Book Review & Giveaway: The Scent of Cherry Blossoms


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Annie Martin loves the Plain ways of her Old Order Mennonite people, like those revered by her beloved grandfather. Retreating from a contentious relationship with her mother, Annie goes to live with her Daadi Moses in Apple Ridge.

But as spring moves into Pennsylvania and Annie spends time among the cherry trees with handsome Aden Zook, she wishes she could forget how deeply the lines between the Old Order Amish and the Old Order Mennonites are drawn.

Can Annie and Aden find a place for their love to bloom in the midst od the brewing storm?


The Scent of Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall is the first Amish fiction book I’ve read in years. I think it was a great re-introduction back into the Amish and Mennonite world. Cindy Woodsmall writes very vividly, so it was very easy to imagine the scenery and characters interacting together. The character of Annie Martin was refreshing to read, especially since she had quite a bit of spunk. The themes of acceptance and personal forgiveness were well written and the dialogue between characters was believable – for example, the internal struggle of Aden’s conscience and his brother’s spiritual crisis were realistic and moving. There were some interesting and unexpected family dynamics in this story, but I thought they added a great deal to the plot and character development.

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms was given to me as a gift from Waterbrook Press, and I’m giving away my copy to one of you readers!

Just comment below with your answer to this question:

What is your favorite Amish fiction book?

I’ll pick the winner via Random.org on Sunday evening, February 12th.

[Open to U.S readers only, as I have limited shipping funds. In the interest of being green, I use recycled mailing envelopes. I will need the winner’s mailing address in order to ship the book, so if you’re a young reader, make sure it’s okay to give me your address. ]

 

141 comments:

  1. I don't have just one favorite Amish book but I enjoy the writing's of Beverly Lewis and Mary Ellis (they are the most recently read one's :) )
    wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

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    1. I loved Beverly Lewis' books too. I haven't read anything by Mary Ellis though. I may have to check my local library and see if they have her books.

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    2. 'A Widow's Hope' was my favorite Mary Ellis book. My library had them (I love the library!! I can't afford to buy all the books I would like to.)

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    3. The Sisters Of The Quilt series by Cindy Woodsmall is my favorite Amish books.

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    4. Every new book I read by Beverly Lewis or Cindy Woodsmall becomes my new favorite :o)

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  2. Wow, picking just one favorite is hard. But if I have to pick just one, I would say The Shunning. That book made me fall in love with Amish novels. I can't get enough. angadair@nwcable.net

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    1. Oh, The Shunning was really good! I think that was my first Amish novel, and I remember not being able to put it down! :)

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  3. I don't have just one favorite Amish book. I really liked "The Keeper" by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

    I really enjoyed Cindy's book "The Christmas Singing" too.

    I am a fan of Cindy's and have read all her books. I'd love to win a copy of "The Scent of Cherry Blossoms".

    Blessings!
    Judy
    judyjohn2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Hi Judy - I didn't get to read "The Christmas Singing" but I read lots of reviews saying it was great. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. Really not a fan of the Amish genre, but a lot of the ladies that check books out from our church library love them. They would be excited for this new book.

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    1. Thanks for entering! :) That's awesome that you'd win this for your church library - it'd be a great addition!

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  5. Guess I need to leave an address in case I do win :)

    librarybooks at religious dot com

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  6. The only Amish book I have read is a mystery by Mindy Starns Clark "The Secret of Harmony Grove". But many ladies in our book club are big fans of Amish - Beverly Lewis is a favorite author.
    Sharon
    South Sub Book Club Coordinator
    smoore at tcq dot net

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  8. I have recently read Beside Still Waters and Along Wooded Paths by Tricia Goyer. They were both very good and I am looking forward to her next book, Beyond Hope's Valley. I enjoy Amish fiction and would love to be entered for this book. Thanks!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  9. Don't enter me as I already have the book. I don't have just one favorite author, but the most recently read would be Cindy Woodsmall and Amy Clipston.

    I'm waving hello at my friend, Diana!

