Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Review:The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall


A Summary:
 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 must concentrate on a new start and pour her energy into reviving a 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 that 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- one revealing the path to forgiveness, glimpses of grace, and the promise of love?


About the Author:
 Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline, in The Wall Street Journal and in other media. She is the author of the Sisters of the Quilt series, the Ada's House novels, The Sound of Sleigh Bells and Plain Wisdom. Cindy lives in Georgia with her family.

My Review:
I have been a fan of Cindy Woodsmall for as long as I can remember. She is a great author. She has very well developed characters in all of her books. So when I seen the chance to review the newest one in the Ada's House series I jumped at it. This one centers around Sylvia and how she has a keen ship with animals. She takes care of them as if they were her babies. Elam Smoker is a young Amish man interested in Sylvia and when he asked her to marry him she decided she needed time to think about it. And then Elam did something unspeakable among sisters. And Sylvia felt betrayed. Then in walks Aaron Blank and things begin to change for Sylvia. I won't give away the ending but lets just say it gets better and better and by the time you become enthralled in the novel you won't want to put it down. Don't take my word for it go to this link and read the first chapter from the book.

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