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

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  2,601 ratings  ·  269 reviews
She ran from him she's back. Can they bridge the gap?
ebook, 228 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Abingdon Press (first published 2010)
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Jaime the Wizzard
I got this book because it was a freebie from Amazon, and because I read an article about the "bonnet romances" that are becoming popular and I wanted to know more. For a free book, it's a very good romance but if I paid the 7 bucks the paperback costs I would be pissed.

Now I've read my share of Christian fiction and romances and while the story and characters weren’t bad in this book, they weren’t great either. I had a problem when about halfway through the book I realized that 6 months time i
There were several issues I had with the novel. Jenny's character made no sense to me, she is supposed to be a modern woman, educated, well-traveled, and I'm going to guess a reporter on a national scale which is no small career feat. Yet she shows little political understanding, they don't even mention which war, ect. and gives up her career in a heartbeat to marry Matthew. If she didnt want to travel any longer, why couldnt she have gotten a job as a reporter for the local station or magazines ...more
Sharon Lippincott
Barbara Cameron's book, A Time to Love, has a sweet message about love, even though it reads like it was written by a PR committee for the Amish. Superficially it's lovely, but if you read just a wee bit deeper, the characters seem a bit flat, there are many inconsistencies, and the Kindle version is full of formatting errors. This seems to be a book that was banged out in something of a hurry without much editing and attention.

One thing that bothered me throughout the book was Jenny's obvious
A Very Good Read!

Jenny is a war correspondent who has been injured when a car bomb blew up near where she was standing. She goes to stay with her Amish Grandmother while she recuperates. Next door to her Grandmother's house lives Matthew a widower with three children. Jenny and Matthew became close in the past as teenagers when Jenny would visit her Grandmother in the summer time. Matthew's three children become quite smitten with Jenny and the feeling is mutual. Josiah a church elder isn't plea
Sometimes when I want to get back to the simple things in life, I will pick up a book about Amish Life and read it. While A Time to Love, by Barbara Cameron may be a work of fiction, it teaches us about what is really important in and family.

Jenny has come home, at least the only real home she has ever known. She needs to heal, physically, mentally and spiritually. She's been severely injured and now all she needs is rethink, recover, and reacquaint herself with someone fro
Amish romances apparently aren't my thing because I'm a lazy "Englischer." Super special war-is-hard-on-children correspondent Jenny King is injured by a car bomb. She goes to her Amish grandmother's house to recover and ends up falling for Matthew, an Amish man whom she kissed once as a teen. He's conveniently a widower and father to 3 adorable and well-behaved children. Which is also convenient because Jenny loves kids and might be (gasp!) infertile due to her injuries. They have dinner togeth ...more
Jennie King is a television reporter reporting on the poverty of children in foreign countries. She was injured in a car bombing while on assignment, restricting her abilities to perform her job duties. While in the hospital, her Amish grandmother sent her a handmade quilt with a note welcoming Jennie to her Amish home for healing.

Matthew Bontrager, and Jennie fell in love as young teenagers one summer Jennie was visiting her grandmother, but unavoidable things happened and they hadn’t seen each
My husband recently purchase me a Kindle and one of the free books I downloaded and just finished reading was A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron. I haven't read Amish fiction in a long time, though I do remember enjoying Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetters' books.

Jenny, the heroine, is a reporter who covers the effects of war on innocent children. While on the job she is injured by a car bomb and returns to the states to recover. Soon she finds herself at her Amish Grandmother's house in Lancas
Caitlyn Santi
Okay so I admit I'm not usually a huge Amish fiction fan. And honestly the only reason why I chose to read this book was because I needed a book with a quilt on the cover for a reading challenge. However, I was very surprised at how much I found myself truly enjoying this book! The storyline was very unique and I found myself falling in love with the characters, especially Matthew's precious daughter Annie! I really don't want to give anything away so I will just say that this book was so much b ...more
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I thought it would be a bore but I thoroughly enjoyed the story about Jenny and her journey to love. I thought it was realistic up to the point where she decided to give up her lifestyle and marry Matthew. I felt it would have been a tad bit more believable if there had been a bit more toiling in her thought processes about giving up her current lifestyle to join the Amish faith. Maybe that will be expounded upon more in the series. The connection between ...more
This was my first book read by Barbara Cameron and I feel in love with the book in the first chapter. I cant wait to read the next book in the series; looks to be about Hannah.

