her comfort. Nevertheless…this word just sums Hannah up. If you’ve read the book—you’re going to get this word and the volumes that it speaks about Hannah, about the grace of God and about overcoming the trials of life.
I hope that you are taking away the wisdom and life applications that I have as I read this series. I learned so much about forgiveness and also about trusting in the Lord from this trilogy. I just can’t suggest this book enough—it is stellar!
This book picks up where “When the Heart Cries” leaves off. Hannah has left her home to escape the scrutiny and judgment of her family. She has lost her beloved Paul. She has lost her baby. Nevertheless…
Hannah settles into her aunt’s home and forges new friendship and a new life. Though her heart still aches for Paul—she starts to find some comfort in her aunt’s dear friend, Martin.
Back in Owl’s Perch, Paul is grieved at his treatment of Hannah. He still loves her and he starts to consider how he can find her and get her back.
Meanwhile, Sarah is becoming increasingly unstable. Like Hannah, Sarah is receiving very little support at home and her behavior is threatening to become dangerous. With his daughter’s lives in tatters, Mr. Lapp is convinced more than ever of his eldest daughter’s sin.
Nevertheless…Hannah has started on her journey of self-discovery and healing. What will the future bring for her? Will she find a life among the English or will she return to Paul? Will she ever be able to forgive her family for their judgment?
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Have you ever faced a difficult situation like Hannah? Have you ever felt like your family wasn’t as supportive as they should have? What is your advice to someone who is dealing with pain and loss?
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.