As love restores Rhoda, a sudden tragedy is the test of faith she never saw coming.More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Time has helped to heal the wounds of Rhoda’s recent severed relationship, and she finds that even her unusual gift of profound intuition is less of a burden as she continues to seek God’s wisdom for her future. She is happy to be working...
This is the 2nd book in the Amish Vines collection that I have read and I am absolutely in love with it. I am so wrapped up in the characters, their stories, habits and little oddities I feel like I am living among them sometimes. This series taps into the working and living lives of the King and Byler families as they learn to live together in the same house as well as work together establishing a new Amish settlement and apple business. As they learn to love in their new settlement their are alot of different threats that come their way. Out of love and jealousy in some cases, many from their former settlement offer advise along the way.
There are alot of different plot lines that you have to follow and though at times it makes it difficult to read, its really one of the things that gives this book and series life. Life is messy and there are all these little stories that form together to make your story and I think Cindy does a wonderful job capturing this.
There are characters I was not really thrilled about that I have found redemption in and have come to enjoy and others that I still detest. Rhoda, Jacob, Phoebe and Samuel are developed amazingly and have depth and emotion that draws you into their stories.
This book is excellent reading for any girl or woman of any age.
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