In a community where conformity flourishes, seeds of Rhodas odd behavior were planted long ago. Can she cultivate her relationships with the same care and tenderness that she gives her beloved garden?
Rebuffed by her Old Amish Order community due to her unexplained gifts, intuitive Rhoda Byler prefers to be in her gardenalone. But when circumstances introduce her to apple-grower Samuel King, life begins to open up unexpectedly. Can Rhoda escape the guilt and stigma shes carried for so long and really start over?
Best-selling novelist Cindy Woodsmall might seem to have little in common with Miriam Flaud, a woman immersed in the culture of Old Order Amish. But with nine children and almost 60 years of marriage between them, Cindy and Miriam both have found the secrets to facing life with strength and grace. Whether enduring financial setbacks, celebrating new babies and times of prosperity, grieving the crushing losses in the deaths of family and friends, or facing disappointments with their respective communitiesthrough it all they find guidance for each day by looking to God.
here to read USA TODAY’s article “Romance Novels Set in Amish Country Pick Up the Pace.”New York Times Best-Selling Author Cindy Woodsmall was interviewed by USA TODAY. Her newest book The Bridge of Peace releases August 31, 2010. Click