Ties That Bind (The Amish of Summer Grove) by Cindy Woodsmall AND GIVEAWAY!!!

My Review

Arianna and Quill were childhood buddies. But, Quill left the Amish with Arianna’s best friend, hurting her more than she thought possible. However, Arianna may be hurt deeper and more anguished than anyone can predict.

Cindy Woodsmall’s first story in the Amish of Summer Grove is full of surprises. The tension holds you spellbound as the suspense begins to mount. This is truly not your typical Amish story.

There are several threads sewn together in Ties that Bind leaving many of the characters at a loss as to what is and isn’t true or real. The mystery pulls you in and doesn’t let go.

I really came to care for the people in the story. I cried on many occasions as I read it, especially the ending. If I had any complaint, it would be that the ending was a HUGE cliffhanger. Fortunately, I had the next book in the series and could begin reading it immediately.

I received Ties that Bind and Fraying at the Edge from Waterbrook Press through Cindy Woodsmall’s Launch Team. However, I was under no obligation to post a review.

Guess what? I received an extra copy of both Ties that Bind and Fraying at the Edge, so I’m having a giveaway! Plus, if you win, you won’t have to wait like I did for the second novel, and can relish the next book in the series.

Publisher’s Summary

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.

*********GIVEAWAY CLOSED**********

Leave a comment to enter the drawing.

Drawing will be open August 9th to August 13th.

One name will be randomly drawn as winner.

Check back on Monday, August 14th  to see if you won!

GOOD LUCK!

I’m sorry I forgot to add this: This giveaway is open to U.S. only, it is void where prohibited by law and you must be at least 18 to enter. The odds of winning depend on the number of comments received.

Blessings to everyone~

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About RobbyeFaye

An avid reader, homemaker and grandmother. I try to be as real, honest and thought provoking as possible. My blog is primarily devoted to book reviews, but at times it has stretched and grown, as it ebbs and flows with me. However, I still read a lot and review the books I read. Loving life and Jesus Christ.
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16 Responses to Ties That Bind (The Amish of Summer Grove) by Cindy Woodsmall AND GIVEAWAY!!!

  1. Savurbks says:

    Thank-you for the opportunity to add to my constantly growing TBR pile (I think ). Cindy Woodsmall is a favorite Amish author of mine.
    (BTW…do you think we have a book issue? LOL)

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    • RobbyeFaye says:

      You are welcome! I enjoy her books, too!
      LOL, nope, no book issue-she says while looking at the house she built from all the books she has read! Many, many years ago, I counted how many books I had. At that time it was over 3000, I’m afraid to even guess (and definitely count) how many I have now). I have read over 90% of them, too. No, no book problem her, LOL!
      Good luck in the drawing!
      Blessings~

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  2. Robbie says:

    My daughter loves reading ☺these kind of books that includes an inspirational life. I know she has read several that had to do with the Amish lifestyle

    Liked by 2 people

  3. joeym11 says:

    Sounds so good and I love Cindy’s books. Awesome blog.
    Blessings
    Diana

    Liked by 2 people

  4. mimionlife says:

    Looks like a great story. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Carla Moore says:

    I love Amish novels. They are my all time favorite. The cover is very beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy your book. Thanks for sharing your blog post.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. deanne01 says:

    Oh goodness, how exciting it is to see a drawing for a book by Cindy Woodsmall . I love her books and really need to start this series, especially with the new one she has out. Believe me I don’t have a book problem either and while you’re at it please enter me in the book drawing 🙂

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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