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The Hope of Refuge (Ada's House Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    The author write exceedingly well. I was drawn into the story wi

    The author write exceedingly well. I was drawn into the story within the first 12 pages. Just as I was predicting the outcome of a chapter the book took a turn I was hooked into reading more. I had a hard time putting my nook down...only to recharge. although the character of Cara was unusual for Amish fiction, it worked in well with the story line and scripture from 2Corinthians, chapter 1 verse 3-4...that WE may be able to comfort others because God has comforted us. Cara is able to comfort Deborah and Ada for their loss because of her losses. I can't wait to read the next in the Ada hose series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2009

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    Is There Hope of Refuge?

    Cindy Woodsmall has the unique ability to quickly grab your attention, emotions, and curiosity to whisk you into a wondrous world of her making. This is not your typical Amish story. Her main character Cara is a hard working waitress, a single mom who addicted to cigarettes and always looking over her shoulder to flee from a violent stalker. Cara does her best to survive in New York and care for her young daughter Lori, who is her world.

    What I love about Cindy's books is the fact that she talks about universal truths and lies some believe- things that we all struggle with from time to time-such as feeling abandoned, or a desperate need to be loved and be a part of a community so we can live our life to the fullest. Cara wants answers about her past so that she can figure out which path to take in the future.

    Cindy has an uncanny way of letting you feel like you're a fly on the wall and sensing that nothings being altered because you're hanging around! She allows you to capture every detail of the drama unfolding in her story, up-close and personal. Ada, an Amish woman, says to Cara (who can't figure out why anyone would want to be Amish), "We all submit to something. Athletes submit to the rules of their game. Lawyers and judges submit to the laws. The highest court in the land submits to the Constitution..The Amish choose to submit to the Ordnung in order to be strong against desires that want no boundaries."

    Cindy lifts the veil and allows you to peak into the Amish way of life. The Hope of Refuge is the beginning of an amazing tale, with believable characters you'd like to meet. I can't wait to sit down to read Cindy's next book, and find out where these special characters end up. The author leaves you with a satisfying ending and a desire to know what happens next. Thanks, Cindy for taking us on another exciting adventure in and out of the Amish community.

    Finding Hope Through Fiction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Forest area 2

    Forms the middle ring between the outer forest and inner forest. Trees here are less dense, but also taller. Has a river that curves to make an o shaped ring that stays completely inside this section of the forest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Wonderful Story

    Great writing, great story. I enjoyed this book so much that when I sat down after dinner I read the complete book. Very much looking forward to book 2 and 3. Love this author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    terriffic book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    The Hope of Refuge (Ada's House Series #1)

    Great and easy read. I didn't want to put it down.

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  • Posted December 16, 2011

    Highly recommended - Thoroughly enjoyable and engaging.

    "House of Refuge" is an excellent and engaging work. Cindy Woodsmall does a marvelous job with both characterization and plot development. I place this book and those that follow in the Series "Ada's House" among the best I've read of Amish fiction. I found myself caught up with all major characters and eager to see the story unfold. Hated to see the book end and was eager to read the second book in the series. Woodamall rivals Beverly Lewis in this series.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Very Good

    I really enjoyed this book and also Book 2 of the series. I did not want to put them down. Starting Book 3 today.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    OUTSTANDING

    This book kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish, Written beautifully, this is 1 of 3 books, I have the other 2 books sitting on my shelp, this one I got for my Nook... GReat reading and highly reccomended for all to enjoy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2011

    great

    hearfelt i couldnt put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    WONDERFUL STORY

    This is a wonderful book.It captured my interest from the first page and has kept me on edge thoughout the entire book. Great story, great characters. This would make a wonderful movie. I love all of Woodsmall's books - great writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Ada House series

    Very Good, can't wait for the next book.

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