Friday, October 18, 2019

Fall Reads: Summer's Promise

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Typically in the autumn months, I tend to read only horror or Halloween themed novels but here I am writing a review for the Amish romance "Summer's Promise" by Barbara Cameron, which was just released last month from Gilead Publishing. I've read a few other books by the author so I naturally wanted to read this one as well.

The novel centers around Summer Carson (Yep! That's a name!), a young woman who's trying to get her degree in agricultural science so she can follow in her late father's footsteps to help work with the local farmers. When Summer's not taking care of her mother, she's working part-time at the county agricultural office, a place where she occasionally has to socialize with Amish farmers. Her knowledge of Pennsylvania Deitsch is very limited.

This is a romance novel, so of course there is a suitor for Summer - Abram Yoder, a young Amish man who catches Summer's eye fairly quickly upon meeting. Despite being worlds apart, her being Englisch and him being Amish, sparks fly between the two but Summer's love for her Englisch lifestyle could be a bit of problem for them.

Final Thoughts

Barbara Cameron has a wonderful storytelling ability and an unique way of crafting believable dialogue, which helps make this romantic story a page turner. The characters are likeable, which is always a plus for me. If I like a character, then I'll most likely connect with them. If I don't like a character, then I have a hard time getting interested in the story. The plot is nothing new in the Amish genre, it's just your typical romance story but thanks to the creative writing and intriguing characters, it never once did it feel cliched.

Overall, Summer's Promise is a cute, fast-paced, little read (269 pages) that I read in one sitting. I recommend it to any reader looking for a quick romantic read.

About the Author

Barbara Cameron has a heart for writing about the spiritual values and simple joys of the Amish. She is the best-selling author of more than 40 fiction and nonfiction books and three nationally televised movies, and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Her books have been nominated for Carol Awards and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award from RWA's Faith, Hope, and Love chapter. Barbara resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

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