Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sisters of the Quilt

When Hannah Lapp's life is torn apart by unthinkable tragedy, it seems no one in her old order Amish community understands. Faced with viscous rumors and heart-rending decisions, Hannah's faith begins to grow as she learns to trust God with her pain and with her future.
This book was so good! Emotional, intense, and just wow. At times, I just wanted to cry along with Hannah and her pain, but at the same time it was beautiful to watch her grow in faith and find healing. I recommend this for more mature readers, because Hannah is taken advantage of and the description is not graphic, but you clearly understand what's going on. This is so different from any other Amish fiction I have ever read, but what a great story!

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe

Chelsea Chamber's life is in shambles; the cafe she inherited comes with an enormous debt and a dwindling clientele, she is seeking a divorce from her husband and her son resents that decision. But things change when she hires a bumbling assistant named Manny, who helps her run the cafe and installs a mysterious new router that only accesses on website: The God Blog. Guests can ask God one question, and He will answer. Chelsea is skeptical and bitter about her past, but she learns that miracles happen when you call on God.
This was a really creative and cozy story from beginning to end. It's not the most complex story, but I enjoyed the underlying currents of forgiveness, love, and um... coffee. So grab a large cappuccino and box of Kleenex, and enjoy the journey!
I received a free e-copy of this book compliments of Thomas-Nelson publishing in exchange for my honest review.