Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fraying at the Edge Book Review

I had this book on my pile for a little bit and I didn't know when I was supposed to read it because there was no note inside it when it was shipped.  I finally figured out that it was for Blogging for Books.  Fraying at the Edge: A Novel (The Amish of Summer Grove) by Cindy Woodsmall was the next book that I decided to read.  It was a great book and hard to put down!!

The Old Order Amish life Ariana Brenneman loved vanished virtually overnight with the discovery that she was switched at birth twenty years ago. Now she’s immersed in the Englischer world, getting to know her mother and under the authority of her biological father, an atheist intellectual with resolute plans to expand Ariana’s worldview. Only Quill Schlabach, a childhood friend living Englisch, can steady the tilting ground between Ariana’s two worlds, but can she trust him after so many betrayals?

At the same time, Skylar Nash is forced to choose rehab or spend several months with her true relatives, the large Brenneman family and their seemingly backward life—no electricity, no technology, no fun. What the young woman can’t leave behind is her addiction to illegal prescription drugs and a deep emptiness from the belief that she doesn’t belong in either family.  New ties are binding Ariana and Skylar to the lives they were meant to have. Can they find the wisdom and strength they’ll need to follow God’s threads into unexpected futures?

Fraying at the Edge is the second novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.  Luckily, I had already read the first in the series and I was really excited to read the next book in the series but this book could stand on it own...although I think that you would really want to read the first book after reading this one!!  There is so much going on between the Amish and English world while two girls switched at birth are trying to live with their birth families.  It takes a long time for both girls to try to fit into their new lives and settle in.  It is amazing to see the fun and interesting things that each girl deals with the opposite world that they grew up in.  Put you have to make sure you pick up the book to find out what happens.  I hope that you check out this book and the first book in the series.  I have really enjoyed both and they are very different then other Amish fiction because they discuss the involvement with the outside world and how they are similar but different.

**I got this book from Blogging for Books for my review and honest opinion.  All opinions here are my own.

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