The Hearts Journey by Barbara Cameron
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Amish / Christian Romance
Book description: Naomi knows she should be excited about her upcoming wedding but she remains unmoved. Not only are her feelings for her fiance lackluster but she believes he may see her more as a servant than a partner. And he's so controlling. Is it too late to back out of the marriage? While praying for God's guidance, Naomi takes a break from her duties as a quilter and travels with her grandmother to Pinecraft, Florida. Along the way Naomi finds herself becoming attracted to Nick, their "Englisch" driver and friend, and the two begin to fall in love. The journey soon becomes one in which Naomi explores her most secret dream for love. But can she veer off the "safe" path she'd envisioned for her life to marry Nick?
Bonnie's Thoughts: A beautifully written Amish romance. Young Naomi is engaged to John, who seems to have changed over the course of their engagement. In order to get away and think about her future and her relationship, she accompanies her grandmother on a trip to Florida. Throughout her journey, she becomes attracted to their driver, an English man. She is torn between her heart and tradition.
I have read a few other novels by Barbara Cameron and thoroughly enjoy her writing. Her writing and story lines are simple and so relatable, Amish or not. This story is filled with such a sweet love between two people from such different backgrounds. But there is a great respect for family and traditions on both sides. Naomi and Nick are a perfect match.
~ Bonnie ~
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About Barbara Cameron : CBD, CBA, and ECPA bestselling author of 24 books (including new series upcoming for Abingdon Press in 2011/2012) including fiction and non-fiction books for Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Harlequin, and other publishers.
I sold three films to HBO/Cinemax and am the first winner of the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award.
My two novellas won the 2nd and 3rd place in the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest from the Faith, Love, and Hope chapter of RWA. Both were finalists for the novella category of the Carol Award of the American Christian Writers Award (ACFW).