Sunday, December 13, 2009

When the Heart Cries: My Review

I've said before that I think Cindy Woodsmall is one of the better authors out there writing Amish Fiction. When the Heart Cries is the first in a three book series about Hannah Lapp. Hannah has been raised in an Old Order Amish family, but as a teen fell in love with a neighbor, a Mennonite. On the way home, after agreeing to marry him, she is raped and almost run down by a car. Her parents don't call the police, but want her to tell the bishop what happened. She doesn't want to talk about it, and eventually finds out that the experience left her pregnant. What happens to her relationship to her family? Her church? Her fiancee? No spoilers here, but I enjoyed the story.

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