A Season of Change
by Beth Wiseman
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Pub Date 05 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 05 Nov 2021
Zondervan Fiction, Zondervan
Two sisters have their hands full with matchmaking for their new employee, Rose, and the handsome handyman who just moved to town—all while trying to get to the bottom of who could be one of their own secret admirers.
Sisters Esther and Lizzie have a new employee, Rose Petersheim, to help them tend to The Peony Inn. But their old matchmaking ways have stayed the same. The sisters focus their efforts on the lovely twenty-five-year-old Rose. Though Rose is witty and outspoken, her nervous chattering makes her the best match for someone calm and good at listening. Someone like Benjamin—the handsome handyman who recently moved to town.
But when Esther receives an anonymous love letter and flowers, Rose’s love life is no longer the only one capturing the sisters’ attention. As they sleuth around searching for Esther’s secret admirer, they uncover that their grumpy renter, Gus, has a secret of his own that could bring about a difficult change in all their lives. And their continued meddling in Rose’s affairs reveals she, too, is hiding something—an old wound that could threaten her future happiness.
As Rose, Lizzie, Esther, and Gus struggle to release the weight of their pasts, they discover that although people are complicated, love doesn’t need to be.
This charming third installment of the Amish Inn series from bestselling author Beth Wiseman is a picture of loss and healing in which forgiveness will prove to be the greatest act of love.
- Charming and uplifting Amish romance
- The third installment of The Amish Inn Novels
- Book 1: A Picture of Love
- Book 2: An Unlikely Match
- Book 3: A Season of Change
- Book length: 85,000 words
- Includes discussion questions for book clubs
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I just finished another great novel by Beth Wiseman, A Season of Change. The highlight of this novel for me is the theme of forgiveness. We are commanded by God to forgive one another, just as He forgives us. It is not a negotiable thing, but something we are to do out of love for another. This does not mean we forget an offense nor agree or condone an action, but the act of forgiveness is truly an act of obedience to God. Beth does a great job of sharing this concept throughout this novel. The relationships are convoluted and messy at times, and it shows how God created each of us in His Image, but unique to one another. These personality traits are not "wrong", just different. And so the thread of love and forgiveness throughout the incidents that occurred in this novel, as well as the display of compassion, humility, and understanding, make A Season of Change a must read for anyone! Thank you NetGalley and Zondervan for sending this book for review consideration. All opinions are my own.
A Season of Change is the third book in the Amish Inn series but the first in the series I've read. My husband has read all of them though and loved them, recommending I read the first two, which I hope to make time for soon. With that being said I do feel as if I could easily read the other books in the series to quickly catch up in this series as there are many repeat characters especially the main characters.
This is such an emotional book with so much going on. I just loved all the characters especially the two older 70+ ages sisters who run the Amish Inn. One is outgoing and a bit pushy the other compliments her perfectly, she is reserved and not as apt to try new things or circumstances.
At the inn they have a cook/housekeeper named Rose, now this sweet Amish girl has a beautiful personality, is bubbly and outgoing and if you let her she'll talk your ear off. The inn's guests love her for it. When Rose overhears the sister's talking about her saying maybe the reason she can't get another date with the men she goes out with is because she talks too much, she takes it to heart.
She is so excited to go on a date with handsome Benjamin and knows she'll put into practice her "quiet" self. Benjamin is quiet himself and needs a mate that is a bit more talkative to balance him out . Benjamin is so disappointed that Rose is so quiet and though he can't stop thinking about her he can't go on another date with her because she is so quiet.
I did like the character Gus as well, a man living in one of the cottages on the property. Gus has a secret he's keeping. Rose, Gus, and innkeeper sisters Lizzie and Esther all have things in their past holding them back that they need to work through.
Keep the box of Kleenex nearby you're going to need it multiple times in this emotional and compassionate love story.
I greatly look forward to the next book in this Amish series.
Pub Date 05 Oct 2021
I was given a complimentary copy of this book.
All opinions expressed are my own.