Wednesday, September 24, 2008

When the Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

When The Soul Mends

WaterBrook Press (September 16, 2008)

by

Cindy Woodsmall



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cindy Woodsmall is a veteran homeschool mom. As her children progressed in age, her desire to write grew stronger. After working through reservations whether this desire was something she should pursue, she began her writing journey. Her husband was her staunchest supporter as she aimed for what seemed impossible.

Her first novel, When The Heart Cries, released in 2006 to much acclaim and became a Christian Book Association best seller. Cindy was a 2007 ECPA Christian Book Award finalist, along with Karen Kingsbury, Angela Hunt, and Charles Martin.

Her last book, When the Morning Comes, hit the New York Times best-sellers extended list and the Christian Book Association best-sellers list.

Cindy’s real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families enrich her novels with authenticity.

Cindy, her husband, their three sons and daughter-in-law reside in Georgia. Her husband is a registered land surveyor and a vice president at an engineering firm. Their oldest son has a bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine and works at a local hospital. Their second son and his wife are both students at the University of Georgia. Their teen-aged son keeps the household energized with his love of music, books, and writing.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Returning to the home she fled in disgrace, will Hannah find healing for the wounds of the past?

After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood.

Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise. But almost immediately after her arrival in Owl’s Perch, the disapproval of those who ostracized her, including her headstrong father, reopens old wounds.

As Hannah is thrown together with former fiancĂ© Paul Waddell to work for her sister Sarah’s mental health, hidden truths surface about events during Hannah’s absence, and she faces an agonizing decision. Will she choose the Englischer world and the man who restored her hope, or will she heed the call to return to the Plain Life–and perhaps to her first love?

If you would like to read the first chapter of When The Soul Mends, go HERE

“A skillfully written story of forgiveness and redemption. Woodsmall’s authentic characters illustrate beautifully how wounded souls can indeed be mended.”
Susan Meissner, author of The Shape of Mercy

“Like the stitches on a well-loved quilt, love and faith hold together Cindy Woodsmall's When the Soul Mends, the brilliantly written third story in the Sisters of the Quilt series. With deft plotting and characters that seem to jump off the page, this novel offers the timeless truth that forgiveness is the balm which heals all wounds and a blanket for the soul.”
Kathleen Y’Barbo, author of Beloved Castaway

“What a vibrant, strong, emotional story! When the Heart Cries will grip you and not let go, I promise. Highly recommended!”
Gayle Roper, author of Allah’s Fire and the Seaside Seasons series

“Reaching deep into the heart of the reader, Cindy Woodsmall pens a beautifully lyrical story in her debut novel When the Heart Cries.”
Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of Rekindled



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Cindy can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

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40 comments:

CherryBlossomMJ said...

posted. review will be up tomorrow at Creative Madness.

Rel said...

Up down under :)

Angela Breidenbach said...

Mine will post in about a half an hour.
Angie

Rulan said...

I've posted. As always, on my blog and on shoutlife.

David Meigs said...

cut and pasted

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Book is finished, review is up, as well as Book #1 and #2 up at Creative Madness.

http://cherryblossommj.blogspot.com/2008/09/when-soul-mends-book-3-by-cindy.html

http://cherryblossommj.blogspot.com/2008/09/when-morning-comes-book-2-by-cindy.html

http://cherryblossommj.blogspot.com/2008/09/when-heart-cries-book-1-by-cindy.html

Completely impressed! New favorite author for me, give me more! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Posted!

Tabitha said...

scheduled to post tomorrow (thursday).

Lori Jolliffe said...

Posted:)

Deborah said...

mine's up

Kim said...

Posted with a review! I will be featuring Cindy in an interview on Friday, so please stop by my Window!

Kim
WINDOW TO MY WORLD

Tracy Ruckman said...

Mine's up - with a brief review. I'm in the middle of the book, but I highly recommended it.

Erin said...

Posted on my blog..this one wasn't bad!!!

Page McManus said...

Up with a review. Love this series and was looking forward to this book. I definitely wasn't disappointed!

Thanks,
Angie

Michelle K said...

I posted!

Abi said...

I don't always remember to post that I've posted but I'm remembering today. I'm posted it is up.

http://www.homesteadblogger.com/teaching4Him/111516/

Ausjenny said...

posting will leave review when i finish I am currently on book 2 and hope to finish that on my flight today.

KeepItSimple said...

Posted with a very short review.

Blessings!

Deena said...

Done, reviewed, given away, and pinged.

No wonder I'm tired:-)

April Erwin said...

Mine's up at www.projectinga.blogspot.com

AndieJ said...

Mine is up! Loved the series!

~michelle pendergrass said...

Mine's up in the right sidebar. :)

shera said...

Set to post with review on Thursday evening :).

ForstRose said...

Posted at Bibliophile's Retreat. Review coming soon.

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted & Reviewed

Courtney said...

my review is up.

brandyreneebruce said...

Mine's up.

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

Posted! :)

storyline said...

posted. somehow I am no longer getting on the list to get the books to review, how do I correct this, Bonnie.

Joleen

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Joleen, apparently you opted out of our newsletter email list four months ago, back in the beginning of June.

Michelle Sutton said...

I'm now posted and reading chapter 21, so a review will be coming soon.

http://edgyinspirationalauthor.blogspot.com

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted!

Kim said...

My interview is posted!

Kim
WINDOW TO MY WORLD

Margie Vawter said...

Posted, review coming later

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

A bit late, but my post is up. Cindy sent me a special article about Hannah with some appropriate pictures, and I'm giving a copy of the book away.

sipsncupscafe.com

Amy Wallace said...

Posted!

Andrea Graham said...

I'm up, I'm up!rw

Andrea Graham said...

askandrea.adamsweb.us

Georgiana said...

I'm up!

Janna said...

I'm posted.