Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Simple Spring



Although Sadie King is blessed with the voice of an angel, she never thought that following the song in her heart would take her far beyond the strict boundaries of her Amish faith and away from the only home she’s ever known. But during her rumspringa, one road leads to another, and suddenly she’s secretly performing with a band. Now she faces an impossible choice between the music in her heart and the traditions branded upon her soul.

Mike Trueherz is a dedicated young paramedic who finds a kindred spirit in Sadie. Torn between family duty and his desire to pursue a life beyond his father’s rural medical practice, he is inspired by Sadie’s honesty and courage.

While spring unfurls rich colors and bounty through the countryside of Lancaster County, Sadie and Mike must reconcile their families’ expectations with their own callings. Ultimately, their faith in each other and the God that has brought them together will give them the strength and the peace to take a chance—and to make the biggest decision of their lives.

A coming-of-age story reflecting the deepest messages of love, A Simple Spring is music for the heart.
My Review:
There's nothing simple about Sadie's spring! Her story took me on an emotional rollercoaster ride the likes of which I won't soon forget. A breath-taking, poignant story about finding yourself and God's purpose for you. It made me sad and happy and sad some more! This book really tugged at my heart-strings.
It is the second in the Seasons of Lancaster County series but it's written so well that you don't need to read the first one to enjoy this one. Though Adam and Remy of A Simple Winter and all the King clan feature prominently in A Simple Spring as well. Maybe that's why I found this such an emotional read -- not only was I struggling right along with Sadie, but with her brother, Adam, as well since I knew how her actions would impact on him. You've got to love an author who can create such memorable characters that a reader can worry over them the way I did!
Of course, I can't wait to read the last book - A Simple Autumn -- which releases in October. But I fear that even then I won't be willing to let the King family go! They've made an impact on me.
Giveaway Opportunity:
If you would like a chance to win a copy of A Simple Spring please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please put the title in the subject line so your entry is easy for me to spot.  Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 15. Offer open to international readers.  Good luck!


  1. Love Amish! Please enter me. A "new" author for me as well.

    Linda at: desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  2. Please enter me as well. I love anything Amish, Mennonite, Quaker, etc. lol! Thank you for the opportunity to win!


  3. You're in the draw, ladies. Good luck!

  4. I also wanted to mention to you that I appreciate your down to earth reviews. I really enjoy them, and am finding out that if you really like a book, I do too! We seem to like the same books, and many of the books that you have reviewed that I don't enter the giveaway, is b/c I have already read it and reviewed it. lol Thanks alot for all you do!

  5. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  6. Love the cover and I love Amish books, please enter me. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.


  7. Thanks Diana! I didn't know that you review books too...did I? I'll have to check it out, especially since we seem to have the same taste in books!

    Good luck Karen and Wendy! You won't be disappointed if you win!

  8. This is a new author to me too! I might have to check out a Simple Winter.

  9. I am an Amish fiction nut! Love it! I enjoyed your review. I also review books. After reading and reviewing I give my copy away on a friend's blog site. I feel that this is a ministry for me as I can tuck a note inside for the winner! Is there any better way to witness for Christ?! I hope to some day have my own blog up and running!

    Blessings and thanks for this giveaway!

  10. I just finished A Simple Winter and enjoyed it so much. Thank you for a chance at winning A Simple Spring! Have a blessed day!


    Muzzley56(at)aol(dot) com

  11. I enjoy Amish fiction and would love to read this!

  12. Definitely check out A Simple Winter, Patty. It's a great book. Just like this one is. Good luck!

    Judy -- how cool is that? Love that you used the word ministry because I have been feeling that way myself. I want to support the Christian publishing industry and the authors and I also what to get more people hooked on reading this genre. It is such a necessity in this crazy world -- at least it is for me.

    Excited to hear that you loved A Simple Winter, Sandee. It'll make A Simple Spring an even better read for you.

    I love Amish fiction too, rubynreba.

    Good luck everyone!

  13. A Simple Springs sounds like a romantic, touching read. I'd love to be entered. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  14. Sounds like another wonderful read Kav. This is yet another new author to me and I would dearly love the chance to be able to read this book. Always enjoy books that feature rumspringa and how everything is going to end up turning out.

    Can you please enter my name in the draw...

    zabook at tpg dot com dot au

    Many thanks.

  15. I'm a day late but will keep my eye out for this one! Thanks for such honest and enthusiastic reviews :)