Thursday, December 15, 2011

Harvest of Grace Review

Some books can stand on their own enough to let you become immersed in the character's lives even though you haven't read books 1 and 2. Harvest of Grace is not one of those books for me. I recently received a free copy of The Harvest of Grace: Book 3 from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing for the purpose of this review.

I have read several books by Cindy Woodsmall in the past and really enjoyed them but Harvest of Grace has too many complex story lines happening to jump in at book three. With that said, I do enjoy Woodsmall's books normally. It is to her credit that the characters can develop such multi-level aspects and intertwined relationships that you really want to start at the beginning and then follow their lives from book 1 till the end of the series. I found it interesting that one of the characters in Harvest of Grace actually crosses paths with the characters from another Woodsmall series - Sisters of the Quilt.

About the Book Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, can Sylvia find relief from the echoes of her past…or will they shape her future forever? After months in rehab, Aaron Blank returns home to sell his Daed’s failing farm and move his parents into an easier lifestyle. Two things stand in his way: the father who stubbornly refuses to recognize that Aaron has changed and the determined new farmhand his parents love like a daughter. Her influence on Aaron’s parents could ruin his plans to escape the burdens of farming and build a new life. Can Aaron and Sylvia find common ground? Or will their unflinching efforts toward opposite goals blur the bigger picture— a path to forgiveness, glimpses of grace, and the promise of love.

You can interact with Author Cindy Woodsmall on her blog Plain Talk.

About the author: Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. She is also a veteran homeschool mom who no longer holds that position. As her children progressed in age, her desire to write grew stronger. After working through reservations whether this desire was something she should pursue, she began her writing journey. Her husband was her staunchest supporter as she aimed for what seemed impossible. Her first novel released in 2006 to much acclaim and became a best seller. Cindy was a 2007 ECPA award finalist, along with Karen Kingsbury, Angela Hunt, and Charles Martin.

Read an excerpt of the book here


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