Tuesday, October 5, 2021

A Season of Change by Beth Wiseman

 A Season of Change

Book Summary

Finding peace means letting go of the past—and embracing the change that is to come. 

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.

My Thoughts

Esther and Lizzie Zook run The Peony Inn with help from their latest helper, Rose.  The sisters, Esther and Lizzie enjoy playing matchmaker and their latest target is Rose.  They have decided to match up their extroverted, talkative helper with the quiet, introverted newcomer, Benjamin.  Esther is surprised when she receives a bouquet of flowers with a sweet note from a secret admirer.  Lizzie wants to find out who left them for Esther, and she sincerely hopes it is not Gus.  Gus takes off for a few days which worries Esther.  She wonders what he is up to and is he alright.  Lizzie and Esther’s latest match-up has hit a roadblock.  Lizzie is sure they are meant to be together and sets out to figure out what went wrong.  Join Esther, Lizzie, Rose, Gus, and their rest of the family at The Peony Inn.

A Season of Change by Beth Wiseman is the 3rd An Amish Inn Novel.  It can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading all three books in the sweet series.  There is a great cast of characters.  I love the sisters, Esther and Lizzie.  They are entertaining and had me laughing.  The secondary characters are just as developed.  Rose is the latest helper at the bed and breakfast. She has not revealed her past and Rose chatters nonstop (at least it feels that way to Esther sometimes).  I am glad that we get to learn more about Rose.  Gus is his usual cantankerous self who loves to rile up Lizzie. I am glad that we got to catch up with Naomi and Amos plus their twins as well as Jayce and Evelyn.  I found A Season of Change to be well-written with steady pacing.  There are good life lessons in this story.  It is never too late to find or give forgiveness.  The other lesson is to always be yourself.  The right person will come along who will love you just as you are.  This was a novel that I did not want to rush through.  I wanted to savor each moment.  A Season of Change is a touching tale.  You will need to have the tissue box nearby for the emotional ending.  The epilogue was sweet.  A Season of Change is an emotional Amish story with baseball bat combat, cat food feedings, a parent problem, flower reconnaissance, numerous naps, and a family of friends.

A Season of Change is available from Amazon*.  The other The Amish Inn Novels are A Picture of Love and An Unlikely Match.  You can follow Beth Wiseman on Amazon so you can receive updates on her latest releases.  Thank you for joining me today.  I do appreciate it.  I am a stop on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for Twisted Tea Christmas by Laura Childs tomorrow. It is the first Christmas A Tea Shop Mystery.  I hope you have a  day.  Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!


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1 comment:

  1. This looks like a really neat book that I would like to read!