A Season of Change from Lynette Sowell | Kindle HDX Giveaway and Facebook Party

In A Season of Change, book one of Lynette Sowell‘s new series, Seasons of Pinecraft, readers will discover a different side of the Amish community. Set in the community of Pinecraft, an Amish village in Sarasota, Florida, A Season of Change follows Natalie and Amish widower Jacob Miller as they each discover the mysterious ways God works. Inspired by the image of a Plain woman sitting on a three-wheeled bicycle by the Pinecraft post office, Sowell’s latest is a new take on the popular trend in fiction.

Lynette is celebrating with a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway and a Facebook author chat party on June 12th.

One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • A Season of Change by Lynette Sowell

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 12th. Winner will be announced at the A Season of Change Facebook author chat party on June 12th. Connect with Lynette for an evening of fun book chat, Amish-themed trivia, and prizes. Lynette will also be answering audience questions and giving an exclusive look at the next book in the Seasons of Pinecraft series!

So grab your copy of A Season of Change and join Lynette on the evening of June 12th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

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{More about A Season of Change}

Book One in the NEW Seasons of Pinecraft series | A Season of Change

An Amish widower finds love in unexpected places.

Amish widower Jacob Miller believes it was a mistake to visit the Amish village of Pinecraft for winter vacation, especially after his daughter is struck by a car. Stranded in Sarasota until his daughter recovers, Jacob grows increasingly wary of events that unfold in his unfamiliar surroundings—including the strange curiosity of Englischer Natalie Bennett.

Natalie never thought her circus career as an aerial silks artist would end with a blown-out knee at the age of 25. She also never knew her late mother had a secret—that she was once Amish.

When Natalie meets the Millers at the Sarasota hospital, she is attracted to their warm hospitality and simple ways—and soon wonders if they can help her find her mother’s family. As Jacob and Natalie fall in love, their worlds collide. Will their differences tear them apart? Or will their love be strong enough to blend their clashing cultures?

Learn more and purchase a copy at Lynette’s website.

Lynette Sowell

{More About Lynette Sowell}

Lynette Sowell was born in western Massachusetts in the shadow of the Berkshire Mountains, raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and now makes her home on the doorstep of the Texas hill country. The award-winning author of more than 15 titles, Lynette loves reading, cooking, watching movies, and is always up for a Texas road trip. When not writing fiction, she works in medical transcription and is a freelance writer and columnist for her local newspaper.

Find out more about Lynette at https://www.facebook.com/lynettesowellauthor.

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God works in unexpected ways

Lynette Sowell’s A Season of Change reminds us God can use every circumstance.

Seattle: “I believe there aren’t any circumstances God can’t use and work something beautiful from. Whatever the pain, loss or unseen curveball that comes our way in life, it doesn’t limit God.” This belief that God often works in unexpected ways is one of the main themes author Lynette Sowell explores in her new book, A Season of Change (Abingdon Press/May 20, 2014/ISBN 978-1426753558/ $14.99).

In the first novel in Sowell’s new Seasons in Pinecraft series, readers are introduced to retired circus performer Natalie Bennett as she searches for the dream of her heart: a family of her own. When she meets Amish widower Jacob Miller at a Sarasota hospital, she is drawn to his family and their simple ways.

Set in the community of Pinecraft, an Amish village in Sarasota, Florida, A Season of Change follows Natalie and Amish widower Jacob Miller as they each discover the mysterious ways God works. Winter home of the Ringling Brothers’ Circus, the Sarasota backdrop is the perfect place for a retired circus performer’s world to collide with the world of a reluctant Amish vacationer.

After her mother’s death, Natalie uncovers the secret that her mother was once Amish. This news coupled with the chance meeting of the Miller family in Pinecraft, Florida, sends Natalie on a journey. The retired circus performer, sidelined after a knee injury at the age of 25, is anxious to find the place where she belongs.

Amish widower Jacob Miller believes it was a mistake to visit the Amish village of Pinecraft for winter vacation, especially after his daughter is struck by a car. Stranded in Sarasota until his daughter recovers, Jacob grows increasingly wary of events that unfold in his unfamiliar surroundings — including the strange curiosity of Englischer Natalie Bennett.

Natalie’s curiosity draws the unlikely pair together, and she soon wonders if Jacob Miller can help her find her mother’s family. As Jacob and Natalie fall in love, their worlds collide. Will their differences tear them apart? Or will their love be strong enough to blend their clashing cultures?

Through the pages of A Season of Change, readers will discover a different side of the Amish community. Inspired by the image of a Plain woman sitting on a three-wheeled bicycle by the Pinecraft post office, Sowell’s latest is a new take on a popular trend in fiction. “I think fiction trends can be a good thing,” the author says, “but I won’t follow a trend unless there is something I come across that grabs me and won’t let me go. Pinecraft did, and it won’t let me go. It’s become a very dear place to me.”

Join Lynette Sowell for a live Facebook author chat on June 12 at 8:00 PM EDT. Readers will be able to discuss the book, answer and ask questions and win prizes. Watch Lynette Sowell, Author on Facebookfor details.

Keep up with Lynette Sowell via her blog (lynettesowell.blogspot.com), Facebook page (Lynette Sowell, Author), or Twitter (@LynetteSowell.

