Format: Trade Paperback
Fiction - Amish & Mennonite
A Season for Tending by Cindy Woodsmall, is one of the best books I've ever read.
Rhoda is a young Amish woman with the gift of having a sense when things are going to happen. The Amish Community she lives in does not trust her, fueled by a young Amish man, and a neighbor who is an "Englischer."
A seventeen year old Amish girl who is in her rumschpringe (running around time) ends up in Rhoda's garden after a night of partying, and thus begins a story of Rhoda and the King family - with Rhoda possibly being able to help them save their apple orchard.
I was intrigued with each character in this book and the complexity of each of them. Cindy does a superb job of connecting the characters. There are a lot of contrasts, that I really enjoyed and I also enjoyed how she brought each main character to a point of self-discovery and... I better not say any more!
This book drew me in and I was delighted with each turn of the page. I could see all the details and felt like I was there throughout the story. I really - probably for the first time ever - realized how well the title fit the book as it was meant for more than just plants... : )
Two thumbs up!
Author Bio: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/author-spotlight.php?authorid=72213
First chapter: http://www.scribd.com/doc/98995874/A-Season-for-Tending-by-Cindy-Woodsmall-Chapter-1-Excerpt
More info: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=208962
Author's Website: http://www.cindywoodsmall.com/
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
Fiction - Christian - General