Series: The Amish of Summer Grove
Published by Waterbrook Press on September 8th 2015
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.
Ties That Bind is the first novel in the Amish of Summer Grove series.
I’ve had this book siting in my tbr pile for a year or so now…I kinda remember winning from A Simply Enchanted life soon after it released. I’ve been meaning to read it for awhile but just didn’t have the extra motivation I needed to read it I guess. Well one of the places I do reviews for was looking for more people to review the third book so I figured it was the perfect time to read through….this week is book 1, next week I’ll review book 2 and the week after I’ll do the one that just released book 3.
This book was pretty Good. So far I haven’t been disappointed by any of Cindy woodsmall’s books. that being said there were times i was so frustrated with the way Ariana was acting. She seemed like a super sweet girl and I loved that she wanted to fix everything for everyone but sometimes she just seemed bratty.
I liked Quill. but I felt if he just listened to his mom and explained a few things to Ariana things would be soooo much better for them. He kept to many secrets and the ones he could have shared with her, even if they weren’t his to share would have helped in there healing process…I kinda fell he only ever takes a step forward only to take 2 back….almost every time he has any interaction with her.
I can’t wait to read what happens next though I’m a little afraid for Ariana.