A Season for Tending is the first book in the new Amish Vines and Orchards series by Cindy Woodsmall.
Rhoda Byler has a gift of being able to see things just before they happen. The Old Order Amish community that she lives thinks that this makes her a witch and rumors have been flying about her. She has decided to spend more time alone in her garden and tending to her canning business in order not to be a detriment to her family. She is feeling badly that the one time that this would have helped her family—the day that her sister died and she had that “feeling”—she chose to ignore it until it was too late to save her. One day when she went into her garden to start the day’s work she spied a young drunk Amish girl, Leah, passed out in the corner of her garden. This begins the adventure of Rhoda discovering her gift as being a blessing as well as helping the Amish family that Leah came from to realize the blessing that Leah was.
I loved this book. I have read many of Ms Woodsmall’s books and this must be the best. I can hardly wait to read the next in the series. The storyline is well established and well written. It is a must read for all lovers of Christian love stories and recommended reading for anyone just wanting to read a good novel. It would be good reading for any above the age of 12 or13 and safe reading for younger.
I received this book for this review from Waterbrook Multnomah Press.