The Scent of Cherry Blossoms is the latest book by Cindy Woodsmall. Cindy Woodsmall is known for her fictional Amish love stories, and this is the second one that I have read. It tells the story of Annie Martin, a Mennonite, who is “politely kicked out” of her mother’s home to go live with her grandfather for a time where she ends up spending a great deal of time with a man she’s always admired, Aden Zook, an Amish man. As they spend more time together when Annie helps out at Aden’s family’s diner, they quickly realize that they love each other, but their relationship is forbidden by both of their churches. If they were to marry, one, or both, would be shunned by their family and community. In the end, they must decide if their love is worth sacrificing good standing in their churches and communities, or if they really do have the freedom in Christ to marry outside of their strict traditions.
This story didn’t rock my world, but it was sweet and a quick read; so I would give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. You can check it out at Amazon.com. Don’t forget to rank my review on the WaterBrook Multnomah website!!
This book was given for free in exchange for this review, all opinions are 100% mine.