Whenever I am looking for an Amish fiction book to devour, Barbara Cameron is one of the names that I look for on the shelves. When I saw she had a new book out, I was very excited to start a brand new series with her!
I don’t like to read the back synopsis of books when I know I like certain authors. For some reason, I feel like it takes away the “surprise factor.” So when I began reading this book, I was surprised to find that one of the main characters in and Amish fiction book was, in fact, a lawyer! That contrast of characters gripped my attention right away and I was engrossed within the pages of her story.
It really does seem like a lost cause for Miriam. She grew up having a crush on a boy who was 10 years older than her. However, Mark moves away, looking for a new life: a life that isn’t in the Amish community. Topping it all off, he’s looking forward to making a new future with his fiance who is English.
Life has a funny way of bringing you back home, though. Through a series of circumstances, Mark finds himself at his grandfather’s. He’s presented with an option and a choice he has to make. He can have a future with his fiance while he becomes a successful lawyer or he could take over the family farm.
Through it all, though, Miriam has stayed a truthful friend and has even helped care for his grandfather. Perhaps he’s overlooked the very person who has been right in front of him, but he longed for something more and couldn’t see it.
Hopefully the second book in the Harvest of Hope series will be released soon!
About the Book:
A heartwarming tale of discovering love right in front of you
Miriam Troyer has had a secret crush on Mark Byler since she was a teenager, but she knows they can never have a relationship: Mark is a big-city attorney and an Englischer. Her Amish community is too far removed from all he knows–and she loves her quiet way of life.
Mark has always loved his visits to his grandfather’s farm, but he’s convinced the Amish life isn’t for him. There’s so much of the world to see and experience, and the excitement of his successful law practice can’t be matched by the slow pace of life found back home in the country.
But when things go wrong and his firm distances itself from him to try to save themselves, Mark finds himself back at his grandfather’s farm. Could life in this simple world be worth living after all? Especially when the teenager he remembers has grown into a woman that could be his future. Suddenly, these two people whose lives seem so far apart may get a chance to really see each other for the first time.
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, 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.
I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest opinion of this book.