For Every Season by Cindy Woodsmall

For Every Season 

by Cindy Woodsmall

for every season


Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together.

But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that cheers her on. With the orchard on shaky ground and Jacob’s plans in question, Rhoda is determined to see things through to harvest. But can she trust her insight to direct her path in matters of the heart? – See more at:


Part of the King family, along with Rhoda and her brother’s family and their Englisch helper Landon are hard at work in their new Amish community in Maine, as well as working to make the best crop possible out of the apple orchard there. But amid the hard work, tensions flare as brothers Samuel and Jacob’s feud because of Samuel and Rhoda’s kiss. And it doesn’t help matters at all that Jacob has to be away so much because of his secret life before returning back to the King home. The thought that comes to my mind is….’Oh what a tangled web we weave’ because this is truly a tangled up mess of a family.

I think I say this every time I do a review; Cindy Woodsmall is one of my favorite authors and I have read, and have all of her books! And I love every one of them too! I really enjoyed the continuing of the Kings and Rhoda’s story. Tension between the brothers keeps the story interesting, and with the new helper coming in, it spices things up a bit. Just to add my personal opinion about the situation, I would kick Jacob to the curb if I was Rhoda. I know he wants to try and make amends with his past, but all of the secrets is really just to much. If he can’t trust Rhoda with them, just who can he trust. And with Jacob, its all about him and what he wants, he doesn’t try to see anyone else’s situation. But then that’s just my opinion of him!

This is an Amish story that tells life as it really is. The Amish may be plain folks, but they have their problems just like everyone else. This is one of the things I appreciate so much about Cindy Woodsmall. She isn’t afraid to tackle difficult issues, and she handles them so very well. I love the characters, after reading three books about them, they seem so real, almost like family.  I have enjoyed being wrapped up in their lives for three books, and I can’t wait to see what is in store in book four of this series. If you are looking for a good entertaining read, this is the book for you! And don’t forget to check out the first two books in The Amish Vines and Orchards Series as well.

I received this book from the publisher Waterbrook through their Blogging For Books review program to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

About the Author

Cindy Woodsmall Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the Foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family.

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