The Winnowing Season by Cindy Woodsmall

Amish Vines and Orchards (#2)

Cindy Woodsmall excels at sequels!

Book two - The Winnowing SeasonFrom GoodReads:  The tornado that devastated Kings’ Orchard pushed Rhoda, Samuel, and Jacob to make a new start in Maine. Are they strong enough to withstand the challenges of establishing an Amish community–and brave enough to face the secrets that move with them?


A Season For Tending was a wonderful read, with captivating characters and one surprise after another. I was delighted to find that The Winnowing Season is just as wonderful as book 1.

I was immediately surprised–not by a move to Maine–but trouble with the church leaders! Would Rhoda even be allowed to move? Would she be shunned (or worse, if there is a worse)?

Sam continues to be a thorn in Rhoda’s side… going behind her back to contact the church leaders, although he was trying to be helpful. Thankfully his interference does bring about good (but I won’t mention how so I don’t give away too much).

Once in Maine, problems mount up again, but with help from family and friends (and a few unexpected sources) things begin working out.

One disappointment is Jacob. He continues to keep much of his past hidden from Rhoda. The mystery surrounding people from his past frustrates me! What exactly is going on with this woman and her daughter and just how is he connected to them? Does he really love Rhoda or not? Does Samuel?

Amish Vines and Orchards is altogether an intriguing, delightful series. I’m reading For Every Season now… watch for my review.

Read more about The Winnowing Season at GoodReads HERE. And read more about Cindy Woodsmall on her WEBSITE.


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