Heart in Hand by Barbara Cameron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Amish/Christian romance
Book Description: After the wedding of her cousin Naomi, knitter Anna, a widow, finds herself missing love and the closeness of a husband. She feels a special connection with her grandmother as they both struggle to go on with life.
Is Anna on the verge of finding happiness when she realizes John Esh is interested in her? Love begins to warm Anna’s heart, but will she be so afraid of losing someone that she gives up the second chance that God has provided?
My thoughts: Two lives lost their dreams of a future with the one that they love.
Anna and Gideon have both been widowed. They are both in their twenties and struggling with their feelings and lives of loss. Fortunately for Gideon, he has a beautiful daughter.
It is the daughter who brings them together in this story. The is the third story in a series of cousins. They work at a crafting store together and share their lives dreams and even romances with each other.
Gideon brings his daughter in to see about learning a craft. He promised his deceased wife that he would try to teach her girl things, not just boy things. They begin to take Anna's knitting classes and stitch themselves into her life.
Their courtship isn't all neat and even stitches. There are many dropped stitches and mangled threads, but it's rewarding to see after the all the hard work that they have a pleasant relationship.
Barbara Cameron has written this book well and filled it full of realistic emotion and situations. I enjoyed the many scenes with the daughter. She is very cute and for one so young is a master at bringing her dad and Anna together.
About Barbara Cameron: Barbara Cameron is the author of 35 fiction and non-fiction books, three nationally televised movies (HBO-Cinemax), as well as the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. When a relative took her to visit the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she felt led to write about the spiritual values and simple joys she witnessed there.
Her latest book is the Amish fiction, Heart in Hand.
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