A Season for Tending

A Season for Tending

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Rhoda Byler has an unusual gift and a remarkable ability to grow herbs and berries, which have caused many in her Old Order Amish community to think her strange. She chooses isolation, spending her time in her fruit garden and on her thriving canning business. Miles away in Harvest Mills, Samuel King struggles to keep his family's apple orchard profitable. His youngr sister Leah is testing all the boundaries during her rumschpringe and finds herself far from home in Rhoda's garden after a night of partying gone badly. But Leah's poor choices serve as a bridge between Rhoda and the King family when a tragic mistake in the orchard leaves Samuel searching for solution.
Publisher: Colorado Springs, CO : Waterbrook Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307730022
Characteristics: x, 339 p. ; 22 cm


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JCLLouisaWS Apr 17, 2013

Elements of Sarah Addison Allen's gentle magical realism meet the Bonnet Ripper craze in this opener to Cindy Woodsmall's latest series, Amish Vines and Orchards. After her sister's death, intuitive Rhoda is distrusted by Plain Folk and Englischer alike. Rhoda finds solace in her garden, but even that upsets the locals who believe her herbs are used for witchcraft. Responsible older brother Samuel and the prodigal Jacob are working to keep their family orchard in the black. When spider mites attack the back tierce, they reach out to Rhoda in hopes of saving more than this year's apples.

Feb 08, 2013

This is my first time to read author Cindy Woodsmall. I thoroughly enjoyed her style and look forward to the second book in the series due out in April 2013.


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