I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fraying at the Edge (The Amish of Summer Grove, #2) by Cindy Woodsmall
Series: The Amish of Summer Grove #2
Published by WaterBrook on August 16th 2016
Genres: Amish, Christian, Clean & Wholesome, Fiction
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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"Family, community, faith, and love. These "quilt blocks" sewn together made Ariana's beautiful life. When they are pulled to pieces, will anything familiar remain? 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 help steady Ariana's tilting ground between the 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 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 pray for 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"--
This book was really good!! BUT….you need to read the first book(ties that bind first) I mean I guess you can just read the little catch up part before the actual story but I highly recommend starting at the first book.
Definitely get ready to not want to put this book down, between sticking with Ariana and seeing how she’s adapting to the english world and Skylar getting used to the Amish, this book is a bit of wild ride you won’t want to get off of. Luckily as soon as you finish this story there a third one to pick up.
I felt more bad for Ariana with the “bucket” list her biological dad wanted her to do and all the things he wanted her to change i.e get a phone, buy new clothes….she tried to be strong but it was just to much all at once. I did feel she had a few bratty moments but honestly with all she was dealing with I didn’t fault her.
Sky had a hard time getting acclimated too but but I didn’t feel like it was as hard a time. I didn’t like her attitude at first but I loved watching her slowly change into a better person.