Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Hope Of Refuge by Cindy Woodsmall

I have said it time and again, man not working next to the local book store sure does make me miss a lot, of AMAZING BOOKS. The only good thing about it that I can see is that now I can just read 1 series back to back with out having to wait month between reading the next book. That has been the only plus in my eyes. I am so glad that I picked up Cindy Woodsmalls Christmas book yesterday and read it. That I started her book The Hope Of Refuge last night on my Nook. What an other AMAZING story! I found my self fighting back the emotions for the characters. The thought of having to live life on the run, and loosing your family truly come to life. How she does it I have NO IDEA, but it sure does keep me coming back to her books. I love how she can just put it all out there for us to read with no regrets or looking back. I have already started the 2nd book in An Ada's House Series. I have fallen back in love with Cindy Woodsmall, and can NOT wait for her next book releases next year.

Raised in foster care and now the widowed mother of a little girl, Cara Moore struggles against poverty, fear, and a relentless stalker. When a trail of memories leads Cara and Lori out of New York City toward an Amish community, she follows every lead, eager for answers and a fresh start. She discovers that long-held secrets about her family history ripple beneath the surface of Dry Lake, Pennsylvania, and it’s no place for an outsider. But one Amish man, Ephraim Mast, dares to fulfill the command he believes that he received from God–“Be me to her”– despite how it threatens his way of life. 

Completely opposite of the hard, untrusting Cara, Ephraim’s sister Deborah also finds her dreams crumbling when the man she has pledged to build a life with begins withdrawing from Deborah and his community, including his mother, Ada Stoltzfus. Can the run-down house that Ada envisions transforming unite them toward a common purpose–or push Mahlon away forever? While Ephraim is trying to do what he believes is right, will he be shunned and lose everything–including the guarded single mother who simply longs for a better life?

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