Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Winnowing Season By Cindy Woodsmall Giveaway!

The tornado that devastated Kings’ Orchard pushed Rhoda, Samuel, and Jacob to make a new start in Maine. Are they strong enough to withstand the challenges of establishing an Amish community—and brave enough to face the secrets that move with them?

On the eve of their departure to begin a new Old Order Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is shocked to discover that choices made by her business partner and friend, Samuel King, have placed her and her unusual gifts directly into the path of her district’s bishop and preachers. She is furious with Samuel and is fearful that the Kings will be influenced by the way her leaders see her, and not what they know to be true—that Rhoda’s intuition is a gift from God.

Jacob King won’t be swayed by community speculation. He loves Rhoda, believes in her, and wants to build a future with her in Maine. But when the ghosts of his past come calling and require him to fulfill a great debt, can he shake their hold before it destroys what he has with Rhoda? Samuel has a secret of his own—one he’ll go to great lengths to keep hidden, even if it means alienating those closest to him. Throwing himself into rehabilitating the once-abandoned orchard, Samuel turns to a surprising new ally.

Book 2 of the Amish Vines and Orchards series asks: can the three faithfully follow God’s leading and build a new home and orchard in Maine? Or will this new beginning lead to more ruin and heartbreak?
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Cindy Woodsmall is a best-selling author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction book Plain Wisdom whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline, in the Wall Street Journal, and throughout other Christian and general news outlets. She lives outside of Atlanta with her family.

Cindy has done it again, another 5 star book that was impossible to put down.
I loved book two in Amish Vines and Orchards series.
I highly recommend this series.
If you have not read an Amish books yet, I doubt that is the case but if so, you must read Cindy's books, you will fall in love with her writing.
I give this book 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for review.


  1. I have been waiting for book 2 to come out thanks for telling it is out now. I can't wait to read it.

  2. Loved A Season for Tending, eagerly awaiting this one!!

    Karen Schulz
    aregeetee5162 at yahoo dot com

  3. Sounds great but then again Cindy's books are. Looking forward to reading it. Hope I can win one thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I love the Amish books, they are my favorite books to read. I can't wait to read this one.

    1. Sue, you are the Winner! I will mail your book right out to you!

  5. Oh, this is a book I must have! I love Cindy's books. Loved your interview. I knew it would be a positive one on this book! :)

    Judy B

  6. Great Amish book review Mary.

  7. Oh I think this is one I would love to read, I had put it on my wish list. I have not read any of her books yet but sure do want to.

    Thank you Mary for all the great reviews and books you introduce us to. I very much appreciate the time and work it takes to do al this. God bless

    Cathy Weber

  8. I've been entering contests left and right to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the great review, Mary! This one really sounds like a winner!

  9. Me too, Nancee! No luck yet. Mary, a very good review. I love Cindy's books. Please put my name in for a win on this book. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  10. Great review, Mary!!! I would love to win this book. Amish fiction is my favorite.

  11. I read the first book ~ would like to be entered in the drawing for a win! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House ~ thank you

  12. I have this book, so please don't enter me. I love this series. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Susan Fryman

  13. I would love to win this book.I want to read it so bad.Please enter me.Thanks Mary.

  14. I would love this as I read The Season for Tending and have been wanting to know what happens next!! Thanks, Mary
    Rhonda Nash-Hall

  15. I would love to win ,please pick me, thanks
    Shirley Blanchard jcisforme@aol.com

  16. I love Cindy's books & have entered several contests trying to win this one. Thanks for another opportunity Mary!

  17. Very good review Mary.
    I've been waiting for this book.
    Thanks for chance to win.
    Carolyn Jefferson

  18. I would like to be entered in your drawing. Thanks and God Bless. My e-mail address is: bride57@yahoo.com

  19. i would love to win this book thanks and God Bless You. my email is houswife@gmail.com

  20. Would love to win Cindy's book. She has an awesome way of making you feel you are right there like its real life.