I am sharing another wonderful book with you today. I seem to be drawn to Amish fiction lately. Although they have a common thread each is vastly different. Cindy Woodsmall’s series, “Amish Vines and Orchards” centers around the Kings’ Orchard and Rhoda’s canning, both of which interest me. Therefore, I was anxious to read the latest book in the series, Seasons of Tomorrow. This book returns the reader to Orchard Bend, Maine and the delightful characters in the new Amish settlement. However, all is not smooth sailing as Jacob must learn to deal with Samuel and Rhoda’s relationship and Leah’s involvement with Englischer Landon causes problems for the settlement. It could lead to disciplinary actions or even breaking up the core group. As they are all working through this situation, tragedy strikes. Will this shatter what they have all worked so hard to establish? Will all of these trials make them stronger or draw them together or scatter them to the wind? Seasons of Tomorrow is a book I would recommend. The characters are so real and engaging. The reader is drawn into their community and is anxious to see how everything will turn out.
I had the privilege to read Cindy Woodsmall’s latest book, The Dawn of Christmas, over the Christmas break.
Cindy takes the reader to the center of Amish Country in this heartwarming tale through the eyes of Sadie. On the eve of her wedding she is faced with a difficult decision, marry a man who lies or face living her life alone? Sadie’s choice takes her away from her family, but is brought back later in order to please her parents. Once she returns she discovers an injured man, Levi, and must determine whether a friendship with him is safe. As their friendship grows the question then changes to whether either one of them is really ready to open up to the possibility of love. Will Sadie’s ex-fiancé come back into the picture and ruin everything?
This is a fantastic story with such lovable characters that you are swept away within a few pages. I would recommend picking up this book for a snowy day.
(Click here to read Chapter One)
In light of the new study that will be starting next week at Maryland Community Church and highlighted on my Monday and Wednesday blogs, I am going to be giving away 2 copies of the book, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on my blog and/or sign up to follow my blog all this week. I will announce the winners on Friday, January 3rd.
For this fiction Friday I wanted to share with you For Every Season, the latest book by Cindy Woodsmall. This happens to be the third book in her Amish Vines and Orchards series.
Rhoda, Jacob, Samuel and a few others from Pennsylvania have ventured to Maine to start the orchard and a new Amish community. They all thought the work on the old orchard and grounds would be their only concern. However, Jacob’s past keeps surfacing and needing to be dealt with. His absence leaves a hole in the community and Rhoda’s heart. While he’s gone, she is working solely with his brother, Samuel. Their feelings for one another start to push beyond a working relationship. However, Rhoda wouldn’t do anything to hurt the family or this business. As she is searching for what God has truly called her to be will her true feelings ever surface?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would recommend you add this book to your wish list as the weather begins to change. It’s wonderful to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee on a chilly day.
Click here to read the first chapter of this fabulous book.