A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron

Summary: War correspondent Jennie King thinks she s just a temporary guest in her grandmother s Amish community while she recuperates from the devastating injuries sustained in a car bomb attack that changed her world. But when she meets Matthew Bontrager, the man she had a crush on as a teenager, she wonders if God has a new plan for her. Jennie has emotional and physical scars and though she feels she has come home to this man and this place, she's not sure she can bridge the difference between their worlds.

Review: Ok. So I've heard about this Amish Romance trend, and I was vaguely interested in giving it a try. And I had this book sitting around in my Nook. So I read it.

SUPER underwhelmed. Like, SO MANY THINGS about this book just don't make sense. I don't even know where to begin.

So you spent a summer or two here when you were a teenager, and that has prepared you to completely overhaul your life? And now you're gonna marry this guy you haven't seen in ten years and only met again a couple months ago? And you're some foreign war correspondent who's dedicated to helping people, but now you can somehow help children in war zones from this sleepy Amish town with no electricity?

I just... I can't even.

Like, this book had so few redeeming qualities that I can't even think of any now.

Maybe there are better books to read that fit in with this trend?

Goodreads Shelves: bechdel-test, fluffy, is-this-a-kissing-book, nook-book



  1. I'm so glad you took the time to try out the Amish romance trend because now I don't have to. But let me know if you find one worthwhile.

    1. Dangit, when I saw that you had commented on this one, I was really hoping you had a recommendation for me! Lol. I don't think I'll be trying another one any time soon, but I think maybe reading a Barnes and Noble Free Friday book was not the smartest move here?

    2. Ha! There's no harm in reading one of the free options; I've found some good series that way. YA, though, not romance. I really enjoyed Golden Blood, Destiny Binds, and Seeds of Discovery. Those were all free, I think, though it looks like Destiny Binds isn't anymore. If you like the free ones, I have all three of the series and can lend them. :)


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