Immediately the reader will fall in love with Annie. The story opens with her in the Amish market, and with some issues that leave your heart aching for her...and giggling a little as well. Annie is sent to her Daadi's house after an incident with her mother. I think that the author portrayed the mother character well, someone who had a husband leave her alone with many children, and Annie's feelings were also very clear throughout the story.
As soon as you fall in love with Annie, you start falling in love with Aden. Aden runs a restaurant, and is partnered with Daadi Moses. To make the story interesting you have Annie in the picture of helping out at the restaurant.
Annie and Aden vividly remember each other from their childhood...emotions come back, and the love starts to blossom...but at what cost? Sneaking around to avoid Daadi Moses' reprimands? Hurting a brother?
Cherry Blossom trees hold a special story within the book, that I don't want to spoil for anyone...you'll have to read it to get the true meaning. Aden's drawings will bring you to tears, and you can't even "see" them. The true love between many characters blossoms and you can smell it as clear as you can smell the cherry blossoms.
A book about love. Forgiveness. Self Worth. makes it one book worth reading. and all of this while tying in the Love of Christ.
I would like to thank WaterBrook Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone
Monday, July 02, 2012
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