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For Every Season (Amish Vines and Orchards #3)

4.27  ·  Rating Details  ·  583 Ratings  ·  102 Reviews
Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and bus ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by WaterBrook (first published January 1st 2013)
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Aug 29, 2013 Pat rated it it was amazing
Cindy Woodsmall's books are always a favorite for me. She give the characters flaws, strengths, fears and love of family and friends. This is the third in the series and you could read it as a stand alone but they have all been so good I would recommend you read each of the books. Rhoda, her brother and his family, Jacob, Samuel, Leah, Landon are all working together to build a new Amish settlement, grow an apple orchard and hope to be able to draw more Amish families to their community. One of ...more
J.C. Morrows
First, you should know that I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. When I picked it, I was excited because I've just gotten into this genre of Amish fiction and I've bought a lot of books lately to that end and Book 1 of this series: "A Season for Tending" was one of them. So I thought to myself, "Wow! I can read the one I have, find the second one and I'll be all read up by the time I get this one."

I tweeted earlier today that it was Cindy Woodsmall's fault that I've not be
Oct 30, 2013 Nancee rated it really liked it
Rhoda Byler has a heightened intuition causing her to have premonitions, visions and hearing the voice of her sister Emma, who was murdered a few years earlier. In a new chapter in her life helping restore an abandoned apple orchard and establish a new Amish community in Maine, Rhoda hopes to escape the ghosts of her past. Rhoda has had an ongoing relationship with Jacob King, who is drawn out of her life more often than into it due to serious troubles as a result of his past. His brother, Samue ...more
Aug 29, 2013 Tima rated it really liked it
Book 2 in this series left the reader wondering how Samuel, Jacob, and Rhoda are going to handle the romantic issues between them as well as the orchard. The orchard is giving them enough problems without the tensions between Rhoda and the brothers. Book 3 handles most of these issues while bringing in some new characters and families to the orchard. But things can't be resolved if Rhoda can't choose which brother she really wants to marry.

Once again the author has told a brilliantly crafted st
Stephanie Ziegler
Sep 12, 2013 Stephanie Ziegler rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, i-bought, amish
It has been two weeks since the shock heard round the farm. Rhoda Byler and the King brothers, Samuel and Jacob, have barely said a word to each other. Jacob "invited [Rhoda] to leave [the house] and then had refused to talk to her." She moved into the guest bedroom of her Englisch neighbor friends, walking a mile to and from the farm to work. "What had possessed Rhoda to think that two families - the Kings and they Bylers - could live under the same roof while trying to establish a new Amish co ...more
Maureen Timerman
Sep 06, 2013 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Another great book by Cindy, and the third in this series. I loved spending time with these old dear friends. Note: If you have not yet read the other two books, there is information give so you can catch up. Don't deny yourself the pleasure of these great reads.
Samuel and Rhoda are working hard to getting the Orchard ready in Maine. We are with them them with their struggles and trials. Blending in with the families, and bring in some new people to help. I never wanted to leave, wanted to sit d
I received the book through Goodreads First Reads, who could say no to a free book!, and I'm glad I entered for this. I was always fascinated in the Amish lifestyle and I felt this was a decent representation even if it is fiction; to me it seems better than the ones on the television channel TLC.

I haven't read the first two books, but it seemed not to be a problem as the reader gets a synopsis of the previous two books in this series. While that can be a spoiler alert, I don't mind in this cas
Sep 04, 2013 Jewlie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish-fiction
For Every Season by Cindy Woodsmall is book 3 of the Amish Vines and Orchards series. Rhoda Byler, Landon Olson, Samual, Leah, and Jacob King, and Rhoda's brother and his family are in Maine, rehabilitating an apple orchard.

