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Review: The Winnowing Season by Cindy Woodsmall May 30, 2013

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The Winnowing Season


Cindy Woodsmall

From the back cover:

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?  

On the eve of their departure to begin a new Old Order Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is shocked to discover that choices made by her business partner and friend, Samuel King, have placed her and her unusual gifts directly into the path of her district’s bishop and preachers. She is furious with Samuel and is fearful that the Kings will be influenced by the way her leaders see her, and not what they know to be true—that Rhoda’s intuition is a gift from God.

Jacob King won’t be swayed by community speculation. He loves Rhoda, believes in her, and wants to build a future with her in Maine. But when the ghosts of his past come calling and require him to fulfill a great debt, can he shake their hold before it destroys what he has with Rhoda? Samuel has a secret of his own—one he’ll go to great lengths to keep hidden, even if it means alienating those closest to him. Throwing himself into rehabilitating the once-abandoned orchard, Samuel turns to a surprising new ally.

Can the three faithfully follow God’s leading and build a new home and orchard in Maine? Or will this new beginning lead to more ruin and heartbreak?

My thoughts:

If you missed my review of A Season for Tending, the first book in the series, you can check that out here.

I enjoyed the first book in the series so much I couldn’t wait to get back to these characters and Cindy did not disappoint.

She throws you right back into the drama of Rhoda and the King brothers. The book opens with Rhoda being summoned to meet with the bishop and she knows this can’t go well. I won’t tell you what happens, but know there is high drama and you want to speak up for her and tell them to just leave her alone.

Samuel is struggling with his feelings for Rhoda and I found myself wanting them to find a way to be together without hurting Jacob. Is it possible?

Jacob is thrown into his past and it makes me mad that he won’t be honest with Rhoda, you know it all has to explode in his face, right?

Again, I won’t give anything away, you’ll just have to get your own copy to see what happens. I enjoyed this book as much, if not more, than the first. If you enjoy Amish fiction and some romance, pick up a copy and start reading, you won’t be sorry.

You can get a copy from your local bookstore (I’ve seen copies at Meijer for you mid-west readers) or you can order your copy from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or from the publisher.

Visit Cindy’s website by clicking here.

An ebook of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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