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  10. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous story :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  11. Please enter me!! I am even trying to win one of two copies on her page as well... Would love to read and review this

    thanks

    Julie

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    1. I felt the same way about one of Elizabeth Camden's books, The Rose of Winslow Street. I've entered a few contests trying to win it, but I was excited to find out I will be able to review it soon - it was on my list of books to review from Bethany House Publishers! :)

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  12. Oh my gosh..i love Amish books..I have several favorite Amish writers....Cindy Woodsmall, Shelley Shepard Gray, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Vannetta Chapman, Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron, Kelly Long, Dianne Christner, Murray Pura, Jerry S. Eichor, Mary Ellis.......such a wonderful bunch of writers...love reading all there wonderful books......babyruthmac16@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh wow, thanks for the list of authors! I've been out of the loop for a while, so this is helpful. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  13. I can't name just one, because I've never read a single book, that at the time, doesn't become my favorite!!! Every author pulls you in, into her vision of the lifestyle, her characters, and you feel like your there..and then I pick up another book, from another author, and I'm pulled in also...its almost like with every single book from different authors I'm just in ONE community, but with different family and friends!!!

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    1. I love that about the world of reading - it's one of the coolest communities!

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  14. It is so hard to pick just one, so I have to say Cindy Woodsmall,
    Beverly Levis, Mary Ellis, Amy Cliptson, Marta Perry, & Beth Wiseman.

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  15. I have read all of Cindy Woodsmall's books and they are so wonderful - they transport you into another way of life - the simple life that so many of us yearn for!
    I also enjoy reading Beverly Lewis.

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  16. There are more and more writers of Amish fiction now - many are very good - some of my favorites are: Cindy Woodsmall (I discovered her books at my local library and loved them!), Beverly Lewis, Dale Cramer, Mary Ellis, Beth Wiseman, Sherry Shephard Gray, Vanessa Chapman, Amy Clipston, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Kelly Long, Barbara Cameron...the list goes on and on :)

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  17. gail chevalier (mwaltripfan99@yahoo.com)February 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    I do not have just one favorite author, but I would have to say I enjoy the books of Cindy Woodsmall and Shelley Shepherd-Gray the most. I would love to win this book.

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  18. There are a lot of good Amish Fiction writers out there, but my favorite are Cindy Woodsmall, Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter. I especially enjoyed Cindy's Sisters of the Quilt Series!

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  19. Thank you, Taylor, for the lovely review of The Scent of Cherry Blossoms. I posted it on my Facebook page a few minutes ago. If the winner of the book sends their postal address to me, I'll send them an autographed bookplate and a few bookmarks to go with the book. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hello Cindy! What a cool gift for the winner! Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  20. I have a few i love to read their books. Cindy Woodsmall, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Kelly Long, Beth Wiseman, Barbara Cameron, and Shelley Shepherd Gray. angel4god@charter.net

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  21. wow picking just one would be so hard as i love all writers of amish fiction. Cindy would be on the top of the list as would beverly. they were the first 2 i read.
    carol evirs quinn

    mcaquinn@aol.com

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  22. It is impossible for me to pick a favorite author of Amish fiction. I've read sooooo many of their books and always enjoy their individual styles. I think I'm addicted. LOL Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway.

    Have a God Filled Day
    SHirley

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  23. Too many great authors to pick just one....but Amy Clipston, Cindy Woodsmall, and Ruth Reid are among my favorites. My favorite book.....hmmmm.... The Kauffman Bakery Series".

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  24. My first ever Amish book(s) was the Sister of the Quilt by Cindy Woodsmall. I have been reading various authors since then - Suzane Woods Fisher and Beverly Lewis. I can't say I have a favorite. I love them al!

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  25. I can't pick one author as they are all so good. I just enjoy reading all the books about the Amish that I can get my hands on.

    mike_michels2005@yahoo.com

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  26. i'm new at reading the amish book's so far i have read wanda e brunstette, beverly lewis , and read a book by bethwisman and 3 other's

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  27. BEVERLY LEWIS, BETH WISEMAN, CINDY WOODSMALL,SHELLEY SHEPHERD GRAY,AMY CLIPSTON,WANDA E. BRUNSTETTER, KIM vOGEL SAWYER & VANNETTA CHAMPAN. I WOULD LOVE TO WIN. MY NAME IS ANGELA.
    ANGELAC(AT)MCHSI(DOT)COM

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  28. I Love all the Amish books. There are so many authors to pick from but I think Beverly Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall are great authors. Please keep the books coming.

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  29. Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, Vannetta Chapman, Amy Clipston...the list is long. One book that I enjoyed and want to read the follow-up is The Storekeepers Daughter. Would love to
    read the Scent of Cherry Blossoms!

    Loretta

    eveningstar888ataoldotcom

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    1. I just saw The Storekeepers Daughter online yesterday - it looks like a good one!

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  30. Any and all books by Cindy Woodsmall...and the few Amish books by Karen Harper....very different in style and content.....but both excellent authors!!!

