Friday, March 29, 2013

Heart in Hand Book Review

Ah, another Amish romance in the making. This is a Stitches in Time Series addition written by Barbara Cameron.
About the Book:
Anna, a knitter and the oldest of the three cousins, watches the wedding of Naomi and Nick the following fall and remembers her own wedding. A widow, Anna thinks about how short her time with her husband was; as she looks at her grandmother, she wonders if Leah is recalling her own marriage.  
Her grandparents were married for a longer time than she and her husband were, but Anna and her grandmother lost their spouses only months apart three years ago. Perhaps this is why they have always felt so close. Both know how hard it is to be a widow, to go on with life.  
Gideon Beiler approaches Anna one day. Gideon is a wonderful, caring man. He, too, has suffered a loss – his wife, Mary, died and left him to raise their only daughter. Spring is a time for new beginnings, for love to bloom as nature thaws the earth and makes it come alive again after the long cold winter.  
As love begins to warm Anna’s heart again, she’s afraid to chance losing someone she has come to care so much about. Her grandmother tells her she believes Gideon may be the man God has sent for her to have a second chance at love. Stitches in time…and place: three cousins who laugh and love and learn about life together with their warm and wise grandmother, Leah, in their special shop.  
Two generations of Amish women who are bound by strong threads which bind them to their creativity and their community.
This was a lovely and sad book to read in the beginning because Anna and Gideon both had lost their partners in early death.  Gideon did have a daughter named Sarah Rose.
Anna had a hard time letting go of her life with Samuel and Gideon with Mary. It is always amazing to me how the right person can come into our lives, if only we would open our eyes and seize the moment.
It took Anna a near death experience to understand this and thru that experience she realized that she did care for Gideon, but will he return that feeling?
You will have to read the book and find out for yourself!
Happy Reading!
You can by the book at these two places:  AMAZON| BARNES& NOBLE
About the Author:
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.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.