Jenny is no stranger to the Amish culture for her grandmother is Amish, and her father left the community but still followed the Amish faith out in the Englisch world. Jenny is recovering at her grandmother's after months of being in the hospital healing.

Jenny is reunitied with her crush of summers ago. Matthew is healing
One of the better bonnet romances that I've ever read. The people actually behaved like real sane, sensible people and handled their problems and joys accordingly, with none of that idiotic "secret" stuff that usually drags-out most of these Amish stories in a nonsensical manner. They had real problems; they talk things out; they worked things out, finding wisdom and strength in their faith--how delightfully original! I hate so-called "Christian" fiction that portrays believers as more stupid an ...more
Janice Aitkens
I am reading this on the Kindle

I have read this one i got it as a 1-3 book bundle on the Kindle well it was cheaper than buying just one book so will be of course reading books 2 & 3

This was something very different to the other books i have read in that it really fetched the outside world in to the Amish world with Jenny who was injured in a car bomb attack

she goes to her Amish grandmother's to heal i must say that there was a few tears as i was reading this not quite sure if it was the st
Jan 28, 2013 Dianne rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dianne by: Kris
A war correspondent is severely injured in a bombing attack while on assignment. She is sent to her Amish grandmother's to recuperate. Jennie is barely able to do anything to care for herself, she is scarred, both emotionally and physically.

An Amish widower with three children, Matthew Bontrager used to be Jennie's friend when they were younger, both having crushes on each other. He befriends her again and the spark is re-kindled, but their worlds are so different, can they make it work?

Shannah Mauney
I loved this book! You never read stories about the civilians who volunteered to go into a war zone and how it affects them, so this story caught my interest from the start. The love story of Jenny and Matthew was so sweet! I was cheering each of them on in their journey! Overall, this was a fantastic book and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
I didn't care for this book. It felt contrived and unreal, it was very simple. I knew the ending after the first few pages.
The beginning with Jenny's outburst at the stop sign seems like a completely different Jenny than the rest of the book.
I read the chapter of the next book. I bet the stranger is going to marry Hannah.
Altho I've made it a goal to read all the quilt fiction I find, but I don't want to read the next book of the series.
Pros: I love Amish fiction! This book was so sweet. I love how Jenny is willing to give up all of her old life for love. It's your typical happily-ever-after romance, but it did go a little deeper. Jenny has her doubts about marrying Matthew after she learns that (view spoiler) She doesn't want to marry Matthew, only to die like his first wife did. I think that was very selfless of her. Jenny basically did not want ...more
This book can be summed up in one word: CORNY! Although it is always interesting to catch a glimpse inside the Amish culture.
Another Kindle freebie. I guess it's true that you get what you pay for.
Katrinadohn Dohn
Got this book as a freebie on my Nook. It was corny, cheesy and predctable and what little story line there was just didn't ring true. I'm not sure why I spent the time finishing it, but I did.
Vannetta Chapman
I'm very excited about this book - seems to combine a contemporary suspense with Amish fiction.
This was a wonderful, emotional, thought provoking story that I simply couldn't put down. I read it in one day.

Jenny Miller is an Englischer. Her father left the Amish lifestyle as a young man but always kept the faith in his heart. For two summers, Jenny enjoyed staying with her Grossmuder Phoebe. But when she fell in love with a local Amish boy, her father took her away and back to her life in New York City. Jenny went to college and became a tv reporter who brought to the forefront the forgot
Shari Larsen
This is book #1 of the Quilts of Lancaster County series.

