Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Her Restless Heart by Barbara Cameron

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Her Restless Heart

(Abingdon Press - April 2012)


Barbara Cameron


Barbara Cameron is the author of more than 30 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies (HBO-Cinemax), and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Her two novellas won the 2nd and 3rd place in the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest from the Faith, Love, and Hope chapter of RWA. Both were finalists for the novella category of the Carol Award of the American Christian Writers Award (ACFW).

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. She currently resides in Edgewater, FL.


Mary Katherine is caught between the traditions of her faith and the pull of a different life. When Daniel, an Amish man living in Florida, arrives and shares her restlessness, Mary Katherine feels drawn to him and curious about the life he leads away from Lancaster County.

But her longtime friend Jacob has been in love with her for years. He’s discouraged that she’s never viewed him as anything but a friend and despairs that he is about to lose Mary Katherine to this outsider.

Will the conflicted Mary Katherine be lost to the English world, or to Daniel, who might take her away to Florida? Or will she embrace her Amish faith and recognize Jacob as the man she should marry and build a life with?


This is the first Barbara Cameron book that I've read...and it won't be my last. I really enjoyed her storytelling and how she really drew me into the conflict facing Mary Katherine. Another part of the story that I enjoyed was the way Mary Katherine and her cousins got along...each with their own unique personalities and reactions to circumstances. I look forward to reading more about them in future books.

My thanks to CFBA and Abingdon Press for providing a copy for review.

If you want to read the first chapter of Her Restless Heart, go HERE.

1 comment:

Barbara Cameron said...

Hi Jenny,

Thank you for such a wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed the book. Hope you like the others in the series.


Barbara Cameron