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A Time to Love (Quilts of Lancaster County Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Not Your Typical Amish Love Story, Its so much more!!!

A Time To Love isn't your average Amish romance read! Instead the author takes a very current subject, the war overseas and its impact on the most innocent of victims the children, and tells us how Jenny King the main character of the story felt compelled to get those c...
A Time To Love isn't your average Amish romance read! Instead the author takes a very current subject, the war overseas and its impact on the most innocent of victims the children, and tells us how Jenny King the main character of the story felt compelled to get those childrens voices heard.

The author starts the story with Jenny being driven to her grandmothers Amish farm in Lancaster Pa. She has just survived a car bombing while reporting overseas and needs a place to heal her wounds both physical and emotional. So when she arrives at her grandmothers she is reaquainted with Matthew, an amish man that she had fallen in love with as a teen.
Matthew and Jenny's story gives us hope for second chances and shows us that putting our faith in God and casting our fears aside is the only way to find true contentment and love.

I really can't say enough good things about this book, it tugs at your heart strings, but also the author does a great job of throwing some humor into the story so it isn't overly dramatic. The main character is so easy to relate to with her fears and longings and wanting to make a difference for children. The struggles she faces while recuperating is something that we hear often on the evening news pertaining to wounded soldiers.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy of this book to review!

posted by kittycrochettwo on August 17, 2010

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13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Nice story, but abrupt transitions and ending.

This was a nice story of love rekindled and spiritual healing. However, there were several times in the story line that felt as though a few pages or a chapter were missing. I didn't quite get the transition between beginning to have feelings for each other then sudde...
This was a nice story of love rekindled and spiritual healing. However, there were several times in the story line that felt as though a few pages or a chapter were missing. I didn't quite get the transition between beginning to have feelings for each other then suddenly they are professing love and are engaged. The book also ended on a very abrupt note with no epilogue to clear up outstanding issues. There seemed to be an issue with giving/keeping journals with some of the Amish characters, and it was played in the story that it was going to be an important factor, but it was never explained or resolved. Overall, it was a nice book, but I won't be reading any more in the series. For great Amish stories, I'll stick to Beverly Lewis.

posted by RGaskins310 on March 23, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    So so book

    I must admit I am not a big fan of amish stories. But it was a free book. Really though, how many love stories can you come up with when it is all amish. The book was very predictable and at times boring. While I respect the amish people and sticking to their beliefs, why can you not marry someone of faith unless they absolutely conform to your exact way of living? Calling children kinner and not being able to have pictures of your loved ones? And to top it all off you have to get married in a plain dress that you know you are going to be buried in? Some people may call that a live story, but I call it morbid.

    7 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    sappy and predictable

    sappy and predictable

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Beware

    This was touted as amish romance but its really bible thumping.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    based on sample

    did not like sample

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    I see why they gave it away free

    My first amish romance. It was sweet, light and predictable. Very romanticized and unrealistic view of amish life and culture. The idea that a college educated international broadcast journalist would choose life with an amish farmer with an 8th grade education is intriguing. The author's execution of the topic fails to acknowledge any issues or conflicts of any sort. It could have been an interesting story if it was written with more depth and realism.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Mindless

    I forced myself to keep reading,thinking the plot will thicken. However, the story continued to be predictable. I really got tired of reading about all their great desserts ;) i would suggest avoiding this book if your education level is higher than grade five.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    This is suppose to be a Free Friday pick, but it will cost me $9

    This is suppose to be a Free Friday pick, but it will cost me $9.95 to buy. I can only get a free SAMPLE.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Skip it

    I found myself wanting the end to come quicker than it did. The dialogue is forced and corny. The beginning made me feel as if it had potential but it swiftly went downhil. There's no sense of complexity. All the plot points were predictable and cliche. I feel like that's quite a feat considering the Amish culture isn't exactly overused in the literary world.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Boring

    Boring beyond belief

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    I wanna know

    Is this book ok for a mature teen


    Thankyou,
    Please tell me asap

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Don't write books on topics you are only vaguely familiar with

    Picked this up on nook's Free Friday. This book is a real easy read but does the author actually know anything about the Amish? It feels as if she visited amish country for a weekend ans was arrogant enough to write a book knowing only minimal facts. Characters are one dimensional, plot is predictable.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    Question

    If read the second book and it was really good, is this the first book?

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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