Aug 18, 2010

A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron

War correspondent Jennie King 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 Bontrager, the man she had a crush on as a teenager, she wonders if God has a new plan for her. Jennie has emotional and physical scars and though she feels she has come home to this man and this place, she's not sure she can bridge the difference between their worlds.

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A Time to Love is from the Quilts of Lancaster County series. This is the first book I have read by Barbara Cameron, and it won't be the last. It is refreshing to read about the peaceful lives of the Amish community, and this book has a slight twist that was intriguing right from the start. It was interesting to read about how a so-called outsider is accepted by some of the Amish, and totally rejected by others.

Jenny is an international journalist who was seriously injured in a bomb blast as she was reporting on the plight of orphaned children.  She returns to Lancaster County for a long-term recovery period at the home of her Amish grandmother. When she arrives, she is broken ... both inside and out.

Jenny doesn't anticipate that she will ever find peace and healing when she arrives at her grandmother's home.  In fact, she couldn't help but feel a bit sorry for herself.  But over time, she is able to find happiness and hope (and even some romance).

I enjoyed this book immensely and look forward to reading other books in the Quilts of Lancaster County series.

Disclosure: I reviewed this electronic galley through Net Galley, courtesy of the publisher Abingdon Press. I was not compensated for my thoughts.

A Time to Love
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (October 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426707630
ISBN-13: 978-1426707636


  1. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds like it's a good read.