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Seasons of Tomorrow

(Amish Vines and Orchards #4)

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4.43  ·  Rating details ·  792 ratings  ·  115 reviews
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by WaterBrook (first published January 1st 2014)
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Laura
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: SEASONS OF TOMORROW
Author: Cindy Woodsmall
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
April 2014
ISBN 978-0307729989
Genre: Amish / Women’s fiction


As love restores Rhoda, a sudden tragedy is the test of faith she never saw coming.

More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Time has helped to heal the wounds of Rhoda’s recent severed relationship, and she finds that even her unusual
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Gail
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful ending

This book is a wonderful ending the 4 part story. After several more prob!ems, almost losing one of the main characters everything comes to a great ending. I recommend this series to all who like good Amish books.
Rosemarie
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was actually sad to see this series come to an end. The characters were like well-known friends that you want to keep up with. The author did a wonderful job of wrapping up the story lines of each character. Some things didn't turn out the way I thought they would, but I was pleased with the ending. This is a wonderful series about purpose, God's gifting, the pain and grief of life, healing, forgiveness, family, friends, and community. I enjoyed it immensely.
ASC Book Reviews
Dec 27, 2016 rated it liked it
WOW! This series has always held LOTS of drama and turmoil for it's characters, but the first three books were NOTHING compared to this one!!! This is a book that I've read off and on for a while and part of the reason is because I would come across a chapter that was so emotional and tragic I had to take a break! This book and it's series is definitely NOT a stand alone and really needs to be read in order, in my opinion. But even though there were times when I had to take a break there were al ...more
Rhonda
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This has been one of my all-time favorite series and this one was no exception among the four books. Rhoda is highly misunderstood and mistreated due to her gift of "knowing" or "intuition" in my opinion. I think the church needs to be more understanding of her. Jacob also seems to be rather misunderstood, even by his own family. In this book, he is hurt in a deep and lasting way. I truly feel for him and was rooting for his happiness as I read. Landon and Leah's relationship seems destined for ...more
Dawn
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book 4 of Amish Vines and Orchards entitled Seasons of Tomorrow was everything that I thought it would be and more. Cindy Woodsmall has a way to a writing that readers fall in love with. This book continues the trials and tribulations for Rhoda, Samuel, Jacob, Leah and Landon, Phoebe and Steven and a new character Esther. Will the family be able to overcome and still keep the faith when health problems strike Phoebe and her pregnancy. Will Samuel and Rhoda finally get together? Will Jacob be abl ...more
April Suter
Jun 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Rhoda and Sam have more trials to overcome in their Amish settlement in Maine. As they lose help when Jacob and Landon leave for different reasons, Leah must decide where God wants her and Jojo decides if her child should meet the father's family.
Victoria
Dec 02, 2017 rated it liked it
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3.5 stars
I feel like this was a really good book, I just don't know how I feel about the conclusion being all happy for everyone as if there is a fix for all problems, though I get it, I really do.

Rhoda isn't really even the main character in this book like she had been for the other books, which is probably why this is not as highly rated by me as I would like to rate it.

If you know how the last book ended before this one, then you know the situation that happened between Rhoda, Jacob, and Sa
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Rachel
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fairly well written and interesting Amish novel with good character development. It was a pretty good concluding novel of the four book series; however, I did find parts of the plot to be rushed to a conclusion, and I didn't find the epilogue to be all that well written or satisfying. I think part of my problem with this novel is that Rhoda's character arc of growth is pretty much finished by halfway through the novel and the rest of it is devoted to Leah and Landon's and Jacob and Es ...more
Shelby Rush
Sep 24, 2017 rated it liked it
About two-thirds of the way into this last installment, I was ready for it to end. When it did, it was Disneyesque and much too slap-happy for me. I felt the author was hurrying up, wanting it to end too. That last chapter ... a couple of years passed between it and the previous chapter. How neat that all the major loose ends are tied by the series' end. So unlike real life.

