Home to Paradise
by Barbara Cameron
Rose Anna Zook has watched her two older sisters marry two Stoltzfus men and has always thought she and John, the third Stoltzfus brother, would marry, make a home together, and have children. But John has other ideas. He's enjoying his Rumschpringe in the Englisch world a little too much and isn't interested in returning to the Amish community---especially to marry.
Rose Anna is determined to bring her man back into the Amish fold. John is equally determined to live his life free and unencumbered. Who will win this battle of wills? Will love prevail?
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My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, HOME TO PARADISE is the third book in Ms. Cameron's The Coming Home series. It does stand alone (I haven't read the first two books in the series yet, but I do have the second one on my kindle.) but fans might want to read Return to Paradise and Seasons in Paradise first to get the other sister's stories.
I did get awfully confused with conversation without tags, I couldn't follow along who was saying what most of the time and I was getting confused by names. I appeared that the characters referred to their mom and dad by their first name which confused me.
Rose Anna has a very bad temper and would make Anne Shirley's temper look tame. For an adult she got angry very quickly and reacted instead of thought things through. John also has the same issue, making things at home impossible for him since he wouldn't show his dad respect and didn't try to get along. It made me wonder if John and Rose Anna would last as a couple after the honeymoon.
I do like that Rose Anna learned from some of her mistakes (like being manipulative), but not that she lies to get out of telling the truth...
There are some lessons learned, and it was interesting watching these two stubborn people get together.
Fans of Amish fiction or contemporary romance might like this book. Fans of Barbara Cameron should definitely check it out.
Recipes are included.
Now I'm going to go back and read book two...