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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Book Review: The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall is one of my favorite Amish authors, so I was definitely excited at the opportunity to review 'The Harvest of Grace', the third of the Ada's House novels.

Sylvia Fisher is not your typical old-order Amish young woman.  In her 20s, by now she should be married with babies.  But Sylvia loves her family's dairy farm, and coming from a family of all girls, has helped her father run the farm most of her life.  After the man she loves turns to someone else and gets married, Sylvia throws herself even further into the farm.  She ends up doing something morally unacceptable by her family and faith, and flees to start a new life far from home, helping run another old-order Amish family's dairy farm.  There she devotes her life to saving the debt-ridden farm, and denies herself any chance at finding love again.

'The Harvest of Grace' was my favorite of the three Ada's House novels.  The characters were deep and believable, and I could not put the book down.  I wonder though, if it would be possible to read this book without having read the other two in the series without confusion due to the amount and complexity of the characters.  Easy solution-make sure to read all three, you won't be sorry!  Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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