I have read nine other Cindy Woodsmall books and have loved everyone of them from the first pages to the last. I was on the fence about A Season for Tending Amish Vines and Orchards, Book 1 until the last fifty pages or so. I found that it was difficult to keep the characters straight. I even had to go back and figure out who Catherine was. By the ending, I found myself liking the book. I would give this book a 3 out of 5 stars.
Rhoda has a gift of sight and healing using herbs from her garden. She also raises berries and has a successful business canning and selling them. The others in her community are scared of her gifts and she is forced to hoe down her herb garden.
The King family own an organic apple orchard in another Amish community. When Eli neglects his part of the orchard, the family is faced with the challenge of profit loss. Samuel King decides that Rhoda can help King Orchard by canning the cider apples.
I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.