Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Season of Change by Lynette Sowell

A Season of Change (Seasons in Pinecraft, #1)Book Description:
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?

My Thoughts:
This was a good one.  Natalie is a former circus performer who has recently learned her mother was born into an Amish family.  Jacob's daughter is hit by a car and in the hospital.  Natalie meets Jacob at the hospital where she is dressed as a clown.  She wants to know more about her ancestors and is intrigued by Jacob.  As the two of them become close, they realize how differently they live.
I had a little trouble getting into this book, but once I 'clicked' into it, I really enjoyed it.  I liked Natalie and how different her life has been in the circus.  The author does a great job with the character interactions and I would honestly really enjoy going to visit the community she describes.  Jacob is a good dad (and that in and of itself is a great character).  The story flowed well once I got into it and I will happily go back and visit this place in future books of hers!
I rate it a 4/5, it is a good Amish romance.

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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