There were several typos, not bad, but I got the feeling the editors were getting tired near the end as there were bigger e
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Patty Hearts Dave
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading Seasons of Tomorrow; I actually read it in one day. This was a good ending to the Amish Vines and Orchards series. I really liked how all the characters changed and grew for the better since reading the first book of the series. The only thing that bothered me was how the author wrote that Rhoda’s gift of intuition was supposed to be from God. While I agree that God does show Christians things we need to do or pray for about our future and from our past, Rhoda’s gift seemed mor ...more
robin.hollis7755gmail.com
I love happy endings! The suspense was a little redundant at times! It certainly showed that God is good in all situations as long as you follow Him.

The suspense was a little redundant at times! It certainly showed that God is good in all situations as long as we follow Him. I love happy endings.
Susan
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
God, friendship and love 💘. What more could any one ask for.

I loved this series. I feel that I understand the Amish so much better. Cindy Woodsmall gives life and meaning to all of the people in her books. She shows the bad and the good in their faith. I enjoyed all of the characters and will be reading more of her books.
Veda Hilton
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the series

I love, love, love this series. I wish it could continue but I guess everything has happened that the reader would want to happen. I felt I knew each character as if they were family. I hate to say goodbye but since I usually read my books again after a year or so, I'll get to visit them again.

Great job by Ms. Woodsmall.
Annie
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank God I decided to finish the series! The third book dragged on but the fourth was a breath of fresh air. I only had a few opportunities to read but each time I devoured a hundred pages like it was nothing. And while it does have an ending it still is open enough to continue on.
Jdtolbert2003yahoo.com
Finally wrapping up four books we see the unwinding of trials and loves in this book. I enjoyed the story and the growth the characters have but I would have been happier if I hadn't had to read four books to find the happily ever after
Becky
Jul 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Though I really like this story line, this book was a little bit of a letdown. It did show aspects of Amish life that isn't often displayed or discussed, but some of the transitions were either too quick or not developed enough. Otherwise, a good story.
Melisha
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book, whole series is amazing!
Pam
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, listened
listened to this a while ago but didn't get it marked as finished.
Chris
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cindy-woodsmall
4.5 Might be a possible re read
Another great series ended by Cindy:-( And ended well! Still hated for it to end. I also agree with another reviewer, this book was the best and is not a stand alone. However, the other 3 are not "chopped Liver" by any means :-) I was a little hesitant to read this series based on the name of the series...and I'm not a gardener by choice. lol

THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL I
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LaGail Lenoir
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
great series
Debra
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series of books was a wonderful read! Throughout the four books, were liberally sprinkled romance, suspense, and faith. I truly enjoyed getting to know the Byler and King families!
✨ Gramy ✨
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Inspirational Amish read that includes diversity, hardship, faith, and family bonds.
Nancy
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just follow God

I didn't want this book to end. I had read the first three in the series, but this was the best. The recurring theme is God's rules vs man's rules.
Betty
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This final book in the series brought everything together without leaving you hanging in relation to any of the characters. I really enjoyed this series.
Mardell
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book and the entire series. So well written the characters capture your heart. The narrator, Stina Nielsen is so good the characters come alive.
Donna
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Conflicts resolved, faith strengthened. New loves and family reunited.
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
The divine gift on intuition and insight that Rhoda Byler has been given to her by God, have many in the Amish community Orchard Bend, Maine questioning its validity. Most of the Old Order Amish believe that she is practicing witchcraft when the visions she has come true without any knowledge of just how she knows these things before they happen. Even Rhoda herself can't explain them, just that she does. Most of the times, she keeps these visions to herself because of the accusations being waged ...more
Kristin
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Suggested Age: 12+
Genre: Christian, Amish Fiction


This book is exceptional. Cindy Woodsmall is never a disappointment. I have loved every single book I’ve ever read by her.

I was a little sad that this book wrapped up the Amish Vines and Orchards series because I really enjoyed the main character, Rhoda. I think I could have read a few more installments at least. She’s just so quirky but also has that sad and mysterious side to her that makes me feel protective of her even…can you feel protective
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Shalini Ayre
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rhoda Byler and Samuel King are co-owners of the Orchard Bend Farms along with Samuel's brother Jacob. The three became entangled in a bitter estrangement after Rhoda and Samuel fell in love - even though Rhoda was seeing Jacob. That was several months ago and like the seasons, life changes and continues.

The spirited young woman has healed somewhat from the break-up and is determined to see the farm grow successfully. Her God given gift of 'profound intuition' has become less of an issue as Samu
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