Barbara Cameron is a best-selling author who has a heart for writing about the spiritual values and simple joys of the Amish. She is the author of more than 38 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies, and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Barbara is a former newspaper reporter. Some of her non-fiction titles include the Everything Weddings on a Budget Book and Her Restless Heart: A Woman’s Longing for Love and Acceptance. Cameron currently resides in Edgewater, Florida.
“A Road Unknown” by Barbara Cameron
August 12, 2014 by
Elizabeth is at a crossroad. She’s been given the chance to experience life outside of her community, away from the responsibility to care for her eight younger siblings, but Elizabeth Bontrager can’t decide which road to take. Goshen has its charms and pressures, but Paradise, Pennsylvania, sounds . . . well, like paradise. And it’s also home to her Englisch friend, Paula. Decision made. Elizabeth is Paradise bound.
But will the small town live up to its name? When Elizabeth meets Paula’s friend, Bruce, she quickly learns he wants more than a friendship. And the same might be true of Saul Miller, her new boss at the country story that sells Amish products to the Englisch community. As the two compete for her attention, Elizabeth is surprised to realize she misses her family and becomes even more uncertain about where she belongs. She has a choice to make: return home or embrace this new life and possibly a new love?
Elizabeth doesn’t just take an unknown road in this book, but a most unique one, as well! Forget trying to decide if she’s going to be Amish or English – she’s going to live Amish but in an English house and work in an Amish business and date both Amish and English! While it might sound confusing, it really wasn’t – but the reader definitely hops between both worlds.
Yet it was really a fun read. Elizabeth doesn’t spend as much time mentally trying to figure out her life spiritually or philosophically as she does just taking the next logical step. Because these steps have put her in a rather unusual predicament, watching her navigate the sideways current makes for a great story.
Elizabeth was definitely someone I’d like to get to know, but Saul Miller, on the other hand, is a bit different. At first he sounds like a ‘player,’ the kind of guy whom you’d really want to see put in his place. As time passes, however, he comes across as a guy who has his head on straight but has just now figured out what he wants – and is going after it.
I flew through this book. It’s an easy read, pretty light-hearted and smoothly written. With such likeable characters and a flickering romance, you can’t help but want to see a happily-ever-after at the end of the book, and Cameron won’t disappoint you.
Learn more about Barbara at: http://barbaracameron.com
I received a free copy of A Road Unknown from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.