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Can Hannah find refuge, redemption, and a fresh beginning after her world is shattered? When the Heart CriesHer life among her Old Order Amish community brutally interrupted, seventeen-year-old Hannah...
Can Hannah find refuge, redemption, and a fresh beginning after her world is shattered? When the Heart CriesHer life among her Old Order Amish community brutally interrupted, seventeen-year-old Hannah...
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  • Can Hannah find refuge, redemption, and a fresh beginning after her world is shattered?

    When the Heart Cries
    Her life among her Old Order Amish community brutally interrupted, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp faces questions neither family, nor fiancé, nor even faith can easily answer.
    The first book in the Sisters of the Quilt series, When the Heart Cries will ignite a broader understanding of others' beliefs and a God-given strength to deal with pain we all experience.

    When the Morning Comes
    Rejected by those she loves, Hannah Lapp leaves her Amish community and seeks refuge in the world outside, leaving her family and friends to wrestle with the painful truths that emerge in the wake of her disappearance. As she struggles to find her place in the confusing Englischer world, her community deals with the turbulent aftermath of her departure.

    When the Soul Mends
    Hoping to help her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community she fled in disgrace more than two years earlier. When hidden truths are revealed about her former fiancé, she must choose whether to return to the Plain life or to the Englischer man who adores her in this captivating conclusion to the Sisters of the Quilt series.

    This three-in-one collection includes the entirety of the best-selling Sisters of the Quilt trilogy, now at a new low price!

    From the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • Chapter 1

    Hannah Lapp covered the basket of freshly gathered eggs with her hand, glanced behind her, and bolted down the dirt road. Early morning light filtered through the broad leaves of the great oaks as she ran toward her hopes...and her fears.
    A mixed fragrance of light fog, soil, garden vegetables, and jasmine drifted through the air. Hannah adored nature's varying scents. When she topped the knoll and was far enough away that her father couldn't spot her, she turned, taking in the view behind her. Her family's gray stone farmhouse was perched amid rolling acreage. Seventeen years ago she'd been born in that house.
    She closed her eyes, breaking the visual connection to home. Her Amish heritage was hundreds of years old, but her heart yearned to be as modern as personal computers and the Internet. Freedom beckoned to her, but so did her relatives.
    Some days the desire to break from her family's confinements sneaked up on her. There was a life out there--one that had elbowroom--and it called to her. She took another long look at her homestead before traipsing onward. Paul would be at the end of her one-mile jaunt. Joy quickened her pace. Her journey passed rapidly as she listened to birds singing their morning songs and counted fence posts.
    As she topped the hill, a baritone voice sang an unfamiliar tune. The melody was coming from the barn. She headed for the cattle gate at the back of the pastureland that was lined by the dirt road. Beyond the barn sat Paul's grandmother's house, and past that was the paved road used by the English in their cars.
    Paul used the cars of the English. Hannah's lips curved into a smile. More accurately, he drove a rattletrap of an old truck. Even though his order of Mennonites was very conservative, much more so than many of the Mennonite groups, they didn't hesitate to use electricity and vehicles. Still, his sect believed in cape dresses and prayer Kapps for the women. Surely there was nothing wrong with her caring for Paul since the Amish didn't consider anyone from his order as being an Englischer or fancy.
    As Hannah opened the cattle gate, Paul appeared in the double-wide doorway to the barn. His head was hatless, a condition frowned upon by her bishop, revealing hair the color of ripe hay glistening under the sun. His blue eyes showed up in Hannah's dreams regularly.
    He came toward her, carrying a pitchfork, a frown creasing his brow. "Hannah Lapp, what are you doing, stealing away at this time of day? The whole of Perry County will hear thunder roar when your father finds out." He stopped, jammed the pitchfork into the ground, and stared at her.
    The seriousness in his features made Hannah's heart pound in her chest. She wondered if she'd overstepped her boundaries. "It's your last day here for the summer." She held up the basket of eggs. "I thought you and your grandmother might like a special breakfast."
    He wiped his brow, his stern gaze never leaving her face. "Gram's awful mean this morning."
    "Worse than yesterday?"
    He nodded. "Ya." A hint of a smile touched his lips. He often teased her about the word she used so much, threatening to tell everyone at the university about that word and the girl who used it. He knew her Pennsylvania Dutch pronunciation of the word as "jah" was correct, but that didn't stop him from ribbing her about it. As the slight smile turned into a broad grin, it erased all seriousness from his face.
    Hannah clutched an egg, reared back, and mimicked throwing it at him.
    A deep chuckle rumbled through the air. "Can't hit anything if you don't release it...or in your case, even if you do."
    His laughter warmed...

About the Author-
  • CINDY WOODSMALL is a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of The Bridge of Peace, The Hope of Refuge, and The Sound of Sleigh Bells.
    Her ability to authentically capture the heart of her characters comes from her real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families. Cindy lives in Georgia with her husband, their three sons, and two amazing daughters-in-law.



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