Monday, October 22, 2012
Review of A Season For Tending by Cindy Woodsmall. 5 Stars!!! To be honest I did not anticipate that I would like this book, I do not generally read Amish fiction because I don't like the way that a lot of authors portray their Amish characters, as worldly and shallow people that only care about themselves, all in an effort to make the characters relatable to readers! Just a personal pet peeve! But I was intrigued by this book and when I was given a chance to review it, I decided to give it a whirl. I ended up loving this book! The characters were perfect, and I loved the message of family and placing others needs ahead of your own! I loved Rhoda, I am in love with Jacob! And I also really loved Leah. I did not like Catherine, she really bugged me from the start. I also loved how big a part of the book gardening and canning were!!! I was surprised at how much I loved everything about this book, it really stirred me (I found myself smiling and chuckling an unmentionable number of times while reading it!) and I can't find words to describe how much I enjoyed it! My only complaints are the cliffhanger ending and the fact that it looks like it's heading toward a love triangle, I am not really a fan of love triangles, but we shall have to see where it goes! I can't wait for the next book to come out!!! I highly recommend A Season For Tending to anyone who enjoys Amish fiction. And to all those don't usually read this genre, I am here to tell you this is not your average Amish fiction, this book is something special, which I definitely encourage you to try!!! I will definitely read this again and can't wait to read the rest of this series. I recieved this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review, my review was not required to be positive, the above review is my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.