"A Time To Love " is an awesome story that was very hard for me to put down. A story of faith, hope , love, and a second chance.
Jennie King although of the Amish faith has been raised in the English world. As a war correspondent she is severely injured when a car bomb explodes right in front of her. When she was returned to the states and woke up in the hospital after her surgery she finds herself covered with a quilt_ Her grandmothers Amish quilt.
Returning to Lancaster County to heal at her grandmothers, she finds peace and Matthew, whom as a teenager had a crush on. As she continues with her therapy she is also healing another way. She is now realizing how peaceful and calm it is in the Amish community compared to the hustle and bustle of New York. As the attraction grows once again between Matthew and Jennie, she is also becoming attached to his three children as they are to her. When Matthew lost his first wife, Jennie also worries that she is not for him.. Could her injuries eventually take her life and leave Matthew a widower again and the children without another mother. Will she be accepted into the community and be baptized into the church.. Can she give up her job, friends and everything she had before she was hurt.. can she bridge the difference between the two worlds.
I have read several Amish books, but I have to say this one rates of one of the best. Ms. Cameron has a way of writing that keeps the reader interested from the very beginning and makes one feel as if they are right there amidst the characters. Its full of emotion and tender romance with a serious side to it. Excellent book and I will wait patiently for the second book in the series.
I would like to thank Abingdon Press and Net Galley for providing this free ARC for my reading pleasure. A positive review was not required and the opinions expressed here are my own thoughts on the book.
This is a great love story. Jenny meets Matthew when she is a teenager, but goes off to college and makes a life for herself as a jounalist, but when she is injured in a bombing while covering a story she just wants to go home to heal at her grandmother's house in the amish community. When Matthew and Jenny see each other these old feeling come back for both of them. Jenny goes through a lot, but by faith she finds peace, strength and love again. Great book.
A TIME TO LOVE by Barbara Cameron is an inspirational romance set in modern day Lancaster County, PA. It is the first in the Quilts of Lancaster County Series. It is well written with details and depth. It is a tender love story full of love, promise, hope, healing, faith,Amish, and second chances. It is the story of a journalist,Jenny, who is injured,from a bomb blast, while reporting on the conditions, and stories of children in war torn countries. Her father was Amish, but choose to live in the English world. She spent a few summers with her Amish grandmother. During her time with her grandmother she meets, Matthew, and quickly becomes friends. Then her father takes her back to the English world, where she goes to college and becomes a journalist. Matthew, her Amish friend, thought there was more between them,marries a year after Jenny leaves without any word from her. His wife dies of cancer. Leaving him with three little children. Jenny returns to Lancaster County, to her grandmother's house to recover from her injuries. Her and Matthew quickly falls back in love and decide to marry. Although, I enjoyed this story, I would have liked to seen a more of the ending for the young couple, as they start their life together. I would recommend this book especially if you enjoy Amish, a sweet tender love story, and the healing that can take place after tragic events in someone's life.This story is full of God's promises and faith. This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at Abingdon Press and My Book Addiction and More.