Book Revew: The Winnowing Season


Book Description:
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. Book 2 of the Amish Vines and Orchards series asks: 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 Review:
This is another book that I enjoyed reading.  It is no surprise though, as I like to read Amish fiction books.  The novel carried an interesting plot and even though I had not read the first book in the series I was able to have no problem catching up to the story.  The autho provides a summary of the first book in the series at the beginning.  The book kept my attention throughout and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.  Rhoda is a character with a lot of spunk and she makes things very interesting at times.  She adds a little excitment to the Amish community that is so set in their ways.  I highly recommend this book and even this series to you.  I believe that you will enjoy reading it.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review from Watrbrook Multnoma Publishers,  I was not obligated to write a positive review.  The opinions in this review are my own.

One thought on “Book Revew: The Winnowing Season

  1. I would not recommend reading this book without reading the first one in the series first. There are some books that you can read out of order and it won’t really matter, but this isn’t one of them. I feel like “The Winnowing Season” started with a lot of problems, and NONE of them were resolved by the end of the book. In the last chapter Rhonda still hasn’t made up her mind about two brothers and which one she has feelings for, her intuition is going crazy, there was no explanation about her former hippie neighbors and why she keeps hearing a child cry, and she is still seeing her murdered sister everywhere. There were more unsolved issues in the end then there was in the beginning. Though I don’t care if there is a happy ending, there should at least be SOME kind of ending. That being said, I think that if I were to read a complete story by Cindy Woodsmall’s, I would enjoy it immensely. She has a knack for coming up with some of the most unique things I’ve ever read. She doesn’t do the same-old same-old stuff like a lot of Amish Fiction authors. I think you should read one of her single/non-series books first to see what you think, because each book is totally different.

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