The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall. This was the first book I had read by this author so I was not familiar with the Ada’s House Novel series. I have read books about the Amish people before.
This is a love story of Sylvia and Aaron. Sylvia is the oldest of her sisters and helps her dad run their farm. She is a very hard worker and loves taking care of the cows. Sylvia gets her heart broken when her beau marries her younger sister. Later her sister has twins and becomes sick, she moves in the take care of her sister and the babies. Old feelings arise and she finds herself sharing a kiss with her sisters husband. She knows this is a sin and goes to her father and asks to leave the farm. At first he will not let her go but later let’s her go, she is told she must give up her share of the farm she has worked so hard for as well as have no contact with her family. I thought this was to harsh, but maybe a custom.
She goes to work a few hours away on the Blank farm. The Blank’s are older and need help to try and get the farm to make some money. Their daughter was killed a few years back and their son Aaron has been away at rehab for a year. Upon Aaron’s return he wants his parents to sell the farm, pay off debts and move with him to a town and run an appliance store. It was nice that Aaron gave God all the credit in his recovery. Sylvia wants them to keep the farm and give her a chance in making it successful. As they work together on the farm a relationship develops as well as problems. There are many other good characters in the book with struggles and the author gives you a glimpse of their lives and their faith . I think I would like to read other books in the series to know more about the other characters. I recommend this book to anyone who likes stories of strong Christian Amish women.
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