Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Book Review - A Road Unknown


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?

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.

Learn more about Barbara at: http://barbaracameron.com
I really do enjoy a good Amish book and this one was different than any other I've read in that Elizabeth decides to leave her community and strike out on her own. She is tired of all the chores and things that are demanded of her and she thinks she'll find a more fulfilling life outside of her community and away from her family.
This book also combines more of the Amish and English ways and shows all the comparisons (even if it's not the author's intent) and I found this rather interesting, too. I really liked how Elizabeth realizes how much she misses her family yet she realizes that God has a special plan for her life.
I love a story I can get lost in and that makes me really care about the characters of the book. This book does that in a big way and I was sad when I finished the last page, even though the story itself was very satisfying! I really liked this story and I'm sure you will, too!
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group
You can read more reviews of this book HERE  

Blessings - Julie

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