Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Heart's Journey by Barbara Cameron

This is a charming story about Naomi, an Amish girl who runs a shop with her two cousins and grandmother.  She quilts, and the others knit, weave, and make crafts.  She's soon to be married, but she's started having doubts because John seems more and more controlling.  She jumps at the chance to go with her grandmother to Pinecraft, Florida for a vacation.  Nick, their English driver and friend, offers to drive them down there; he also has a secret crush on Naomi even though he knows nothing can come of it.  Will Naomi return his love or stay with her Amish fiance?  What kind of future could they have?

I found the story line about John intriguing.  How do the Amish view controlling men? I love road trips and enjoyed traveling along with Naomi on her first one!  The community of Pinecraft is a real place a lot of Amish and Mennonite visit and I liked the unique setting for this Amish story.  I wished there was a little more explanation of what the characters were physically doing sometimes; a character would be there one minute and gone the next with no mention of them leaving.  There were also some contradictions in what a character thought or said.  The romance is cute and I enjoyed the different characters.  This is the second book in the Stitches in Time series and, while it works as a stand-alone, there are minor characters I felt like I should already know. I'm excited to read the other two books about her cousins and you should check out this story, especially if you like Amish fiction!

I received this book free from Abingdon Press in exchange for an honest review.

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