*** A quick note. You will notice I will post a review on Thursday this week. Once in a while I might have to go off schedule due to dates of blog tours that book reviews must be posted. Just wanted to give you all a heads up.
From the back cover:
This is a book that took me a while to fall into the groove of the story. I am not into gardening or anything along those lines so I wasn’t really sure what to think at first. But as I got more and more into the story I grew to care for the characters and the use of gardening and caring for orchards became a great part of the story.
Rhoda Byler has a gift from God. But it is gift that is misunderstood by those around her. Not only does she need to learn to trust God but she needs to learn to trust her gift.
I can very much relate to Rhoda and this difficulty in trusting her gift. As a worship leader I often get complaints about the music choice and there are just going to be people who don’t like how I lead worship. I have no choice but to get back up on the stage each and every Sunday and do what I know God has called me to do, even in the face of opposition.
Rhoda must do the same. She must ignore public opinion and so what she knows God wants her to. He doesn’t give us gifts just to bury them and never use them. Remember the story about the talents and the man who buried his so he didn’t lose it?
There are so many Genesis 5020’s in this book too. From Samuel’s sister Leah landing in Rhoda’s vineyard to Rhoda’s vineyard being destroyed. But you’ll have to read the book to see what I mean.
On the last page Cindy has me crying, “Nooooo!” She ended the book with a major turn of events, one I didn’t see coming and that has me itching to read the next book, which I hope to review for you soon.
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An ebook of this book was given to me by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.