    Sharon@mhssystemsinc.com

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  31. I am really enjoying Amish books. I have only read a few authors though. Amy Clipston, Cynthia Keller, and of course, Cindy Woodsmall. Thank you for offering such a grand give away...
    Sheli auntie3907@juno.com

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  32. I like Beth wiseman Cindy woodsmall and Wanda brunsettler
    Likesmusic2@consolidated.net

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  33. Sisters of the Quilt!

    cindy[@}cvstom dot com

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  34. My all time 3 favorite Amish Authors are Beverly Lewis, Cindy Woodsmall and Beth Wiseman. I have everybook ever written by them and many other authors.But Those 3 are at the top of my list.

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  35. I think if a book is pretty well written it can easily become a favorite. I've only read one Amish book and that was by Cindy Woodsmall, The Christmas Singing. I really enjoyed it and hope to read all her books.

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  36. All from Cindy Woodsmall are my favorites! Dsbaumg at hotmail
    Debra from OH

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  37. I enjoy many Amish authors: They include (besides yourself) Shelley Shepard Gray; Wanda E Brunstetter; Beverly Lewis

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  38. I do enjoy any good Amish book.. Cindy is great to read along with Beverly Lewis..

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  39. I don't know if I have a favorite author (aside from Cindy Woodsmall or course!). I do love Beth Wiseman and Beveryly Lewis, also Suzanne Woods Fisher.

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  40. I really enjoy all books about the Amish, as-well-as Mennonite books. I loved When Cries the Heart by Cindy WOodsmall. I also enjoyed The Shunning by Beverly Lewis, and The Healing by Wanda Brunstetter. Shelly SHepard Gray i enjoy very much also. I would love to win ANY book on the Amish! God Bless!:):)

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  41. I can't just pick one so I will tell you some of my favorites are Cindy Woodsmall, Beverly Lewis Amy Clipston, Wanda Brunstetter & Suzanne Woods Fisher. My first Amish book was by Beverly Lewis "The Shunning" and I was hooked on the Amish books after that!~Melony Rogers~ (gatorfan66@gmail.com)

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    1. The Shunning hooked me on Amish fiction too! Such a good book.

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  42. I really don't think I have a "favorite" I've loved them all and the fact that I can share with the teen girls and ladies at church and not be afraid there is something bad in them...that is a good thing.

    Geri Kelley

    Gkkel@aol.com

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    1. That is a definite plus with the Amish genre. The books often deal with issues we can relate to on some level without including some of the more graphic elements.

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  43. Can't pick just 1.. Love any good Amish book.
    Darlene
    Hummingbird74@frontier.com

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  44. Can't pick just one. Love them all.

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  45. Cindy Woodsmall and Shelly Shephard Gray.
    Kristy
    Gypsyways57@yahoo.com

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  46. I can't list a favorite book but have enjoyed all the books that I have read so far by Beverly Lewis and I have "The Keeper" here right now by Suzanne Woods Fisher to read that looks great. Would love to get entered in this giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  47. I can't say that any one Amish is my favorite as new ones keep cropping up. But if I would have to name a few it would be Cindy Woodsmall, Beth Wiseman, Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter and Amy Clipson. But there are so many others. I can't say that I have ever read an Amish book that I didn't care for. They are all so good. I live to read about the plain and simple life where family and community are so important. pshines@frontiernet.net

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  48. Picking a favorite book or author is almost impossible, as I love them all. However, if I was asked to recommend just one Amish book, I would have to go with Levi's Will by W.Dale Cramer. This is an exceptional book!!

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  49. The sound of sleigh bells by Cindy Woodsmall and Beverly Lewis books

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  50. I love all the Amish books I have read. My first Amish books were written by Beverly Lewis, then I starting reading Wanda Brunstetter, now I read all the Amish books I can. I am truly fasinated by the way they live.

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  51. When the Heart Cries by Cindy Woodsmall, but of course I love all her books and the same for Beverly Lewis books.
    donna4sythe@gmail.com

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  52. I don't have a favorite because I love them all. I remember my first Amish fiction book "Rosanna of the Amish" and I still have it. I read that back in the 70s and have been reading Amish fiction and about the Amish since.
    Karen.
    kmgervais@nycap.rr.com

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  53. It would be hard to lick just one. Cindy Woodsmall is in the top 5 though. Lee Ellen Hicks glhicks69@Yahoo.com

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  54. Cindy Woodsmall, Beth Wiseman,& Beverly Lewis Hard to pick one of the three.

