Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Scent of the Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall ~ Book Review

You can read excerpt HERE.

From 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 amongst 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 the brewing storm?

My thoughts:

I have to say that this book didn't go where I thought it was going from the beginning. Annie seemed to have had a hard time fitting in even though she knew that she loved her Plain ways being a Mennonite. And the story behind the Cherry Orchard was so touching, what a loving story.

You can't help but to feel bad for Aden and his family because of the farming accident that left his father in pain daily and his brother in a wheelchair and with him and his mother with so much to do. The Amish faith that they have is so strong that is amazes me everyday. 
I didn't realize that there was the conflict between the Mennonites and Amish when it came to relationships. Sometimes you can't help who you fall into love with.

This is another great book and I highly recommend to everyone. You can't go wrong with a book by Cindy Woodsmall!

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Images and excerpt are from Cindy Woodsmall's website. I did receive a copy of the book from Blogging For Books in exchange for a honest review.


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