An incredibly emotional read, that had me glued to the page from page 1 to 1,000. (This is a 3-in-1 Omni-bus).
One of the happiest days of Hannah Lapp's life quickly takes a dark turn, when she is attacked by an Englisher, leaving Hannah shattered. In the Sisters of the Quilt Trilogy friendships are tested, jealousies are aroused, prejudices are formed, while lies run rampant, yet nevertheless hope remains.
Wow, this book, or rather trilogy, is probably going right to the top of my list of favorite Amish books! Written in an easy to read style that allows the reader to get "lost" in the story, Ms. Woodsmall has outdone herself with this powerful series. I found that I simply couldn't put the book down, which led to my staying up to ridiculous hours--but I just had to find out what happened next! Which was one of the things that I loved about having all three books at my finger-tips!
I loved how many story lines there were in the story, and how they connected, separated, and then intertwined again, and I got really got to "get inside" a host of characters and got to see what made them tick.
All of the characters were wonderfully developed, my favorite character ended up being a side character, named Matthew. I like Matthew because he was the kind of guy who always put others before himself, even if it ended up not looking so good for him later on. Matthew was also a man of honor, who was just totally nice, but knew when to put his foot down. The few times that he got frustrated, I didn't blame him, because I totally believed that he had every right to be upset. He was definitely an awesome guy :)
Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend this book. The characters, the plot, the emotional depth--all of it was so well done. One thing that I will mention is that the series starts with a violent scene very near the beginning Another thing that I would like to mention is that the three books flowed from one to the other seamlessly, as if they had been published all in one huge volume from the get-go, each book picking right up where the last one had left as if it were only the next chapter instead of the next book! Sisters of the Quilt is an Omni-bus that you will not regreat picking up!
Final Rating: 5.2 out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. Thanks!