For Every Season

For every Season

Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledgling settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together.
But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that cheers her on. With the orchard on shaky ground and Jacob’s plans in question, Rhoda is determined to see things through to harvest. But can she trust her insight to direct her path in matters of the heart?


Let’s just get this out of the way now.. I had the Byrd’s song stuck in my head through most of this book. Turn Turn Turn….. Ok I just need to get over it now. There over it…. mostly.

So Cindy Woodsmall’s new book For Every Season (Amish Vines and Orchard Book #3) has been released. I must say after reading the other two in the series I was excited to finally read how it ends. Well….. lets just say don’t get your hopes up like I did because there will be a fourth book.  According to Woodsmall she never intended to write a fourth for this series. In some aspects I am not sure she should.

In For Every Season we pick out where we left off. Rhoda has now moved in with Bob and Camilla after kissing Samuel. Jacob is angry for obvious reasons. We spend the next three hundred pages barely dealing with the problems and repeating the first two books.

I don’t know what happened, the third book just seemed to fall flat. When I realized halfway through the book that there would be a fourth I almost sighed out loud. The book just seemed to drag and the story was a bit thin in places. I really wonder if the fourth book will be the same.

As I said before the first two books were done well. Maybe Woodsmall will redeem this series with the fourth book. That is my hope. I usually have no problem with her books, but this one just wasn’t up to her usual standards. But I won’t hold that against her and will keep reading.

I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing in exchange for my honest review. No other goods were exchanged.

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