Rhoda is now living with Bob and Camilla, neighbors she had met when they first moved near Unity, Maine to start a new Amish community. Jacob thought it best if she left the farmhouse. Leah was in the office in the barn when the phone rings. It was a young woman asking if the
I’ve read the first two books, A Season for Tending and The Winnowing Season and now with the third book I feel like I’ve come back to visit some old friends and see as their orchard improves with lots of hard work. This picks up right where book 2 left off but now there is some fear of frost killing off the early budding apple trees so Samuel, Jacob, Rhoda and the others begin round the clock vigils to keep the trees from losing their fruitlings. Of course it’s not all about the apple trees and ...more
Rhonda Gayle
Oct 17, 2013 Rhonda Gayle rated it it was amazing
Rhoda has my heart torn....some moments, I want her with Jacob and some moments, I am sure she belongs with Samuel. Even Rhoda doesn't really seem to know her own heart. The two brothers are certainly at odds over the beautiful intuitive "seer". Can you imagine being given the gift of "seeing and knowing things" by God? Many in her own family and certainly her former community have rejected her because of this gift.
Can Rhoda ever see it as a true gift or calling from God, instead of the curse i
Jalynn Patterson
Sep 03, 2013 Jalynn Patterson rated it it was amazing
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Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins
Aug 13, 2013 Deborah rated it it was amazing
Rhoda Byler, along with her friends and family that traveled with her to Maine are hard at work in the new Amish Community. A reckless decision on Rhoda's part leaves her relationship with Jacob on shaky ground, and she has no idea how to fix it. Samuel is just as much to blame for his part in the fiasco, but how can a man change his feelings for the sake of preserving the integrity of the budding community of Unity?

Rhoda feels like the settlement is home already. Despite of the mounting tensio
Aug 28, 2013 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Rhoda Byler along with her brother Stephen's family, and Jacob, Samuel and Leah King and her best friend Landon Olson have relocated just outside of Unity, Maine to bring back to life an old apple orchard on 15 acres of ground. Landon, the only non-Amish in the group, will live with his grandmother in town but the rest will share one house to begin with.

Things happen when Jacob, who is always gone when she needs him the most, becomes jealous of the relationship between Rhoda and Samuel, who is a
May 01, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
May I first say that Cindy Woodsmall is one of my all time favorite Amish novel authors. Wow, just wow. This series is crazy good. Love the characters, their strengths and their flaws, the seriousness, the tenderness, the banter, their faith the way they have bonded together as a family unite it reach a common goal, and even the love triangle. It still amazes me that there is an absolutely bona fide love triangle smack dab in the middle of an Amish novel.
I still have about a 1/3 of the book left
Oct 09, 2013 Brittany rated it liked it
Rhoda Byler is still trying to put her life back together and save her precious orchard. But so many hardships and heartbreaks that she never foresaw stand in her way. And to make matters worse, she must choose between two brothers who love her.
For myself, I did not really like this book. It is very well written and held my attention right to the end, but it was way too romantic for my taste. It seemed to me the whole book centered on "Does Rhoda really love Jacob or Samuel?"
If you are an Ami
Dec 14, 2014 Pamela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-read-2013
I think it stinks when Goodreads is behind on additions with no cover art. I sometimes have to select the Kindle edition to get a picture with a cover (my preference) or the paperback. I am selecting the e-book edition because that is how I read the book. How are our libraries going to get credit and have the numbers to push against greedy publishers if we cannot show the numbers?

Anyway, every book in this series has been awesome, and I waited quite some time for this one to clear the waiting l
Aug 21, 2013 Dorrice rated it it was amazing
Oh my! Where do I start? This book held my attention from the first word. And the ending ...! It's a good thing Cindy Woodsmall is planning Book #4 to tie up all the loose ends, instead of forcing the reader to wonder what happened next. I do hope we get to see Rhoda and Samuel's family life, see how the Maine settlement grows, see what Jacob ends up doing, follow Iva's life further. And Leah and Landon! Oh yes, there is no question but that we need another book. The problem is having to wait ti ...more
Feb 17, 2015 Scooby2 rated it really liked it
“For Every Season” is book three in Cindy Woodsmall's Amish Vines and Orchards Series. I have read the other two and found this one to be just alright. I felt it dragged on a bit too much and was a lot of the same from the other two-a lot of indecisiveness and selfish from all the parties. Readers will find some questions answered but are left with more questions, although there will be a fourth released in 2014 so hopefully we will know more. “For Every Season” finds Rhoda Byler caught in a lov ...more
Pamela Jo
May 23, 2014 Pamela Jo rated it did not like it
I received this book from the publisher through Library Thing's Early Reviewers Program. Thinking it would be a good read, and because I always enjoy Amish fiction, I was anxious to start this novel.

