About The Book: Finally back in the Old Order Amish world she loves, Will Ariana’s new perspectives draw her family closer together— or completely rip them apart? After months away in the Englisch
world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home
where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected
apprehension as she reconciles all she’s learned from her biological
parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community.
Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help
her navigate her new role amongst her people, Ariana’s Daed doesn’t
understand why his sweet daughter is suddenly questioning his authority.
What will happen if she sows seeds of unrest and rebellion in the
entire family? Meanwhile, Skylar Nash has finally found her
place among the large Brenneman family, but Ariana’s arrival threatens
to unravel Skylar’s new identity—and her sobriety. Both Ariana and
Skylar must discover the true cords that bind a family and community
together and grasp tight the One who holds their authentic identities close to His heart. Gathering the Threads is the third and final novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.
About The Author: Cindy Woodsmall is the New York Times and CBA best-selling
author of nineteen works of fiction and non-fiction with more than a
million copies sold. Her connection with the Amish community has been
featured in national media outlets such as ABC’s Nightline, the Wall Street Journal,
and a National Geographic documentary on Amish life. Cindy and her
husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains.
My Thoughts On The Book: I am a huge Cindy Woodsmall fan. I love her books. Yet, as big a fan as I am..... I was a little disappointed with the third and final in the Series: The Amish of Summer Grove. I had a hard time getting into this book. I can't say the book was bad....but as far as good goes it was just alright. I liked the way Woodsmall ties up all the loose ends and I am not left wondering what will be. I loved the characters in the series. I felt as if I knew each one of them personally. If you are a fan of Amish fiction then I recommend this series to you. I cannot wait to see what Woodsmall comes out with next. Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from the Cindy Woodsmall Launch Group and Litfuse Publishers. I was not required to write a
positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am
disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16
CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and
Testimonials in Advertising.”
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.