Advance Praise

“Lynette Sowell’s A Season of Change is an Amish tale with a fresh voice and unique twist. Filled with warmth and love and fried pies, it’s poignant and compelling in a whole new way. You’ll read it and wish you could stay there . . . just a little longer.” ~Elizabeth Goddard, Carol-award-winning author of Oregon Outback and Wilderness Peril.

“Lynette Sowell’s new twist on the genre will capture fans of Amish fiction as well as lovers of unlikely romance. Readers will pull for Natalie and Jacob to stitch their two very different worlds together into a comfortable quilt of family, faith, and future plans.” ~ Lisa Wingate, best-selling author of The Prayer Box and Wildwood Creek

About the Author

Lynette Sowell is the award-winning novelist of more than fifteen titles. When she’s not writing fiction, Lynette works covering local news for the Copperas Cove Leader-Press, where she also writes a weekly column called My Front Porch. She enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies and is always up for a Texas road trip. Lynette was born in Massachusetts, raised on the eastern shore of Maryland, but makes her home in Copperas Cove, Texas, with her husband, along with a spoiled Texas heeler and a pair of cats who have them all well-trained.

Keep Keep up with Lynette Sowell via her blog (lynettesowell.blogspot.com), Facebook page (Lynette Sowell, Author), or Twitter (@LynetteSowell.

Suggested interview questions

— It isn’t often we see an Amish story that also involves circus performers. Tell us how these two worlds collide in A Season of Change.

— What kind of research was involved to create believable characters with such unique backgrounds?

— One of the main themes in A Season of Change is that God can work in our lives in unexpected ways. How have you seen this truth in your own life?

— What drew you to write about the Amish, and how is this story different from other Amish fiction books?

— Most people are familiar with the Amish in Pennsylvania and Ohio but probably not as familiar with the Amish population in Pinecraft, Florida, the setting of your book. Can you tell us more about Pinecraft?

— What is the message you want to convey through A Season of Change?

— Did you learn anything surprising while writing A Season of Change?

— A Season of Change is the first in a series. Is there a common theme or thread that runs throughout the series?

— Tell us a little about your process for writing a novel. Do you know at the beginning how it will end?

Lynette Sowell is available for interviews to promote the release of A Season of Change. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.


“Lynette Sowell’s A Season of Change is an Amish tale with a fresh voice and unique twist. Filled with warmth and love and fried pies, it’s poignant and compelling in a whole new way. You’ll read it and wish you could stay there . . . just a little longer.” ~Elizabeth Goddard, Carol-award-winning author of Oregon Outback and Wilderness Peril.

“Lynette Sowell’s new twist on the genre will capture fans of Amish fiction as well as lovers of unlikely romance. Readers will pull for Natalie and Jacob to stitch their two very different worlds together into a comfortable quilt of family, faith, and future plans.” ~ Lisa Wingate, best-selling author of The Prayer Box and Wildwood Creek



    First of all, I LOVE Amish fiction. Just love it! If you love Amish fiction, this story is for YOU! I LOVE reading this first book in the new series Seasons in Pinecraft. Following Natalie and Jacob as they discover figure out their love for each other and how to go about making it so they can be together. Lynette, the author takes you on a journey in how opposites attract and I am so glad I came along for the ride. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series. A Season of Change is definitely rating a 4.5 on my scale! Loved it!

    Written by My Mis-Matched World on June 15, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://mymismatchedworld.com/review-a-season-of-change/


    I enjoyed this story very much, and while the setting was different than in most Amish novels, it worked very well. The characters were realistic, and faced real trials. I also enjoyed the time I spend in Pinecraft, and even though I have never been there the scenes where described so well that I could picture the city as I walked through Pinecraft with the characters. I look forward to visiting Pinecraft again when I read the next book in Seasons in Pinecraft series A Path Made Plain.

    Written by Our Homeschooling Pilgrimage on June 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1T1WTVRY6YGSM?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0


    Natalie and Jacob were so easy to fall in love with.As soon as you start reading you don’t want to stop! Who would have ever thought that Natalie would meet Jacob dressed in a clown suit at a hospital where his daughter is? You will love reading how they believe in their faith to help them. This is a great book about the Amish with a twist,that I thought to be delightful! I think that you will enjoy it too!

    Written by DebsHere on June 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://debshere.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-season-of-change-book-review.html

  • If you’re looking for a unique Amish story, look no further! I really liked the more relaxed atmosphere where there’s a mix of English, Amish and Mennonite cultures. I found Natalie’s life to be very interesting, from her job teaching at a circus school to her search for her Amish family. I liked some of his honest struggles about wondering if his wife was in heaven and the discussion he had with a Mennonite friend about faith vs. works.

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on June 12, 2014 | e

  • This was a wonderful story unlike any you have probably read before. The characters come from such extremely different backgrounds and the story reveals how and if they can come together despite the differences. The cover is fun and makes you wonder right away what will be told in the pages within. Obviously I’m not Amish and it is always something to think about if it would ever be possible to connect so deeply with someone who is. This is a great read with a wonderful plot and fill characters.

