Book Reviews of A Sister's Test (Sisters of Holmes County, Bk 2)

A Sister's Test (Sisters of Holmes County, Bk 2)
A Sister's Test - Sisters of Holmes County, Bk 2
Author: Wanda Brunstetter
ISBN-13: 9781597892728
ISBN-10: 1597892726
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Pages: 287
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 117 ratings
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
"This is the second in a trilogy and I liked it better than the first book. (Haven't yet read the third one yet.) The first book was very predictable, but this one had twists that I never saw coming. It kept me very engaged, tho I found myself skipping through the redundant dialogue as each member of the family receives information at a different time, but with the same words. Again, the author could've written this book in 200 pages instead of 300. But still a good read."
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One woman's shattered dream...one man's second chance....and the faith that can heal broken hearts.

Ruth is the second oldest sister in the Hostettler family, and she has one burning desire---to marry and fill her Amish household with children. Life seems to be falling into place when Martin Gingerich starts to court her and she befriends a motherless child.

But her dreams are suddenly shattered in one horrific moment, putting Ruth's faith to the test. Finding herself spiritually adrift, Ruth's only real prayer becomes a desperate "God, why?"

Will Ruth find the faith and strength to rise above the ashes?



This book is better compared to the first one. And if you did not read A Sister's Secret, the first book, you need to in order to understand the situation that the family is in. With this book, keep the tissues nearby because a lot of sad events happen again, but the story flows nicely and it keeps you turning the page wanting to find out more.

And for fans of the series never fear, I know when book three is coming out. It's called A Sister's Hope and we will find out who keeps attacking the family. It comes out in July. Wanda includes your email and she actually will write you back.
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Great book. 2nd in series. Can't wait for the next one. I've enjoyed all of Wanda's books.
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Another home run; a great read.
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A Sister's Test by Wanda Brunstetter is the second book in the Sisters of Holmes County series. Ruth Hostettler, the younger sister of Grace from A Sister's Secret, the first book, has recently broken up with troubled Luke and seeks the kind of loving marriage that Grace has found with Cleon. When Martin Gingerich starts courting her, they both feel the need to marry immediately, as though something is warning them. The attacks on the Hostettler family farm have continued and ratcheted up in intensity. Someone has it out for this Amish family, and they aren't afraid to take extreme measures. Is it Grace's English ex-boyfriend or Luke, Ruth's ex-boyfriend who is still going through rumspringa? I don't normally read the many Amish Christian fiction books on the market, but this series truly stands out from the rest. There is suspense and mystery along with deep faith and family. It's a real page turner that's impossible to put down. Each member of the family has their own way of dealing with the siege of terror, from the father's quiet acceptance, to youngest sister Martha's detective work. Every character pops off of the page and breathes life into the story. I don't know how I'm going to hold out until July to read the final book in the series, A Sister's Hope, to find out who the attacker is!
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enjoyed this book
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This is the 2nd out of 3 books for the "Sisters of Holmes County" series. The book takes off where the 1st book ended. As always Wanda Brunstetter did an amazing job writing a fictional novel about the Amish. This series involves love, family, and mystery. As soon as I finished this book, I started and completed the 3rd book in one day to read how everything finally ended. Great series.
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I'm really struggling with reading this series. This is the first (meaning this series) of Wanda Brunstetter for me to read and I'm just not sure what I think. I have read various authors of Amish Christian Fiction over the years, as well as many history books of the Amish dealing with my quilting addiction. I have never heard before of the Amish so often going to a Dentist, or Chiropractor, sure I've heard of them seeing a Doctor or going to the hospital under extreme circumstances, but it is very strange to hear of various Amish persons continually seeing a Chiropractor.

This book picks up just a few weeks after the first one ends, and I really would like to say that there are more smiles and rose blossoms in reading the book of Job than there is in this book. I just do not understand how so much strife can continue one thing after another. I'm ready for some happiness! Geez, these books are depressing me. But, I refuse to just quit the author or the series, because surely as much strife is shown to be as possible there must be such happiness to compare. Because I know that as much as the Lord is one for taking, He also giveth!
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I just love the Amish stories.

Vickie
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This book is about middle sister, Ruth. As usual, this book is touching, and deals with the challenges this character faces. Highly recommended.
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I liked the plot behind this series, but the dialogue got old fast. I got tired of reading the same thing over and over again.
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Loved it
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This book is a series and I could not wait to read each book. She is an excellent author and I highly recommend her books.
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good book
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Another great story by Wands Brunstetter. I just love her books
Vickie
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Another wonderful book!
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This is a continuation of the first book in sharing the lives of three Amish sisters.

In the first book there have been several attacks and a lot of trying to figure out who is working these attacks out. If you were frustrated by the lack of getting these things figured out in the first book, that will continue in this book..

This book focuses more on Ruth, the middle sister who is kind and gentle. In the end of the first book she is building a friendship with Martin and is no longer with Luke. In this book she seems to be having a grand life but many struggles come before her and she doesn't know how she can trust in God's will for her life if these bad things continually happen to her and her family. Why would God want these things to happen? She has a huge struggle.

This is definitely a sad book. I read it in a day so it was definitely a fast read.
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Very good story about a family who is being terrorized by an unknown assailant. Can they covercome their trouble?
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Book 2 of the Sister's of Holmes County Series. This book took off right from the start. It picked up right where the first book stopped. It continued to build the excitement and urgency of solving the character's troubles. In case you didn't read the first book, the author retold past events in a way that they added to my enjoyment of the story. I had a hard time putting this book down, and couldn't wait to pick it back up!