Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Harvest of Grace

From the back of the book: Although Sylvia Fisher recognizes that most Old Order Amish women her age spend their hours managing a household and raising babies, she has just one focus—tending and nurturing the herd on her family’s dairy farm. But when a dangerous connection with an old beau forces her to move far from home, she decides to concentrate on a new start and pour her energy into reviving another family’s debt-ridden farm.

After months in rehab, Aaron Blank returns home to sell his Daed’s failing farm and move his parents into an easier lifestyle. Two things stand in his way: the father who stubbornly refuses to recognize that Aaron has changed and the determined new farmhand his parents love like a daughter. Her influence on Aaron’s parents could ruin his plans to escape the burdens of farming and build a new life.

Can Aaron and Sylvia find common ground? Or will their unflinching efforts toward opposite goals blur the bigger picture— a path to forgiveness, glimpses of grace, and the promise of love.

My review: The more books I read by Cindy Woodsmall the more I look forward to reading them all. The Harvest of Grace is another book in the Ada's House series. Ms. Woodsmall has taken the characters of Aaron and Sylvia and shown that even the Amish struggle with the same sin-nature we all have. Just because the Amish live within a strict community doesn't mean they are immune to fleshly desires. But, Ms. Woodsmall has also shown that the forgiveness of God extends to all and is freely given. I enjoyed reading about Aaron and Sylvia as well as catching up with other charaters from the Ada's House series. Ms. Woodsmall writes about real people in real-life situations, and that is one of the things I appreciate about her books. This book was no exception. I received an e-copy of this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book. Great review! Hugs and have a great week!!! :O)