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The Scent of Cherry Blossoms: A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country


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Annie Martin loves the Plain ways of her Old Order Mennonite people, like those revered by her beloved grandfather. Retreating from a contentious relationship with her mother, Annie goes to live with her Daadi Moses in Apple Ridge.  


But as spring moves into Pennsylvania and Annie spends time amongst the cherry trees with the handsome Aden Zook, she wishes she could forget how deeply the lines between the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite are drawn.


Can Annie and Aden find a place for their love to bloom in the midst of the brewing storm?

About the Author

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. She is the author of six novels, two novellas and Plain Wisdom, a work of non-fiction co-authored with her dearest Old Order Amish friend. Cindy lives in Georgia with her family.

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Casey Herringshaw, February 22, 2012 (view all comments by Casey Herringshaw)
A forbidden romance always makes for a great book. Instant tension, the reader wants to see this couple beat the odds and come together. Surely nothing can stop them, and yet something almost always does. It is what makes the book stronger and the reader more invested. Fall in love with the characters and you want to see their happily ever after.

If you’re a long-time reader of Amish fiction, you know how important their faith is to them. To step out of the bounds of that faith leads to ultimate ex-communication and damaged relationships. And when an Old Order Mennonite woman and an Old Order Amish man fall in love…everything is going against them.

My only complaint about this novella? I wanted it to be longer. I wanted to spend an entire book watching the love story of Annie and Aden continue to grow and blossom (pun intended) and surmount the inconceivable.

Don’t take me wrong, the book was wonderful and complete unto itself, I just loved the plot so much and wanted to know more.

A completely charming read, one I read in one sitting with a sweet couple and a wonderful subplot addition with secondary characters. It’d be great if they got their own story too. Cover to ending: completely lovely!

This review is my honest opinion. I was not obligated to review this novella.
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Virginia Campbell, February 19, 2012 (view all comments by Virginia Campbell)
Cindy Woodsmall's books are always beautifully characterized, with humanity as much a part of each man and woman as is their spirituality. The emotions and passions so deeply felt in "The Scent of Cherry Blossoms" are as exquisite and memorable as the blossoms themselves. Annie Martin's difficult relationship with her mother leads her to live with her beloved grandfather, Daadi Moses, in Apple Ridge, PA. She loves the ways of her Old Order Mennonite people, and her heart is conflicted when she renews a friendship with Aden Zook, who is Old Order Amish. There are deeply drawn lines between the two orders, but the inappropriateness of the friendship cannot stop her growing feelings for Aden. He has grown into a fine young man, talented and artistic, but he is dominated by his wheel-bound twin brother, Roman. Aden has long thought of Annie as more than a friend, and he struggles with his love for her and his loving commitment to his family and his faith. Annie dares to dream of a life with Aden without the boundaries set by the two orders. While the Amish and the Mennonite at times seem to be in close agreement, they both are strict in their beliefs that the two orders should not mix and mingle, especially in the matter of marriage. Annie and Aden are both aware of the dictates of their separate communities. Their feelings run strong, but the consequences of pursuing their relationship could have lasting harmful effects for all. Can a love as pure and sweet as the scent of cherry blossoms create a new life path for faithful hearts to follow? Once again, Cindy Woodsmall will touch your emotions, stir your thoughts, and leave you feeling very blessed to read the words of a very special storyteller. A recommended read.

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Woodsmall, Cindy
Waterbrook Press
Cindy Woodsmall
Romance - Contemporary
Christianity-Christian Fiction
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