    Written by All Meant To Shine on June 12, 2014 | e


    This was the first book that I have read by Lynette Sowell. I really enjoyed her writing style and the way that the story was told from many view points. I felt like I had a glimpse inside several of the characters and as such, was able to get to know them a little more. The story moved along at a nice pace, taking time to paint the picture but also keeping the story progressing. The struggle that both Natalie and Jacob experienced with their emotions and need to be true to themselves was very real.

    I am excited to see that there is another book planned for this series that will be published later this fall. It revisits one of the characters that was introduced in this story and I hope that we get to see a glimpse of the continuing story of the main characters from A Season of Change

    Written by A Busy Mom of Two on June 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://my.barnesandnoble.com/reviews-ratings-busymomoftwo/id/6026548/


    I enjoyed reading this first book in the Seasons of Pinecraft series. It was a good Amish book set in a real town called Pinecraft. It’s mostly where Amish/Mennonite go to vacation in Florida and the rules are looser. A few families live there year round. The plot and characters are well developed and interesting. Natalie and Jacob meet when his daughter ends up in hospital after an accident while they are on vacation. She is Bubbles the clown. They hit it off from the start and his children adore her. The biggest issue is him being Amish and her English. The author does a good job pointing out the differences between being Amish and Christianity. Both of them have issues they are working through. He is a widower not sure if he is ready to move forward. She lost her mother and her father lives across the country with his new family. She discovers after her mother’s death that she was raised Amish and wants to know all the details. She wants to find family since she basically has none and is all alone. This was a good Amish love story with depth. Because of the setting and atmosphere in the book it is a perfect book for summer too. Highly Recommended.

    Written by A Book Lover on June 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2ZB2QXKETTWA9/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426753551


    This book started out kind of slow for me, but once I got about halfway through, I didn’t want to put it down. I really liked the characters in this book, and I really rooted for Natalie and Jacob to find their way to each other. This is the first Amish book that I have read that was set in Pinecraft, and it seems like a very nice place, one that I would like to visit. This was well written book that flowed really well. I also liked that there was more going on in the book than just Jacob and Natalie’s romance. I look forward to reading more in the Seasons in Pinecraft series. Great job, Lynette.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

    Written by Melina’s Book Blog on June 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Season-Change-Seasons-Pinecraft-Book-ebook/product-reviews/B00IXPV4G8/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R2LWTJ9CRWUR9


    A circus performer and an Amish man. Oh, yes, that’s sure to work out – just like oil mixes well with water.

    It turns into an impossible situation. Again it boils down to how can a circus performer and an Amish man find a way to live their love. Is there any way the two can be together?

    Written by sunny island breezes on June 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R13HWLR6QOV1KG/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00IXPV4G8


    Love the book, the setting, the characters and cannot wait for the next book in this series.

    Pinecraft, FL is not your common setting for an Amish book…which makes this book unique and different.

    Written by Knits Reads and Reviews on June 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com/2014/06/book-review-season-of-change.html


    I had a little trouble getting into this book, but once I ‘clicked’ into it, I really enjoyed it. I liked Natalie and how different her life has been in the circus. The author does a great job with the character interactions and I would honestly really enjoy going to visit the community she describes. Jacob is a good dad (and that in and of itself is a great character). The story flowed well once I got into it and I will happily go back and visit this place in future books of hers!
    I rate it a 4/5, it is a good Amish romance.

    Written by Ashley’s Bookshelf on June 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/965587770


    I love Amish novels and this one didn’t disappoint me but it did surprise me. It is nothing like any Amish fiction I have read before, in a good way. A Season of Change by Lynette Sowell is definitely a refreshing change. This book is Book One in the NEW Seasons of Pinecraft series and I for one can’t wait to read more!
    The story blends Amish and Non-Amish complications and family struggles. The story kept my attention. I was intrigued how the author was going to blend the two words together. I had never thought about Amish people heading of to Florida for vacations either.

    Written by chickensbunniesandhomeschool on June 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2P8MIMJGSFYGD


    This book really is one of my very favorite Amish books I’ve read in a long time. It was so unusual and the characters are so multi-dimensional, I really felt myself wanting to get to know them more! Thankfully, this is the first book in the series so I’ll be able to revisit these great characters again!

    Written by Julie – More of Him on June 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.moreofhim.net/2014/06/book-review-season-of-change.html


    If you enjoy Amish fiction, but prefer stories with an unusual twist, you will find A Season Of Change – Book One in the new Seasons Of Pinecraft series from Lynette Sowell – a refreshing change from your standard Amish fare!

    In A Season Of Change, Lynette has woven together an intricate story of the relational struggles and complexities that people must work through as they try to mesh their past, their issues, their beliefs, their values, and their futures with one another.

    Filled with memorable characters in an unusual setting,
    A Season Of Change is a thoroughly enjoyable book that will leave you looking forward to your next visit to Pinecraft, Florida!

