Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Sowing Season by Katie Powner

 

fter he's forced to sell the family farm he's labored on his whole life, 63-year-old Gerrit Laninga doesn't know what to do with himself. He sacrificed everything for the land--his time, his health, his family--with nothing to show for it but bitterness, regret, and two grown children who want nothing to do with him.

Fifteen-year-old Rae Walters has growing doubts and fears about The Plan--the detailed blueprint for high school that will help her follow in her lawyer father's footsteps. She's always been committed to The Plan, but now that the pressure to succeed is building, what was supposed to unite her family in purpose, may end up tearing it apart.

When their paths cross just as they each need a friend the most, Gerrit's and Rae's lives begin to change in unexpected ways. Can they discover together what really matters in life and learn it's never too late for a second chance?

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About The Author


Katie Powner is an award-winning author who lives in rural Montana where cows still outnumber people. She is a two-time OCW Cascade Award and ACFW First Impressions Award winner. Katie is a biological and adoptive mother of three and foster mother to many more. She and her husband have been in youth ministry for over a decade. Katie can be found at www.katiepowner.com. 

 

My Review


A story of a man who really gave up everything for his job. Not any job and all consuming job of a dairy farmer, they really never have a day off, and their problems never really end. Gerrit Laninga has spent his entire life working the family farm, and more so after his older brother died.
This kind of work, comes at a great expense, he missed so many things and really was never there when his children were growing up.
When the time came for him to throw in the towel, well we get to see how he goes about trying to pick pieces. I could just see his wife, and loved how she handled "I told you so". A good hint was that suitcase that sat there and sat there!
Watch who God puts in his path, and see how he has come to conclusions, and kinda gets knocked over the head for the wrong assumptions.
Can this family ever heal? Will the teenage girl find her path? How about the young man with the bad home life? Watch as Gerrit touches so many lives now that he has all this time on his hands!
A book that will touch your heart and hope for the future!

I received this book through NetGalley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.  

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