Tuesday, October 13, 2020

My Thoughts on The Sowing Season





About the Book

 After he's forced to sell the family farm he's labored on his whole life, 63-year-old Gerrit Laninga doesn't know what to do with himself. He sacrificed everything for the land--his time, his health, his family--with nothing to show for it but bitterness, regret, and two grown children who want nothing to do with him.

Fifteen-year-old Rae Walters has growing doubts and fears about The Plan--the detailed blueprint for high school that will help her follow in her lawyer father's footsteps. She's always been committed to The Plan, but now that the pressure to succeed is building, what was supposed to unite her family in purpose, may end up tearing it apart.

When their paths cross just as they each need a friend the most, Gerrit's and Rae's lives begin to change in unexpected ways. Can they discover together what really matters in life and learn it's never too late for a second chance? (Goodreads)




 My Thoughts

I am always excited to read a new author and this book is pretty fantastic. It isn't a fast paced book but it holds a lot within the pages. The two main characters are so well written. Gerrit is my favorite and honestly I giggled my way through this book. Rae reminds me a lot of myself when I was her age so I enjoyed getting a peek into her world. I love that the author takes two unlikely characters and forms a relationship. I also love this story because it is real life. She touches on a lot of things that you wouldn't expect. Her writing style reminds me a little bit of Fredrik Backman's books and I found it to be unique and fresh for the Christian fiction genre. 

If you are looking for something new I highly recommend this book! 

Five Stars. 

"I received this book from Bethany House for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."









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