A Time to Heal By Barbara Cameron…..Review

A Time to Heal by Barbara Cameron  Book Review

Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 03/2011
Binding: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781426707643
Retail Price: $13.99
Author: Cameron, Barbara

What would it be like to walk in your barn and find a handsome Englischer in your barn loft? That’s what happened to Hannah Bontrager, an Amish young lady living in Paradise Pennsylvania. However, when Hannah’s brother Matthew walked in, he was not too happy about the situation.

Chris Matlock, an ex-soldier showed up at the Bontrager farm looking for his friend Jennie. He and Jennie met in a stateside hospital while recovering from injuries while overseas. Chris was hoping Jennie could help him overcome the emotional difficulties he was going through because of his war days. What he didn’t think he would do was lose his heart to a feisty young Amish woman named Hannah.

Hannah was not your normal Amish young woman because most  were quiet and let their husbands have most of the say. Hannah was spirited, headstrong and didn’t mind voicing her opinion, especially to this Englisch stranger. But there was one problem, Hannah found herself attracted to their new visitor. How could this be when she is Amish and he is an Englischer? And as if that isn’t enough, he is an ex-soldier, he fought in the war, and the Amish do not believe in violence. Will Hannah act on her secret feelings for this handsome guy? And will Chris stay around long enough to get to know this difficult but beautiful young woman who is not afraid to tell him about his faults.

As this heartwarming Amish story unfolds, you will be reunited with Matthew and Jenny Bontrager and their three kinder, Jenny’s grandmother Phoebe, Hannah and the small Amish community you fell in love with in the first book of Barbara Cameron’s Quilts of Lancaster County Series. I like the characters created by the author. Each character and their personalities fit the story making it more enjoyable and more lifelike. And  I really like the author’s style of writing, the plot is interesting enough to keep you reading, yet it is an easy flow heartwarming story. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Amish fiction, and if you like Christian fiction, go out and buy this book too. It will be a wonderful read for you, and well worth your time. I am looking forward to Barbara Cameron’s third book in the series “A Time for Peace” coming out in October 2011.

I want say a big Thank You to Abingdon Press for providing me a copy of this book to read and review. The review and opinions in this book are mine only. I was not expected or required to write a positive review of this book.

Read First Chapter Here

 Barbara Cameron is the author of 21 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies (HBO-Cinemax), and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. When a relative took her to visit the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she felt led to write about the spiritual values and simple joys she witnessed there. She currently resides in Edgewater, FL.  Find out more about Barbara at www.barbaracameron.com, www.amishhearts.com and www.amishliving.com

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Anne Payne
    May 25, 2011 @ 18:39:57

    Looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for the great recommendation.



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