Hope Crossing: The Complete Ada's House Trilogy by Cindy Woodsmall

  • Publisher: Waterbrook Press
  • Publish Date: November 2014
  • Page Count: 1040 
  • Series: Ada's House Novels
I don’t know why but I am fascinated with Amish culture.  Maybe it’s the slowing down of life, simplicity of daily living, or just the community that exists with them but there is a reason that I can’t put my finger on.  In the book Hope Crossing: The Complete Ada’s House Trilogy by Cindy Woodsmall I got to spend sometime immersed in the Amish culture while getting lost in the stories and experience of 3 amazing women.

Hope Crossing: The Complete Ada’s House Trilogy is a compilation of 3 books, all within the same Amish community, but has it's underlying themes of hope and restoration.

In The Hope of Refuge you are introduced to the characters and shown that no matter what you go through, there is always some hope.  In The Bridge of Peace the story continues on with Cara but also starts to focus on Lena, who is very self-conscious of her birthmark.  In book three, The Harvest of Grace, the story keeps going, but with a new character that is fighting her own demons.  It was a wonderful conclusion to the trilogy.

I had noticed this book at my local Walmart and was drawn to it immediately.  When I saw that it was up for review I had to jump at the chance to read it since it looked so promising.  I have to say that I was not disappointed.  The book drew me in from the first chapter and didn't let go till the end.  I could not put this book down.  I felt like I was a fly on the wall of their lives and found some escape from my reality while reading.  This is one book that I was sad to see end…there are not too many that I can say this about. 

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.}