I just finished reading Cindy Woodsmall's newest book, A Season of Tending. Only one word can describe this book... INCREDIBLE! I really thought I had read Woodsmall's best work, but each book gets better and better. And this one, I really don't know how she's going to top it. Simply Incredible.
A Season of Tending follows Amish gardener Rhoda, plagued by rumors of witchcraft and nearly shunned by her own community. Through a series of tragic events, she finds herself working for the King family who is also working through their own struggles. Samuel King is burdened with trying to keep his family's orchard business afloat and brother Jacob is haunted by memories from the outside world. Together the three of them set off to help each other and embark on a triangular friendship full of twists and turns.
As the book was winding down, I found myself flipping page after page, waiting for some resolution. Instead, I became filled with more and more questions. What would the future hold for this rag-tag family? And why wasn't Woodsmall tying up this book nicely for me?
To the very last page, I waited for answers, but found myself with more questions. And that's what made this one so special. The author keeps you guessing right until the very end and still, keeps you dying for more. Not only is this book incredible, but I also can't wait for the sequel. A Season of Tending... you won't want to put it down.
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review from Blogging for Books. All opinions are my own.