Another clean, Amish romance, and it is mostly enjoyable. It has everything that I have come to expect from Amish books. Simple people living in the old ways. A simple, genuine trust in God. A subdued romance. No profanity, no sex, and completely clean!
You've got to love Anna and Gideon. They are both widowed, and it is neat to see the budding romance between them. But my favorite character is Leah. She is Anna's grandmother, and she doesn't mince words. I was glad to see that when the women got together, not all Amish propriety was followed. That made for some fun times and some different discussions than one might normally find in an Amish book.
I chose to give this four stars because I have to admit that as nice as it was, it failed to capture my attention as other Amish books were. I sometimes found myself getting rather bored. I wanted to know how it ended, and Gideon's daughter is very sweet and fun-loving. It was a quick read, and if you are looking for a quick Amish love story, I would certainly say this is it.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
This has got to be one of the most satisfying-whoosh-of-a-contented-sigh romances that I've ever read. I just love the way the plot unfolds. This is a story that deals with loss, but it doesn't dwell on it. There's growth and hope and promise of new love on the horizon and that combination drew me in and kept me committed.
A heart-warming cast of secondary characters fills out the tale and makes me want to move close by so I can take one of Anna's knitting classes and catch up on the gossip. Heart in Hand snatched me out of a stress filled life and brought me respite and hope. You can't ask more of an author than that, can you?
Since the loss of her husband Anna hasn't been able to pull herself together, her grief is overwhelming and she barely manages to get through each day. One afternoon, Gideon, a widower with a young daughter enters the shop where she works and eventually she finds herself being drawn to him. Gideon is ready to marry again and he sometimes gets impatient waiting for Anna to be ready.
This is a sweet romance, a good story, and can be read as a stand alone though this is the third in the series. Cameron's novels are refreshing, she has great characters and shows how Anna and Gideon deal with their grief and find happiness again.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This is the third book in this series, and an enjoyable read. We visit again with some old friends, sharing their joys and heartache.
There are three cousins Naomi, Mary Katherine, and Anna that work with their Grandmother Leah. There is also their honorary cousin, Jenny, who feels like she has always belonged.
Anna has lost her Sam, and deals with her sorrow every day. When Gideon Beiler visits the shop with his precocious daughter Sarah Rose, things are about to change. Sarah Rose has lost her Mom to Cancer, and takes a liking to Anna.
Can Gideon get over comparing Anna to Mary, and vice versa, Anna comparing Gideon to Sam. We travel along in this Amish Community, and you begin to feel apart of the society.
We hope all will work out for these folks, but putting two families together can be difficult. We also join Naomi and Nick for their wedding, and Mary Katherine and Jacob and their happiness.
A great read to get lost in, don't miss it.
I received this book through Abingdon Press and was not required to give a positive review.
Barbara Cameron in her new book, "Heart In Hand" Book Three in the Stitches in Time Series published by Abingdon Press takes us into the life of Anna in the Amish community in Lancaster County.
From the back cover: The possibility of new beginnings arrives with the spring, but Anna may not be ready.
After the wedding of her cousin Naomi, knitter Anna, a widow, finds herself missing love and the closeness of a husband. She feels a special connection with her grandmother as they both struggle to go on with life.
Is Anna on the verge of finding happiness when she realizes John Esh is interested in her? Love begins to warm Anna's heart, but will she be so afraid of losing someone that she gives up the second chance that God has provided?
I am sorry to see this series come to an end. This time up the focus is on Anna, A widow, whose heart wants to move on from the death of her husband but doesn't really know how. Then there is Gideon, a widower, with a daughter, Sarah Rose, who meets Anna to help his daughter learn to knit. This is a story about individuals who grieve, from losing spouses to the loss of a mother, grief is something that others don't seem to grasp unless they have gone through it. It is into this environment that Ms. Cameron manages to weave a romance that just captivates you. She makes you care for all the characters and their journey. This is also just plain fun and exciting as well. Don't start this book late at night because it will cost you sleep. I look forward to the next series from Ms. Cameron.
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