I received an electronic copy in exchange for my review. All opinions listed are 100% my own.
I am always amused by Amish fiction that has Amish and English people falling in love. For some reason, it seems odd that they would do so, but again — Amish are just people and Englishers are just people, so why would they not fall in love? A Season of Change is the first book I have read by Lynette Sowell. I really liked this story line and here is why.
I loved the spin on a circus worker. I don’t think I have ever read a Christian fiction book that had someone who worked at the circus before. That was a different spin for me.
Another thing I liked is that this particular book took place in Florida. I honestly did not know that the Amish and Mennonite communities went as far down as Florida. That was different for me.
I loved how drawn that both Jacob and Natalie were instantly drawn to one another. I also loved the vulnerability that they showed Jacob having. In most Amish novels I read, they make the Amish man sound like he would never consider entertaining any ideas of lustful thoughts, etc — but Lynette painted the perfect portrait of a man who was hungering for a wife who no longer existed and needing companionship more than anything else. It made me see him as a man — a real man — and not some character in a book.
If you get the chance to read this, I encourage you to do so.
About the book
Book One in the NEW Seasons of Pinecraft series | A Season of Change
An Amish widower finds love in unexpected places.
Amish widower Jacob Miller believes it was a mistake to visit the Amish village of Pinecraft for winter vacation, especially after his daughter is struck by a car. Stranded in Sarasota until his daughter recovers, Jacob grows increasingly wary of events that unfold in his unfamiliar surroundings—including the strange curiosity of Englischer Natalie Bennett.
Natalie never thought her circus career as an aerial silks artist would end with a blown-out knee at the age of 25. She also never knew her late mother had a secret—that she was once Amish.
When Natalie meets the Millers at the Sarasota hospital, she is attracted to their warm hospitality and simple ways—and soon wonders if they can help her find her mother’s family. As Jacob and Natalie fall in love, their worlds collide. Will their differences tear them apart? Or will their love be strong enough to blend their clashing cultures?
Kindle HDX giveaway and Facebook Party!
In A Season of Change, book one of Lynette Sowell‘s new series, Seasons of Pinecraft, readers will discover a different side of the Amish community. A Season of Change follows Natalie and Amish widower Jacob Miller as they each discover the mysterious ways God works. Inspired by the image of a Plain woman sitting on a three-wheeled bicycle by the Pinecraft (an Amish community in Florida) post office, Sowell’s latest is a new take on the popular trend in fiction.
Lynette is celebrating with a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway and a Facebook author chat party on June 12th.
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire HDX
- A Season of Change by Lynette Sowell
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About the author
Lynette Sowell was born in western Massachusetts in the shadow of the Berkshire Mountains, raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and now makes her home on the doorstep of the Texas hill country. The award-winning author of more than 15 titles, Lynette loves reading, cooking, watching movies, and is always up for a Texas road trip. When not writing fiction, she works in medical transcription and is a freelance writer and columnist for her local newspaper.
Find out more about Lynette at https://www.facebook.com/lynettesowellauthor.