The story is unlike other Amish fiction I've read. It's well written and very unique. However, I discovered that this is the third book in a series of four by this author. I did not read the first two books and was rather lost and confused while reading this one. There is a preface which briefly desc
May 21, 2014 Laura rated it liked it
This is an exciting book being in another state with the anticipation of having a successful harvest. Working hard is shared with the family who have come to Unity, Maine and a loth of the restrictions of their previous home doesn't exist here, it is not they have given up their love of the Amish but with all of the trials and non stop works requirements caused for a difference way of interaction between the family. In this setting she was able to use her old secret to try and help an English ne ...more
Jettiep Parrish
Jan 07, 2014 Jettiep Parrish rated it it was amazing

For Every Season is Book #3 in the
Vines and Orchards series
Rhoda has moved a new Amish Community just outside of
Unity Maine, and they are trying to get the neglected apple orchard up and running, so more Amish can move there. Rhoda is attracted to Jacob King, but he keeps disappearing to help a woman and her small child, who he thinks needs his help. This leaves Rhoda with Samuel, Jacob's brother, and an attraction has developed, there too. At the end of Book #2, Jacob walks in as Samuel is
Tina Wilson
Sep 09, 2013 Tina Wilson rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this one, good progression with characters in this series. One of the few Christian fiction authors I really like.
May 15, 2015 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like other reviews I have read before, it DOES feel like the author is dragging this out into 4 books just to profit. There wasn't a ton of content in this one, just the same old conflict being thumped around. A tiny bit of resolution came at the 2nd to last chapter. Some characters that have been there all along really have no personality at all (the main character's brother, for example). My biggest problem is now that I am 3/4 of the way through the series, I figure I might as well finish it, ...more
Feb 02, 2014 Joanne rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, christian
Rhoda, Jacob and Samuel are left to pick up the pieces after the kiss that happened in book 2 and still struggle to get the orchard going.

When the idea of the love triangle first came about, I was furious. I dislike love triangles and I really liked Jacob and Rhoda together. I thought it was handled beautifully though and I am very happy with the outcome. As I was able to know the characters better, I was more equipped to handle this situation.

I am extremely excited for book 4 and I hope that it
Erica Chaves Sandwall
Jan 02, 2014 Erica Chaves Sandwall rated it really liked it
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Dec 26, 2013 Fv rated it did not like it
Money grubbing author. Drags out a story so we have to buy four books.

So much for the 'Christian' ways she tries to shove down us while on the other hand greedily rakes in our dough.

This story is about a gal, Rhoda, that has demonic feelings, clearly something God detests, and a guy that owns a orchard a few miles away. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)"There should not be found in you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, anyone who employs divination, a practicer of magic or any
Susan F
Aug 15, 2013 Susan F rated it it was amazing
Review coming after I meet my Christian Manifesto commitment. I will say - I love it.
Sep 07, 2013 Leanne rated it it was amazing
A real page turner. Do I really have to wait until April for the next book?!
Aug 27, 2013 Marg rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish, x2013
Excellent. It is a long wait until the next book comes out
Aug 25, 2013 April rated it really liked it
I'm wondering if there will be more to this series.
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Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author who has written nineteen (and counting!) works of fiction and one of nonfiction. She and her dearest Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud, coauthored the nonfiction, Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women. Cindy's been featured on ABC Nightline and the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and has ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Amish Vines and Orchards (4 books)
  • A Season for Tending (Amish Vines and Orchards #1)
  • The Winnowing Season (Amish Vines and Orchards, #2)
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