The Scent of Cherry Blossoms

Synopsis from Goodreads:
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?

This is the first Amish fiction book that I have ever read and I am very happy that I did.  The book is really great.  I loved that it had dealt with personal forgiveness and acceptance.
The story lines between the characters are very believable.  It is a love story between a Mennonite girl and an Amish boy.  There families are different, strict religions and even though they love it each other, they don't see a future.  Both of them have joined their own churches and mush marry within the church.  If they marry each other, they face being banned by the church and their families.
It's hard to believe that marrying someone from another church could cause so many problems, but in the Amish and Mennonite worlds, it does.  So how will it end?  Will Adens and Annie be allowed to get married, or will Annie have to marry someone in her church and be unhappy like her mother?
You have to read it to see!

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