Once again Cindy Woodsmall delivers a wonderful Amish fiction novel. The Scent of Cherry Blossoms is about Annie, an Old Order Mennonite young woman and Aden,an Old Order Amish young man. They’ve built a friendship over several years as Annie comes to visit her grandfather. After a fight with her family, Annie is sent to live with her grandfather and helps Aden’s family at their diner. She and Aden find themselves falling in love, however, if they decide to be together one must sacrifice not only their faith, but risk being shunned.
This was a quick, enjoyable read. If you’re looking for a weekend read to relax this spring, then this is a great book. The characters are fun and loveable and while you know Annie and Aden will end up together, you’re never quite sure how they will make it work.
Disclosure: I received this book from Waterbrook/Multnomah for free in exchange for my honest review.