What a sweet story about forgiveness, understanding, and eliminating prejudice. I'm not familiar with the differences between Amish and Mennonite, but the author did a good job showing both similarities and differences. I also appreciated the strong gospel message throughout. [4.5 stars]
This is a wonderful book I love it and Cindy Woodsmall just captures your heart with her books.It feels like your right there with them in the story,1of the best books I've read. If you like this book you will love the apple ridge set the Christmas singing and the other 2, there great!
This is the fourth book by Cindy Woodsmall I have read; the other three were part of the Sisters of the Quilt series. I always thought I didn't like Amish fiction; but, since I've loved all four of the books I've read so far, maybe I do like it after all! :)
The Scent of Cherry Blossoms is about Aden Zook and Annie Martin. Aden and Annie have been friends for years and now are falling in love with each other, but a relationship between them is forbidden because he is Old Order Amish and she is Old Order Mennonite.
I really enjoyed reading about Aden and Annie's budding relationship. Their story was interesting and I was curious as to how it was all going to turn out!
The side story of Aden's brother Roman was also interesting. Although at first I was a little bored when reading about him, I enjoyed his story as well and was glad with where his story seemed to be going.
I felt the ending was a bit abrupt and would have liked it better had there been an epilogue.
Overall, I really liked The Scent of Cherry Blossoms. I thought it was a quick, well-written read that I would recommend to fans of Contemporary romance and Amish fiction.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.