Review: “The Scent of Cherry Blossoms” by Cindy Woodsmall

Forbidden love. Insurmountable obstacles. God’s provision.

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms, a novella by Cindy Woodsmall, is a beautiful story about a long-standing friendship blossoming into deep abiding love, and the willingness to surrender that love for the good of the other.

I enjoyed this book immensely and highly recommend it to any reader who loves romance and/or Amish fiction.


Annie Martin loves the Plain ways of her Old Order Mennonite people, like those revered by her beloved grandfather. Retreating from a contentious relationship with her mother, Annie goes to live with her Daadi Moses in Apple Ridge.

But as spring moves into Pennsylvania and Annie spends time amongst the cherry trees with the handsome Aden Zook, she wishes she could forget how deeply the lines between the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite are drawn.

Can Annie and Aden find a place for their love to bloom in the midst of the brewing storm? To read more, go here>>