A Season of Change
06.05.14 | | Comments
A novel by Lynette Sowell
Seasons in Pinecraft Series, Book 1
An improbable couple?
In a time when “Amish fiction” has become so popular, A Season of Change manages to be vastly different from any other stories I have read. It tells the story of Jacob Miller, an Amish widower with two small children, and Natalie, a former circus performer, who discovers that her deceased mother had been born into an Amish family. They meet when Jacob’s little daughter is in the hospital after being hit by a car, and Natalie is visiting the children’s wing dressed as a clown.
At first I found this story to be a little unbelievable, as it is set in a community in Florida, and the usual Amish rules are greatly relaxed. When I read the author’s note that the village is indeed a real place where elderly Amish and Mennonite have relocated to and thousands of Amish and Mennonite visit in the winter, it became much more realistic. The emotions and dilemmas faced by the various personalities were well portrayed and the end result is by no means a “given” when you are in the middle of the book.
I found A Season of Change to be an enjoyable read, and appreciated the genuine way the story was told. This is “book one” of a series, and I look forward to reading more by this author.