Book Review

by Lynette Sowell

Genre: Inspirational, Contemporary Romance

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This new Amish series has a realistic setting of Pinecraft, Fla., where many Amish visit during the winter months. Sowell opens the door for readers to have a look inside the Amish way of life. She gives the Amish respect and does not overstep into their world.

Amish widower Jacob Miller regrets coming to Pinecraft, where he and his children feel like outsiders. When his daughter is hit by a car and has extensive injuries, Jacob gets ready to settle in while she recovers. Englisher Natalie Bennett was a circus performer until she blew out her knee and her mother passed away. Now she performs in a clown getup at the children’s wing of the hospital. Natalie knows her mother was born Amish, but ran away from home. She meets Jacob in the children’s wing and they begin to fall in love. As they get the word out that Natalie is looking for her Amish relatives, they also realize that unless one of them agrees to leave their world, they cannot be together. (ABINGDON, May, 304 pp., $14.99, 9781426753558)

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Reviewed By: Patsy Glans

Publisher: ABINGDON

Published: May 2014

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I enjoyed the fresh plot line of this Amish fiction.

Submitted by BeverlyL on June 7, 2014 - 12:53am.

A Season of Change is a unique Amish story that is filled with a fresh plot line. Within its pages, you will find quite the twist of unusual characters and events. I really enjoyed the fresh approach in an Amish fiction. I also enjoyed the familiarity of a nearby Ohio Amish community.
Lynette Sowell does a very good job of sharing the likes and differences between the Amish, Mennonite, and Christian faiths. Comparisons are also made between the Pinecraft community in Florida and other Amish communities. I felt the author did a good job of including those likes and differences within the story as well as in an additional author’s note.
I was disappointed in Abingdon Press in the poor editing of the book. There are several spelling/grammatical errors within the book.
A copy of the book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.