Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall* A Review
The Harvest of Grace: Book 3 in the Ada's House Amish Romance Series (An Ada's House Novel)
Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, can Sylvia find relief from the echoes of her past…or will they shape her future forever?
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.
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (August 9, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal
She is the author of the Sisters of the Quilt series, The Sound of Sleigh Bells, and a nonfiction work, Plain Wisdom, which was written with her closest Old Order Amish friend.
Cindy, her husband, their three sons and two daughters-in-law reside in Georgia.
The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall is a sweet Amish story. The main story is about Aaron and Sylvia, but also about several other couples. It was easy to follow along and keep up with the different families. One thing Cindy did that I like is have a list of characters and told a little about each of them. That really helps to keep everyone straight especially when you first start a book. This is also the 3rd book in the Ada’ House series and I would have been lost without the list of characters. This is the first book I’ve read of Cindy’s and enjoyed it very much.
I like Amish stories where the author makes them to be like real people. Some authors when they write Amish stories the Amish are like on a pestal and can’t do any wrong, but make the English do everything wrong, but Cindy Woodsmall tells it like it is. No one is perfect and we all make mistakes.
The characters are quite open and honest in The Harvest of Grace. This book has heartbreaks and healing to couples as well as to parents and children. A very good story that makes you want to read another one in the series. Glad a found another great author. I recommend this book to everyone who love Amish stories.
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Thanks to WaterBrookMultnomah for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255