Monday, July 30, 2012

The Harvest of Grace.....By: Cindy Woodsmall

The Harvest of Grace
By: Cindy Woodsmall


  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (August 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400073987
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400073986
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
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  • ABOUT THE BOOK
    Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, can Sylvia find relief from the echoes of her past…or will they shape her future forever?
    Although Sylvia Fisher recognizes that most Old Order Amish women her age spend their hours managing a household and raising babies, she has just one focus—tending and nurturing the herd on her family’s dairy farm. But when a dangerous connection with an old beau forces her to move far from home, she decides to concentrate on a new start and pour her energy into reviving another family’s debt-ridden farm.
    After months in rehab, Aaron Blank returns home to sell his Daed’s failing farm and move his parents into an easier lifestyle. Two things stand in his way: the father who stubbornly refuses to recognize that Aaron has changed and the determined new farmhand his parents love like a daughter. Her influence on Aaron’s parents could ruin his plans to escape the burdens of farming and build a new life.
    Can Aaron and Sylvia find common ground? Or will their unflinching efforts toward opposite goals blur the bigger picture— a path to forgiveness, glimpses of grace, and the promise of love.

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    MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK




    As we continue Ada’s House story, we find Aaron is struggling with addictions, and struggling at what he really wants to do in life. In the meantime, Sylvia has her own problems trying to come to terms with being betrayed, and because of it, she wants to eave and start over in another community. As we follow their journey, we find that Cindy Woodsmall gives us another view of the Amish life. We get an insight of their daily lives and a more intimate side of what goes on in some Amish households.



    Cindy Woodsmall is a crafted and very gifted storyteller, making her one of my very favorite authors. In A Harvest of Grace, she created characters that are real like, warming their way into our hearts as we fall in love with them. And even through their struggles, Cindy shows us a loving and forgiving God that will take us in, and forgive us, no matter what.



    Some of the issues dealt with in this book are a little more harsh than most Amish books, but writing these scenes into the story gives us a better view of just how much God really loves us. That He loves us even through the most difficult times, and through the deepest sins we commit. I appreciate Cindy dealing with issues such as she did in this book.


    This book was provided by Blogging for Books through their reviewer Blogging program. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

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    About the Author

    Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline, in The Wall Street Journal, and in other media. She is the author of the Sisters of the Quilt series, The Sound of Sleigh Bells, and a nonfiction work, Plain Wisdom, which was written with her closest Old Order Amish friend. Cindy lives in Georgia with her family. Visit her website at CindyWoodsmall.com

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