Tuesday, September 10, 2013

For Every Season Book Review

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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? (Goodreads)

My Review

Having read the first two books in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series I had to read For Every Season. Throughout the books there has been an ongoing love triangle that has confused me to no end. While this is not my favorite part of story, I was anxious to know what Rhoda decided. I really love the character of Rhoda because she is so different than the many other Amish fiction girls I have read about. Premonitions that Rhoda seems to have are discussed in more detail in this book which is what I enjoy reading about. While I'm sure this pushes the edge for many who read Christian fiction, I think that it is a great gift that Rhoda has. 
Overall the first book in the series is still my favorite but the third is a must read if you have followed the rest of the series. If you have not read the first two books, I don't recommend reading this one separately. There is far too much information in the previous books that continue on into this one. 

For Amish fiction lovers you will enjoy this series!

By the way have you seen the cover? Beautiful!

"I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah for free in exchange for an honest review."

To learn more about this series stop by Cindy's website.

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