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Old Order Amish Rhoda Byler’s unusual gift and her remarkable abilities to grow herbs and berries have caused many to think her odd. As rumors mount that Rhoda’s "gift" is a detriment to the community, she chooses isolation, spending her time in her fruit garden and on her thriving canning business.
Miles away in Harvest Mills, Samuel King struggles to keep his family’s apple orchard profitable. As the eldest son, Samuel, farms with his brothers, the irrepressible Jacob and brash Eli, while his longtime girlfriend, Catherine, remains hopeful that Samuel will marry her when he feels financially stable. Meanwhile, Samuel’s younger sister, Leah, is testing all the boundaries during her Rumschpringe, and finds herself far from home in Rhoda’s garden after a night of partying gone badly. But Leah’s poor choices serve as a bridge between Rhoda and the King family when a tragic mistake in the orchard leaves Samuel searching for solutions.
Rhoda’s expertise in canning could be the answer, but she struggles with guilt over the tragic death of her sister and doesn’t trust herself outside her garden walls. As the lines between business, love, and family begin to blur, can Rhoda finally open up to a new life? And what effect will this odd, amazing woman have on the entire King family?
©2012 Cindy Woodsmall (P)2012 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By linda bement on 02-20-17

A Season for Tending Review

Story very well written. so refreshing to listen to and know that I would not be hearing a description of love making or any type of sexual activity. God is an important part of Amish and Mennonite life as well as so many other people. We are not weird but sold out to GOD and yes face difficult decisions and capable of making a wrong decision. Thank you do much for this breath of fresh air.

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1 out of 5 stars
By LLB on 10-16-15

Author Passes off Familiar Spirits as Being of God

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The main character in this book sees and hears familiar spirits. The author tries to pass this off as a gift from God. She slowly introduces you to the idea that this gift is from God in book one so that the reader gets that “something’s just not right here” feeling. But she opens it wide up in book two so that any discerning Christian should understand that this is a series to put down and immediately. Familiar spirits and spirit guides are under the control of their master, Satan. Leviticus 19:31; 20:6, 27; and Deuteronomy 18:9-14 refer to “mediums and familiar spirits” and forbids being involved with them, as they are an abomination to the Lord. Christians are to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We are also to be on guard, "for our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:12).

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