Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Harvest Of Grace By: Cindy Woodsmall


Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best selling author. She has written many books. Her books are Amish-based and give us a closer look at the Plain life. She writes about Plain women and their daily struggles. The Harvest of Grace was given to me recently to review and I really enjoyed it. I have never read any books by Cindy Woodsmall and was absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to do so.

This book is part of a series call Ada's House Amish Romance Series. The first two books, The Hope of Refuge and The Bridge of Peace.  The same characters are in all three books except for the last one (Harvest) which introduces two new characters. This is where I started off the series.

Sylvia Fisher and Aaron Blank are both Amish dairy farmers who are unmarried. Their paths cross when Sylvia comes to work on the Blank farm after leaving her own family's farm due to a painful situation. They find each other comforting and friendly in a world where they have few friends. This story is about finding forgiveness and humility to accept it. Here is a quote from the back of the book: "Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, Sylvia makes a painful mistake that forces her to seek work far from her family. Can she find relief from the echoes of her past...or will they shape her future forever?"

I really enjoyed reading this book. There are many references to God and His love and forgiveness. I look forward to reading the first two books in the series. Sylvia represents a lot of women, whether Amish or not. Aaron deals with addiction and struggles with his past as well. What a wonderful book. I will be reading more books by Cindy Woodsmall.

God Bless,


Kristy

*This book was given to me by WaterBrook Multnomah and the opinions expressed are strictly mine alone*

*Please go HERE to rank my review*

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