The Winnowing Season by Cindy Woodsmall~~Fantastic Amish fiction

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The Winnowing Season

by Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall The Winnowing Season


Do you like Amish fiction? Cindy Woodsmall is one of the best authors of Amish fiction that I have read. If you haven’t read any of her books, be sure to check them out.

Cindy WoodsmallCindy Woodsmall is a best-selling author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction book Plain Wisdom whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline, in the Wall Street Journal, and throughout other Christian and general news outlets. She lives outside of Atlanta with her family.

 The Winnowing Season is book 2 in the Amish Vines and Orchards series. 

The tornado that devastated Kings’ Orchard pushed Rhoda, Samuel, and Jacob to make a new start in Maine. Are they strong enough to withstand the challenges of establishing an Amish community—and brave enough to face the secrets that move with them?

On the eve of their departure to begin a new Old Order Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is shocked to discover that choices made by her business partner and friend, Samuel King, have placed her and her unusual gifts directly into the path of her district’s bishop and preachers. She is furious with Samuel and is fearful that the Kings will be influenced by the way her leaders see her, and not what they know to be true—that Rhoda’s intuition is a gift from God.

Jacob King won’t be swayed by community speculation. He loves Rhoda, believes in her, and wants to build a future with her in Maine. But when the ghosts of his past come calling and require him to fulfill a great debt, can he shake their hold before it destroys what he has with Rhoda? Samuel has a secret of his own—one he’ll go to great lengths to keep hidden, even if it means alienating those closest to him. Throwing himself into rehabilitating the once-abandoned orchard, Samuel turns to a surprising new ally.

Book 2 of the Amish Vines and Orchards series asks: can the three faithfully follow God’s leading and build a new home and orchard in Maine? Or will this new beginning lead to more ruin and heartbreak?

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Cindy weaves an exciting story that brings together a family committed to the Old Order Amish ways and a family that belongs to the world. It shows how differing religious views can tear families apart, but it also shows how faith in God can bring them back together.

What good can possibly come from Rhoda being called before the bishop for a crime she didn’t commit? Why are the Amish in her community afraid of her premonitions? Is her ability to see things before they happen from God? Or from Satan? How will she ever be able to explain it to the bishop? Will he believe her or will he think she is the cause of all these mysterious happenings?

What about Jacob and Samuels secrets? Will they ever come clean with Rhoda and the rest of the Amish community? So many mysteries and secrets going on between the 3 main characters that it’s hard to say if the new Amish community they’re trying to build up in Maine ever come to fruition?

If you love Amish stories, romance, and mystery you will really like The Winnowing Season. I highly recommend this book.

Read more about Cindy Woodsmall on her website. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

You can purchase The Winnowing season on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and from the Publisher.

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  1. Awesome review! Thanks for your thoughts on this book.

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  2. I have been wanting to get into Amish fiction and by your review it looks like this series would make a great start. I like that one of the main characters has the gift of “forewarning” things like this even in the modern world we choose to live in, like the simpler, more spiritual world the Amish choose also leaves no room for those with gifts.

  3. Becca May says:

    I am always looking for a good book! Especially during the summertime! I love to read while laying out by the pool!! Thanks for the review, this book seems right up my alley!

  4. I will have to put the first book in this series on my kindle. I love he r Amish books.
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