When the Heart Cries

Book One in the Sisters of the Quilt series

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Hannah Lapp was born and raised in an Old Order Amish home, without electricity, a telephone, or the right to follow her heart. Without her parents’ knowledge, she’s been in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell for years. When he asks her to marry him, she accepts, even though to do so will cause her family to avoid her for the rest of her life.

Before Hannah and Paul reveal their relationship, tragedy strikes. In one unwelcome encounter, all that Hannah has known and believed is destroyed and she faces losing everything: her family, her fiancé, and even her faith in God.

Praise for When the Heart Cries:

  • CBA bestseller
  • 2007 ECPA Christian Book of the Year Award finalist
  • Books-a-Million FaithPoint Book Club January ’07 selection
  • Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner

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When the Heart Cries (Sisters of the Quilt, #1)