Tuesday, February 17, 2015

" A Road Unknown" by Barbara Cameron

Book Description

 February 4, 2014
Elizabeth is at a crossroad. Will rumschpringe lead her away? Or bring her home?
She's been given the chance to experience life outside of her community, away from the responsibility to care for her eight younger siblings, but Elizabeth Bontrager can't decide which road to take. Goshen has its charms and pressures, but Paradise, Pennsylvania, sounds . . . well, like paradise. And it's also home to her Englisch friend, Paula. Decision made. Elizabeth is Paradise bound.

But will the small town live up to its name? When Elizabeth meets Paula's friend, Bruce, she quickly learns he wants more than a friendship. And the same might be true of Saul Miller, her new boss at the country story that sells Amish products to the Englisch community. As the two compete for her attention, Elizabeth is surprised to realize she misses her family and becomes even more uncertain about where she belongs. She has a choice to make: return home or embrace this new life and possibly a new love?

A About the Author

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 Reader’s Choice Award from RWA’s Faith, Hope, and Love chapter. Barbara resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

My Review:"A Road Unknown"is the first book in Barbara Cameron's Amish Road Series. There are some characters from her series"A Stitch In Time".  I really liked this book and especially liked these two quotes from the book"Supper's not just about eating. It's also about enjoying family and making memories." and" Sometimes when we let go and stop trying to tell Him what's best for us we find it, eh?"  I just felt there was so much truth in those two statements.
Elizabeth Bontrager is tired of not being able to go to singings or have any fun because she has to take care of her eight younger siblings. She leaves to go Paradise, Indiana because it is well, Paradise. 
On the bus she meets Saul. Then she meets Bruce through her English friend Paula. Both Saul and Bruce want to get to know her more. Which one is the right one for her?
There are a couple of fun scenes in this book that I literally laughed out loud reading them.
This is a fun read and even through it is Amish I didn't feel it was the average Amish story! I have book 2 and book 3 in my to be read pile.
I am giving this book four stars. 
I was given a copy of "A Road Unknown" by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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