    Written by Create With Joy on June 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.create-with-joy.com/2014/06/a-season-of-change-by-lynette-sowell.html

  • Of course this is romance story, so you can probably guess what happens between the two main characters. Predictable? Yeah, somewhat, but that is the fun of reading Amish fiction, especially the romance ones. You basically know there will be a happy ending, but you don’t know what rocky path the characters will walk into before they end up together. Overall, A Season of Change is a refreshing Amish romance tale from a talented author. I highly recommend the title to all readers.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on June 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2014/06/review-season-of-change.html


    A Season of Change has to be one of my favorite books. It was well written, contained just enough mystery to keep you interested and truly explained some of the culture shock that goes from one culture to another. Oh and the whole Amish living in Florida bit was just funny for me because the Amish in our area are definitely of the Old Order Conservative sort. I highly recommend reading the book. Natalie is a dynamo and a great character full of life and energy. Jacob just needs more fun in his life and to find another love. Will he choose Natalie or his life? Will he find the right wife?

    Written by For Him and My Family on June 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://forhimandmyfamily.com/2014/05/a-season-of-change.html


    This is the first book of the author’s I have read and I LOVED it! I was already a huge fan of the Amish Fiction genre, but this book took that genre in a very new direction for me. It was well-written and really allowed me to see the differences between non-Amish and Amish, and even the differences between the Amish themselves. I absolutely fell in love with all the characters, the story lines and my attention was kept throughout the book. I cannot wait to see how the characters are further developed later in the series.

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on June 11, 2014 | e


    This is the first time that I have read any books by Lynette Sowell, but I have to say what brought me closer to the book was the cover. I loved the design and placement of the images that I felt if that much work went into the packaging of the book I was excited to find out what the book itself was like.

    Is it a surprise then to say I was just as impressed by the words within the book??

    Written by Two Children and a Migraine on June 11, 2014 |e
    Read my full review:http://twochildrenandamigraine.blogspot.ca/2014/06/book-review-season-of-change-by-lynette.html


    This book is set in Pinecraft, Florida – a real community of Amish and Mennonite families – which gives the story a different feel from other Amish novels and makes this story interesting. The situation of falling in love with someone whose life and lifestyle COMPLETELY different from yours is handled delicately with surprising results. If you are looking for a book that is a little different from the rest, check this one out. I think you might like it.

    Written by Our Little Corner of the World on June 11, 2014 |e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Season-Change-Seasons-Pinecraft-Book/product-reviews/1426753551/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending


    I cannot wait to read more in this series! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Amish Fiction, you won’t be disappointed! If you have not read Lynette Sowell, I recommend you do! I look forward to reading more from Lynette Sowell.

    Written by For The Love of Books on June 11, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3IP0MXU7ICL1


    Overall I felt this is a highly interesting read, with a great love story that really touched my heart, and is filled with great pieces.

    Written by ASC Book Reviews on June 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://ascphotosanddesigns.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-season-of-change-review.html

  • This is my favorite Amish story to date! It’s set in Florida, specifically Pinecraft and has a whole different feel than other Amish books. A Season of Change has many non-Amish characters and to have them all interact with each made a great story. This was one book I couldn’t put down. This poor book is all warped from taking it to the pool, but I just had to finish it!!

    Written by Mommy Has to Work on June 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://mommyhastowork.com/2014/06/a-season-of-change/


    I live in Florida, but I had no idea there was an Amish community here until I read “A Season of Change”! For that reason, this book was refreshing to read because the setting is so different from other Amish-themed books! I loved watching Natalie and Jacob’s relationship unfold, but feared it would unravel due to their overwhelming differences. The ending of the book is satisfying and gives hope to any couple facing religious and/or cultural differences.

    Written by Susan Heim on Writing on June 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.susanheimonwriting.com/2014/06/book-review-season-of-change-amish.html


    I enjoyed reading about the developing friendship between Natalie and Jacob’s family–especially when she learned that her own mother had been Amish and found part of a quilt she had started.

    I was a bit frustrated by the “rules” that Jacob had to follow–they remind me a bit of my grandmother’s denomination–but I understand their reasoning and can see how it may not be a problem for him since he was raised with those beliefs.

    Of course, I was really excited to read about the developing feelings Jacob and Natalie had for one another, but I couldn’t figure out a middle ground as Mammi had suggested because their worlds are so very different. I’m so glad that everything worked out in the end and I can’t wait to read more about the other villagers!

    Written by Misadventures of the Dynamic Uno on June 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://misadventuresofthedynamicuno.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-season-of-change-by-lynette-sowell.html


    I could not put it down and it was a most enjoyable read. Sowell is quite the wordsmith and tells the story in a genuine manner and I loved it. A Season of Change is the first in a series, and I cannot wait to read more by this author. If you are a fan of Amish fiction this is a must read. Be prepared though because it is off the beat and path of regular Amish romances.

    Written by Karen’s Korner on June 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com


    When I read that this book somehow combined the Amish with circus performers I knew I had to get my hands on it – it certainly didn’t disappoint. I loved reading about how Natalie fell more in love with the Amish culture the longer she spent time with the people of Pinecraft. As I read I was wondering how Jacob and Natalie’s story would play out since they came from vastly different backgrounds, Sowell crafted a beautiful love story and found a way to work it all out. This is the second book I’ve ready by Lynette Sowell and I plan to read many more!