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  55. I've read many Amish fiction books and just recently discovered books written by Cindy Woodsmall. Her books are amazing. A lot of the time I find myself being able to predict what will happen at the end of a book but with Cindy's books, with every turn of the page, I had no idea how it would end! The Sisters of the Quilt series has been my favorite so far!

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  56. I have no clear favorite - I just enjoy reading Amish fiction. There is just something fascinating about their way of life and how they have been able to keep their ways in spite of outward pressure. Beverly Lewis, Cindy Woodsmall, Wanda Brunstetter and Suzanne Woods Fischer are some of my favorites.
    nancy6@graffiti.net

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  57. I have several favorite Amish fiction authors~Cindy Woodsmall, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Barbara Cameron, Wanda Brunstetter, and Linda Byler. The most recent favorite books have been Cindy's book The Christmas Singing and Linda Byler's Wild Horses.
    I would love to win Cindy's book!

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  58. I guess my favorite Amish book would be the very first Amish book i read and that would be The Shunning by Beverly Lewis. She is also one of my favorie authors. Another one would be Cindy Woodsmall, but then i love them all.

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  59. I just realized I made a nutty typo in my comment above, so let's try this again! :) I really loved When the Heart Cries and the Sound of Sleighbells by Cindy Woodsmall, but then I have loved all of her books! I would feel so blessed to win this as it has been on my wishlist since I first saw the cover! OOPS- I shouldn't have deleted my comment above, even with the typo...now watch random number would have landed there! LOL!

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    1. LOL Diana, who knows which one the random generator will pick :)

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  60. OOPS-email for above comment (sheesh!):

    dianalflowers[at]aol[dot]com

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  61. Sisters of the quilt series by cindy woodsmall

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  62. Donna Schuttig--holycow175@yahoo.com

    I have read several Amish based books, love them all. Cindy Woodsmall books are great, also, I have enjoyed books from Wanad Brubaker.:)

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  63. Someone said they were having trouble commenting so this is a test.

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  64. I loved Amish fiction. Then for a while when everyone seemed to be jumping in on the coattails of the successful Amish writers of these I almost stopped reading them because some were so blah. I rediscovered my love for the genre when Cindy wrote her first book and since then I've followed hers and also begun reading others. Thanks, Cindy for bringing the excitement and charm back.

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  65. Suzanne Woods Fisher has a fantastic series (Lancaster County Secrets) that I have enjoyed recently. I just finished The Search (also has The Choice and The Waiting). Any book by Cindy Woodsmall, Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter are worth the read!

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  66. I have many favorite Amish authors, so it's hard to pick just one book from one author. I enjoy reading Beth Wiseman, Beverly Lewis, Amy Clipston (she's a good friend of mine!), and, of course, Cindy. I guess I'd have to say that "Plain Pursuit" by Beth Wiseman is one of my favorites. I think it's because of the kidney transplant storyline that's incorporated into the book. My husband received his kidney from a living donor (me!) in 2004, so the story was near and dear to my heart.

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    1. Oh, and my email address is kamoity@yahoo.com.

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    2. Oh wow, what a wonderful gift to your husband. I can see how that book is special to you. :)

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  67. I have enjoyed many Amish fiction books. I haven't read any of Cindy Woodsmall's books yet but would love to. I recently read A Wedding Quilt for Ella by Jerry S. Eicher. In our busy modern lives it is like a retreat for my soul to read of the quaint lives of the Amish, their faith and how they live for what really matters, God, family and faith. Also, their cooking sounds yummy especially those pies. God bless.

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    1. Cindy's "Sisters of the Quilt" trilogy is great!

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  68. Suzanne Woods Fisher has a fantastic series (Lancaster County Secrets) that I have enjoyed recently. I just finished The Search (also has The Choice and The Waiting). Any book by Cindy Woodsmall, Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter are worth the read!

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  69. I don't think I've read an Amish book that isn't my favorite, lol, I love them all. I guess you'd say my favorite is the one I'm 'currently' reading, so it constantly changes, lol.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com
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  70. My favorite authors are: Cindy Woodsmall, Suzanne Fisher, Beth Wiseman, Beverly Lewis. I luv all the AMISH stories. They take me back east where I use to live. I can envision the country, the hearing of the buggies on the road and the smell of the farms.

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  71. Every Amish book that I read is my favorite at the time. I am having to limit authors since it is getting out of hand with the amount of wonderful books being printed.

