A Season for Tending by Cindy Woodsmall
Cindy Woodsmall has written many stories of the amish-she writes from the heart and we are drawn into the pages turning faster and faster to "feel" all the emotions of the characters, I esp. liked this new series Amish Vines and Orchards. Book #1 is "A Season for Tending"
Rhoda is the main character and she is effectionately known as "Rhoads" she loves the outdoors and her garden of herbs and vines with lush berries. She has an unusual gift that lets her grow with great success. She has another gift that lets her "Feel" things about people such as they might be in danger and her wanting to help these folks have many in the community thinking she is a witch or something worse.
Leah is a young girl with many questions in her mind and feeling she doesnt belong in her community. She stretches her boundries by reaching out to the english side and one night when things go awry she stays in the garden of Roda Byler and the two meet the next morning. Rhoda feels for Leah and wants to help her-on this day she meets Leah's brother Samuel when he comes to get his sister. It is a brief meeting yet they communicate on a level where Rhoda is worker in her gardens and Samuel has Apple Orchard that he is working with his family.
Samuel&Rhoda have much in common in their seasons of growing, yet they clash as Rhoda is so independent for a woman and likes to do things her way. She speaks her mind when maybe she should be a little quiter and listen more.
When the Apple orchards needs help Samuel thinks of Rhoda and soon between them grows a partnership to combine her canning abilities to his orchards. You will want to read this story and learn how they each must learn to give and take in their relationship.
Many characters abound in the book to fill your heart as they grow through day to day living. Samuel has a brother Jacob, Rhoda has a special friend named Landon who helps her in her gardens. Samuel has longtime relationship with Catherine who he plans to marry or will he..
she fights anything that takes Samuel's feelings for her away and his orchards consumes his being. you will be ready for book #2 as I am when the end appears.
Thanks to WaterBrook-Multnomah Publishing for this free book to read and review...
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