A Sister's Test

Sisters of Holmes County - Book 2

Christian - Amish
288 Pages
Reviewed on 08/30/2009
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

A Sister’s Test is a story of trials and joys. Woven into this tail of the Plain Life is the fact that the Amish often face the same tribulations as the rest of us.

They walk the fine line between nurturing their children and spoiling their children. They suffer grief. They have difficulty forgiving. They also experience love. The one theme that runs through the book is that of altruism. Perhaps our culture is a bit short on that.

Without a doubt, I love Brunstetter. She has a loyal following, and this book is a perfect example of why. A Sister’s Test is the second book in the Sisters of Holmes County series. I am disappointed that I do not have the third book. This book definitely leaves the reader with questions.

For anyone with an interest in the Plain Life, mysteries, and love story, this is a perfect book. Brunstetter develops her characters to the point that the reader has a relationship with them. Definitely buy the entire series.

Beth Russo

I love how the book is a continuation of the first book, but still has its own plotline. Just when I think I can figure out who is doing all the bad things to the Hostetlers, I'm turned another way and think it's someone else. The ONLY thing I recommend is that you don't read the front cover to see what it's about. I could figure out what was going to happen to Ruth by reading that, and yet it still took me in different turns once it got there. I love the simplicity, the wholesomeness, the suspense, and the emotions involved throughout the book. Can't wait for number 3!!

Tonya Speelman

Ahh it gets better and better. Although there are a lot of unhappy things happening to our favorite beloved family, and we still don't know who could be doing these horrific things, the family still puts their trust in God.

Could it be Luke, who Roman fired? Could it be Gary Walker whom Grace broke up and he said he would get even? Could it be someone like the English neighbors who wanted to buy the property?

So many things happen in life, and this story reminds us we need to trust in him.

Beautiful, just a beautiful wonderful read.

L. S. Dotterweich

As usual Wanda Brunstetter keeps us in suspense. This is a well written book continuing the trials of the Hostettler family. Read to see how Grace and Cleon are doing and how Ruth handles the trials of her life.
I can hardly wait for Book #3 to see how everything turns out.

Peggy Ann Headings

This book is one of the many books I read from this author. I really enjoy reading Wanda's books. Theres not an awful lot of romance books out there that I read. This book is a must read for those that like christian romance and stories about the Amish people. All of us are tested in life but its how we react to the test that makes a difference in our lives. Ruth does what she thinks God would want her to do when faced with a test and she has to make a decision. I like how she reacts to the tests in her life.

I highly recommend this book to all to read!

S. Unger

Wanda Brunstetter knows the hearts of women and speaks to us in ways that only another woman can. Great read. Well done!

Gerry E. Mccrory


Frances Lee Devine

Another great Amish story by Wanda Brunstetter. This one is a sequel to A Sister's Secret. You'll see many of hte characters from the first book, and also, a continuation of the mystery. If you haven't discovered Mrs. Brunstetter's books, by all means get started now. You're in for a treat.

Mary Dixon

Wonderful books. I cannot put them down. I feel that I am in the story with the Amish. The books are easy to read as well. I would recommend to any age group.

Kristine A. Myers

Again Wanda Brunsetter has done it. This is another book that you just can't put down until you are done reading it. I can't wait for the next book in the series.A Sister's Test (Sisters of Holmes County, Book 2)

Erin Pichette

Loved this book and the first one!! Actually to be correct I love all of wanda's books...they are uplifting and such a blessing to me!! I Love that she features such strong women and how they perservere through everything and their Faith comes out stronger than before!! thank you wanda for writting!! God Bless