July 10, 2014

Reviewing "Seasons of Tomorrow"

"Seasons of Tomorrow" by Cindy Woodsmall is the fourth book in the "Amish Vines and Orchards" series. I've read each book in the series and this one is definitely my favorite.  It's the longest of the four books, and for good reason, since there are several very intriguing plot lines. When I got to the end, I didn't want it to end!  Woodsmall's characters are always very relatable and realistic. The raw emotions that go along with dating, marriage, family life and faith are practically seeping out of this book. I found myself reading very quickly at times so I could find out what happened next. Here is short summary from the publisher:

"More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Time has helped to heal the wounds of Rhoda’s recent severed relationship, and she finds that even her unusual gift of profound intuition is less of a burden as she continues to seek God’s wisdom for her future. She is happy to be working alongside the King family and the love of her life as they tend and nurture the settlement’s orchard.
Yet when Leah King’s involvement with Englischer Landon Olson becomes known outside of the Maine community, her disregard of the Ordnung could threaten all the Orchard Bend Amish are building. In the midst of addressing the discord, a shocking tragedy challenges the young settlement like never before, threatening to uproot Rhoda’s peace and the future of everything she holds dear.
When several members of Orchard Bend Farms are displaced, the estranged King brother is called upon to return. Can those who founded the new Amish community in Maine unite Or will the lingering pain of past hurts and present struggles result in the end of their dreams?"

As you can tell from my book review history, I am a fan of Amish fiction.  This series is a particularly good representation of the genre.  I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction with lots of great characters, life lessons, and youthful angst.  It's a great summer read, and I would recommending picking up the entire series. If you've never read any Amish fiction, this would be a good place to start/ get sucked in. 

Head over to the Author's website to find out more fun info: http://www.cindywoodsmall.com

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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