    Written by Little Blurbs on June 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p1548i-G5


    This is my first book by this author and I thought she did a very good job on this book. I enjoyed reading about Jacob, I felt really bad for hi and the pain he was going through while his daughter was healing and him being in an unfamiliar place. I liked how the circus was a part of this story and how Natalie’s mom used to be Amish. It was neat to see this in an Amish story. One thing that I liked about this is that I have been to Sarasota and the village of Pinecraft so I could imagine myself right in this story line. The author did a good job of writing a nice clean story with a little romance involved without making it sappy. I am looking forward to the rest of this series.

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on June 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AZTFBJTENKT1T/ref=cm_cr_pr_pdp


    As Jacob and Natalie spend time together while Jacob’s daughter is in the hospital, the two become very close, and Natalie wonders if they can help find her mom’s Amish family. I really like the way Ms. Sowell weaves together the Amish and plain lives of Jacob and Natalie, as well as the life Christians live, to create such a heartwarming story. I thoroughly enjoyed the story of these two young people, and though there were many things along the journey to hinder their relationship, they found the faith and love they were looking for.

    Written by Splashes of Joy on June 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/litfuse-presents-a-season-of-change-by-lynette-sowell/


    I am always amused by Amish fiction that has Amish and English people falling in love. For some reason, it seems odd that they would do so, but again — Amish are just people and Englishers are just people, so why would they not fall in love? A Season of Change is the first book I have read by Lynette Sowell. I really liked this story line and here is why.

    I loved the spin on a circus worker. I don’t think I have ever read a Christian fiction book that had someone who worked at the circus before. That was a different spin for me.

    Another thing I liked is that this particular book took place in Florida. I honestly did not know that the Amish and Mennonite communities went as far down as Florida. That was different for me.

    I loved how drawn that both Jacob and Natalie were instantly drawn

    Written by Jen’s JOurney on June 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://jennifersikora.com/2014/06/season-change-lynette-sowell/


    This is the first book that I have read by Lynette Sowell and it won’t be the last book that I read from her. I like it when an Amish fiction writer can make the story completely unique and different from other Amish authors and yet not lose the whole Amish feel to a book. With all the Amish fiction I read I find that a lot of the books have the same storyline. Sometimes, I get tired of Amish fiction even though I always find myself reading another one and another one after that. A Season of Change broke away from the normal storyline without losing the Amish feel to the book. It was very refreshing and I enjoyed it tremendously. I am not even a circus fan!

    I would recommend this book as it was a wonderful story that I didn’t want to end.

    Written by Little Homsschool on the Prairie on June 9, 2014 |e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A140G87006YOMH


    Just picking up this book, I couldn’t imagine what was between its covers, but it intrigued me, and so glad I read it. You read the back of the book and find out that Jacob Miller is a widower with young children, and still mourning his wife. Also he travels to Pinecraft Florida, which I’ve heard of, with a lot of trepidation, and as it turns out it is good and bad that he is there.
    Jacobs’s path crosses with Natalie Bennett, and Englisher and former circus performer, as she visits the hospital dressed as a clown to help cheer the children. Not exactly how you picture a strict Amish man and a circus/clown meeting, and becoming intertwined in their lives.

    Written by Maureen’s Musings on June 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3UIJ1I42MQZ1Y/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    I love Amish fiction, and have read an insane amount of books in this genre. So it was very refreshing to read a story in the setting of Pinecraft, a quiet beach town. I also believe this is the first Amish fiction book I have read that has a main character that was a circus performer-how fun!

    Written by The Loose Screw on June 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1FD9UFUJ1UVRE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    Again I find myself a sucker for a beautifully written love story. This is my first Amish love story and I am not complaining! Natalie and Jacob definitely face some difficulties but they always have you rooting for them. I recommend this book if you enjoy something a little different. Love is love in any language or culture but I have never seen it like this.

    Written by Neatly-Packaged on June 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/2014/06/litfuse-book-review-enter-rsvp-today.html


    A Change of Seasons is such a tale of love. What touched me is how God can turn something of sadness into something that leads us to Him and his love. I loved this story for its very different story line and also for its showing that indeed two different lives can be brought together if both follow the leading of the Lord. I love that the characters in this story share God’s love and his desires for us to follow.

    Written by Faithful Acres Books on June 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R342UT8D4Y98RB

  • I didn’t know there was a large Mennonite and Amish population in Sarasota, Florida, so that captivated me. I also enjoyed reading about the subtle and not-so-subtle differences between the two groups of people. However, children from any religious background have many similarities and I liked to see that shine through in Rebecca and Zeke.

    Written by Literary Winner on June 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://literarywinner.com/2014/06/season-change-lynette-powell/


    A Season Of Change by Lynette Sowell was such a fun book to read! I believe this is the first book I have read by this author and I honestly can’t wait to check more of her books.

    Written by The World As I See It on June 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://theworldasiseeitbloganddesigns.com/season-change-lynette-sowell/


    I really enjoyed this story and the characters in this book as they are characters whom became so real and had to cope with trying times and work through dilemmas. This is such an unique setting for the story as well and not the “typical Amish story” backdrop or storyline and I love how it is based upon a real community. This is a story that will completely capture your attention and your heart as you become completelty immersed in the characters’ lives and their story.

