I'm kinda torn with this one. I love Amish I love circus so I thought this was gonna be my kinda book. And in some ways it was and in some ways it wasn't. I had a really hard time getting into the plot. For me the pace fluctuated from REALLY good scenes to filler that caused the pace and my attention to slip. There was a little too much grief and death for me in the beginning, but by the end the joy and messages of God's will and love overcame them. The kids captured my heart completely and almost immediately (they probably were at the top of my list of favorite characters in the whole book)! The typos got a little frustrating at times and there were a couple of times where the story got confusing. Example: one character asks another to go and get pizza for them all from the local pizza place; then later on in the story the same character says she'd never had pizza from the local place. So there were these editing issues that I hope get fixed for future prints. I absolutely LOVED the messages! They range from remembering we answer to God and not to man; to acknowledging somethings in the Amish faith. And I really enjoyed the addition of a quilt which kinda made it have the feelings of Abingdon Presses other Quilt's of Love series. I do wish there was a little more circus actually in the book than there is. There's some but I wanted more. But the the things I learned about the Amish, Mennonites, and Pinecraft in Florida made me happy I'd read A Season of Change. Overall I felt this is a highly interesting read, with a great love story that really touched my heart, spiritual messages that make it worth the read, and is filled with great pieces.
Songs: "Remain [Clean]" by Royal Tailor, "You Won't Let Go" by Michael W. Smith, "Only A Mountain" by Jason Castro, "Pickin' Cotton Down South" by Lacey Hartje, and "Voice Of Truth" by Casting Crowns
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC
*I requested and received this book as a member or Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it. This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about A Season of Change. ~ASC