I have read quite a few books by Cindy Woodsmall recently and also enjoyed reading The Scent of Cherry Blossoms. It is a story of Annie, an Old Order Mennonite girl who leaves the trials of her home for awhile to spend time with her grandfather. While gone she reunites with an old friend, Aden who is an Old Order Amish. The two orders forbid members of each from having relationships together.
Aden’s brother, Roman and his brother were in an accident a number of years ago. His father recovered but Roman lost the use of his legs. Since the accident Aden has become Roman’s legs and since Aden has a stutter, many times Roman acts as Aden’s lips. Annie is surprised to learn that Aden doesn’t stutter as much when he sings to her.
Along with their relationship being forbidden by their elders it could also ruin Aden’s family café business. The story continues with them hiding their relationship and finding a way for them to be together.
It was a quick and entertaining read.
I received a copy of the book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.