Monday, July 9

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms... Sweet Amish Fiction

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms is sweet Amish fiction that makes nice, light reading.  This is the first book I've read by Cindy Woodsmall; the characters and their stories quite captivated me.  I read it quickly.  If you're interested in the Amish people, of the way they live, believe, and in the differences between Amish and Mennonites (it's all very interesting, I think!) then you'll like this story.  

Annie Martin is Old Order Mennonite and is falling in love with her childhood friend, Aden Zook.  Their love is forbidden because he is not Mennonite, but Amish.  Besides dealing with their confusing feelings, Annie also has turmoil with her mother and siblings.  Since their Dad left them years ago, Annie has grown closer to God while the rest of her family has grown farther from him.

A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms is written by an author I've read and reviewed before.   My introduction to Miss Cindy Woodsmall came with the book When the Soul Mends, which was a wonderful story that deal with hard, real things.  This author deals with problems Amish and Mennonites face that we aren't familiar with, but that we can read of to better understand God's grace... and the kind of life that is very different from our own. 

Can Annie and Aden find a place for their love to bloom in the midst of a brewing storm?

 If you like light, inspirational reading, I wholeheartedly recommend The Scent of Cherry Blossoms.

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Waterbrook Multnomah for providing me with this book!

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