Saturday, 22 February 2014

Review - A Road Unknown

A Road Unknown
Amish Road Series, Book One
By Barbara Cameron
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Pub. Date: February 4, 2014
ISBN: 978-1426740596
Pages: 304
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Yes, there has been quite a few new Amish titles already released this year and it isn't even spring yet. I known I don't have time to read every single book that is released, but whenever I get a chance to review an Amish fiction title crosses my path, I take it.

A Road Unknown by Barbara Cameron centers on twenty-year-old Elizabeth Bontrager. Most Amish girls her age have already been through the "rumschpringe" years, but since she is the eldest of nine children, she couldn't explore the outside world as a teenager as she was needed at home.

Elizabeth is given a chance to step outside of the Amish community of Goshen, taking her to Paradise, Pennsylvania. She moves in with her Englisch pen pal and gets a job at the local country store. The store is owned by Saul Miller and the store sells Amish products to the Englisch community.

She didn't travel to Paradise in search for love, but it seems two suitors are after her attention - a guy named Bruce and her boss, Saul.

A Road Unknown's plot is similar to other Amish fiction novels, where a young Amish woman ventures off to try out the Englisch's world. Then she falls in love and has to choose between her Amish life and the Englisch world. Plus, there is a pen pal thrown into the mix, which has been almost to death in this genre. The author, Barbra Cameron, has written over thirty-five fiction and nonfiction books, so she avoids all the clich├ęs that could have ruined the novel. Though the main character, Elizabeth, is likeable, I never understood her completely. Overall, I thought A Road Unknown was a cute, quick read.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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About the Author:

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.

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