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The Amish of Summer Grove series continues, as Old Order Amish Ariana and troubled college student Skylar face the reality that nothing about their lives is what they thought to be true.

The second book in the Amish of Summer Grove series explores the changes in the Brenneman family, as Skylar joins them and Ariana navigates the foreign and undesirable Englischer world. Can she help the Nashes learn about the God she loves?

Tied together by an unexpected fire and the events surrounding their births, Englischer-raised Skylar Nash and Old Order Amish Ariana Brenneman are on a journey of identity and family in the Amish of Summer Grove series.

©2016 Cindy Woodsmall (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Beware Cliffhanger

5 plus star rating reduced ro 4 stars.

Fascinating story of two young women, one a devout Amish woman relied upon by her many siblings, one a rebellious, upper/downer addict and marginal college student, who were switched at birth. The switch isn't discovered until they are twenty.

Each is forced to spend months with their biological family with NO contact with the family that raised them. Forced to live in the starkly different community of the other.

The author expertly developes the character, feelings, and emotional life changes of each woman.

Unfortunately, each of the first two books ends at a life-changing point. Running into these points without resolution has all wallop of a cliffhanger. While each cliff compelled me to purchase the next book, which proves how cliffs financially benefit publishers and authors.Tighter editing and willingness to publish a now unfashionably long novel would rate 5+ stars. Not doing so demands lowering it to 4 stars

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Can't wait for the next book!!!

Kept my interest. Great at portraying both sides of a family and their dynamics. Now I have to wait until August!

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So now what?

Very interesting book. Believable on what can happen with many young people. But where is book number three? Not even a message if it will be a trilogy? That is not fair to the reader!

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Great Story!

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I really enjoyed this book and the narration!
Great story line.
Cindy Woodsmall doesn't disappoint!
It will draw you in.

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one of here best so far

I couldn't stop I had to keep going had to find out how it played out and now I hanging on the cliff waiting for book 3 when what will Rudyard do what will the church do what will quill do I may Frey at the edges waiting to find out

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This is a really good book well worth reading

I enjoyed reading this book very much. My favorite part was when Arianna had her aha moment and then shares the experience with her mother. I also really enjoyed the moment when Skyler was with her sister Susie and face the moment that she needed to get clean and actually begin to want to. This book causes you to look inside yourself as well. It is a book of self examining. This story is beautifully written and I just can’t wait to read the final conclusion.

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Story & audible reader of Fraying at the Edge

My mind was completely captivated with this series by Cindy Woodsmall. There were twists and turns as well as heart-tugging emotions throughout.
Stina Nielsen is one of the top best readers I have heard. She creatively distinguished her voice back and forth with all of the emotions and mannerisms of the characters from the Amish and English. It has been a real treat!

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Wonderful read and like book 1... cliffhanger!

I am truly enjoying this trilogy. I guess if I was reading this four years ago and would have to wait for several months or a year for the third book, I would be frustrated. However, now in 2020, I get to pick up the third book right away and carry on. And I can hardly wait!

This series addresses so many issues that exist among Amish life and the English life, especially where the two are intertwined. I am thankful for these books that present a very real scenario and presented so tastefully well!

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Illogical

So I enjoyed the book and especially the performance but the whole premise of this, an Amish girl who finds out she was switched at birth is forced to go live with her bio family just after she buys a café? Her investors are left hanging while she goes to serve out this “”sentence”” with her natural parents it makes no sense why she would’ve just gone because her biological father dictated it or else he would sue. It’s in the first chapter of the book so I’m not giving anything away other than I think it’s a very illogical and stupid set up for the entire story
Thanks

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Wonderful

I love this series of books. I would highly recommend it to anyone. I will hate when the last book is finished.