Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Sister's Test by Wanda Brunstetter

Sisters of Homes County

Book 1 – A Sister’s Secret
Book 2 – A Sister’s Test
Book 3 – A Sister’s Hope

I enjoyed reading this book and going back to a quieter time/place. It saddened me to think of criminals doing things to hurt these peaceful people and its hard for me to comprehend not reporting to the police the wrongdoings that had been happening to this family and community. The Hostettler's trust God for HIS vengeance something the typical American would find challenging. For some reason pain feels more raw when reading it from an Amish perspective, but at the same time the peace that follows feels more real too. Start with A Sister's Secret and begin your journey into Holmes County, Ohio's Amish country.

Back of Book Says:

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 about the ashes?

Discussion questions (spoiler alert)

Chapter 1 Excerpt

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