Monday, January 9, 2012

Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall

Sylvia Fisher knows that most Amish women her age spend their days doing housework and raising children, but she has only one goal -taking care of her family's dairy farm. However, when a relationship with an old beau threatens her family, she is forced to move far from home and to begin work anew reviving another family's debt-ridden farm.

After months in Paul Waddell's rehab, Aaron Blank returns home to convince his family to sell their failing farm and begin an easier life. Only two people stand in his way: his father who refuses to see that Aaron has changed and the stubborn farmhand his parents love like a daughter. Her influence on his parents could ruin his plans to escape the farm and begin a new life.

Will Aaron and Sylvia find common ground? Or will their beliefs in two different goals blur the bigger picture - a path to finding forgiveness, grace, and love?

Harvest of Grace was a very interesting and enjoyable read. The plot line was expertly woven, continuing the stories of Cora, Ephraim, Grey, Lena, and Aaron, while beginning the story of Sylvia. This novel is the third book of the Ada House series, so it was neat to see the growth of character and love in previous characters as well as to watch how they interact with newer characters. Harvest of Grace really emphasized topics such as respect, true forgiveness, love, and honor. Cindy Woodsmall truly did an excellent job revealing the depths of human emotion through her characters and the importance of following after God's will. Overall, Harvest of Grace was a wonderful books with a satisfying conclusion.

I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Press in exchange for a review.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book. Great review! Hugs and have a wonderful week!!! :O)