A Time to Heal - eBook
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Christopher Marshall is a weary and wounded ex-soldier who just wants some peace in his life. He met Hannah in the hospital and later corresponds with her. When he visits her and Matthew, he envies them their happiness. Then he meets Matthew's sister, Rebecca Bontrager, and there's a clash of cultures and values between the former career military man and the gentle, pacifist Amish woman. Yet,there is also a deep attraction between them, and they fall in love.
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Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2011
Series: Quilts of Lancaster County
Chris Matlock, a wounded and weary ex-soldier, just wants peace in his life, and he believes hes found it when he visits Matthew and Jenny Bontrager. He envies their happiness and simple life but doesnt believe that that life is meant for him.
When he meets Matthews sister, Hannah, a small spark of hope flares within him. Despite the clash of cultures between the former military man and the pacifist Amish woman, Chris and Hannah fall in love. Chris settles into life in the community, helping Matthew with the farm.
Then the threats begin. At first, Chris plans to leave in order to protect Hannah. Then he discovers who his enemy is and realizes that he must stay and face his adversary, even if it means revealing a secret he hoped would remain buried forever.
Barbara Cameron has a heart for writing about the spiritual values and simple joys of the Amish. She is the best-selling author of more than 40 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies, and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Her books have been nominated for Carol Awards and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award from RWAs Faith, Hope, and Love chapter. Barbara resides in Jacksonville, Florida.
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cdmeeker5 Stars Out Of 5January 4, 2013cdmeekerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This series was an amazing celebration of family, love and faith.
alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5June 13, 2012alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5The second book in the Quilts of Lancaster series is definitely a winner! It keeps up with the first book in quality. The plot line of the story was one that I have never read before. An american ex-soldier falls in love with an Amish woman and joins that Amish order so they can marry. Over the years I've read countless Amish books about a Amish person leaving their faith to come to live in the outside world. In almost all of those cases it leads the reader to believe that the outside world is better than the Amish one. This is very annoying to me, so this book was a breath of fresh air. The hero Chris, is willing to give up his was of life as well as all modern conviencences to be with the woman he loves. In my book that true romance.
All the characters from the first book return so we get to see more of their lives.
Overall, worth reading.
GneissteacherNorfolk, VAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5May 29, 2012GneissteacherNorfolk, VAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this book! I couldn't put it down and was sad when it ended because I was totally immersed in the story.
Lesa BrassetteGrand Junction, COAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Sequel stays strong!December 26, 2011Lesa BrassetteGrand Junction, COAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The second book in this series maintains the integrity of Barbara Cameron's work. Another great story that melds the Amish life together with the outside world with a little quilting thrown in for those of us that love that craft. This was a great read!
Charlene DalrympleAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5November 28, 2011Charlene DalrympleAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I most always find stories about the Amish to be great reads. They are spiritually uplifting and this book is no exception. The characters are believeable and the story line follows through.
This story is a good example of "good example"! A heart that seems unable to love is led to do so by one who gives so willingly of herself. The characters can see good in one another and this makes for a happy ending.
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