Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Book Review: The Winnowing Season

"The Winnowing Season" is the second book Amish Vines and Orchards series by Cindy Woodsmall.  I had the opportunity to read the first book in the series, "A Season for Tending", and found that I enjoyed this book a lot more.  I'm not sure if this is because I already knew the characters from the first book and got to know them better or if the second book was just more engaging.

Like the first book, Mrs. Woodsmall includes some very "un-Amish" topics in her story.  The main character, Rhoda, has a gift with herbs and can sometimes foresee future events.  Jacob, her beau, is running from his past while he was "out in the world".  Samuel struggles with loving the girl his brother is courting.  Leah is just trying to figure out if she wants to remain Amish or not.

In all, this is a really good story.  We are reminded that the Amish are people, too, with real struggles.  I'm looking forward to the next book.
Disclosure of Material Connection:  I was provided a free copy of this book by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

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