This is the story of Aden and Annie falling in love amongst the cherry blossoms of Amish country. One is Mennonite, the other Amish, and the differences and similarities between these two Old Order groups is woven into their story. The story of their forbidden but abiding love made for interesting and satisfying reading. The book was hard to put down, but not heavy going or preachy. I would recommend it to all lovers of contemporary Christian romance fiction and Amish fiction.
I didn't like this book. It was just too juvenile. Perhaps passable if marketed as for tweens, but did not hold my interest at all as an adult. And as an adult, I'd never encourage a child to put up with some of the stuff the main character was a victim of--and I do mean victim. Not recommended and definitely not up to snuff for this writer.
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]