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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Barbour Books; Abridged edition (July 5 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602602239
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602602236
  • Product Dimensions: 38.9 x 20.1 x 11.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 236 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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About the Author

"New York Times, " award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. Wanda s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
Purchased this book because it was suppose to be large print, no difference in letter size that I could see, very disappointed as this was a gift. Just can't quite trust descriptions.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 84 reviews
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fitting end to terrific dramatic series June 18 2008
By Christina Lockstein - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A Sister's Hope by Wanda Brunstetter is the third and final book in the Sisters of Holmes County series. Martha Hostettler has been falling in love with Luke Friesen for three years, but ever since the first attack on her family's home, her father Roman has believed Luke to be the culprit. The attacks were at first like troublesome pranks, but accelerated into violent and vicious acts that resulted in the death of Martha's older sister's husband. But Martha is a bit of a rebel in her Amish family. She wants to make a life out of breeding and caring for dogs, and she can't help but think about Luke, but the only way to be with him is to prove his innocence. Martha is the spunkiest and most enjoyable character is this fantastic series. She doensn't want to disobey her parents, but she's not afraid to try new things. Ruth and Grace from the previous two books are back as well and still struggling with crises in their lives. Brunstetter creates a believable villain in the end and uses him to show the type of mercy that the Amish have become famous for. I loved every moment of this series. It was filled with suspense, drama, romance, and faith.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant surprise June 20 2008
By Stacey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Martha Hostettler is a likable young woman with a soft spot for animals and a man named Luke. Luke Friesen is an Amish man whose eye has been captured by Martha. Although he courted one of her sisters, and has worked for (and been fired by) Martha's father, Luke's heart belongs to the young lady whose farm is being frequently attacked by an unknown assailant. Will the sheriff discover who the culprit is? Will Luke find the courage to approach Roman Hostettler to ask permission to court his youngest daughter?

Wanda E. Brunstetter's "A Sister's Hope" was an educational experience for me. Although this is the third installment of the "Sisters of Holmes County" series, I was able to easily follow the story without feeling that I'd missed something important. This was my first time reading one of her books, and I learned a tremendous amount about the Amish that I didn't know before. These characters are fresh and simple, at times making them seem wooden and one-dimensional, but the charm that oozes from the pages of this book make the reader realize that this is because the people being written about are without pretense or hidden agenda. Her writing style is smooth, and she captured my interest with the care she uses to describe the characters and surroundings. I was thoroughly impressed with how Ms. Brunstetter introduced unfamiliar words and cleverly gave their clear meaning without the use of a glossary. I was surprised with some suspense and mystery that I never expected in a book about the Amish. This is not my normal genre, but I will definitely read this author, again!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars engaging amateur sleuth July 3 2008
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
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
4.0 out of 5 stars She loves animals and has her own dog breeding company (Shelties are my favorite to own as she owns) and hopes to board ... March 11 2016
By Justice Pirate - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Martha is the sister I can relate to the most. She loves animals and has her own dog breeding company (Shelties are my favorite to own as she owns) and hopes to board and groom dogs one day if her dad will let her. She is a bit of a tomboy and has had a liking for Luke for a long time, her sister Ruth's ex-boyfriend. She'll never be able to be with Luke because he sees her as a friend and has been blamed for the attacks her family has endured for the past two years.

This story was good, but the whole "Who-done-it" that extended for three books without much being done to find out who the culprit of the attacks was, started to drive me crazy last book. Seriously, two full years of terrible events from a house burning down to someone being murdered and barely an investigation made over it drives me nutty. I guess it drove Martha nutty too, so she started to investigate things herself and Luke was out to clear his name. The two of them become Amish sleuths!

I will say that the whole time in reading this series, you might think you know who actually worked towards doing these crimes, but it wasn't until near the second half of this book that I started to question one person and thankfully I got it right, but I didn't know for sure if it would be that person anyway. It was and the ending is lovely.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars -- April 18 2009
By Christian Review of Books - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Martha Hostettler's family is being attacked, and she is determined to find out who is the culprit. More and more evidence seems to stack up against her admirer Luke Friesen. How will he be able redeem himself to her, not to mention her father?

With many authors writing about the Amish culture, it is hard to find a book that has a interesting and unique plot. Mrs. Brunstetter has no problem in this book. The air of mystery permeated the pages. I had my own suspicions while reading of who did what and why. I wanted to finish as quickly as possible to find out who the attacker was! The Amish ways are intertwined in the book, avoiding the feelings of being awkward or forced.

Questions raised in the previous Sisters of Holmes books are finally answered in this book. The suspense has been growing throughout the series and has come to a satisfying end. I know readers of the first two books will not be disappointed in the surprising (although slightly abrupt) conclusion.


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