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  72. I love all Amish books. I enjoy both fiction and true stories. The Christmas Singing was one of my favorites by Cindy Woodsmall.
    bfcf84@yahoo.com

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  73. Mary Elis and Cindy Woodsmall

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  74. I love all books by Cindy Woodsmall, Wanda Brunstetter and Beverly Lewis.Sharon(codysquilts@yahoo.com)

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  75. I have read about 40 Amish books by Beverly Lewis, Beth Wiseman, Suzanne Fisher, Wanda Brunstetter, Patricia Davids and Cindy Woodsmall. But my favorite author above all is Cindy Woodsmall. It only takes one page to get "in" to her books. In others, it takes me pages and sometimes a few chapters to get in to the story. Cindy has a way to grab the reader right from the beginning. LOVE LOVE LOVE Cindy Woodsmall as my favorite author.

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  76. tina thehuf86@yahoo.comFebruary 9, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Adda's house series, absolutely loved them.

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  77. There are so many author's who write about the Amish it is hard to choose.
    The one thing they all have in common is their love for the Amish people.

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      I would like to reply under my name as the one who wrote and I quote " There are so many author's who write about the Amish it is hard to choose.
      The one thing they all have in common is their love for the Amish people.
      Thank You!
      Janet Estridge.

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  79. I always read Beverly Lewis. For Christmas I read Cynthia Keller's 'A Plain and Fancy Christmas' and loved it.

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  80. Love Cindy Woodsmall,Shelley Shepard Gray, Mary Ellis to name a few..and always looking for more. LOL
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  81. I love to read Amish fiction. There is no way I could pick just one author so here is some of my favorite. Cindy Woodsmall, Beth Wiseman, Amy Cliptson ,Mary Ellis ,KimVogel Sawyer, Shelley Shepard Grey, Tricia Goyer, Suzanne Woods Fisher.
    Mona Mason
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  82. Hi, I can't pick just one. I live close to an amish community and I visit the amish area in berlin and sugarcreek and all around there every summer. That is in ohio. I also go to Lancaster Pa. and love the amish community there. I read any author who writes about the amish. I also like Karen Harper too who writes about amish communities.I like bevery lewis and of course cindy woodsmall and wanda brunstetter too. As you can tell I just love to read and amish books are one of my favorite.(maryandlennybranham@yahoo.com)

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    1. That's really cool you live near an Amish community. I visited Lancaster years ago and remember seeing horses & buggies, but I was only 8 years old at the time so I had little knowledge of what they were.

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  83. It is impossible for me to pick just one Amish book as a fav. I do love the Shunning and the Promise. I haven't read one that I didn't like yet- have read books from Wanda B, Amy Clipston, Beverly Lewis, and Cindy Woodsmall recently.
    Monica
    lopiccolomb@gmail.com

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  84. Cindy Freeman Kelley on FacebookFebruary 9, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    I LOVE Cindy Woodsmall. :O)

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  85. I love reading Amish novels by different authors. I have read my fare share of them, but as I have stated before on Cindy Woodsmall she is the author of my favorite series. "When the Heart Cries", "When Morning Comes," and "When the Soul Mends" are my favorite. Followed closely by Beverly Lewis' "The Postcard" and "The Crossroad" which were the first Amish novels I have ever read.

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  86. I would have to say having a favorite is very hard there are so many but I think that Sisters of the Quilt are up high in the list.

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    1. Sisters of the Quilt seems to be a favorite! Many people have commented saying they love that series. I may have to look it up at my local library.

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  87. I would have to say I have 2 favorite authors because they both are AWESOME writers!! Cindy Woodsmall and Shelley Shepard Gray.

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  88. I love Cindy Woodsmall, Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and pretty much all of them.
    Sharon Spahr
    sspahr3@verizon.net

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  89. When the Heart Cries is my favorite!! It just happens to be by Cindy Woodsmall!!
    jnkbull at gmail dot com

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  90. nanap53@comcast.netFebruary 9, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Cindy Woodsmall is my favorite author for Amish stories. I have read her books and look forward to her newest one. I hope I can be the winner of "The Scent of Cherry Blossoms". Thank you very much! ~Sue
    nanap53@comcast.net

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  91. My favorite Amish book is "When the Soul Mends" The whole Sister of the Quilt series is wonderful and that was the series that made me fall in love with Cindy's writing.
    luvsherfam @ gmail dot com

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  92. Love them all! I have enjoyed reading all of Cindy Woodsmall's books. Margaret - manderson1956@hotmail.com

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  93. Because it was my introduction to books about the Amish, my favorite has to be THE STOREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER by Wanda Brunstetter. The book entralled me and I had to read the rest of the series. I then started reading Amish fiction by many other authors.
    Kaye Whitney
    kayewhitney@bellsouth.net

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  94. I like Cindy Woodsmall, Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter. I just love to read any wholesome book; without the lewd language and sex. Emma rwilliams@gmn4u.com

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  95. My favorites are Cindy Woodsmall, Beverly Lewis and Beth Wiseman. I've enjoyed everyone of all their books.