    Written by Moments on June 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://kristie-moments.blogspot.com/2014/06/enter-rsvp-today-season-of-change.html


    Have you ever read about a circus entwined in the storyline of an Amish romance? Neither had I. Sowell does a great job of bringing together some unlikely characters, blending in the unorthodox ingredients, and baking up a sweet treat of a book. Natalie was a dear friend by the end of the book. If you’re ready for something different in the Amish fiction section, check out Season of Change.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on June 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.savingsinseconds.com/?p=17440


    Lynette really made this storyline work and I really enjoyed it. I was unsure of how Jacob and Natalie would meet or even how they would still connect down the line. It seemed too out there. But Natalie’s own background makes her more curious about what the Miller’s can offer her. Her bond with them made me hope for the friendships to continue and I wondered until the end how it could all work.

    Written by Homemaking Organized on June 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.homemakingorganized.com/?p=10425


    This book was a pleasant surprised. Set in the Sarasota community of Amish and Mennonites known as Pinecraft Village that I have heard of but not witness myself. This is the story of an Amish widower Jacob with two children that is being pressured to marry again.

    Written by Walking In Grace on June 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Season-Change-Seasons-Pinecraft-Book/product-reviews/1426753551/ref=pr_all_summary_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending


    This was such a different Amish story, I just am at a bit of a loss, of how to describe how I feel about the story. So I will plunge in, at first I was heartbroken. Jacob is so deep in his grief and already questioning his trip to Pinecraft, and then the accident to Rebecca just broke my heart, because it is another thing that weighs him down. Secondly I loved and followed with great interest the story of Natalie, and her discovery of her Amish roots. I loved her character Bubbles and was surprised to find a clown in an Amish story. Overall this was a great book, easy to read and made you want more. 4 stars from this reviewer.
    This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

    Written by Cindy’s Book Reviews on June 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Season-Change/Lynette-Sowell/9781426753558?id=4543212266282


    The story is set in the village of Pinecraft in Sarasota, Florida . . . a real-life place quite unlike any other Amish community. . . When you add in the circus life of one of the main characters, you can imagine this story not fitting your typical Amish setting.

    As is so often the case in well-written fiction, the characters make this story come alive. . . And I couldn’t help cheering them on, hoping there would be a way for all to find a “happily every after” — right up until the story ended in a way I didn’t quite expect.

    Written by Southern Gal Loves to Read on June 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R8MY6Y0TOZK9X


    This book is like no other Amish book that I have ever read. Did you know there is a real place in Florida where the Amish and Mennonite like to go in the winter months? For real ~ there are real places called Yoder’s Restaurant, Big Olaf’s Creamery and Emma’s Village Pizza. In this village of Pinecraft in Sarasota, Florida these places really exist. I want to go! This is right where this story takes place.

    You just never expect an Amish man and a circus performer to end up in the same book. How it happens ~ I can’t tell. You are just going to have to read this book.

    I loved this book and rate it 5+ stars.

    Written by Farming On Faith on June 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://farmingonfaith.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-season-of-change-amish-book-reiew.html


    I am always thrilled to start a new Amish series because it’s like meeting new friends and become invested in their lives and community, and that’s just what happened with A Season of Change. First of all the cover certainly captured my attention, certainly a unique cover for an Amish romance for certain! The setting of Pinecraft which is in Sarasota, Florida was fresh and unique, while I knew about the retirement community I don’t think I have ever actually read an Amish novel that takes place there.

    Written by WV Stitcher on June 4, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3UPJ0XYYJJ49S/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00IXPV4G8


    Knowing next to nothing about Amish and Mennonite culture myself, Lynette Sowell offers a unique glimpse into the day-to-day lives of various sects. What I appreciate about Sowell’s storytelling is she presents the religious dichotomies in a conversational and understandable manner, without sounding overly academic. I had no idea of the Pinecraft community’s existence, but thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Amish version of Las Vegas. I think A Season of Change will dispel certain stereotypes about Amish and Englisch cultures alike.

    Written by Lovely Literature on June 4, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://lovelyliterature.com/2014/06/04/review-a-season-of-change/


    Well this was quite a different kind of Amish story but one I thoroughly enjoyed. A former circus performer and an Amish widower makes for a very interesting story. I was surprised to learn that the Amish actually take vacations and that they have benefits for Haiti. All we really hear about is how strict they are and how they keep to themselves. The best lesson learned here for me was realizing that while we value the opinion of our friends, family, or church, we don’t answer to them, we only answer to God.

    Written by Frugal-Shopping on June 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.frugal-shopping.com/2014/06/a-season-of-change-by-lynette-sowell.html


    Unique Amish story about what happens when the Englischer and Amish worlds collide!

    Written by Semel insanivimus omnes on June 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://princess-mia.livejournal.com/d12.html


    A SEASON OF CHANGE is a different sort of Amish story. I had to keep reading to see how this would end. An innovative approach to an Amish story.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on June 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: www.amazon.com


    I just finished reading “A Season of Change” by Lynette Sowell. This was the kind of book that has it all; love, family, faith and questions about how the characters feel about themselves. Natalie Bennett is English and she meets an Amish family in which the father is a widower. I loved the storyline and I loved all of the characters.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on June 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2014/06/enter-rsvp-today-season-of-change.html


    This was the first book I had read by author Lynette Sowell and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed her unique and enjoyable style of writing. Written in an engaging,moving narration with enjoyable characters this was a good read that had me at the first page.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on June 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://theperfectbeginnings.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-season-of-change-by-lynette-sowell.html


    When I saw this book I thought “An Amish man and a circus performer? Whoa. Now that’s a surprise!”
    Well, Lynette Sowell manages to make it work, and she tells quite an enjoyable story along the way.

