I've enjoy reading Cindy Woodsmall's books over the past several years. She is such a gifted writer and I am fascinated with the Amish and the Amish lifestyle.
Hope Crossing is a compilation of the complete Ada House Series and includes The Hope of Refuge, The Bridge of Peace and The Harvest of Grace.
All three books are wonderfully written with deeply engaging characters and a rich story-telling that flowed from one book to the next. As I love reading series, I was thrilled that I could read all three back to back without any waiting for the next book to be released.
I came away from reading these books very relaxed, smiling and renewed. Contented in having read a really good book. In this case, having read THREE really good books! :)
From the publisher:
Hope Crossing…where Ada’s House stands as a haven for weary souls looking for kindness, faith, and second chances.
The Hope of Refuge
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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