So…I have started to review new or newly released books for a couple of publishers. The first book I have had the privilege of reading is A Season for Tending: Book One in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series by Cindy Woodsmall.
While this book started out a little slow for me, it grabbed my attention in the 2nd or 3rd chapter. It’s set in an Amish community, with two main characters, Rhoda and Samuel. Rhoda is a young Amish woman who has her own canning business, but is sort of outcast because she has premonitions about future events. Samuel is owns and runs an orchard with his family, and is knowing for keeping strict Amish order. Their lives cross paths when his sister Leah, who is going through her rumspringa, ends up in Rhoda’s garden after a night of worldly events. Rhoda and Samuel go through a process of self discovery where they begin to see life differently and by forming a business partnership, bring about healing in both of their families. When a tragedy hits, it brings a chance for a new path in life for both families.
This book ends at a perfect point, leaving the reader begging for book two in the series. Once I got past the first few chapters, it was hard to put the book down. The author does a great job of sharing the Amish culture and lifestyle but also helps the reader along by explaining the Amish culture and lifestyle. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy, enjoyable read.
Keep Simply Delighting!!