Cindy Woodsmall is my favoirite author. I loved this story, about a girl who was supposed to have been brought up Amish. Circumstances prevented this, but on the run she finds her way to her dead Mother's birth place. Suspence, broken hearts, and Amish laws, and the world make this is very exciting read. And I love the fact that at the back of the book she list all the characters in the story. I think more Authors should do this. Can't wait for her next book.
This book was another great book of Woodsmall's. She intertwined Amish Fiction wiht that of a young lady who should have raised Amish but was instead on the run from a stalker and just on a few memories found her way back to the Amish people who wanted nothing to do with her based on past rumors about her mother and rumors about her but overtime she wins the love and acceptance of the Amish community.
This was my first book by Cindy Woodsmall and it will not be my last. I thought this book was well written and flowed well. I liked how the characters all came together. This story was a sweet story about Cara and her daughter, Lori, running away from the city and trying to make it in Cara's mother's Amish world (that she had left years ago). It showed how no matter what is thrown at you, you can survive and move forward. I would definitely recommend this story to others.
It took me a little while to get all the characters straight with this one. There were so many being introduced in the beginning that I started to get a little confused. Once I got a few chapters in things all started to fall into place and I was able to keep track of who was who.
The dialogue in this book was very easy to follow (for some reason I get lost easily in dialogue). I didn't have to keep going back and re-reading to try and figure out who was saying what. I REALLY liked that.
The story was pretty decent. It didn't blow me away but it was still pretty good. There were parts that were a little suspenseful, and there were some really touching parts. It had a little bit of everything.
What I liked most about this was that it was a look into how modern Amish people live. Even though they stay true to their beliefs modern culture does leave its mark on the Amish. I'm glad this book showed that. In the past books that I've read about the Amish are very biased and stereotypical. I liked that the author was able to use her real-life connections to give a true glimpse into Amish life.
This one was a pretty quick read. Although it didn't draw me in and keep me totally captivated the writing was well done and I didn't have to labor to finish it.
It was a decent book, not something I loved but I definitely liked it.
I absolutely love Cindy Woodsmall and she does it again with this book. You can read my review on my blog http://www.myredapron.com/2009/08/hope-of-refuge-blog-tour-giveaway.html Sorry the giveaway is over.
Cindy Woodsmall has presented another fantastic book. It is an account of Cara and
her daughter, Lori who are on the run from a stalker. With no money, job or future, but
she has memories of Dry Lake, Pa. I enjoyed this book from start to finish with a lot of twists and turns.
wonderful story . The author keeps you captivated. Cara and Lori struggle to find a place in The Amish District of Cape Refuge. Ms. Woodsmall does an excellent job of describing Amish life and why it is important. Good book for Family read.