A Sister's Hope (Sisters of Holmes County Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

A woman’s search for truth and love. . .

A man’s quest to prove his innocence. . .

A father’s determination to protect his family. . .

 

Martha is the youngest of the Hostettler sisters and the most daring. While her main focus has been on her dog breeding business, Martha has also been troubled about the continuing attacks against her ...

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A Sister's Hope (Sisters of Holmes County Series #3)

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Overview

A woman’s search for truth and love. . .

A man’s quest to prove his innocence. . .

A father’s determination to protect his family. . .

 

Martha is the youngest of the Hostettler sisters and the most daring. While her main focus has been on her dog breeding business, Martha has also been troubled about the continuing attacks against her family and home in an Ohio Amish community.

 

When the prime suspect turns out to be Luke Friesen—the man she loves—Martha decides to play detective. But what will the search for truth cost?

 

Luke seems to have taken the wrong road in life. With a definite motive and a myriad of methods, he looks guilty as sin. Will Martha’s hope in his innocence be enough to bring the real criminal to justice?

 

Roman Hostettler disapproves of the love blossoming between his daughter and Luke. In his determination to drive the couple apart, discord and dissension grows within the family.

 

Will Luke and Martha’s love for each other and their hope in God waiver? Or will they find the courage to seek justice and bring their love to light?

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

In Brunstetter's third Amish series entry (after A Sister's Secret and A Sister's Test), an unknown attacker has been viciously assaulting Martha Hostettler's family, which results in the death of Martin, Martha's brother-in-law. One bright spot in Martha's life is Luke Friesen, a boy her father will not allow her to see in part because he suspects Luke is involved in the attacks. Martha doesn't believe it, though, and secretly works with Luke to identify the real culprit. This interesting tale will appeal to fans of Beverly Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall. Recommended where Amish fiction is popular and in regional collections. Brunstetter lives in Washington State.


—Tamara Butler\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607420484
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/15/2009
  • Series: Sisters of Holmes County Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 156,938
  • File size: 758 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    A+

    Loved this series. It is what got me started reading more about the Amish lifestyle.

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  • Posted December 4, 2008

    Amish Romance

    Wanda Brunstetter<BR/>Barbour Publishing, 2008<BR/>ISBN: 978-1597892735<BR/>Reviewed by Rita Goatley for ReviewYourBook.com, 11/08<BR/>5 stars<BR/>Amish Romance<BR/><BR/>A Sister¿s Hope is sure to be a favorite with Wanda Brunstetter¿s fans. She demonstrates faith, love, trust, and honesty.<BR/> <BR/>Martha Hostettler is the youngest of the girls and the most daring. She is trying to run her own dog breeding business. Someone is attacking the family. Martha is determined to find out who is causing these problems. Her father wants to blame Luke, who used to work for him but was fired for repeatedly coming in late. Martha is in love with Luke. Until they discover the culprit, they must keep their meetings secret.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2008

    Humble Thriller

    This is a wonderful look at the Amish lifestyle as it clashes with the world in which we live. Throughout the series the characters came to life, often making me laugh or cry. As a parent I could relate to the struggles of the parental adults in the book. As a daughter, I could relate to the frustrations of growing up. This is a heartwarming book with an urgency running through to the last pages. Run to your local library and request that they get this series in, or order it today if you can't wait for your library. I was unable to put down any of the 7 books that I have read by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    A great book!

    I thought this book was everybit as good as the first two in the series. It kept you guessing till the very end and I gotta say 'I love this author!' All of her books are so very, very good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2008

    A Wonderful Book

    I feel this book is a wonderful conclusion to the series. This book keeps you guessing till the end and is great just like the other two books in the series. I would recommend this book and the many others by Wanda to all readers. This author is wonderful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2008

    One of the Best yet

    I have read every Wanda Brunstetter Novel and this is the best yet. It was a complete surprise when she revealed the person that was doing the crime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2008

    A must read!

    The third and last in the series kept my interest so much that I had to keep reading to find out who was such an evil person doing all the wicked things. I look forward to more writings by Wanda and love her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2008

    What an amazing ending!!!!

    A Sister's Hope is a must read!! It was one of anticipation as you read of the ongoing attacks and found out who it was. It was someone that I didn't expect! It is one of those you have to finish and you don't want to put down!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2008

    what a way to wind it up!

    I couldn't wait to find out who was attacking the family, What a suprise that the attacks could go so far back to the father. Who Knew? I was just happy it wasn't Luke.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    well written

    The attacks on her family continue unabated. Her father¿s business is destroyed due to an arsonist and their cattle gunned down leading to a breakdown by her mother. Upset but resolute Martha Hostettler continues to pray to God for help, but also decides to investigate in order to expose the skunk and hopefully end the assaults.------------- She hones in on Luke Friesen as the prime suspect, but quickly changes her mind about him because she is attracted to him even as she understands how illogical that is. Still as her belief in the Lord strengthens, she knows she loves Luke and thinks he might love her back, but the increasingly dangerous threat lingers over the Hostettler family. He joins her in an effort to uncover the identity of the culprit destroying his beloved¿s family while also framing him.--------------- The latest Sisters of Holmes County tale (see SISTER¿S SECRET) is an engaging final tale as the mystery that has impacted the Hostettler family is uncovered at a danger to the amateur sleuths. The story line is fun to follow although there are passive debates over who the assailant is. However with the attraction taking a back seat to the mystery fans will appreciate Wanda E. Brunstetter¿s fine tale of finding love amidst the sleuthing.------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2008

    A reviewer

    I love this series. i am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 3rd book of this series!!!! a sister's HOPE! tELL ALL OF YA'LL FRIENDS... THIS SERIES IS UPLIFTING AND SPIRITUALLY HELPFUL. WANDA E. BRUNSTETTER IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE AUTHOR.. NO JOKE MY PEEPS. IM OUT BUT YOU'VE GOT TO READ THIS BOOK. IT'S WORTH READING. HONESTLY.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2008

    Blah

    I read an ARC version of this book. I just cannot really get excited to review this book, because I hate to be against it. This is the third book in a series, and really I feel that this is one of the worst series that I have ever read. It was really boring, no answers were given to questions raised until the third book, and the answer wasn't even a satisfying one given all the rest of the plot provided. It was a mystery, but it was just an irritating one that made me just more mad the more events that took place as I turned the next page. The series descriptions on the individual books always says something about coming join and rest in the peaceful lives of the Amish, but this series is anything but peaceful. A character has a nervous breakdown for goodness sake, and I cannot say that I was not far behind with all of the bad coming and piling on top of it all. Reading all of this was like pulling teeth and I really rather enjoy the entire Biblical book of Job better than this. At least with Job, satisfaction follows. Through this story in three books, there is about a thousand bad things to go wrong, and maybe three good things happen. This series was my first experience with Wanda Brunstetter, and I hope it won't be my last, I had heard such great things about her books before.

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