Fiction - Amish & Mennonite
A few months ago, I read the novella The Christmas Singing by Cindy Woodsmall. Now she brings forth a Spring novella with more of the same believable Amish folk whose lives are anything but simply and plain. The Scent of Cherry Blossoms takes us on a spin with two families who have major difficulties with which they must contend: physical, emotional, dysfunctional.
The male lead is Aden who is from Old Order Amish. His family owns and runs a small restaurant that is dependent (because of coding laws) on electricity which they must obtain from their Old Order Mennonite friend and neighbor.
The female lead is Annie who is from the Old Order Mennonite family that is linked through friendship and business partnership with Aden's family.
Love happens. Annie and Aden find themselves drawn into a relationship that could rend their two families, their church, their community, and cost Aden's family their business.
It is difficult for those in the world outside of the Amish and Mennonite communities to comprehend the difficulties faced by these gentle folk when faced with the issues that face Annie and Aden and their families.
Though short in length, The Scent of Cherry Blossoms is long in enjoyment and it is a very pleasant read, indeed. Cindy Woodsmall has again given her readers a treasure.
Publisher: WaterBrook Press Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 0307446557 ISBN-13: 9780307446558
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary hardcover copy of The Scent of Cherry Blossoms by Blogging For Books and the publisher, WaterBrook Press for the purpose of an honest review without compensation. All opinions expressed are my own,.
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