Friday, July 6, 2012

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall Audio Book Review

The Scent of Cherry Blossoms
The Scent of Cherry Blossoms by Cindy Woodsmall
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
Length 5.6 hours

 In this spring novella from New York Times best-selling author
Cindy Woodsmall, love between a Mennonite woman and an Amish man threatens the lifelong relationship between two brothers. Sadie is a young, single Old Order Mennonite who moves in with her grandfather to fill in for him at a restaurant he co-owns with Ellen Zook, an Old Amish woman, and her two sons. Romance between the Mennonites and Amish is forbidden, but Sadie grows to care for the Zook family-especially considerate Aden. Is heartache all that is ahead for the Amish Family when Sadie steals one man's heart, leaving his wheelchair-bound twin without a caretaker?

My Take:  I have read other books by Cindy Woodsmall and really loved them. This book not so much.  I just found the whole Amish and Old order Mennonite not being able to fall in love business so frustrating.  And I just didn't like the character of Roman at all.  I thought he was really needy and was very selfish.   There were just so many things in this book which annoyed me.  The narrator was okay but after about half way through the book her voice started to annoy  me too.  She spoke so softly that I had to turn up my volume on my blu tooth so much that it was way to loud if I listened to anything else.  Just was not a pleasant experience all around.

I received a copy of this audio book for review purposes


  1. It is possible that the levels were just off with the production, it might not have been Campbell talking too quietly.

  2. Yes that is true but she has a breathiness to her voice that lends it to a lower register. I am not sure but it just bothered me for some reason.


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