Harvest of Grace – Cindy Woodsmall

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.

Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall is Book 3 in the Ada’s House Series. In this book we meet Sylvia and Aaron. Not always a reader of books set in the Amish community, I was looking forward to reading this third book. At the beginning I was enjoying the story line and eager to see how Sylvia’s future would turn out.

However, I felt that the story lacked some depth. I think more attention and time could have been spent on Aaron. It felt like we learned very little about Aaron and his family and the effects that Sylvia had on them. The relationship between Aaron and Sylvia went from antagonistic to romantic almost too quickly and without enough information.

In Harvest of Grace, we also catch up on the characters from other Ada’s House books. It was lovely to read how their situations worked out but I feel it took away from time that should have been spent with Aaron and Sylvia’s storyline.

Overall, Harvest of Grace is an enjoyable read especially if you enjoy the Amish setting. I think it would be beneficial to read the other books in the series beforehand so the reader isn’t lost on the other characters.

You can read an excerpt of the Harvest of Grace here.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from BloggingforBooks/Waterbrook Multnomah. No compensation was made. The thoughts/opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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