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  1. says:

    I loved this book Having not read the first two books in the series I wasn't sure how jumping right into book 3 would feel Right from the start I felt perfectly at home While characters from previous novels are present even vital in this third installment the main characters and the main love story are uniue to this book and thus easily read without feeling lostHere's the thing about romance novels The point is for two people to fall in love Most of the time you know which two people are supposed to wind up together You know there will be some sort of conflict that threatens to keep them apart forever and ever You know that in the end love will conuer all and everything will end with a great big happily ever after You don't read a romance novel because you expect something different You read because the process of falling in love is fun because the journey is worth reading about Well wait Not in all romance novels In many romance novels the journey is never ever ever worth reading But in this book? It's totally worth itThe Harvest of Grace is full of engaging characters that are easy to love and easy to feel invested in There is a wonderful contrast between the simplicity of Amish life and the complexity of human experience no matter your religion or family backgroundIf you like a good romance without the smut that so freuently fills the pages of most mainstream romance novels based on The Harvest of Grace I would most heartily recommend Cindy Woodsmall's entire series


  2. says:

    The Harvest of Grace is Cindy Woodsmall’s third book in her “Ada’s House” series In this book we meet Sylvia Fisher a young Amish woman whose skills encompass tending and nurturing a dairy herd than the homemaking skills that her friends excel in A heartbreaking development sends her away from home where she finds employment on another farm becoming a trusted friend of the arthritic Amish farmer and his wifeBut when Aaron Blank the farmer’s son returns home after months in rehab his desire to move his parents into town and an easier life clash with Sylvia’s and his father’s determination to bring the dairy farm back from the brink of bankruptcyIn spite of their opposing goals Sylvia and Aaron form a bond based on their mutual love of Aaron’s parents and find a way to work together toward a solution for them But will love give an added blessing to their lives?Cindy Woodsmall’s intimate knowledge of the stresses that our modern culture places on the Old Order Amish brings an authentic touch to her novels They are always a pleasure to readAnd Ada’s House fans won’t be disappointed The Harvest of Grace holds than Sylvia and Aaron’s story – we’re also treated to the continuing sagas of favorite characters from the earlier booksI received a free copy of this book from WaterbrookMultnomah Press for my impartial review


  3. says:

    The third and final book in this series nicely wraps up the stories of the previous characters as well as introducing a few new characters into the mix The theme of acceptance and forgiveness is strong and well played out I found this to be a satisfying ending to an overall enjoyable series that does not shy away from some very pithy life issuesClean Readers this entire series is admirably clean


  4. says:

    I'm glad I stuck with this series While I really didn't care much for the first book the rest of them grew on me I appreciated the way the author pulled all the stories of the characters together at the end These characters really struggled with problems like sin and unforgiveness alcoholism abandonment lust and dashed hopes and expectations This was not an easy cheerful read but there was certainly some well written suspense bits of humor and some reminders that our faith in God and faithfulness to his word and his ways will bear fruit in our lives You definitely need to readlisten to this series in order as they will not make as much sense otherwise I listened on audio and the narrator was pretty good although she still had some different pronunciations and inflections from the way I might have read the book myself But it didn't interfere with the meaning of the words or interrupt the story


  5. says:

    Really enjoyed this book The characters are interesting plot is engaging and I found it inspirational


  6. says:

    I loved this last book in this series It's too bad it is the last one I was drawn to each character and very happy that love found a way into each of their hearts


  7. says:

    The plot of this book revolves around Sylvia Fisher a twenty two year old Amish girl who is different than most She's a girl who isn't afraid to get out in the dairy barns and work actually the love of dairy farming was instilled in her by her grandfather who actually left her his home when he diedWhen she hesitates to give her boyfriend an answer to his marriage proposal he does the unthinkable and marries her sister life becomes difficult on the farm but when something unthinkable happens between her and her old beau she decides its time to find another home and winds up going to work for Michael Blank an Amish farmer whose dairy farm is struggling When the Blank's renegade son Aaron returns home he has one thing on his mind and that's selling the family farm so that his family can have an easier life but there is one thing standing in his way and that's Sylvia When feelings start to develop between Aaron and Sylvia will he change his plans and what about Sylvia will she ever be able to forgive herself and go home again?Sylvia isn't your typical Amish woman she would much rather be working out in the barn than inside cooking and cleaning and actually there were only a few mentions of her doing inside chores instead she was all about the workings of a dairy farm The reason Sylvia had to leave the family farm was tough in my eyes she did nothing wrong instead Elam her former beau was to blame but of course Sylvia struggled with finding forgiveness for herself I did like how her sister finally confessed to her part in all that happened I was so glad to read Aaron's story having read about him in previous novels I wondered how things would work out for him This is the third book in the Ada House series by Cindy Woodsmall While there is a brief summary at the beginning of this book to remind us of what happened in the previous books as well as a cast of characters that introduces us to the cast in this book it would have been difficult for me to have followed the secondary stories without having read the first two first books in the series simply because those stories are continuations of previous books That said if your a fan of Amish fictionthat isn't just your typical Amish love story then you really should check out Cindy Woodsmall's Ada House Series because each of the books have characters that are dealing with real life issues and struggles that are easy to relate to even if your not Amish A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  8. says:

