After three months ofdraus in da Welt, Ariana has returned to Summer Grove, the Old Order Amish community where she was raised for twenty years, and life with her Brenneman family. Skylar Nash, the Englisch-raised young woman is working in Ariana s cafe while getting to know her birth family and their Plain way of life. Skylar's time in Summer Grove has changed her outlook, just as Ariana has grown to see her personal faith in God in a different light than the manner she was taught while growing up. Both women will have to make decisions about their paths and Ariana must decide what role her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, will play in her life.
Gathering the Threadsis the third and final novel in the Amish of Summer Grove series."
I liked and disliked this one. This was the first in the series that I have read, and I'm SO SO happy that they included a "Previously in the The Amish of Summer Grove Series" at the very beginning of the book! LOL! ;) It got me all caught up on the important parts. And let me tell you I am REALLY happy this is the only one I've read so far. After being introduced to the characters, but also reading about their pasts I really don't think I would like Nicholas nearly as much as I did in this one (and I'm not real sure on whether or not I'm going to go back and read the other's or when I will). Cindy's plot twists kept me engaged, though I did feel it was a touch too long, and there could have been things shortened. I'm also torn with the end, and that might have to do with me only reading this one, but there are somethings that I wish just had ended differently. Overall I'm torn with this one, I really liked the characters and there where some scenes that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED!!!! But it ended differently than I wanted it to and I'm not sure how I feel about that. :/ In the end I am happy I read it though! :)
Songs: "Even If" by MercyMe, "My Lighthouse" by Rend Collective
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC
*I received this book from the author for the purpose of reviewing it. This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Gathering the Threads. ~ASC