Friday, October 3, 2014

Seasons in Pinecraft



A SEASON OF CHANGE, Book 1


An Amish widower finds love in unexpected places

Amish widower Jacob Miller believes it was a mistake to visit the Amish village of Pinecraft for winter vacation, especially after his daughter is struck by a car. Stranded in Sarasota until his daughter recovers, Jacob grows increasingly wary of events that unfold in his unfamiliar surroundings—including the strange curiosity of Englischer Natalie Bennett.

Natalie never thought her circus career as an aerial silks artist would end with a blown-out knee at the age of 25. She also never knew her late mother had a secret—that she was once Amish.

When Natalie meets the Millers at the Sarasota hospital, she is attracted to their warm hospitality and simple ways—and soon wonders if they can help her find her mother’s family. As Jacob and Natalie fall in love, their worlds collide. Will their differences tear them apart? Or will their love be strong enough to blend their clashing cultures?

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What readers and reviewers are saying:

"I grew up in a Plain community (not Amish) and once people find out, they are always trying to get me to read 'Amish romances.' I find most of them simplistic and overly sentimental as well as syrupy. I chose this one because the description seemed unique. This book is in many ways a fairly standard Amish type romance; simple, clean and straightforward. What Sowell has done is injected some complexity and shading to the Plain experience I don't often see. I found her research far better than most and the fact that she used a real life town was refreshing. She did a very nice job pointing out how there are differences in belief and custom amongst Plain communities. So many of this genre just seem to be aiming for patronizing escapism; I don't see that here. This book feels genuine and the characters three dimensional."

~An Amazon reviewer

“Lynette Sowell’s new twist on the genre will capture fans of Amish fiction as well as lovers of unlikely romance. Readers will pull for Natalie and Jacob to stitch their two very different worlds together into a comfortable quilt of family, faith, and future plans.”

~ Lisa Wingate, best-selling author of The Prayer Box and Wildwood Creek

Authenticity and heart are guaranteed between the pages of a Lynette Sowell novel. She never disappoints, and I eagerly anticipate escaping into her next engaging tale.
– Kim Vogel Sawyer, award-winning author of My Heart Remembers

"While this is the first book in the Seasons in Pinecraft series and the first book I’ve read from Sowell, with the well-crafted, emotion filled story, this will certainly not be the last. With Amish and Mennonite fiction being more popular than ever, I would add this new series to my shelf today. Amish fiction fans will love this new story as much as I do."
-- Becky at BrodartVibe

This is a book to be read in one sitting, if your family will leave you alone, and not demand that you return to the realities of life- to cook meals, clean, etc.!! I could not put this book down!! I kept saying "Just one more page!" – 
The Quiet Quilter's Blog


Watch for book two in November 2014:
A Path Made Plain


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