"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."
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.
Great book. 2nd in series. Can't wait for the next one. I've enjoyed all of Wanda's books.
Another home run; a great read.
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!