This is the third book in the series, Quilts of Lancaster county. Out of the three this was not my favorite. While the first two books had elements of action and romance that held my attention, this book did not. I got bored about half way through the book because the only thing that was happening was that people were sick and had to be rushed to the hospital. Once is fine, it moves the story along, more than that is just repetitive. Based on the first two book, I expected a lot more. For those of you that like relationship books then you will really this book, but this was not the book for me.
Jenny Bontrager has settled nicely into married life with the exception that she longs for a baby of her own. She loves Matthew's three children as her own; especially since their mother died of cancer several years back leaving them without a mother; but oh to have a child that was through the union of her and Matthew. Hannah, Jenny's sister-in-law is expecting a child and that doesn't make it any easier for Jenny. Jenny is trying her best to be happy and supportive of Hannah.
As the story line progresses Jenny's grandmother has taken ill with pneumonia. Phoebe is so dear to Jenny. Several years earlier Phoebe encouraged Jenny to come stay with her so she could take care of her while Jenny healed from the wounds she had suffered while working as a news reporter overseas. While staying with Phoebe Jenny slowly healed from her injuries. What would Jenny do if she lost her precious grandmother? Will Phoebe survive her life threatening illness of pneumonia or is it God's will to take her home?
While getting a sweater for her grandmother Jenny accidental caused a box in her grandmother's closet to fall to the floor. The contents of the box spilled out and Jenny noticed a letter addressed to her grandmother that her father had written several years ago. Jenny knew it wouldn't be right to read the letter but she couldn't resist and so she read it. She felt betrayed by what her father had written to her grandmother. Will this information that Jenny stumbled upon change her relationship with her grandmother? Will it change her relationship with her husband Matthew if he was privy to what this letter was implying?
I found it hard to put this book down because I just had to know what would happen and how it would end. I laughed, I worried, I cried, and I hoped for the outcome that I wanted. Did the book end the way I wanted it to?
I found the characters in this book to be strong but yet vulnerable too. The Godly message comes through loud and clear. Have faith, have trust, have love, and you will find hope.
Thank you Barbara Cameron for a wonderful Amish fiction read. I loved your other books in this series, A Time to Love, A Time to Heal and now this one A Time for Peace. I can't wait to begin your new series Stitches In Time, with book 1, Her Restless Heart.