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SNEAK PEAK - BLIND HOPE & BRIDGE OF PEACE by CINDY WOODSMALL


BRIDGE OF PEACE will be released SEPTEMBER 2010. This is the Sequel to The Hope of Refuge.

THE BRIDGE OF PEACE


BACK COVER: Old Order Amish schoolteacher Lena Kauffman has laughed off the prominent mark on her cheek for most of her twenty-three years. Her free-spirited personality can’t stop people’s prejudices, but she bravely ignores their whispers as she attempts to carve a bold if controversial path for the education of her young Amish scholars.

Grey Graber is bound inside a marriage void of affection and communication. He is determined to find a solution, but tragedy unhinges his good intentions.

Can two people who have been friends since childhood find God’s love and learn how to embrace each other’s imperfections? This second novel in the Ada’s House series returns to Dry Lake, Pennsylvania, and the beloved characters from The Hope of Refuge.

Below is a SNEAK PEAK at another book Cindy will be having out soon!!  Check it out!!


BLIND HOPE
By Cindy Woodsmall
Copyright. All rights Reserved.

(No official cover yet!!)

I’d like to share with you a fictionalized account of a true story.

Years ago an Amish man and his wife spent their days struggling against poverty. They had four children under the age of five. Even with both Dad and Mom doing all they could, they were barely able to keep food on the table and a roof over the family’s heads.

Then the man’s wife became sick. As she grew weaker, she could no longer take care of the baby while her husband worked. After weeks of prayer, they knew what they needed to do. There was a suitable Amish family in the district who needed the love of a baby to ease their own recent loss.

With tears of sorrow and sacrifice, the couple agreed to relinquish their six-month-old daughter to their care.









While the other children waited in the horse-drawn carriage, the dad helped his wife carry their precious infant to the front doorstep, where the grateful couple waited with both anticipation and compassion. The infant cooed blissfully as she was passed from one woman’s arms to the other’s.

The mothers embraced, gently pressing the baby girl between them. “When your health returns,” the neighbor said, “we will bring her back to you.”

But the mother did not get well. Some months after this painful parting, she passed away.

As the bereaved father struggled through his grief, he continued working hard to keep his three older children fed, clothed, and housed.

After more than five years slipped by, the youngest one began attending school with all her siblings in the one-room schoolhouse. That year, as Thanksgiving drew close, the older children approached their dad and asked if the youngest could return home to live and if they could all be together in time for Christmas.

They’d seen her on church Sundays and eaten the district-wide meal with her after those services, but bringing her home had not been possible. “I would love nothing more,” he said. “But I don’t make enough money to provide for her.”

His children gathered around. “We can all help,” the eldest said. She fingered the sleeve of her frayed coat, which was already too small for her. “This could last one more winter. And I don’t need a new pair of gloves for Christmas like I asked for. I can patch the ones I have.



THANKS CINDY for sharing the sequel to Hope of Refuge. I can't wait to read it. I really enjoyed The Hope of Refuge and sodid the ladies in my book club. Readers can find the Second part of this story on book shelves September 2010.

All the best to you --


Nora :D



CHECK OUT INTERVIEW WITH CINDY WOODSMALL - CLICK ON LINK BELOW.

http://psalm516.blogspot.com/2010/04/signed-books-amish-pothold-nora.html



I can't wait to share another aspect of Cindy Woodsall with you. She is a delight and an ispiration to me, as a person and a writer!!

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE Cindy's fiction! She writes some of the best Amish fiction, IMO. I love that story you shared, such sweet generosity and a wonderful ministry.

    I will be back tomorrow- I hope I win her fiction! :)

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    Sharon McDonald Stone

    This book sounds very good; I will have to read it.
    Yesterday at 1:05pm

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    Natalie Mallard

    I can't wait to read this!
    11 hours ago

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  4. This book sounds like it is true Cindy style. I look forward to reading it.

    Thanks,
    Ginger
    Suwanee, GA

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