A Season for Tending by Cindy Woodsmall is the first in the Amish Vines and Orchards series. When I got the book I had no idea what the story line was about so I was pleasantly surprised as I began reading. The story is about Rhoda Byler who has a gift from God that no one understands. Her story is one of guilt and confusion from past events. Her life suddenly changes when Samuel King offers her a business opportunity with the King family orchard. Samuel's girlfriend, Catherine, and his brother Jacob join the story and kept me guessing the entire time! This book deals with jealousy at it's finest, trust, believing in God's plan, and understanding that God does know what He is doing.
I was blown away with this book. I have read many of Woodsmall's books about the Amish and I think she is an incredible author. This book, I think, is her best yet. She was able to write a story that deals with a lot of issues and she did it flawlessly. Many times books about the Amish all start to sound the same, same story and plot and not very difficult to figure out. A Season for Tending was not at all like a typical Amish story and I honestly had no idea what would happen in the end, even with the romance side of things. This is a must read to anyone who likes simply likes a good story.
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"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. This is my honest opinion of the book."