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A Season for Tending by Cindy Woodsmall

Oh why must Cindy Woodsmall tease me so! How can I possibly wait almost eight months for the sequel to A Season for Tending? She has written a beautiful tale that has left me with an overwhelming realization that I will not be able catch up with my new found friends for months!  This book is absolutely wonderful. What characters Cindy has fashioned. Rhoda Byler is unique, beautiful, and has been blessed with the ability to sense when something bad is about to happen. Almost like a sixth sense. Many in her community would consider this a curse rather than a blessing. Rhoda’s knack for growing berries and herbs also makes her the talk of the town. People just find her very strange and tend to steer clear of her. Samuel King is hardworking, stubborn, and a bit blunt so to speak. Samuel is struggling to keep his apple orchard fully operational. Jacob King is charming and carrying around a secret from his past that is threatening his future relationships. Leah, oh young impressionable Leah, she is notoriously bad at making choices. One of which lands her spending the night in Rhoda’s garden. The gifted, the charmer, a man with determination, and one lost little girl will be intertwined forever by this one chance encounter……..

A Season for Tending will leave you sighing as if to say…. yes this is how books are to be written. I was literally swept up in this story and could not put it down. This is a book that demands your attention, so readers beware you may lose a day or two of cleaning the house time. Not to worry though, the pile of laundry will be waiting for you after you are done roaming around King’s Apple Orchard. When a book has the ability to make the reader get lost in the story for a few moments in time, letting whatever may be ailing you that day fall by the wayside, then the author has hit the nail on the proverbial head. Well done, Cindy Woodsmall, well done.

This book was provided by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for review.

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