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- Print Length: 290 pages
- Publisher: Abingdon Press (October 1, 2011)
- Publication Date: October 1, 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005SZ478S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,669 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Time for Peace: Quilts of Lancaster County - Book 3 Kindle Edition
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When her Grandmother becomes ill she Jenny moves her in the dawdi haus to take care of her. While she is retrieving some of her Grandmother's things from Hannah's and Chris's. she finds an old letter where her Grandmother's has informed her father of Matthew. She later finds out that Matthew yielded to her Father's wishes and didn't pursue Jenny. Jenny feels betrayed by both her Grandmother and Matthew. She has to learn to forgive and accept all the blessings that God has granted her.
A real glimpse into a wonderful Amish family with everyday struggles. I wish there were more books in this series, but be sure not to miss this one!
I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher Abingdon Press, and was not required to give a positive review.
DISCLAIMER: I was given a free copy of the book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
In my opinion, fans of Wanda Brunstetter and Shelley Shepard Gray would enjoy Barbara's stories and writing style because neither was really a fit for me with this book. Without going into a lot of detail lest I spoil the experience for someone else, there were several areas that seemed to need some improvement. For example, the first 60-70 pages were used to set up the story, and it could've been done in about 30-40 without the repetition that was present. Also, the faith aspect of the book was watered down and almost non-existant. I expected there to be at least one mention of them going to church, or a visit with the bishop about spiritual matters, but neither was a part of this book. Knowing that the Amish have a faith and belief system that is very important to them, it was a big surprise to see that it wasn't included.
Now, I've not read either of the previous books in this series, but that wasn't a problem. This book was great as a stand-alone, and I had no trouble following along with some of the other characters from those previous novels. Another bonus from this book was all the content in the back--a glossary (which is always helpful for those words you think you know, but don't), discussion questions (don't read them until the end because there are spoilers), and lots of yummy recipes (potato soup, here I come).
Even though it wasn't my favorite book, I do plan to read another of Barbara's novels in the future because I've always been a firm believer in giving an author a second chance. There's no telling sometimes when they'll surprise us!
I only give this book one or two stars at most. I found the story line to be not very well developed to create a novel with. The author included incidences in the book just to have some interest/excitement. For example, I've never seen so many people end up with emergencies in the hospital as the characters and this particular family do. It was nice to see what becomes of Hannah and Chris (book two main characters). However, I don't think it was a good idea to have Hannah struggle and end up in the hospital again at the end. What was the point other then to fill up some more pages describing it? I just think the author didn't have much of a story to work with and just added a few things in. I also felt the book was a bit choppy and jumped from topic to topic very quickly without a smooth transition. Lastly, the main character in the book does not have a whole lot of fuel/fire for how upset she becomes in the book. I was disappointed overall but just felt I had to read through to the end since I had already put in time to the other books in the series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've noticed that the books by Barbara Cameron are sometimes hard to get into...but when it comes down to the whole picture they are worth it. This one was!Published 1 month ago by Melody Nagel
Such a great book. Love the way the book was written. Really enjoy reading books from this author. I can't wait to read the next one.Published 1 month ago by Sport77
Lots of insight into an Amish family's way of life and a true love story where love survived. Now I understand forgiveness.Published 5 months ago by 'rea H Moody
This was a fast read for me because the author has you from page one. I enjoy reading Amish stories.Published 5 months ago by Judith D. Passaro
The plot is so like real life!!!!! Misunderstandings that could have so easily been worked out if Jenny had went and talked to Matthew and Phobe when she found the letter. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Linda Byrd
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