A Sister's Test (Sisters of Holmes County Series #2)

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The Hostettler family continues to face an unseen enemy who randomly attacks their property. Despite the unrest, Ruth, the second oldest sister, is about to realize her greatest dreamto marry and raise a n family with Martin Gingerich. But in one horrific moment, her world is shattered. Can Ruth rise above the ashes of misfortune, with faith and heart intact or will she forever question her value as a wife? Esta Wengerd, one of six children, has lost her mother to tragedy and her father to depression. Can Ruth ...
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Overview


The Hostettler family continues to face an unseen enemy who randomly attacks their property. Despite the unrest, Ruth, the second oldest sister, is about to realize her greatest dreamto marry and raise a n family with Martin Gingerich. But in one horrific moment, her world is shattered. Can Ruth rise above the ashes of misfortune, with faith and heart intact or will she forever question her value as a wife? Esta Wengerd, one of six children, has lost her mother to tragedy and her father to depression. Can Ruth reach past her own pain to make a difference, or will Abe Wengred bar her interferenceand stifle her healing?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620291788
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Sisters of Holmes County Series , #2
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 320,261
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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 March 1, 2008

    I love Wanda's books!

    This series is great! I can't wait for the third book to come out. Wanda's books are so fun to read and it's always upsetting when the book ends. I hope this author continues to write.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

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    Gift for my grandma

    I got this for my grandma, and she loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Highly recommended for lovers of Amish novels.

    The second book in this series is as good as the first one. This author is amazing and I read all of her books. Her scripture references really touch my faith and make me think. Love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A Sister's Test (Sisters of Holmes County Series #2)

    I didn't think this was one of Wanda's best series in that it was a bit redundent, but it is not so bad as too deter one from enjoying a journey of through love and forgivness and a thread of mystery. That said I would recommend this series as an enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2008

    I love this Book!!!

    This book was so far the best out of the two. I loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2008

    The best I have ever read

    I rate this book outstanding, this book brought out all kinds of thoughts and understanding about families. When reading this book I was part of the family, a fly on the wall as I would say. I was wishing the story was not going to end, But as life does go on, so does the story of a sister test.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2008

    A reviewer

    I'm really struggling with reading this series. This is the first (meaning this series) of Wanda Brunstetter for me to read and I'm just not sure what I think. I have read various authors of Amish Christian Fiction over the years, as well as many history books of the Amish dealing with my quilting addiction. I have never heard before of the Amish so often going to a Dentist, or Chiropractor, sure I've heard of them seeing a Doctor or go...more I'm really struggling with reading this series. This is the first (meaning this series) of Wanda Brunstetter for me to read and I'm just not sure what I think. I have read various authors of Amish Christian Fiction over the years, as well as many history books of the Amish dealing with my quilting addiction. I have never heard before of the Amish so often going to a Dentist, or Chiropractor, sure I've heard of them seeing a Doctor or going to the hospital under extreme circumstances, but it is very strange to hear of various Amish persons continually seeing a Chiropractor. This book picks up just a few weeks after the first one ends, and I really would like to say that there are more smiles and rose blossoms in reading the book of Job than there is in this book. I just do not understand how so much strife can continue one thing after another. I'm ready for some happiness! Geez, these books are depressing me. But, I refuse to just quit the author or the series, because surely as much strife is shown to be as possible there must be such happiness to compare. Because I know that as much as the Lord is one for taking, He also giveth!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    Putting your Faith in God

    The sister in the book sure had a lot of faith and patiance with herself and in God. I had to stop and think for my self if I were in her shoes would I have been able to do what she did. Thanks for putting challanges like that in your books. Keep Writing Wanda, you do a SUPER job!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    AN AMISH EXPERIENCE

