The Harvest of Grace is book three of the Ada’s House novels, but don’t let that stop you from reading this engaging book. Author Cindy Woodsmall briefly summarizes the backstory at the beginning. Sprinkled throughout the book are details that enable the reader to jump right into the plot and not feel lost.
The book centers around Sylvia Fisher, a nontraditional Amish woman, no great surprise as she is the oldest of nine children, all girls. Her greatest comfort and peace come from assisting her father in running their dairy farm.
Because of a cruel decision her husband to be makes and apparent lack of understanding and collusion on her father’s part, Sylvia feels she must leave her home. She moves several miles from home and hires on to assist another dairy farmer, Michael Blank.
Many of Sylvia’s dreams are being fulfilled as she assumes almost total control of Michael and Dora Blank’s nearly bankrupt farm. Until Aaron, their wayward son, returns, life is almost perfect for Sylvia.
Aaron is determined to prevail upon his mother and invalid father to give up the farm. He’s convinced a move to the city with him is in their best interest. Disregarding everyone’s wishes, he plows on with his own agenda.
As Aaron and his father clash, Sylvia is caught in the middle. An unexpected visitor and an agonizing confession throw her life into a tailspin. As she allows God to give her peace in her life, she learns more about His love, forgiveness and mercy for all. But most of all, she learns to trust and rest in His “harvest of grace.”
I’ve not read the other two in Ada’s House but I have read other Cindy Woodsmall books and this one, like those, is a winner.