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About The Winnowing Season

The tornado that devastated Kings’ Orchard pushed Rhoda, Samuel, and Jacob to make a new start in Maine. Are they strong enough to withstand the challenges of establishing an Amish community—and brave enough to face the secrets that move with them?
 
On the eve of their departure to begin a new Old Order Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is shocked to discover that choices made by her business partner and friend, Samuel King, have placed her and her unusual gifts directly into the path of her district’s bishop and preachers. She is furious with Samuel and is fearful that the Kings will be influenced by the way her leaders see her, and not what they know to be true—that Rhoda’s intuition is a gift from God.
 
Jacob King won’t be swayed by community speculation. He loves Rhoda, believes in her, and wants to build a future with her in Maine. But when the ghosts of his past come calling and require him to fulfill a great debt, can he shake their hold before it destroys what he has with Rhoda? Samuel has a secret of his own—one he’ll go to great lengths to keep hidden, even if it means alienating those closest to him. Throwing himself into rehabilitating the once-abandoned orchard, Samuel turns to a surprising new ally.
 
Book 2 of the Amish Vines and Orchards series asks: can the three faithfully follow God’s leading and build a new home and orchard in Maine? Or will this new beginning lead to more ruin and heartbreak?

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Praise for The Winnowing Season

“Cindy Woodsmall weaves a page-turning plot in The Winnowing Season, featuring the mysterious Rhoda Byler and a supporting cast of other complex characters. This story grabbed my heart and kept on tugging—long after I’d read the last word. I can’t wait for the third book in the series!”
—Leslie Gould, author of Courting Cate

“Cindy Woodsmall creates Amish characters in a way no other author does. Her obvious love for and intimate knowledge of the Amish allow the reader into the characters’ lives aside from the religious aspect of the community. They laugh, and I laugh with them. They hurt, and so do I. Add to the characters a compelling plot and a girl with an unusual gift, and the book is impossible to put down.”
—Tracey Bateman, author of The Widow of Saunders Creek

Praise for
A Season for Tending

“Woodsmall honors the Amish through her well-researched story, with a heartfelt romance and lovable characters.”
—Romantic Times

“I have to say that I love this book. The characters in the story are dimensional and interesting. Woodsmall has created families, situations, and places that are believable, geared toward modern-day life with current challenges… It makes both families more endearing. I look forward to the next book in the series.”
—www.thechristianmanifesto.com

“Cindy’s well-developed, multidimensioned characters cause readers to care about them, their lives, and their problems. Their choices and decisions that carry the story forward also reveal biblical wisdom without preaching. I'm sure this new series will add many new readers to Cindy’s growing fan base.”
—www.midwestbookreview.com

A Season for Tending is the first in Woodsmall’s new series, Amish Vines and Orchards, and her characters will leave you missing friends when the last page is read. Book 2 can’t come soon enough!”
—CBA Retailers and Resources

About Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the Foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family.

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336 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Apr 2, 2013

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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Will this new beginning lead to more ruin and heartbreak?

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The tornado that devastated Kings’ Orchard pushed Rhoda, Samuel, and Jacob to make a new start in Maine. Are they strong enough to withstand the challenges of establishing an Amish community—and brave enough to face the secrets that move with them?

On the eve of their departure to begin a new Old Order Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is shocked to discover that choices made by her business partner and friend, Samuel King, have placed her and her unusual gifts directly into the path of her district’s bishop and preachers. She is furious with Samuel and is fearful that the Kings will be influenced by the way her leaders see her, and not what they know to be true—that Rhoda’s intuition is a gift from God.

Click here to download chapter one of The Winnowing Season.

By pam jarrell

The Winnowing Season by Cindy Woodsmall is the second book in the Amish Vine and Orchards trilogy, and it isn't necessary to read the first book to enjoy this one. Ms. Woodsmall provided enough information to allow me not only to connect with the characters but to understand the issues they were facing as well.I always enjoy reading Amish fiction that allows me to feel like I become part of the story and that's how I felt while...

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By Mrs. Everitt

I love this author! This is book 2 of a three book series. It is full of mystery and suspense. Rhoda is quick to move away due to the misunderstand of her gift from God. As she and the others move to Maine for a fresh start someone's secrets may put their chance for a fresh start to an end. You cant go wrong with any book written by this author. I enjoy all her books!

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By Brenda Veinotte

The tornado that devastated Kings' Orchard pushed Rhoda, Samuel, and Jacob to make a new start in Maine. Are they strong enough to withstand the challenges of establishing an Amish community--and brave enough to face the secrets that move with them? On the eve of their departure to begin a new Old Order Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is shocked to discover that choices made by her business partner and friend, Samuel...

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By Vera Godley-ACS

In Cindy Woodsmall's Book 2 of the Amish Vines and Orchards series, The Winnowing Season opens days before the group of Amish is moving to start a new community in the state of Maine. The main characters and their families have purchased a new Apple Orchard in Maine after the devastation of the one they owned in their current state and community. Rhonda Byler is a gentle, caring young Amish lady who has a gift that lets her intuitively see...

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By erica sandwall

My Opinion: This is a part 2 of a Trilogy, and I had not read part 1. I like any books that focus on the Amish and their lives. Rhoda gets call to go in front of the church for something that happened(I will let you read it). Right before they are scheduled to leave for Maine. It does go well enough for her to go. Jacob has people from his Rumschpringe days show up and he goes off to help them. Him and Rhoda are engaging but she does not...

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