Monday, September 19, 2011

The Harvest of Grace, by Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall is back again and did not fail to please!  You are thrust back into Amish life as you follow Sylvia a young Amish woman who prefers milking cows to normal activities pursued by Amish ladies.  You are brought back to Ada’s house, as the third book in the series and can catch up on the other characters as you read about Sylvia’s adventures.

My Thoughts:  I love Cindy Woodsmall’s writing!  She writes in a way where I could almost feel the evening breeze or the hot kitchen or even smell the cows in the barn.  She has an alive and refreshing way of writing that captures the imagination!  I was very pleased with this book.

The story content was wonderful!  I loved the plot and the conclusion was every bit as delightful as I hoped it would be.  The characters were all charming and quite realistic with human flaws and faults, emotions and problems.  Even though I would be considered an Englisher, I could relate to many situations in the book thus drawing me in even more.

The underlying theme that was beautifully done was forgiveness.  Forgiveness of others and forgiveness of one’s self.  My heart strings were tugged at each scenario as I read and could see bits of my own life in each case.  I was amazed and in awe of how Mrs. Woodsmall was able to weave such a wonderful message into a supremely entertaining novel.  Truly, this is a wonderful book and I hope that many people will pick this up and enjoy it as much as I did!
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I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.