Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Season for Tending

Book description:  "Old Order Amish Samuel King needs to keep the family apple orchard profitable in a day when corporate farming has taken over. Thirty miles away, Rhoda Byler is known for her green thumb and successful canning business, but her father must take back her two-acre grove. Samuel believes he has an answer to both of their business needs, but when he learns that community members speculate that the unusual Rhoda practices magic, he removes his business offer. Weeks later a tornado destroys his orchard and he, too, must find a new start. Samuel decides to join a group of Amish who will establish a new settlement in Unity, Maine. Unaware of Samuel's plans, Rhoda has joined a different group of Amish heading for that same destination. "

My Review: This book had an unusual unrealistic twist that normally I would not care for, however; it was not overdone, so I really enjoyed it.  I certainly don't want to give anything away, so I am going to be vague in some of my comments.  My feelings changed toward some of the characters as the book progressed.  In some books, after reading the synopsis, I expect that to happen.  I did not expect that from this book.  It would not matter except the ending left me hanging which I did not like.  This is another book that pulled me in quickly, and I stayed up late the second night to finish it.  I loved the story and the characters, and I eagerly await the sequel so that I can climb back into their lives and find out what happens next!  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Waterbrook/Multnomah press in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I also reviewed this book and enjoyed it.

    BTW- I have 6 giveaways going on at my site if you want to pop over and enter. Hope you have a great week!

    Diane :O)