Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"The Scent of Cherry Blossoms" by Cindy Woodsmall

Wow, wow, wow!!!! It has been a long time since a book has totally engrossed me into its world. "The Scent of Cherry Blossoms" did just that.

The main character, Annie, is Old Order Mennonite. She is going through trying times with her mother, and her mother sends her to live with her grandfather. While there, she helps out at a diner that her grandfather partially owns. This is where the Zook family enters, and they are Old Order Amish. Twins Aden and Roman have been close all their lives, even after a farming accident took the use of Roman's legs and left their dad with problems. While Roman is away, Annie takes his place at the diner.

What ensues from here...only time will tell! Look for a story rich in love, faith, and family.

I love that this book included two types of Old Order religions, and that it addressed an Amish person with an acquired disability. A lot of Amish themed books tend to sound alike, but the author spun this one to where it would have a spark all its own. 

This book was given to me by waterbrookmultnomah in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! Cindy never fails to write a hit story :) You might enjoy The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher. I read that one in a day; just couldn't put it down.

    I'm a book reviewer @ Stuff & Nonsense II, www.duhpaynes.com (kind of slowed down since May when my daughter passed away).

    Have a great day in the Lord!