Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall is a book sett in the Plain ways of Old Order Amish and Mennonite people.  Annie Martin has joined her Old Order Mennonite Church by has fallen for Aden Zook who has joined his Old Order Amish Church.  Neither has any qualms with their own church but the two religions as well as the two families refuse to allow the young of the congregation marry outside of their faith.  Annie and Aden sneak around in order to see each other but  soon get caught by Annie's Grandfather.  The story is of how they chose to spend their future and whether they are will to give up family and beliefs in order to be together.  A heart wrenching story.

I loved this story and grieved for the tough decisions these young people must make and the difficulties that they go through in their life.  Both love their famlies with all their faults and blessings as well as the faith they have both grown up with.  It is a quick read in that it only has 190 pages but you will love every page.

I was provided this book for this review from Multnoma Waterbrook Press.

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