For Every Season: Book Three in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series has just been released. I am always ready to sit back and enjoy a new release from Cindy Woodsmall. Even though this is book three in the Vines and Orchards series, within a few pages, you are able to get somewhat comfortable with the characters and ready to find out what is going to happen with Rhoda, Jacob and his brother Samuel.
I have read many books by Cindy Woodsmall and usually really enjoy her work. However, this one is different for me.
For Every Season Book Review
The main character, Rhoda, has a gift. This special ability made it very hard for me to enjoy this book. The relationships were complex and there is the ever present theme of Rhoda’s late sister who is influencing and speaking from beyond the grave.
There are so many story lines going on in this book that I just couldn’t connect with the characters or fall in love with the book.
About the book
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?
About the Author
Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of thirteen works of fiction and one work of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She and her husband live at the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains.
As a writer on a much smaller scale, I know that not everything I write is going to be embraced and loved by everyone. I am looking forward to reading more of Cindy Woodsmall’s books even though this did not make my favorites list. I love her style of writing and encourage you to try this book series yourself. You may find that I am completely off target and you absolutely love it.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Is every book by your favorite authors a success? Ever had a book that you just didn’t connect with yet others absolutely loved? I’d love to hear!
I received this book from Waterbrook Mutlnomah Publishing for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.