Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Time To Love (Quilts of Lancaster County #1) - Barbara Cameron

Summary from Good Reads: War correspondent Jenny Miller 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, the man she had a crush on as a teenager, she wonders if God has a new plan for her.

Jenny is an Englisher who goes to her grandmother's house in Lancaster, PA to recuperate after several surgeries from a car bombing.  She is having problems dealing with her scars and people taking care of her.  She is reunited with a summer love, Matthew, who is lives next door and is a widower with three kids.  As her memory returns, she pieces together the summer as a teenager when she spent it there with him.

She falls in love with Matthew and his family.  His youngest daughter, Annie, is absolutely adorable.  Jenny falls in love with her, and the others, instantly as she can relate to them losing their mother.  They develop a wonderful relationship that touches her heart in a very special way.

I fell in love with this story because it is not like any other Amish story that I have read.  I love the unusual "twist" that Barbara Cameron incorporated into this book.  Barbara's writing style is wonderful and all the characters become alive within the book.

I am very anxious to read the second book in this series, A Time to Heal, which is scheduled to be released in March 2011.  There was a bonus chapter from the second book at the end of this one but I must admit, I did not read it.  I enjoyed the book so much that I know that it would leave me wanting more right away!

A special thanks goes out to Net Galley and Abingdon Press for giving me this great opportunity to read and review this book in advance for them.  I am looking forward to reading more of this series and more, in general, from Barbara Cameron.

1 comment:

  1. The book I'm listening to right now is one you might like. It's called Kitchen House. I started it when I finished Mockingjay.