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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,177 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cindy Woodsmall Narrator: Jill Shellabarger Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sisters of the Quilt Series Release Date:
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When Hannah dares to love across the boundaries of tradition, will she lose everything?

Despite being raised in a traditional old order Amish family, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp desires to break with custom, forgo baptism into the faith, and marry outside the cloistered community. She’s been in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell for three years, and before returning to college for his senior year, Paul asks Hannah to be his wife. Hannah accepts, aware that her marriage will change her relationship with her family forever.

On the evening of their engagement, tragedy strikes, and in one unwelcome encounter, all that Hannah has known and believed is destroyed. As she finds herself entangled in questions that the old ways of her people cannot answer, Hannah faces the possibility of losing her place in her family, in her community—and in the heart of the man she loves.

When the Heart Cries is book one in the Sisters of the Quilt series.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A moving and meaningful first novel.”

    Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times bestselling author of Mine is the Night

  • “Reaching deep into the heart of the reader, Cindy Woodsmall pens a beautifully lyrical story in her debut novel When the Heart Cries. She paints a vivid backdrop of Amish and Mennonite cultures with fascinating detail and memorable clarity. Fans of this genre will be thrilled to discover this new author, and I look forward to the next book in the Sisters of the Quilt series.”

    Tamera Alexander, author of Rekindled

  • When the Heart Cries is a story of tragedy and strength when an Amish girl’s life is struck with the horror of reality. A powerful first novel.”

    DiAnn Mills, author of Leather and Lace

  • “What a vibrant, strong, emotional story! When the Heart Cries will grip you and not let go, I promise. Highly recommended!”

    Gayle Roper, author of Allah’s Fire

  • A 2007 Christian Book Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kiley | 2/16/2014

    " Amazing book,I had doubts when I started reading, however the authors writing, us clear, concise and keeps you wanting more. Defiately recommend!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/9/2014

    " This book really captured my attention. It's been a long time since I read a book within a week "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nikki | 2/5/2014

    " This series is SO great. Easy to read! I just happened to grab it because I liked the way the book looked and felt. Was glad to read it! Thoroughly enjoyed them all! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pam Deppe | 2/3/2014

    " This was my first introdution to books on the Amish lifestyle. I truly loved this book and her struggle to survive. Even though her parents made her an outcast, she really never gave up. Great book. "

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