Despite being raised in a traditional Old Order Amish family, Hannah Lapp wants to break with tradition and marry outside the cloistered community. She's been in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell since meeting him and eagerly accepts his proposal, even though she knows her marriage will change her relationship with her family. Then, on a quiet night before Hannah and Paul can be married, tragedy strikes. In one unwelcome encounter, all that Hannah has known and believed is destroyed and she faces the possibility of losing her place in her community forever. The first book in the series will ignite in readers a deeper appreciation of family, a broader understanding of others' beliefs, and a new strength to deal with pain in their own lives.
Type: Paperback ()
Category: Books > Fiction
ISBN / UPC: 9781400072927/1400072921
Publish Date: 9/1/2006
Item No: 95367
Vendor: WaterBrook Press
Libbi: When the Heart Cries by Cindy Woodsmall When Hannah Lapp is proposed to by the Mennonite Paul Wadell, she is elated. There is a problem with this incredibly in love couple, Hannah is Amish. Facing the possibility of being shunned, Hannah hopes that Paul can win over her family and community by working free on her family’s farm. Unfortunately, a tragedy strikes on the eve of their engagement, and Hannah is thrust into a world of doubt, despair, and depression. Will Hannah overcome the fears and memories that haunt her, or will she be swallowed by them? I saw that this book was able to be requested, and I love Cindy Woodsmall’s books, so I was excited at the opportunity to review one. I always enjoy Amish books because they are usually very pure. This one was not. There was an entire “scene” if you will, that I was entirely uncomfortable reading, and it leaked into the following chapters. I believe this book could really minister to women who have been affected by a wrongdoing more evil than all the others, however, I was VERY uncomfortable reading this book, and I would only suggest reading it to either very mature adults or victims of rape. Sadly, I did not enjoy this book very much. Sincerely,Libbi H.Waterbrook Publishing gave me the book in exchange for an honest review.