A Season Of Change
Seasons In Pinecraft book 1
by Lynette Sowell
-From the back cover-
CAN A PAST FILLED WITH LOSS
LEAD TO A NEW SEASON OF LIFE?
Stranded at a Sarasota hospital at the bedside of his ailing daughter, Amish widower Jacob Miller is wary of his unfamiliar surroundings – including the strange curiosity of Englischer Natalie Bennett. Natalie, an aerial silks artist whose career in the circus ended before it began, has just uncovered a secret her mother kept hidden for years. Her mom – or rather, mamm – was once Amish.
A hundred questions suddenly surface. Why did Natalie's mother keep this secret for long? Does Natalie still have Amish relatives? How can she learn more about her heritage? Can Jacob trust Natalie's piqued interest in his family and their simple ways, or will their clashing cultures thwart their hopes for finding the love of a family?
Lynette Sowell has a winner!
A Season Of Change is such a different kind of Amish story. Fans will still find the mainstays of the genre but there is something just a little bit extra.
A Season Of Change is not exactly the typical Amish fiction storyline and I really like that. This isn't the story of a young person struggling with leaving the Faith but is rather about a man trying to make a new normal for his kids and a woman trying to understand her past and find family. Watching to the two struggle to reconcile their similar and yet very different beliefs, the heartbreak at the seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and the way God works in their lives both independently and together, made for a fascinating book.
This Book earned a 4 Bark rating.
I also liked the totally novel idea of a circus that Lynette Sowell put in the story. I mean, really, who would have thought of the circus and Amish in the same sentence? But it makes for some very unique tensions with the characters that really boosts the storyline.
A Season Of Change is welcome breath of warm breezes in the Amish fiction world. The story is interesting and the characters are so easy to care about, Jacob's kinner especially, are so adorable. I will definitely be looking forward to the next book in Lynette Sowell's Seasons In Pinecraft series.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives A Season Of Change by Lynette Sowell a 4 Bark rating.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (May 20, 2014)
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