Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review: The Scent of Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall



About the book:
 Annie Martin loves the Plain ways of her Old Order Mennonite people, like those revered by her beloved grandfather. Retreating from a contentious relationship with her mother, Annie goes to live with her Daadi Moses in Apple Ridge.
 But as spring moves into Pennsylvania and Annie spends time among the cherry trees with the handsome Aden Zook, she wishes she could forget how deeply the lines between the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite are drawn.
 Can Annie and Aden find a place for their love to bloom in the midst of a brewing storm?



About the Author:
 Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of nine works of fiction and one work of nonfiction, whose connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media and throughout Christian news outlets. She lives outside of Atlanta with her family. You can read more about one of my favorite authors here .

My Review:
 It's no secret that I love Cindy Woodsmall her books pull me in like no other. And this latest book is no different. I love how all her books play off one another. I love how she gives you a hint at the end of each book on what the next one will be about. Annie is Mennonite and it is forbidden for her to marry outside her religion but she has always had a special place in her heart for Aden Zook. The only problem is Aden is Amish and by the way it is also forbidden for him to marry outside his religion. In this novel, Aden is perplexed on how he will be with the love of his life without destroying his family's livelihood. When his twin brother finally gives him the go ahead he runs to Annie's grandfather for his blessing. Even though Moses is very reluctant he gives Aden his blessing. With that Aden rushes to New York to be with his one true love only to be mildly cast aside with what he believes will their undoing. Only to be surprised at the very end.

You can also read an excerpt of the book here.

This book was provided for me for free through the Blogging for Books program.