    Season’s of Change includes a tiny peek into the lives of circus families through a lovable heroine, and gives a glimpse into an Amish community where friendships last and lost people may just be found.

    I think this book’s theme could be “God sets the lonely in families.” Natalie, AKA Bubbles the Clown, lacks one thing that the Amish Millers have in abundance- family.
    Theme two, for me, was always be prepared for something good to come along, and never expect it to look a certain way.

    Written by Found a Christian by His Grace on June 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://foundachristianbyhisgrace.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-season-of-change.html


    This is a really good story about second chances when you least expect them. I know I had my own when I was in my early 40′s and least expected anything to happen. I think when you just give in and accept things, that is when miracles happen. Sometimes, looking too hard is worse than not looking at all, or it was in my case anyway. Once I let go of all of my expectations, everything fell into place.

    And I believe that is what happens with Jacob and Natalie. They both struggle with who is right in their religion even though they know that they love each other and Jacob’s children definitely feel love for Natalie.

    You can find love in the most obscure places but sometimes, just sometimes, those turn out to be the best surprises of all!

    Written by Mary’s Cup of Tea on June 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/2014/06/a-season-of-change-book-review-giveaway.html


    I recommend this story to those who enjoy reading Amish fiction but not to those who prefer the more stricter Amish ideals. A Season of Change was definitely a more relaxed Amish story than others I have read.

    Written by Luxury Reading on June 2, 2014 | e


    A Season of Change is a fascinating Amish story unlike any other! I’ve called Amish books ‘unique’ before, but this one definitely takes the cake. A romance between an Old Order Amish widower and a former circus performer? Who could imagine?

    Apparently Lynette Sowell could, and she does – well. Her writing is smooth, polished, and ripe with romantic possibilities between Jacob and Natalie. She brings Pinecraft to life, as well as the culture and the people who populate it, and that’s a major plus to the story.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on June 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/955326030


    This is the first book I’ve come across that is set in the Pinecraft Village in Sarasota, Florida, a real place where thousands of Amish and Mennonites from across the country come to vacation during the winter, and I was intrigued by it. A Season of Change is a sweet, cozy, character-driven novel that fans of Amish fiction should enjoy. I liked the ending and thought it had a realistic feel to it. I don’t know where Lynette is going in the second story, but I hope to be along for the journey.

    Written by The Power of Words on June 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R36JCIWQ3B8OJJ


    5 out of 5 stars!! This engaging novel will win you over with it’s compelling story, about what your faith really means to you and what you’re willing to change about yourself or possibly give up so you can openly love the person your falling for. I really liked how this novel gives you a different look into Amish romance while being as accurate, as can be, about some of the struggles that the Amish have to deal with if they happen to fall in love with someone not of their religion.

    I really LOVED all of the characters, even Betsy though she annoyed me at times.

    Written by From Me to You … Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on June 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2014/06/blog-tour-idolizing-in-season-of-change.html


    I have to say that this was a change (no pun intended) from the usual Amish fiction that I usually read. I don’t want to give too many spoilers but oh how I loved this story.

    Written by Growing for Christ on June 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://growingforchrist.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/litfuse-publicity-a-season-of-change-seasons-in-pinecraft-book-1-by-lynette-sowell-grow4christ-bookreview/


    I found the The Heart’s Pursuit, which is set in the old west in 1873, to be quite enjoyable. As the plot moved along the characters took on a life of their own, and the scenes were vivid in my mind. I didn’t want to put the book down because of all that was happening between its pages.

    Written by Our Homeschooling Pilgrimage on June 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/932243972


    I love how Natalie is provided with an outlet of finding out more about her family roots when her father mails her mother’s belongings to her and she realizes she has an Amish history. It creates hope for both the characters of Natalie and Jacob that even though they are vastly different in respects to how they have grown up, there exists a possibility that they can make things work between them in time. I love the aspect of using a tie of with Natalie having a circus background which makes the story all the more interesting and not something I have encountered in Amish fiction before. I easily give this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars and look forward to the next book in the series due this fall.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on May 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3JRQBE11EE9GQ


    I just finished reading “A Season of Change” by Lynette Sowell. This is book 1 in the Seasons in Pinecraft series. I had not heard of Lynette Sowell before reading this book but I really enjoyed her writing style and this story.

    This story was unlike most Amish stories. I have read plenty of Amish love stories where an Amish person will fall in love with an English person and it always ends with the English person leaving their lifestyle and joining the Amish. It almost makes it seem like it’s very easy to make that transition. In this book the author and the characters are very honest about the difficulty of being Amish. So finding a way for the two love interests in the story to end up together wasn’t quite so easy.

    I really liked the characters in this book and their interactions.

    Written by The Talbert Report on May 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R21K7XDJEVV5MM/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    What an intriguing new series.

    This is actually the first book I have read by Lynette Sowell and I am simply amazed at her tremendous talent.