    Sandra Rutkowski
    sandyfpbl@yahoo.com

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  96. Oh I would Love to win a copy of The Scent of Cherry Blossoms!!! There is no way I could pick just one book though,some of my favorite authors are Cindy Woodsmall, Beverly Lewis, and Linda Byler.

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  97. Carol
    Sisters of the Quilt series by Cindy Woodsmall but love
    all Amish books I've read. Wanda Brunstetter is also
    one of my favorites.
    Carol Bean
    beanfarm@pinncom.com

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  98. My favorite books are the sisters of the quilt series by Cindy Woodsmall. I could not put them down!! I love Amish stories. luvtogod@charter.net Rose

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  99. My favorite authors are Cindy Woodsmall, Wanda E. Brunstetter and Beverly Lewis.


    Billiejo

    bllj_wagner@yahoo.com

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  100. I love Cindy Woodsmall and Beverly lewis

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  101. I love Cindy Woodsmall,Beverly Lewis and Barbera Cameron, to name just a few.

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  102. I'm officially an amishaholic and would love to win this book! I've read ALL of Cindy Woodsmall's books (she's the author who got me started!) Hands down, for Cindy, the Sister's of the Quilt series....a close second is Beverly Lewis's Abraham's Daughters.
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Susan Ferrell
    susan828(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  103. I am addicted to Amish books!!! I started reading books by Beverly Lewis 10 years ago and love her books! She would have to be my favorite! I love Wanda Brunstetter & Cindy Woodsmall too. makeighleekyleigh@yahoo.com
    Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to all : )

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  104. I enjoyed Cindy's first series very much. I have all the others as well along with books from other authors however I really got into Cindy's first ones. I would love to have her new book however money is tight and books are not in the budget right now. My email address is holleyhock27@gmail.com.

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  105. Cindy Woodsmall is my favorite Amish writer , I loved A Bridge to Peace.
    luckylady4163&yahoo.com

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  106. B.J.Hoff is one of my favorite authors - she did the Riverhaven Series. Wish she would do some more. Also like Suzanne Woods Fisher and Shelley Shepard Gray.

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    1. I've heard of B.J Hoff, but I haven't read her books. I know my cousin read one of her books and loved it.

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  107. Every new book by Beverly Lewis or Cindy Woodsmall is my new favorite :o)

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  108. I've been a die-hard fan of Amish fiction since Beverly Lewis' The Shunning came out in the 90s! There's just something irresistible about simple faith and simple living! Other favorite authors include Cindy Woodsmall, Wanda Brunstetter and Shelley Shepard Gray. Lisa Garrity (ljgarrity80atgmaildotcom)

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  109. Cindy Woodsmall, Wanda Brunstetter, Shelly Shepard Gray, etc.. I just love any book about the Amish..But Cindy has to be all time best..

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    1. Cindy Woodsmall is my all time favorite.. Her books have me hooked from the beginning..

      Cheryl Callan
      Callan210@msn.com

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  110. I love all the amish books! I really loved Cindy Woodsmall's, Sisters of the Quilt series!!! I could not wait to finish one to start the other!! So exciing to quess what was going to happen!! I love quilts and reading stories about them!!! I would love to win this book!! Thanks for the chance!! frederickmolly@yahoo.com

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  111. Cindy Woodsmall is what got me into reading the Amish books.. Sisters of the quilt series were the first I read.

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  112. One of my favorites is "When the Soul Mends"

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  113. I started reading Amish books through Beverly Lewis (The Shunning) Now I just fell in love with( "The Ada's House Series") and need Cindy Woodsmall to add to this series. Each book kept me up till morning hours because I couldn't put it down. I like so many of these author's books, it's very hard to pick a favorite. But, would be wonderful to win "The Scent of Cherry Blossums" .
    Maxie Anderson (mac262@me.com)

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  114. I loved The Harvest of Grace by Cinsy Woodsmall. Also love all of her books, all by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston & Marta Perry. All have their special style.

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