October 8, 2013

Reviewing "For Every Season" by Cindy Woodsmall

I am completely hooked on Cindy Woodsmall's "Amish Vines and Orchards" series.  I read "For Every Season", which is the third book in the series, in about three days and I can't believe I am going to have to wait until April of next year to read the next one.  It's actually good news that there is a fourth book because the author didn't intend to write a fourth when she wrote the first three. So keep reading this series and maybe she will decide to write a fifth! ;)  
Here is a short synopsis from the publisher:
"Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together.
But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that cheers her on. With the orchard on shaky ground and Jacob’s plans in question, Rhoda is determined to see things through to harvest. But can she trust her insight to direct her path in matters of the heart?"
I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Amish fiction, but make sure you start with book one first because you will miss all of the drama-filled backstories of these lovable characters.  I will probably read every new book that Cindy Woodsmall writes about the Amish community.  I find them to be perfect "end of the day, need to wind down" reads and I am probably going to go into withdrawals having to wait 6 more months for the next one. 

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exhange for  this honest review