Format: Trade Paperback
Fiction - Amish & Mennonite
I've never read any books on the Amish, so this was a first for me. But the way Cindy Woodsmall wrote Season for Tending brought them out to be normal people that everyone can relate to. All the while introducing the rest of us to their ways of life. Can I share a secret with you?? There really no different than the rest of us. they just have a few beliefs that we deem as strange. Rhoda's spirit calls out from this book with such a surprising strength it keeps you turning the page, and not wanting to put the book down. Shes a wonderful strong-willed young woman that has been subjected to the bitterness of life more than anyone person should ever have to be, but no matter how many times life knocks her down she stands back up, dusts off her skirts and holds her head up high. When Samuel and his family came into the picture I was torn between a love match between Rhoda and Samuel, and Rhoda and Jacob. I have to admit a instant dislike for Catherine, but that's not the writers fault, I just do not like weak simpering women, and she was every bit that and more. I found myself almost rooting for poor old Samuel when they argued. I can completely understand Leah's, Samuel's sister, dislike of her. I enjoyed how the writer touched on the equally touchy subject of someone leaving the Amish Community, but at the same time showing that while it is difficult it is done. I wont spoil the end of the book for you but I can promise that sorrow and incomplete lives and shattered souls are mended by the end of the book. Love grows by leaps and bounds.
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
Fiction - Christian - General