Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms: Book review and giveaway.

The scent of Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall is a novel.  The main character  Annie Martin is an young women coming of age in her Old Order Mennonite community.  Annie relationship with her mother is strained and she is sent to live with her grandfather, Moses for a while.  Moses is also Old Order Mennonite, but has gone into business with the Zooks, an Old Order Amish family, to operate the Zook diner.   Annie and  Aden Zook  used to work together in the diner when she would come and visit her grandfather.  It has been a long time since Annie has sees Aden but her attraction to him is a strong as ever.  Aden is a shy, artistic young man with a stutter, but Annie can see the words of his heart.  Aden’s brother was outgoing and the dominate twin, but a freak accident has left him paralyzed, confined to a wheelchair, and total dependent on Aden.

Aden is torn between his feeling towards Annie, and his devotion to God as an Old Order Amish.   Aden and Annie know there two worlds are not allowed cross(at least not romantically) and Moses would  close the restaurant if they ever acted on those feelings.  Annie and Aden must  soon decide if their feeling toward each other are worth the trouble and torment it would cause their family and communities.  

This is the second book of Woodsmall I have read (to see my review on When the Soul Mends, click here).  I really enjoy reading her books about romance in Amish Country.  I have a hard time putting them down and I stay up late reading them.  Not only do her books it give me a gimps of what it would be like to live the Plain life, but it reminds me of what is was like to fall in love with someone.

 The scent of Cherry Blossoms is a true classic romance novel.  It is written with dignity and grace.  It allows the reader to journey along with two young people as they decided what to do about their felling towards each other.  It reminds us, we do not get to choose whom we fall in love with, and that love is not always enough to keep two people together.   

Click here to buy the book and read excerpt.

Click here to find out more about the author,Cindy Woodsmall 

Now for what you have been waiting for....

The giveaway is 

    Your Prize Pack will contain:

    • (1)  FREE book
      The scent of Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall

CLOSED: the winner is Maura

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Disclosure: The book, The scent of Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall was provided by Waterbrook Multnomah's blogging for books program.  I also received a free copy of the book to review. However, all opinions expressed are my own.  The Free book will be mailed by me using United State postal media mail.  I cannot be held liable for books lost in the mail.