For Every Season
by Cindy Woodsmall
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?
What I thought
I was so thrilled to be able to continue reading this series, thanks to WaterBrook Press. Cindy Woodsmall’s Amish Vines and Orchards series was my very first Amish book experience. You can read my previous reviews from this series here and here. I am so in love with these characters and how Ms Woodsmall portrays them. You feel as if you are there with them and you truly wish nothing but the best for them. Ms Woodsmall’s writing style is easy and familiar. It isn’t simple though. She does a fantastic job of weaving an intricate, complex tale with an ease about it. I think this would be such a wonderful book for older teenage girls, however I love it at the age of thirty. It isn’t all rainbows and sunshines in real life, and this series doesn’t attempt build some sort of fairy tale view of Amish life, or life in general. It certainly isn’t a downer, but its real. That’s what drew me, and kept me, with these stories in the first place. As I’ve mentioned in past reviews, I’m not usually a Amish book reader. I was concerned that it wouldn’t be relatable, or just plain boring. Not the case. I can not believe that I have to wait until April of next year for the next book in the series!! I don’t want to wait!!!
5 out of 5 Stars! ( I will read this book again!!)
Here’s a peak at the cover for Seasons of Tomorrow
And *cough cough*, if you happen to read this Cindy, after watching the book trailer I know am hoping for a Hallmark Movie series based off these books! It was torture watching this!!