Book Review | The Sowing Season

The Sowing Season is Katie Powner‘s debut novel. It’s a Christian contemporary story about second chances. It’s not the type of novel I usually read, but I’m so glad I picked up this story! The pacing and tone are just the type of story I love and the characters will stay in your heart for a long time.

Gerrit Laninga had no choice but to sell his dairy farm, unable to keep it up on his own as age caught up to him. Now that he has nothing to do, how should he spend his days? Especially when his work cost him his relationship with his wife and children.

Teenager Rae Walters has her future laid out in front of her, but to stay on track, she has to overcome her fear of driving. Not doing so would mean she would fail for the first time in her life and not passing driver’s ed is not an option.

Two very different people from different generations whose stories cross and intertwine. As the granddaughter of a dairy farmer, it was easy to picture Gerrit. It also had me rooting for him to find new purpose and heal what had broken.

As I mentioned, this story is not typical of my reading habits in that it isn’t a romance or historical fiction. It also doesn’t have the usual plot sequences of those types of stories. It’s more nostolgic. But don’t mistake that for lacking in plot. The Sowing Season kept me reading because I had to find out what happened with the characters.

If you’re looking for a book that is different from typical genre fiction, definitely try The Sowing Season. I’m excited to learn what Katie Powner’s next story will be about.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

3 Comments on “Book Review | The Sowing Season

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