    A sister's test is another feather in the cap of wanda brunstetter. It is a revealing peek into the amish life. Not the make believe you hear about them, but the fact they suffer and hurt just like we do. Raising children as we all do, and making the same mistakes. Through all the trials in this book they trust god to get them through. In this day and age where god seems to be pushed out of our lives,this book reinforces our belief in him. Their are family members going through trials and not giving up. Wanda's books are uplifting and real to anyone who has experienced them. I can never wait for the next one to come out. Do yourself a favor buy her books and enjoy the stories she relates to you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    Outstanding as alway's from Brunstetter

    This is another GREAT book by Wanda Brunstetter. I could barely put it down. It is so intense with all the terrorizing going on to the family. With Martin wanting to hurry to get married i just knew something was to happen to him. It was so heart wrenching when Ruth lost her love and the only chance of having a family with him in a terroristic act of someone who has been out to get the family. I can't wait for the next book to find out what is instore for Ruth and her Family and to finally find out who is behind all of this Hate for them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    I love this series

    I could hardly wait for the book to be released after reading A Sister's Secret. I enjoyed every minute of it, but there were times I found it sad. I am so anxious to know who is the driver of the that truck. I have my suspensions on that one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    I Loved It !

    This is book 2 in the Sister's of Holmes County. Wanda makes you feel like you're actually part of the family/Amish community. Ruth Hostettler and her family have been suffering the many attacks of an unknown person for unknown reasons. An Amish wedding is such a joyous occasion, but even then, the attacker strikes again. It seems like the attacks have finally stopped when something terrible happens. How can Ruth go on with her life in such a turmoil? I could hardly put the book down and am anxiously awaiting for book 3.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    Awesome, Best writer of Amish Traditions

    If you have read any of Wanda's books, you already know your going to love this book as well. Her books are so good I cant put the books down until Im finished, then am at the store looking for another one. I have caught up with her now, and cant wait till the next book'Dear to me' in March. Hurry Hurry !! Keep up the great work ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    A reviewer

    After reading A Sister's Secret, I waited patiently for the release of A Sister's Test. Living in Lancaster County, I thought I knew many things about the Amish. With Wanda's books, I have learned even more. My daughters and I keep sharing her books and 'patiently' await the next release. The Hostettler family and their problems seem so real that I feel like I personally know them. Feeling all the love and heartbreak of their family showed how Wanda expresses her feelings through her books. I will anxiouly await the release of A Sister's Hope to see if my thoughts on the ending are confirmed. Thank Wanda!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2008

    wonderful story

    i loved wanda brunstetter's stories. her stories make you feel like your right there with them while everything is taking place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2008

    Waiting for Martha's Story

    It's the neighbor guy isn't it? Jah sure it is. It's gotta be. Luke's something of a snotty kid, but he'll come out of that and end up with Martha. He wouldn't do all that vandalism and go so far as vehicular manslaughter. The reporter is conceited, but that's about all, probably harmless. The neighbor keeps offering to buy the land, so it's gotta be him, even though his wife either doesn't know it, or is covering for him. Either that or it's the land developer who offered Roman $ for his land in the first book, A Sister's Secret. Now then, Martha is going to go into business with Luke raising cocker spaniels and end up married to him. End of story? Naw, not by a long shot, because then we will want to know Anna's story, she will surely grow up and have a tale to tell too! And Daniel... Thank you Wanda, you are a great story-teller!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2008

    A Great Read!

    Sister's Test is a great read! It lets you know that even when your faced with hardships you can stand on faith God will see you through.Encouraging! Carrie Martin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2008

    HEART POUNDING

    I can't wait for book three. The excitement of finding out 'who did it' has my heart pounding and my mind ready for the next in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    Another Wonderful Book You Can't Put Down

    This is an enjoyable second book in the Sister's of Holmes County series. This book describes the Amish life well, with their love of nothing fancy and devotion to their faith and family. I can't wait for book number three, this ended with anticipation for the next one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2008

    Wow Wow Wow

    The 'Sisters Test' is a really good book it will hold your interest till the end!! Can't wait till the next book!!!

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