It all started with a single cherry tree and a forbidden romance... The Scent of Cherry Blossoms, by Cindy Woodsmall, is a charming read with a peek into the ways of the Old Order Amish and the Old Order Mennonite. Annie Martin is Mennonite and Aden Zook is Amish. They are allowed a friendship but nothing more. Roman Zook, Aiden's brother, is suffering from a terrible accident and sees no future for himself. See what happens when love steps in...
I was entranced by the love story of Daadi Moses, Annie's grandfather, and the cherry trees he planted for his sweetheart. Love stories such as that are rare and pure, indeed. You will enjoy your visit to Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania, where the people live simply, friends and neighbors look after each other, electricity is a rare occurrence and horse and buggies are the rule rather than the exception. The Scent of Cherry Blossoms is delightful and heartwarming.
Read Chapter 1 of The Scent of Cherry Blossoms here!
*I was given a copy of The Scent of Cherry Blossoms from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*