Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Cherry Blossoms review
I received "The Scent of Cherry Blossoms" by Cindy Woodsmall for free from Waterbrook Press. This book is in the same series as "Christmas Singing" that I posted in January. You do not need to have read any of the others to follow this book. Each book in the series stands alone with the characters all are connected in some fashion, but not necessarily a continum. In this short novel, Annie meets Aden when she goes to stay at her grandfather's for the summer. Actually she already knows him, but now that they are grown, so have their feelings. This is sort of a Amish/Mennonite version of Romeo and Juliet. I like this one just as well as the "Christmas Singing". It is a really sweet romance, yet the Amish are kept real and not given mythical status of being overly pure. For instance, the Amish guys are always trying to sneek a "check out" on the girls. They have problems. They are real. It is a quick read and not too deep. Entertaining and romantic.