Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Book Review: "The Harvest of Grace" by Cindy Woodsmall

Hi all,
  I have been reading more non-fiction lately, so I thought it would be nice to switch things up a bit.  I'm in the mood for some light, fun, entertaining reading.  So, while perusing through a list of books to read the cover of this book stood out to me.

  I am so intrigued by the Amish.  There way of life seems so peaceful and simple (and not in the physical way, but spiritual).  So, I read the description and I'm convinced.  Couldn't wait to receive it and crack it open.

"The Harvet of Grace" by Cindy Woodsmall is a wonderful tale of love stories.  I say storie"s" because it doesn't just focus on one couple.  Sylvia must leave her home after an uncomfortable encounter with her old boyfriend.  Devasted, she flees to another Amish dairy farm to try to find contentment in her work. 

  Cara and her young daughter, Lori, run from her home in New York to seek shelter from a stalker.  They end up on an Amish farm, where she has vague childhood memories.  

  I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to listen to they're stories unfold.  This book was filled with love, heartache, betrayal, forgiveness faith and family.  I cried and laughed throughout this book.   The setting was set so vividly with tales of cows mooing, and picnics under a shade tree.  I could just feel the warm breezes and smell the fresh cut hay, feeling as if I'm right in the book sipping a nice cold glass of fresh lemonade.  

  There were many touching moments in this book but, my favorite would have to be when Cara was in the most desperate conflict between her giving forgiveness and holding to an impossible grudge.  She turned to God for grace and had the most touching revelation in doing so.  

  I thoroughtly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books by Cindy Woodsmall.  If you enjoy sweet love stories, you won't be disappointed in this book!  

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I don't receive any compensation for your rating.  However, you do get put into a random drawing to win your own copy The Harvest of Grace.  The more ratings I have the higher ranked I get in order to be eligible for prizes.  So, thank you in advance for taking the time to rate my review! :)

Happy Reading!

Disclaimer:   “I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”


Vicky said...

Sounds like a good read! I tried to rate your review but the link didn't work. I am happy to do so if you have another link.

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