Thursday, October 24, 2013

For Every Season

Book description:  "Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel's brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together.

But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that cheers her on. With the orchard on shaky ground and Jacob's plans in question, Rhoda is determined to see things through to harvest. But can she trust her insight to direct her path in matters of the heart?"

My review:  Somehow I missed reading the second book in this series.  It took me a little bit to figure out what was going on and get caught up on what I had missed.  I think that is at least partly why it took me several chapters to get into the book.  Once the story got moving, I enjoyed it.  I hope the author plans on writing at least one more book in this series.  I was left hanging on some parts.  This was another book, however; that is a bit unrealistic.  I expected that though, since I had already read the first book in the series.  A complicated relationship is what made this a page-turner for me.  The romantic struggles between Rhoda and the two brothers were problems that could happen to anyone.  The subsequent results were difficult, yet the author did a great job reflecting humbleness in each of the characters.  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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