There’s something about Amish fiction that intrigues me. I love learning about a culture that is so different from my own, and the Amish way of life is fascinating. In the book A Season for Tending Cindy Woodsmall lives up to her name as an Amish fiction writer.
In this book, Rhoda is a talented gardener with a gift. The gift she has left distrust and suspicion in her community and she lives isolated from neighbors and relatives. When Samuel King meets Rhoda, he decides that she would be able to help their apple orchard and they form a business partnership. (Read Chapter 1).
I will say, that in reading Amish fiction, my opinion of Amish communities has been affected a bit in a negative way because of how the community treats it’s members sometimes. This book did the same for me. Having never met an Amish person, I don’t know for sure how accurate the books are.
I found this book captivating and read it within a few days. In the beginning it was a little hard to connect to the characters, but once I did, I could hardly put the book down. One complaint I do have is that the ending of the book leaves the reader hanging with little closure as far as the relationships of the main characters. It is obvious that there will be at least one more book in this series and I hate being teased like that! Otherwise, I enjoyed the book; it was the perfect way for me to sit down and escape from real life to just enjoy a good story.
Disclosure: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.