Ties That Bind (The Amish of Summer Grove, Book #1) by Cindy Woodsmall…
What”s the book about?
Ariana’s comfortable Old Order Amish world is about to unravel. Will holding tightly to the cords of family keep them together—or simply tear them apart?
Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family’s ever-expanding brood and to keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach.
Five years ago Quill, along with her dear friend Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish.
Despite how things look, Quill’s goal has always been to protect Ariana from anything that may hurt her, including the reasons he left. After returning to Summer Grove on another matter, he unearths secrets about Ariana and her family that she is unaware of. His love and loyalty to her beckons him to try to win her trust and help her find a way to buy the café—because when she learns the truth that connects her and a stranger named Skylar Nash, Quill knows it may upend her life forever.
Genre? Fiction/Contemporary Amish
Where can you find the book? on Amazon here.
My opinion: 5 stars out of 5.
This book carry over more story and is not finished at the last page….
Living as Ariana in a Plain community is all she ever known all her life, with a loving and growing family of hers, she strives to open a cafe, as her dream come true, she believes it would help her and the community to stay united, away from the troublemaker, Quill… he was once her future beau, but after he deceived and left the community years ago, she is afraid he came back for more than to say sorry to her, after she encountered him few times in the neighborhood.
Quill indeed returned to not only break her heart again, but destroy her world… and she will never trust him again, or so she thought.
Nice Amish story with the uncertain future…
Freely provided by BloggingForBooks for my opinion and review.