Seasons of Tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall a Book Review

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About the Book:

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?

My Review:

Sigh! That’s what you should do after reading a good book. Sigh!  That’s what I’m doing after putting down Seasons of Tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall.

When I received the Seasons of Tomorrow in the mail I was actually thinking I was overly saturated with Amish fiction. That is until I started reading…

Welcome back to Amish Vines and Orchards. Our favorite off beat character, Rhoda, is in fine form but in this book she and Samuel share the limelight with Leah and Landon and also with Jacob and a new friend.

My one gripe? That Ivy (from previous book) wasn’t featured more in the book. Cindy gives such detail to each character that I don’t want to miss one.

It was a long wait for Book 4 in the Amish Vines and Orchards series but it was well worth it. Each character is explored in depth and we even meet some new ones that quickly capture our interest. And man! To introduce new characters that I would love to get to know just as well as the original crew! I was so upset when book three ended but back then I knew the story would go on now this is it and I’m wishing there were more to come.

Cindy gives us Amish characters who don’t fit the norm. Rhoda can’t cook and Ivy is a budding photographer. They’re so wonderfully written. It’s not about recipes and how clean the home is and that’s what makes it so good.

Amish fiction lovers will enjoy this next addition to the Amish Vines and Orchards series.

You can purchase a copy  her : Seasons of Tomorrow

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About the Author:
Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the Foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family.

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Blogging for Books as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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