I am such a fan of books about the Amish, so when BookSneeze offered "The Harvest of Grace" by Cindy Woodsmall to review, I jumped at the chance.
Summary: "Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, can Sylvia find relief from the echoes of her past…or will they shape her future forever? Although Sylvia Fisher recognizes that most Old Order Amish women her age spend their hours managing a household and raising babies, she has just one focus—tending and nurturing the herd on her family’s dairy farm. But when a dangerous connection with an old beau forces her to move far from home, she decides to concentrate on a new start and pour her energy into reviving another family’s debt-ridden farm. 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." -- excerpt courtesy of Cindy Woodsmall website
When I first got the book I couldn't wait to delve into it. As I began reading it, I went from excited to somewhat disappointment. I had to make myself read the book as, to me, it was very slow to start, which in turn made it very hard for me to keep my interest. However, as I kept reading it things began to get better. I did enjoy the book after all but I will admit, I don't feel this is a book that I would purposely go out and purchase. But I don't want this to discourage anyone from taking the chance to read it for themselves.