Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Scent of Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall
If you're looking for a sweet, quick, clean love story, this book is for you! The Scent of Cherry Blossoms is an Amish/Mennonite focused story, a "Romeo and Juliet" type story (without the harrowing ending!!) about a conservative Amish man falling in love with a conservative Mennonite woman, despite family and community rules strongly against such a relationship. An interesting sub-plot involves the leading man's brother (who is confined to a wheelchair) and his search for faith in God, himself, and the possiblity of moving on with his own life and finding love.
The story is nicely told, with enough detail to make you feel a part of the story, but not enough to bog you down with too much. The characters were loveable, made you feel like they were real and the kind of people you'd like to know (or be!) I'm not one to give away details in a book review, so I won't tell you any more of the sub-plots, but the story is filled with more than just a love story. It's sweet and gentle, a great just for fun read. Make sure you have time to read, because you won't want to put this one down!
Thanks, Cindy Woodsmall, for another great sweet, clean, (and a bit tear-jerking) love story set in the Amish/Mennonite setting. I would certainly recommend this book.
I received a copy of this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review.
Posted by Sheila at 10:13 AM