After 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?
This is a one of a kind story!
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this debut author, but I picked up “The Sowing Season” because of the cover alone. Yes, I’m not sorry, but I judge a book by the cover. ques shocked gasps And, I don’t regret it. I wasn’t going to willingly read a book that focuses a lot on a girl who has a plan and is working towards college like Rae, only because it would annoy me and I wouldn’t agree.
BUT! I am so glad I did, the main characters, Rae, and Gerrit are not your normal hero and heroine. No, they are quite different in a good way! I loved getting to see how they both grew and changed, and just learned from the past and others’ mistakes.
I find myself very sad to have finished reading “The Sowing Season” and am looking forward to following Katie Powner to see what she comes up with after this thought-provokingly different book.
I voluntarily received and reviewed a complimentary e/copy of this book which I received from the author/publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.