    Sylvia Fisher is an Amish woman who wants than anything to run her family dairy farm She just needs to learn about the business end of the farm But her father and her fiance have other plans Everything backfires and she is betrayed in than one way She leaves the comfort of her parents home and farm to work for an Amish family that desperately need help getting back on their feet Sylvia thinks she is the person that can help them get their dairy farm productive Then here comes the prodigal son Aaron Blank returning to take over everything She fells confused about who is running things now her or the son She tries to keep her distance so she can focus on her work and not what a handsome and kind person Aaron seems to be This book has love loss betrayal forgiveness peace hope and amazing graceThe author brings characters from the first two books in the series so the story hops from one couple to another keeping you on edge hoping everyone will have a happy ending The author did a great job intermingling all the characters like pieces in a uilt It was a real work of art I ached a little after the book ended because I wasn't ready to leave the characters behindI would highly recommend this book to my family and friendsI give this book 5 out of 5DisclosureI received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook MultnomahBlogging for Books This review is my very own opinion I did not receive any compensation for this reveiw


  9. says:

    Lovely story really enjoyed it


  10. says:

    The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall is the third book of a three book series Ada's HouseThis trilogy reminded me how much I enjoy books by this author Ms Woodsmall creates tales with emotional dynamics that pulls me in keeps me reading intently without wanting to put down the book and connect with the well developed characters so that I feel I have a vested interest in the outcomesThe author begins this book with a new character Sylvia She is an Amish woman from a community further away from the communities this series focuses on In her household there are all daughters with Sylvia being the oldest She alone loves the dairy farming and with the knowledge she gained from her grandfather has built up her father's herds over the many years She has been engaged to be married for awhile but suddenly her fiance declares his love for her sister and marries her Living in the same household has become unbearable both because of her heartbreak and the deception of her closest friend and sister She insists on moving to another community She begins working for Michael Blank and his wife in Dry Lake There she meets Aaron Blank after he has come home from rehab Aaron's purpose is to help his aging parents sell their dairy farm and move to his new community and work with him at a hardware store he is buying He wants to take care of them Sylvia's at cross purposes with Aaron because she wants to make the Blank dairy farm profitable again and build up the herd as she had done at home This conflict is the core of the book But as the third book in the series other storylines that had begun in books one and two continue as well So we find Deborah and Jonathan in a relationship Cara and Ephraim continue their courtship and Cara makes progress toward joining the Amish faith while Lena recovers from her emotional and physical injuries from the events of the previous book Again like all the other books in this series this is not a stand alone book It is integral to the entire storyline and you need to read the first two books in order to understand the direction and scope Saying this I found this book hard to put down It very effectively wraps up all the loose ends of all the relationship dynamics covered in the three books There are even new dynamics for Cara when her birth father shows up and the Amish leaders decide she must develop a relationship with him in spite of her feelings about him This struggle so touched my heart How can Cara overcome a lifetime of neglect and abandonment?If you enjoy living breathing characters especially relationship struggles and their resolutions then you'll love this story This author does not do pie in the sky by and by type story telling Her characters deal with real issues you and I can relate to I was left feeling like I was part of the community knowing the hearts of people I care about The author writes this development so well that I am compelled to read other books by her I want of this type of dynamic writing And you can be sure I will be reading this trilogy over and over again without feeling as if it were growing old I highly recommend this series and this author Disclosure of Material Connection I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing I was not reuired to write a review positive or otherwise The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR Part255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


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The Harvest of Grace

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Beau forces her to move far from home she decides to concentrate on a new start and pour her energy into reviving another family’s debt ridden farmAfter months in rehab Aaron Blank returns home to sell his Daed’s failing farm and move his parents into an easier lifestyle Two things stand in his way the father who stubbornly refuses to recognize that Aaron has changed and the. Really enjoyed this book The characters are interesting plot is engaging and I found it inspirational

SUMMARY The Harvest of Grace

Determined new farmhand his parents love like a daughter Her influence on Aaron’s parents could ruin his plans to escape the burdens of farming and build a new lifeCan Aaron and Sylvia find common ground Or will their unflinching efforts toward opposite goals blur the bigger picture a path to forgiveness glimpses of grace and the promise of love From the Trade Paperback edition. Lovely story really enjoyed it

FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ë Cindy Woodsmall

Reeling from an unexpected betrayal can Sylvia find relief from the echoes of her pastor will they shape her future forever Although Sylvia Fisher recognizes that most Old Order Amish women her age spend their hours managing a household and raising babies she has just one focus tending and nurturing the herd on her family’s dairy farm But when a dangerous connection with an old. I loved this book Having not read the first two books in the series I wasn't sure how jumping right into book 3 would feel Right from the start I felt perfectly at home While characters from previous novels are present even vital in this third installment the main characters and the main love story are uniue to this book and thus easily read without feeling lostHere's the thing about romance novels The point is for two people to fall in love Most of the time you know which two people are supposed to wind up together You know there will be some sort of conflict that threatens to keep them apart forever and ever You know that in the end love will conuer all and everything will end with a great big happily ever after You don't read a romance novel because you expect something different You read because the process of falling in love is fun because the journey is worth reading about Well wait Not in all romance novels In many romance novels the journey is never ever ever worth reading But in this book It's totally worth itThe Harvest of Grace is full of engaging characters that are easy to love and easy to feel invested in There is a wonderful contrast between the simplicity of Amish life and the complexity of human experience no matter your religion or family backgroundIf you like a good romance without the smut that so freuently fills the pages of most mainstream romance novels based on The Harvest of Grace I would most heartily recommend Cindy Woodsmall's entire series

  • Audiobook
  • The Harvest of Grace
  • Cindy Woodsmall
  • English
  • 21 January 2019
  • 9780307577245

About the Author: Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best selling author who has written nineteen and counting works of fiction and one of nonfiction She and her dearest Old Order Amish friend Miriam Flaud coauthored the nonfiction Plain Wisdom An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women Cindy's been featured on ABC Nightline and the front page of the Wall Street Journal and has