As love restores Rhoda, a sudden tragedy is the test of faith she never saw coming.
More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Time has helped to heal the wounds of Rhoda’s recent severed relationship, and she finds that even her unusual gift of profound intuition is less of a burden as she continues to seek God’s wisdom for her future. She is happy to be working alongside the King family and the love of her life as they tend and nurture the settlement’s orchard.
Yet when Leah King’s involvement with Englischer Landon Olson becomes known outside of the Maine community, her disregard of the Ordnung could threaten all the Orchard Bend Amish are building. In the midst of addressing the discord, a shocking tragedy challenges the young settlement like never before, threatening to uproot Rhoda’s peace and the future of everything she holds dear.
When several members of Orchard Bend Farms are displaced, the estranged King brother is called upon to return. Can those who founded the new Amish community in Maine unite Or will the lingering pain of past hurts and present struggles result in the end of their dreams?
Cindy Woodsmall‘s newest book Seasons of Tomorrow is the final book in her Amish Vines and Orchards series. All I have to say is ….. finally. While I thought the first three books in the series were just ok, I can easily say that this book was the best of the series.
We pick up Rhoda’s story a few months after she and Jacob broke up. Jacob knew that Samuel and Rhoda loved each other. Samuel and Rhoda are waiting to declare their love for each other until Jacob has healed. But healing can be a slow process.
I must say out of all four of the books my favorite relationship ended up being Jacob and Ester. I loved their banter and I especially loved Ester quick wit. I found myself saying “Why couldn’t the four books be about these two!!’
Landon and Leah’s story concluded in this book as well. I have to admit I was shocked at how their relationship turned out. Out of all the relationships this one had the most conflict and growth I thought.
Overall though, I found the whole series just anti-climatic. I felt it easily could have been condensed into three books. It wasn’t a bad series, it just was over written. There were parts that did drag a bit. But overall if you are a Woodsmall fan this series could be for you!
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: WaterBrook Press
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