Sisters of the Quilt

Sisters of the Quilt

The Complete Trilogy

Includes When the Heart Cries, When the Morning Comes, and When the Soul Mends

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Can Hannah find refuge, redemption, and a fresh beginning after her world is shattered?

When the Heart Cries

Her life among her Amish community brutally interrupted, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp faces questions neither family, nor fiancé, nor even faith can easily answer. The first book in the Sisters of the Quilt series, When the Heart Cries will ignite a broader understanding of others’ beliefs and a God-given strength to deal with pain we all experience.

When the Morning Comes

Rejected by those she loves, Hannah Lapp leaves her Amish community and seeks refuge in the world outside, leaving her family and friends to wrestle with the painful truths that emerge in the wake of her disappearance. As she struggles to find her place in the confusing Englischer world, her community deals with the turbulent aftermath of her departure.

When the Soul Mends

Hoping to help her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community she fled in disgrace more than two years earlier. When hidden truths are revealed about her former fiancé, she must choose whether to return to the Plain life or to the Englischer man who adores her in this captivating conclusion to the Sisters of the Quilt series.

This three-in-one collection includes the entirety of the best-selling Sisters of the Quilt trilogy at a new low price!

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    Jackie says:

    I just read the Sisters of the Quilt trilogy. Did I miss the answer to the mystery of who took the money from Paul and Hannah’s bank account?

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      Hi, Jackie! This is a great question! I’d originally written the answer to that question in the novel, but my editor, who is correct 99% of the time, felt that no one cared, so I took it out of the story. We laugh now, realizing that many people care! For numerous years I put the Q&A on my Frequently Asked Questions page, but I’ve since taken it down. Maybe I should add it back in. Below is that answer.

      In the Sisters of the Quilt series, who actually took the money?
      In book one Hannah left Gram’s with the bankbook, but she never saw it again after that. She didn’t realize it was missing for several days, and when she did begin searching for it, she thought maybe it had been burned when her clothes were. The next time she saw Paul (at the hospital after Luke and Mary were injured) she told him the bankbook was missing.

      At the end of book one, Paul learned that the money in his and Hannah’s account was gone.

      In book two Paul and the banker established who “probably” took the money. After the bank investigated the incident as much as they could and Paul added to that info what he knew, it appeared Hannah’s attacker got a hold of the bankbook that Hannah told Paul was missing. The bank had security-camera footage that showed a woman dressed in Amish clothing posing as Hannah and emptying the account. Paul and the banker believed Hannah’s attacker either tricked an Amish person into emptying the account or the attacker had someone pose as an Amish woman because the attacker knew Hannah was Amish and he knew the Amish didn’t have to have photo IDs.

      In book three, when Paul discovered Dorcas’s deceit, he asked her if she took the money. He knew she had Amish relatives that he didn’t know, so she could have had someone go into the bank for her. But while grilling Dorcas it became clear to him that she had nothing to do with the stolen money. The story ended with the conclusion that the attacker had the money removed from the account.

      Although Paul was correct in his assumptions (that the attacker got a hold of the bankbook and was behind the missing money), as often happens in real life, the victims had no proof of what took place.

      Where the attacker is concerned, Hannah’s story is purposefully not a neatly packaged one. I felt that leaving certain things with frayed edges allowed the “nevertheless” healing to override the usual “I got justice or closure” healing. For Hannah her journey of healing and her hard-fought-for success is her closure and justice.

      But as the author I know what Hannah does not: that the attacker discovered the bankbook in his car. He then got an Amish outfit and hired a woman to go into the bank and forge Hannah’s signature.

      Hannah’s sister never had an opportunity to take the money because she never saw the bankbook. And even if she’d had the bankbook, she would have had to hire a driver to take her to the bank, which would have allowed for a lot of people to know what she was up to–the driver, her parents (who would have seen the driver), and, later, Paul, who would have recognized her as the Amish woman in the bank’s tape footage.

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    Rosemary Foley says:

    Hi Cindy, When the heart Cries was the first book I read of yours, and you had me hooked. I have read everything since, and i am waiting patiently for Gathering the Threads. I am looking forward to reading The Gift of Christmas Past. I preordered Gathering the Threads at CBD in Peabody, I will look to preorder The Gift of Christmas Past. Thank you for the wonderful reads ALL THE TIME..

    Rosemary 🙂