Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms

"The Scent of Cherry Blossoms" is a novel by Cindy Woodsmall that centers around a forbidden love. A Mennonite girl, Annie, and an Amish man, Aden, whose vows to their respective churches prohibit them from being together, must decide if their love is worth breaking the rules. Woodsmall weaves some of the beliefs of the Amish into this story, which make it a little bit easier to understand the church and their ways. I thought this story was well written, but just had a hard time really getting into the story itself. Things seemed to fall into place just a little too easily, and it seemed a little bit unrealistic, honestly. I liked Woodsmall's style of writing, though, and would definitely try another book by her in the future. I would give this book a 3/5. 

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Water Brook Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.

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