Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Story Description: 

Returning to the home she fled in disgrace, will Hannah find healing for the wounds of the past. 

After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood.

Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise. But almost immediately after her arrival in Owl’s Perch, the disapproval of those who ostracized her, including her headstrong father, reopens old wounds.

As Hannah is thrown together with former fiancé Paul Waddell to work for her sister Sarah’s mental health, hidden truths surface about events during Hannah’s absence, and she faces an agonizing decision. Will she choose the Englischer world and the man who restored her hope, or will she heed the call to return to the Plain Life–and perhaps to her first love?

When the Soul Mends is the third and final book in the Sisters of the Quilt series. 

My Review: 

Hannah finally returns home for a family funeral and for her sister, Sarah, who seems to have gone off the deep end.  Her mental stability is being questioned by all who encounter her.  Sarah is often seen with matches and various farms and barns are being burned down including the Esh family’s barn where their son, David, was killed and their other son, Matthew injured.  Hannah had been gone from Owl’s Perch for more than two years. 

Sarah has been convinced, in her own mind that Hannah’s baby is alive and they have hidden her somewhere.  She is coming unglued at the seams searching for the baby. 

Back in Ohio, Hannah has carved out a nice life for herself living with Martin and his niece and nephew whom Hannah adores.  Life is good for Hannah there.  Now back in Owl’s Perch, she faces Paul Waddell her former fiancé and will she be able to return to the English world in Ohio or will she succumb to old memories and feelings and return to her Amish ways with Paul? 

WHEN THE SOUL MENDS reminds us all about forgiveness and how being true to yourself in your forgiveness is a lesson we all need to remember.  God already knows what’s in your heart so integrity plays a big part here people, for the only one you’re fooling is yourself.  I would highly recommend this trilogy “Sisters of the Quilt” to everyone!  Excellent reading!

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