For Every Season by Cindy Woodsmall

Amish Vines and Orchards (#3)

For Every Season picFrom GoodReads:  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?

MY THOUGHTS:

For Every Season begins with Rhoda living nearby with neighbors Camilla and Bob, since Samuel is trying to avoid her and Jacob is being extremely difficult. Isn’t it just like the male species… He runs away whenever life gets difficult or a friend from the past calls, but stays angry at Rhoda for caring for his brother!

Leah hires a young girl from Indiana without telling anyone, Sandra shows up unexpectedly, Jacob leaves with her and they finally talk to a lawyer about their past, frost threatens the new crop, Rhoda has more visions, and Jacob comes back, only to leave again.

There was so much more to this book than I expected; newcomers, problems, solutions… I am in awe at how Ms. Woodsmall holds my attention (it’s nearly impossible to put down once you begin reading it). Samuel is gaining much of the maturity he lacked in book one. Rhoda is learning how to accept, and use, her visions. I was thrilled to finally see Jacob make an UN-selfish decision for once!

This series (Amish Vines and Orchards) is one of the best I’ve read. If you enjoy Amish fiction, Christian fiction, inspirational, or just a great story, read the entire series, but don’t start just before bedtime, because you won’t want to stop!

You can find more information about this book at GoodReads HERE.

And you can find more information about Cindy Woodsmall and her other novels on her WEBSITE.

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