Monday, June 25, 2012

A Time for Peace

Author: Barbara Cameron
Publisher: Abingdon Press
October 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4267-0765-0
Genre: Inspirational/Amish

Jenny Bontrager is still getting used to life as an Amish woman, even after three years of marriage to Matthew. He has three children from a previous marriage and she longs for a baby of her own, and is envious when other Amish women get pregnant in their first year of marriage. She wonders if her insides where damaged when she was in an accident before she became Amish.

One morning Jenny is summoned into the kitchen by her step-children, who are alarmed because Phoebe, Jenny’s grandmother, won’t wake up. Jenny is afraid she is dead, but she finds a pulse and has Matthew call for an ambulance. But then she learns something confusing. Her grandmother has some kind of mysterious illness that grandma doesn’t want her to know about.

When Jenny discovers a letter written by her father, her sense of peace and contentment is destroyed, leaving Jenny struggling with her faith and with the love of those around her.

A TIME FOR PEACE is the third book in Ms. Cameron’s Quilts of Lancaster County series. I have read the first two books in the series and looked forward to reading this one and finding out more about Jenny.

Jenny has some real issues to work through in this book. I had to admire her husband, Matthew for his strength in the midst of hardship, and for his kindness. The children and Phoebe were also nice touches.

If you are looking for an Amish book, then A TIME FOR PEACE is a good book to consider. Discussion questions, some yummy recipes, and a sample chapter of Ms. Cameron’s next book, Temporary Destination (April 2012) is included at the end of the book. $14.99. 285 pages

If you missed the first two books in this series they are: A Time for Love and A Time To Heal.

1 comment:

Barbara Cameron said...

Hi Laura,

Thank you so much for the lovely review. I so glad you enjoyed A Time for Peace and the two previous books in the series.

Yes, the recipes are yummy. I hope you will try one. I test them for readers...tough job, huh?!

Thanks again for reviewing the book. By the way, I love the new website design.