Saturday, October 9, 2010
Romance Book Review: A Time To Love
Genre: Inspirational/ Amish Romance
Publisher: Abingdon Press
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Amish romance has become very popular over the past year. For many these stories are like opening a door in a new world that people have heard of but don't quite understand. Barbara Cameron sets the scene of the Amish Country in Lancaster County as if the reader were roaming the hills and roads. Scene after scene she offers her readers a close up and personal look at the lives of the Amish viewing it from the point of view of an Englisch woman and an Amish man.
When Jenny needs to heal after surviving a car bomb explosion, she goes to her grandmother for help. Living in an Amish community is all that Jenny's grandmother knows, but Jenny's father moved away from the Amish long before Jenny was born. Jenny remembers summers when she was a teenager visiting her grandmother and the Amish country she fell in love with.
While she heals Jenny reunites with her childhood crush, Matthew, an Amish man who has lost his wife and is raising his three small children.
Matthew loved Jenny when they were teenagers, but their worlds conflicted. He felt the call of the land and his belief in God. He married someone else and loved his wife until she died several years earlier. Now that Jenny is back and he can't forget how he felt about her before and how he still feels about her.
This is a wonderful story of challenge and love as two worlds come together.
War correspondent Jenny King thinks she’s just a temporary guest in her grandmother’s Amish community while she recuperates from the devastating injuries sustained in a car bomb attack that changed her world. But when she meets Matthew Bontrager, the man she had a crush on as a teenager, she wonders if God has a new plan for her.
Jenny has emotional and physical scars and though she feels she has come home to this man and this place, she's not sure she can bridge the difference between their worlds.