Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms {Review}

In The Scent of Cherry Blossoms, Annie, a young Mennonite girl, and Aden, an Old Order Amish boy, discover a new romance that threatens to drastically alter their worlds.  And the world of those they care about.  Complicated by religious difference, deep family histories, and sibling relationships, these two fight between what their heads say and their hearts scream.  

I'm finding that I really enjoy Cindy Woodsmall's style.  She has a way of crafting a story that keeps you flipping the pages.  Having said that, Scent of Cherry Blossoms was a good read, but I felt it was limited by its structure.  A quick read, it left me wanting more.  Slightly underdeveloped, the story could have been fleshed out more fully by exploring the family relationships in greater depth.

Quick, fun, and endearing, Annie and Aden's story gives a peek into the Amish world and provides for a light read.  But if you're looking for one of Woodsmall's more substantial books, check out the Sisters of the Quilt Trilogy.

*Disclaimer: I was supplied with a free copy of this book for review.  All opinions are my own.

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