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About Fraying at the Edge

Family, community, faith, and love.
These “quilt blocks” sewn together made Ariana’s beautiful life.
When they are pulled to pieces,
will anything familiar remain?

The Old Order Amish life Ariana Brenneman loved vanished virtually overnight with the discovery that she was switched at birth twenty years ago. Now she’s immersed in the Englischer world, getting to know her mother and under the authority of her biological father, an atheist intellectual with resolute plans to expand Ariana’s worldview. Only Quill Schlabach, a childhood friend living Englisch, can steady the tilting ground between Ariana’s two worlds, but can she trust him after so many betrayals?
 
At the same time, Skylar Nash is forced to choose rehab or spend several months with her true relatives, the large Brenneman family and their seemingly backward life—no electricity, no technology, no fun. What the young woman can’t leave behind is her addiction to illegal prescription drugs and a deep emptiness from the belief that she doesn’t belong in either family.
 
New ties are binding Ariana and Skylar to the lives they were meant to have. Can they find the wisdom and strength they’ll need to follow God’s threads into unexpected futures?
 
Fraying at the Edge is the second novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.

About Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the Foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family.

Product Details

352 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Aug 16, 2016

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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Click Here to download the first chapter of Fraying at the Edge by Cindy Woodsmall About Fraying at the Edge by Cindy Woodsmall Family, community, faith, and love. These “quilt blocks” sewn together made Ariana’s beautiful life. When they are pulled to pieces, will anything familiar remain? The Old Order Amish life Ariana Brenneman loved vanished virtually overnight with the discovery that she was switched at birth twenty years ago. Now she’s immersed in the Englischer world, getting to know her mother and under the authority of her biological father, an atheist intellectual with resolute plans to expand Ariana’s worldview. Only Quill Schlabach, a childhood friend living Englisch, can help steady Ariana’s tilting ground between the two worlds, but can she trust him after so many betrayals? At the same time, Skylar Nash is forced to choose rehab or spend several months with her true relatives, the large Brenneman family and their seemingly backward life—no electricity, no technology, no fun. What the young woman can’t leave behind is her addiction to illegal prescription drugs and deep emptiness from the belief that she doesn’t belong in either family. New ties are binding Ariana and Skylar to the lives they were meant to have. Can they find the wisdom and strength they’ll need to follow God’s threads into unexpected futures?   Fraying at the Edge is the second novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.

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When Life Comes Apart at the Seams, What Will Remain?
   
 
New York Times bestselling author Cindy Woodsmall releases the captivating sequel to the CBA and ECPA bestselling Ties That Bind (WaterBrook, September 8, 2015).
 
In Ties That Bind, Woodsmall introduced readers to Ariana Brenneman, a young Amish woman deeply invested in the beliefs of her family and Amish community, and Skylar Nash, an English college student struggling with a life of addiction, neglect and failure to meet expectations.
 
“Well paced and well written, this book will have readers desperate for the next…”
Romantic Times review of Ties That Bind
 
Fraying at the Edge (August 16, 2016) finds both young women reeling from the discovery that they were switched at birth twenty years ago. Skylar, forced to choose between rehab or time with her Old Order Amish birth family, must adjust to a simple life without electricity or technology. At the same time, Ariana fights to hold on to her convictions as she spends time with her birth mother and father, an atheist determined to open Ariana’s eyes to a new worldview.
 
As their individual worlds unravel, Ariana and Skylar must grapple with the nature of their own true identities. Will they be defined by their genetic connections? Or will they trust God to discover who they are meant to be?
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CINDY WOODSMALL is a New York Times, CBA, ECPA and USA Today best-selling author who has written over a dozen works of fiction and one nonfiction book. Her connection with the Amish community has been widely featured in national media outlets, including ABC “Nightline” and The Wall Street Journal. She’s been a finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards, Christian Book of the Year, and Christian Retailers Choice Awards. Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains.

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By Elizabeth Dennison

With the second installment of The Amish of Summer Grove, we return to find the lives of Ariana Brenneman and Skylar Nash turned all upside down. Both girls have found out that they had been switched at birth and now are to spend a whole year living with their birth families. With only one link to there old lives, each of these girls have to take another look at the world around them. Each from very different worlds now having to take another...

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By Kristin Lail

Fraying at the Edge is the exciting second installment in the The Amish of Summer Grove series by bestselling author, Cindy Woodsmall. If you've not yet picked up a book by this author, you should.  Cindy Woodsmall really has a way with character building and I promise you that even her supporting cast of characters are very well fleshed out.   If you enjoy a good "Switched at Birth" tale and you're a fan of Amish fiction, this one...

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By Nicole Wetherington

This book was lovely! I loved the setting, characters, and story so much! This is my first read by this author and I look forward to reading another soon! The story was so heartfelt and just drew me in completely! I adore Amish stories so this really fit the bill!

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By Missy Shay

I read Fraying at the Edge  before Christmas.  I loved this book.  Cindy Woodsmall does a great job weaving the story lines of her characters.  This was the second book in the series, even though I have never read the first book, I was still able to follow along.  I want to go back and read the first and third books!The book is about two babies, one Amish and one of the "Englisch", who were switched at birth.  The book talks about the trials...

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By Jane Ahrens

This is the second in the "The Amish of Summer Grove" series. If you have not read the first book, there is a synopsis of it in the beginning of this book and a list of the main characters in the back. Without those helps, it would be difficult to follow the plot in this book.Skylar and Ariana were born on the same day and delivered by an Amish midwife in a Birthing Center. The Center caught on fire immediately after the babies were born and...

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