    This is a wonderfully well-written book and I am excited that there are two more planned in this exceptional new series.

    I know it really has no bearing on the story but I’m always thinking about how the writer imparts the actual Amish culture and I feel like the cover has a lot to do with that and I really love how you can see the face of the young woman who is not Amish and when you look below at the three who clearly are, you don’t see their faces.

    I think that’s a sign of good research and an author wanting to stay true to the beliefs of the people they’re writing about.

    I LOVE the cover!

    I also love the story inside the cover.

    Written by J.C.s BookShelf on May 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://jcsbookshelf.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/a-season-of-change-by-lynette-sowell-my-review/


    I really enjoyed A Season of Change. It drew me and kept me interested.

    Not only did I enjoy this heart-warming story of faith and self-discovery, Brianna read the book, too, and devoured it in a single day.

    Written by Greatly Blessed on May 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://grtlyblesd.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-season-of-change-book-review-and.html


    What a fresh voice in the Amish fiction genre. Amish romance at it’s best.
    Two different worlds wove together like nothing I have every read before.
    Sowell has written an Amish story like no other. I could not put this book once I opened it and started reading.
    I fell in love with Natalie and Jacob. I could not wait to see how their story would end.
    Jacobs kids were so easy to love as well.
    I can not wait for Sowell’s next book in the Seasons of Pinecraft series.
    I gave this book 5 stars. I highly recommend this book and this author.
    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on May 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.themarybookreader.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-season-of-change-by-lynette-sowell.html


    This book is set aside from other Amish reads in my opinion. It approaches Amish life in a different way. It goes against some of their beliefs and ways. Nice change. Another wonderful Amish book to add to any one’s collection. I know it is on my shelf.

    I would hope that anyone who loves a good Amish book or just a book that takes a different outlook on the Amish ways, to get a copy and read it. You will find yourself engaged in Jacob and Natalie’s worlds.

    Written by BOOKS REVIEWS ETC on May 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/951425346


    I really loved that this Amish novel is different than the rest out there!

    I loved watching Natalie and Jacob fall in love, work through their differences, and trust in God!

    If you like learning about the Amish but want a different twist on the usual story, check out A Season of Change!

    Written by The Review Stew on May 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.thereviewstew.com/2014/05/book-review-season-of-change.html


    Not your average Amish on horse and buggy with long dresses, aprons and prayer kapp. I can’t think of one thing I didn’t like about this book. It literally renewed my interest in Amish fiction. I had gotten in a bit of a rut when it came to reading it but it made me look forward to my next book. The storyline is spot on. It’s fun and lighthearted but at the same time

    Written by A Book Lover’s Retreat on May 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2GXO4QVK0YEXW/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    I can’t wait to hear what else is going to happen with these great characters. I loved it! I read it in two or three days and had a hard time putting it down because I wanted to find out what was going to happen next!

    Written by NOVA Frugal Family on May 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R290JJIP69LXDY/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm


    This was an Amish story with a unique twist: an Amish widower falls in love with a circus-career Englisch woman. I appreciated the uncommon characters and situations presented in this book. Though the story was as sweet as your typical Amish story, its situations and plot caused it to stand out from other Amish fiction.

    I did have a bit of a hard time getting into the book. It moved a little slow for me and didn’t hold my interest the way I expected it would . . . All in all, however, I think most would consider it a good read.

    Written by WordSmith on May 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p3fKiF-zn


    What attracted me originally to this novel was Natalie’s job with the circus and her involvement with the Millers. I was definitely not disappointed! It was mind-blowing to me in reading about an Amish community in Florida and the different groups of Amish there! It was even more awesome to see how they embraced Natalie who was not even Plain as if she was no different then a fellow member of the Amish society!

    I absolutely fell in love with Rebecca and Zeke, Jacob’s children! They sounded so adorable even if they did get into a little bit of mischief! Natalie was one of my favorite characters too with her thoughtful ways, but with an outgoing personality! Jacob was a little bit harder for me to relate to since he had so much on his plate! It was interesting to hear his story!

    Written by Crafty Booksheeps on May 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://craftybooksheeps.blogspot.com/2014/05/book-review-season-of-change-by-lynette.html


    Well written and played out story. I loved how the two characters grew into their love and acceptance of each other, their respective lives and backgrounds. I loved how everyone was accepting of Natalie and tried to help her search for her past. A definite must read!

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on May 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://workingmommyjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/05/a-season-of-change-by-lynette-sowell.html


    I’m an avid reader of Amish fiction books. I have read about many different Amish communities in these books. Some are real, some are fiction. I liked Pinecraft, which is a community in Sarasota, Florida. It is a place where many Amish vacation. Things are not done the same way in Pinecraft as it is in other communities. In some ways, they have to work harder to keep the “worldliness” out because of all the tourists. Add a beach and you have lots of temptations.

    Jacob and Natalie were meant to be together. I found it neat that Natalie was able to locate her family and be a part of them in a small way. I didn’t want Jacob to like any of the other girls. However, I did feel bad for Betsy. I’m wondering if her story will be told the next book.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on May 27, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Season-Change-Seasons-Pinecraft-Book-ebook/dp/B00IXPV4G8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401238715&sr=8-1&keywords=A+season+of+change