Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Review - The Harvest of Grace

The Harvest of Grace, An Ada's House Novel is written by Cindy Woodsmall and is the third book in the Ada's House series. In this particular novel, the focus is on Sylvia Fisher who isn't the typical Old Order Amish woman. As one of nine daughters in the household, she loves to take care of the herd on the family's dairy farm instead of doing housework.

Sylvia's boyfriend, Elam, proposes to Sylvia but she asks for a couple of weeks to think about it. During that brief time, Elam ends up proposing to Beckie, one of Sylvia's younger sisters and ends up marrying her. Sylvia wants to leave the farm but her Daed (father) refuses to let her go. Sylvia is miserable since Elam and Beckie move onto the farm after they marry and start a family.

After a period of time, the entire household becomes ill except for Sylvia and Elam. They end up kissing one night and Sylvia knows it is time for her to leave, whether her Daed approves or not. She ends up working on the Blank farm and is content there until Aaron Blank comes back from rehab and then the sparks fly.

My thoughts: I really enjoyed reading this book and this had an interesting storyline and characters (Aaron's rehab, etc). I would recommend this book to anyone, not just lovers of Amish fiction.

Disclosure: I received this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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