PUYB Presents…..Heart in Hand by Barbara Cameron

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Heart in Hand smAnna, a knitter and the oldest of the three cousins, watches the wedding of Naomi and Nick the following fall and remembers her own wedding. A widow, Anna thinks about how short her time with her husband was; as she looks at her grandmother, she wonders if Leah is recalling her own marriage. Her grandparents were married for a longer time than she and her husband were, but Anna and her grandmother lost their spouses only months apart three years ago. Perhaps this is why they have always felt so close. Both know how hard it is to be a widow, to go on with life.

Gideon Beiler approaches Anna one day. Gideon is a wonderful, caring man. He, too, has suffered a loss – his wife, Mary, died and left him to raise their only daughter. Spring is a time for new beginnings, for love to bloom as nature thaws the earth and makes it come alive again after the long cold winter. As love begins to warm Anna’s heart again, she’s afraid to chance losing someone she has come to care so much about. Her grandmother tells her she believes Gideon may be the man God has sent for her to have a second chance at love.

Stitches in time…and place: three cousins who laugh and love and learn about life together with their warm and wise grandmother, Leah, in their special shop. Two generations of Amish women who are bound by strong threads which bind them to their creativity and their community.




I love Barbara Cameron’s books! And I have been waiting on this third book in A Stitch in Time Series. Heart in Hand takes us back to the Amish community in Paradise, Pennsylvania and the little shop that grandmother Leah, and cousins Naomi,  Anna and Mary Katherine run each day. Naomi is all excited about her upcoming wedding to Nick, while Anna is still grieving the loss of her husband Samuel. At the same time, an Amish neighbor Gideon is grieving the loss of his wife Mary, and trying to raise his small daughter Sarah Rose. It is when Gideon and Sarah Rose comes into the shop to purchase a craft for Sarah Rose that the attraction began between Gideon and Anna. And you can find out all about it in this wonderful book, Heart in Hand by Barbara Cameron.

I thoroughly enjoy this wonderful Amish fiction. I love the little shop and the ladies that run the place day by day. The make is such a wonderful, homey place to come to for craft needs. The characters are special, realistic and believable, and the community and its people draw you into their story in a way that you live the story with them! And Anna and Gideon were adorable, I love their characters, and Sarah Rose and the part she plays in the story as well. The story all comes together in a wonderful way and it is one that you will remember for a long time after you read it.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good clean heartwarming story. I would suggest that you read the first two books in A Stitch in Time Series first, just to get to know all of the family and comminuty, and their lifestyle. And if you enjoy Amish fiction, this book is a must!

A copy of this book was provided by Pump Up Your Book for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.




Barbara CameronBarbara Cameron is the author of 35 fiction and non-fiction books, three nationally televised movies (HBO-Cinemax), as well as 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.

Her latest book is the Amish fiction, Heart in Hand.




1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Colletta
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 16:21:28

    I also loved this book 🙂 Great review!




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