When the Heart Cries - Cindy Woodsmall

When the Heart Cries

By Cindy Woodsmall

  • Release Date: 2006-09-19
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 25 Ratings


When Hannah dares to love across the boundaries of tradition, will she lose everything?

Despite being raised in a traditional Old Order Amish family, seventeen-year-old Hannah Lapp desires to break with custom, forgo baptism into the faith, and marry outside the cloistered community. She’s been in love with Mennonite Paul Waddell for three years, and before returning to college for his senior year, Paul asks Hannah to be his wife. Hannah accepts, aware that her marriage will change her relationship with her family forever.

On the evening of their engagement, tragedy strikes and in one unwelcome encounter, all that Hannah has known and believed is destroyed. As she finds herself entangled in questions that the Old Ways of her people cannot answer, Hannah faces the possibility of losing her place in her family, in her community– and in the heart of the man she loves.

When the Heart Cries is book one in the Sisters of the Quilt series.


  • Better than good!

    By Deannanan
    I am an avid reader of fictional stories of the Amish and this is one of the better. Unpredictable, heart wrenching and moving. I highly recommend this read to anyone that loves a book that they can't put down.