Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Book Review: The Scent of Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall

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Book Details:
Title: The Scent of Cherry Blossoms
Author: Cindy Woodsmall
2012, Waterbrook Press
ISBN: 0307446557
Genre: Christian Contemporary Fiction, Amish Fiction

Book Summary:
Annie Martin loves the Plain ways of her Old Order Mennonite people, like those revered by her beloved grandfather. Retreating from a contentious relationship with her mother, Annie goes to live with her Daadi Moses in Apple Ridge.  
But as spring moves into Pennsylvania and Annie spends time amongst the cherry trees with the handsome Aden Zook, she wishes she could forget how deeply the lines between the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite are drawn.
Can Annie and Aden find a place for their love to bloom in the midst of the brewing storm?

My Review:
What a sweet book this was! I was captivated by the main characters of Annie and Aden. I've read quite a few Amish books, but I found the differences between the two Old Order Plain fascinating and different from any other Amish novel I've read. 

I felt very emotionally drawn to Annie and Aden's story - actually feeling a little choked up at one point! I can't remember the last time that happened while I was reading a book. Their love for one another, and their love for their communities, are waging a war for their loyalty and threatening heartache no matter which path they choose.

The only thing I wished for was maybe a second book to follow the story of Aden's brother a little more! His story was kind of a sub-plot throughout the book and I didn't feel like the author quite did his story justice.

Thanks to Waterbrook Press for the opportunity to review this book.

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers for my honest review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are mine.

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