Saturday, September 21, 2013

For Every Season

Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together.
But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that cheers her on. With the orchard on shaky ground and Jacob’s plans in question, Rhoda is determined to see things through to harvest. But can she trust her insight to direct her path in matters of the heart?

I have been enjoying Rhoda Byler's journey thus far and was excited that For Every Season was available through the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review. I was expecting the conclusion of the storyline and was surprised when it ended promising another edition in 2014. Rhoda and her friends and family have been through a lot of ups and downs throughout the first two books, and it seemed like perhaps things would finally settle down for them, but things just keep coming up that throw them all into a tailspin. This book continues with that trend, keeping the reader guessing about how each character will react to the new trials. I am looking forward to the next installment of the saga.

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