Monday, December 2, 2013
Annie's Christmas Wish - Quilts of Lancaster County 4 - by Barbara Cameron
About the book:
Will New York City lure Annie away from her home...and the possibility of love?Ever since her step-mom brought her a snow globe of the New York City skyline, Annie has wanted to visit the beautiful, big city. Since it’s nearing the time of Annie’s rumschpringe—the time when Amish youth experience English life to make a decision whether to live in that world or become baptized into the Amish faith—the family decides a visit is a good idea. They watch the Macy’s Christmas parade, admire the decorated store windows, skate at the Rockefeller Center rink and— Annie’s favorite—get a glimpse of a writer’s life while visiting the New York Times building. But others aren’t as thrilled with Annie’s lure to the Big Apple. Aaron has long been attracted to Annie and is sure he’s in love. As he watches her engage in big city life, he grows concerned that she won’t want to return to their quieter life. Will Annie follow Aaron back home? Or stay and pursue her dreams? Competing for her attention, Aaron sets out to show Annie that Christmas isn’t about the glitz and glamour, but about family, love, and the birth of Jesus.
This was an interesting story, mainly because it was interesting to see how an Amish family viewed New York City. I was surprised at some of the things they did, including watching some movies, since the Amish . don't usually do that. I liked catching up with characters I met when I read Barbara's previous series. I wished the romance would have had a little more to it; I got frustrated sometimes with how Aaron would jump to conclusions or didn't seem to listen. This definitely makes me want to visit New York again, especially at Christmas! If you like Amish or Christmas stories, you should check it out!
I received an ARC free from Abingdon Press in exchange for an honest review.