Monday, September 30, 2013

For Every Season by Cindy Woodsmall Review....

For Every Season   120 x 600
I received a free copy of this from the publisher Waterbrook Multnomah for my honest review. This is the third book in a series of 4, the last one will be published next year. I have previously read the two books in the series and was really looking forward to this book. Rhoda is trying to determine which brother she wants or doesn't want, however she also feels a sense of responsibility, guilt, etc. The reader continues to learn more about the past of Rhoda's boyfriend Jacob. Which does nothing to endear me to him, and makes me even more suspicious of his past relationship with Sandra (although, it doesn't appear any of the Amish have too much of an issue with it). At one point neither of the three main characters are getting along Rhoda, Jacob, or Samuel.  There are still challenges at the new orchard, that add to everyone's stress level.We find out more about Camilla and Bob, the English neighbors of the new Amish community. This book adds more characters, and it will be interesting to see how those new members play out in the next book. In the end, Rhoda's choice was made for her, but I do think it was the right one.
I rank this book 3 out of 5:
The one thing that shows in this book, is how someone can be blind to their own faults, but always call someone else on the same ones. I thought that same character who had those issues, will perhaps wake up in the next book and realize who they have really loved the whole time. I felt the book ended to abruptly even though there will be another one. I felt Rhoda really needed to make the choice on her own, as that was a problem she had throughout the book, not having it decided for her. In some ways I have more questions than answers still, and really hope some of them will be addressed in the next book.

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