Finally back in the Old Order Amish world she loves, will Ariana's new perspectives draw her family closer together-or completely rip them apart?
After months away in the Englisch world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected apprehension as she reconciles all she's learned from her biological parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community. Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help her navigate her new role amongst her people, Ariana's Daed doesn't understand why his sweet daughter is suddenly questioning his authority. What will happen if she sows seeds of unrest and rebellion in the entire family?
Meanwhile, Skylar Nash has finally found her place among the large Brenneman family, but Ariana's arrival threatens to unravel Skylar's new identity-and her sobriety. Both Ariana and Skylar must discover the true cords that bind a family and community together and grasp tight the One who holds their authentic identities close to His heart.
Gathering the Threads is the third and final novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.
Learn more, read an excerpt, and purchase a copy. My thoughts: GATHERING THE THREADS is the third and final book in this series, and I highly recommend readers read the books in order, starting with Ties that Bind and Fraying at the Edge. Ariana is back with the Amish - in person - but the Englisch world has left some gulfs between her old world and her new one. Bridges need to be built but whether Ariana is truly accepted in her old home remains to be seen. The bishop, preacher, and deacon seem against her and preach about her sins -- as if it was her fault she was reunited with her biological parents. I absolutely LOVED Gabe. He is a total sweetheart, kind, considerate, and so calm. He loved his family with everything he had in him, but was called to sometimes do dangerous jobs. Ari broke my heart, struggling to fit into both worlds, and yet stay true to herself. But who is she? Will she ever find her place? I couldn't put this book down and read it in spurts across two days. I loved this entire series. Highly recommended. Don't miss GATHERING THE THREADS. I received this book free. All opinions are my own.
About the author:
Cindy Woodsmall is the "New York Times" and CBA best-selling author of nineteen works of fiction and non-fiction with more than a million copies sold. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured in national media outlets such as ABC's "Nightline," the "Wall Street Journal," and a National Geographic documentary on Amish life. Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains.