BARBARA CAMERON MARATHON
The Heart’s Journey is the second book in the Stitches in Time series by Barbara Cameron.
Here is a Brief synopsis from Abdingdon Press:
A choice for love can change everything.
Naomi knows she should be excited about her upcoming wedding but she remains unmoved. Not only are her feelings for her fiance lackluster but she believes he may see her more as a servant than a partner. And he’s so controlling. Is it too late to back out of the marriage? While praying for God’s guidance, Naomi takes a break from her duties as a quilter and travels with her grandmother to Pinecraft, Florida. Along the way Naomi finds herself becoming attracted to Nick, their Englisch driver and friend, and the two begin to fall in love. The journey soon becomes one in which Naomi explores her most secret dream for love. But can she veer off the “safe” path she’d envisioned for her life to marry Nick?
This has been perhaps the saddest book I’ve read so far by Barbara Cameron! We have family members who have been involved in abusive relationships, so the abuse that Naomi encountered really hit home.
Thankfully Barbara handled this situation with more respect many other authors did. She didn’t downplay it, yet she didn’t try to make her story scarier by pushing the abuse factor.
I have so much more respect for Barbara because of this, and I will continue to buy… and review… her books. I am happy to encourage others to read her stories!
This is a story that needs to be read, especially by those who have friends or family who might be in an abusive situation.
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HERE is a link to the author’s website.