A Road Unknown

Friday, January 31, 2014
She winced at the word. Home. She was leaving everything and everybody she knew to go to a place she’d never visited in her life. It was exciting. It was terrifying.

Book: A Road Unknown by Barbara Cameron, Abington Press, 2014
Genre: Amish Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 17-25
Subjects: Amish Culture, Selfishness, Trust in God, Dating Relationships, God’s Will
Summary: It feels so wrong, but she is to the point of not knowing how to do anything else. Life has just gotten to be too much at home. Being the oldest of nine children Elizabeth spends all of her time and focus helping mother her siblings. It’s not that she doesn’t love her siblings, she does. It’s just that she wants more out of life. She has hopes and dreams just like every other young girl. So she sets off for another world, the world of the English. She moves in with a pen pal and finds a job working for other Amish, including a very good looking single boss her age! But there’s still a tug back towards home, a tug towards finding peace, being sure of who she is and where she is supposed to be. It’s time for Elizabeth to figure out just what God wants of her.
Notes: Like many Amish stories, part of the focus of this one is on the comparison between the two cultures and the rigid rules of some of the Amish communities. This one has a strong focus on the personal element, Elizabeth figuring out for herself who she is supposed to be rather than the church leader telling her who to be. And it’s not a decision of whether or not to remain Amish, simply a decision of whether or not to grow up, fall in love, get married, move out, etc. instead of stay at home and continue raising her siblings.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 3/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Matthew 6:26 – Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Thank you to Litfuse for sending me a free review copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.    

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Barbara Cameron is celebrating the release of A Road Unknown with a $200 Visa cash card giveaway and a fun "Amish Roads" Facebook party.
One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa cash card
  • A Road Unknown by Barbara Cameron
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 27th. Winner will be announced at Barbara's "Amish Roads" Facebook Party on February 27th. Connect with Barbara for an evening of book chat, Amish trivia, laughter, prizes, and more!

So grab your copy of A Road Unknown and join Barbara and friends on the evening of February 27th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)


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