We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
A Season for Tending | [Cindy Woodsmall]

A Season for Tending

Old Order Amish Rhoda Byler’s unusual gift and her remarkable abilities to grow herbs and berries have caused many to think her odd. As rumors mount that Rhoda’s "gift" is a detriment to the community, she chooses isolation, spending her time in her fruit garden and on her thriving canning business. Miles away in Harvest Mills, Samuel King struggles to keep his family’s apple orchard profitable. As the eldest son, Samuel, farms with his brothers, the irrepressible Jacob and brash Eli, while his longtime girlfriend, Catherine, remains hopeful that Samuel will marry her when he feels financially stable.
Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Old Order Amish Rhoda Byler’s unusual gift and her remarkable abilities to grow herbs and berries have caused many to think her odd. As rumors mount that Rhoda’s "gift" is a detriment to the community, she chooses isolation, spending her time in her fruit garden and on her thriving canning business.

Miles away in Harvest Mills, Samuel King struggles to keep his family’s apple orchard profitable. As the eldest son, Samuel, farms with his brothers, the irrepressible Jacob and brash Eli, while his longtime girlfriend, Catherine, remains hopeful that Samuel will marry her when he feels financially stable. Meanwhile, Samuel’s younger sister, Leah, is testing all the boundaries during her Rumschpringe, and finds herself far from home in Rhoda’s garden after a night of partying gone badly. But Leah’s poor choices serve as a bridge between Rhoda and the King family when a tragic mistake in the orchard leaves Samuel searching for solutions.

Rhoda’s expertise in canning could be the answer, but she struggles with guilt over the tragic death of her sister and doesn’t trust herself outside her garden walls. As the lines between business, love, and family begin to blur, can Rhoda finally open up to a new life? And what effect will this odd, amazing woman have on the entire King family?

©2012 Cindy Woodsmall (P)2012 Recorded Books

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (36 )
5 star
 (26)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
4.5 (32 )
5 star
 (24)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.4 (34 )
5 star
 (26)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Wendy 01-26-14
    Wendy 01-26-14 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    64
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    200
    55
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    8
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "BEWARE"

    This is not a bad story but Ms. Cindy Woodsmall takes too long to tell it. I'm into the third book of the series and there is still no conclusion. Usually when someone creates a series each book stands alone at least somewhat!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    sbs Wayland, MI 08-22-13
    sbs Wayland, MI 08-22-13 Member Since 2013

    sbs

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Addicting"
    Would you listen to A Season for Tending again? Why?

    Probably not because I already listened to it once.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Always Rhoda. She is very interesting as an individual and an independent thinker.


    Have you listened to any of Stina Nielsen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I have enjoyed them all and this was no exception.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Most definitely. Although I couldn't do it, I certainly tried.. much to my production dismay upon review at days end!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 03-15-13
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2005

    I love books!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    478
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    408
    271
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    86
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "another good one by Ms Woodsmall"

    Of the several authors I've experienced who have Amish settings, Cindy Woodsmall is my favorite. Beverly Lewis also writes some good stories by Woodsmall is my favorite. She has great character development, writes a good yarn, gives you a good idea of the Amish lifestyle, and can really pull the emotional heart strings. This book is the first in her latest trilogy, the other two not out yet. She gets you involved in the lives of the characters and in this one gives a lot of insight into growing things plus some tough times. I will look forward to the second book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.