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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

For Every Season Review!!!

For Every Season by Cindy Woodsmall

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 Opinion:
Very interesting. :)  This is a book of changes!  I enjoyed parts but others frustrated me.  Of the series as a whole I think I prefer the other two to this installment.  The ending is very interesting and it leaves me REALLY wanting the next book!  New characters come as well as new trials, but there's also joy woven in.  I really enjoyed the new characters and am interested to see what Cindy does with them.  There are mainly two major things going on in the book.  The first being the (in my opinion VERY frustrating) love triangle of Samuel, Rhoda, and Jacob, and the second being Leah's choice on whether or not to stay Amish.  Landon helps Leah and the rest as much as possible and even though I really loved his character in the beginning this book really made me love him all the more! :)  This book really drives home it's title as well as the scripture that goes with it: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.  For everything there is a season and this book shows it.  Overall I have mixed feelings.  I REALLY loved some things while others were just too frustrating...I can't wait for the next book to see what happens!!!

Songs: "Steady My Heart" by Kari Jobe and "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" by Chris Tomlin
Songs may be added later.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


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*I received this book for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about For Every Season.  ~ASC

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