Amish Vines and Orchards

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 286 ratings

A Season for Tending 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
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  • Book 1

    • A Season for Tending

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Season for Tending Review

    • By linda bement on 02-20-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • The Winnowing Season

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 80

    Best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall casts light into the lives of book lovers everywhere with her heartfelt tales of Amish life. After a tornado tears through Kings' Orchard, Rhoda, Samuel and Jacob hope to reestablish their Old Order Amish community in Maine. Jacob loves Rhoda and wants nothing more than to help them build this new life, but demons from his past, as well as Samuel's poor business decisions, threaten to undercut their hopes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Winnowing Season

    • By Susan Fryman on 03-02-14

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • For Every Season

    • By: Cindy Woodsmall
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 74

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening so very, very good!!!!!!

    • By Deborah on 01-25-14

    Regular price: $27.99