BARBARA CAMERON MARATHON
A Time to Heal is the second book in the Quilts of Lancaster County series by Barbara Cameron.
Here is a brief synopsis from Abdingdon Press:
He thought he’d left his enemies behind . . .
and his secrets.
Chris Matlock, a wounded and weary ex-soldier, just wants peace in his life, and he believes he’s found it when he visits Matthew and Jenny Bontrager. He envies their happiness and simple life but doesn’t believe that that life is meant for him.
When he meets Matthew’s sister, Hannah, a small spark of hope flares within him. Despite the clash of cultures between the former military man and the pacifist Amish woman, Chris and Hannah fall in love. Chris settles into life in the community, helping Matthew with the farm.
Then the threats begin. At first, Chris plans to leave in order to protect Hannah. Then he discovers who his enemy is and realizes that he must stay and face his adversary, even if it means revealing a secret he hoped would remain buried forever.
The second book of this series is even better than the first!
I find it so humbling that a soldier, wounded and hurting, would find a home in an Amish community. It makes perfect sense; what do soldiers want more than peace!
I don’t know how true to life it would be for an Amish community to embrace a soldier, especially when trouble follows him, but it makes perfect sense to me that they would accept him for who he is… regardless of his past.
All I know is… when I read Barbara’s books, whenever possible with older series, the moment I finish one, I pick up the next one in the series and keep on reading. I make sure I have all of a series before I begin, whenever possible.
Of course, that’s not possible with new books, but I’ve gotten in the habit of going back and reading the previous title(s) just before reading the newest release. it makes the series so much more enjoyable to me.
Don’t miss this series! You’ll love it!
HERE is a link to the book page at Abingdon Press
HERE is the book page at GoodReads
HERE is a link to the author’s website.