Jenny King is a war correspondent that is staying with her Amish grandmother Phoebe while she heals from injuries caused by a car bomb. (Her father left the Amish community when he was 16.) While she is there, she meets Mathew Bontrager, the man she had a crush on when they were both teenagers when she would visit Phoebe during the summer.

Mathew is now a widower with 3 children, and as he and Jenny pick up their friendship, Jenny falls in
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Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Jenny, was a war correspondent with a love for the children who were feeling the effects of the war. Orphaned, hungry and living on the streets, they tugged at Jenny's heartstrings. Unfortunately the rebels and terrorists behind the war, was not happy with her reporting and a car bomb injured her very seriously. She is unsure if she will ever be able to report again. Her heart is broken for the children she cannot he
Author: Barbara Cameron
Publisher: Abingdon Press
September 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4267-0763-6
Genre: Inspirational/Amish

Jennie King has been injured while on an assignment in a foreign country. A car bomb exploded, and she suffered from devastating injuries that may even leave her without her job as a war correspondent for a news station. Sent to her Amish grandmother’s house to recover, Jennie struggles with even the most basic of tasks, such as walking, talking, or eating.

A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron is the first book I have read by this author. I was able to read this book though NetGalley and Abingdon Press. I was given a copy of the book for this review. The book is about a young woman named Jenny King. Jenny has been serving as a reporter in the war zone. Her goal was to bring the story of the innocent children to the people back home. As she is doing her job, she is involved in a car bombing. She is badly hurt and rushed back to the states for medical c ...more
Judy Iliff
I'm not a big reader of romances, especially modern romance stories. A Time to Love, however, is a love story as opposed to a romance. I found the characters believable and inspiring. I've always been enamored by the Amish, and this book meet my expectations with the exception of the author stating that farmers had been killed when their tractors rolled over on them. Since the Amish don't use tractors to plow or harvest, I found this statement a tad disturbing. Overall, though, I did enjoy the b ...more
This is a sweet story of East meets West, except it is Englisch meets Amish. Englischer Jenny has seen the horrors of war and become a victim herself. Amish Matthew has borne the sorrow of losing a wife and raising his children with the help of his sister. When Jenny decides to recover at her Amish grandmother's home, Matthew's adolescent flame for the Jenny he knew as a child is rekindled. Jenny gradually remembers Matthew and the spark that was there as young teenage girl begins to glow.

"Worry about tomorrow steals the joy from today." A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron is the story of Jenny King, a news reporter. While reporting in a war torn country, she is seriously injured. After her surgeries she heads to her Amish Grandmother's house in Lancaster to recuperate. During her recuperation, she regains her strength, tries to learn patience, and how to rely on God for His will in her life.

"I try not to worry about someone, after all, it's arrogant to do so when God knows what He
I will be honest I am on the fence about this book. I rated it a 4 because the writer is very good and I loved the characters but I felt the story line was a little to unbelievable when it comes to Jennie and turning Amish.


Jennie heads to her Amish Grandma’s house to heal after being overseas as a war correspondent where she was hit in a car bomb attack. She has not been back to her grandma’s house since she was a teenager. The last summer she had been there she had a crush on an Amish boy.
I have to start out by saying this book was absolutely fantastic.

5 out of 5 stars, easily.

I was able to review this book through NetGalley, and it's probably been one of my favorite books I've yet reviewed by them!

A Time To Love had me hooked from the first page, and I could hardly put it down.

This is the beautiful story of Jenny, a news reporter who has been horribly injured overseas in a car bombing. She had made it her life's work to bring attention to the needs of children whose lives were d
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CBD, CBA, and ECPA bestselling author of 24 books (including new series upcoming for Abingdon Press in 2011/2012) including fiction and non-fiction books for Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Harlequin, and other publishers.

I sold three films to HBO/Cinemax and am the first winner of the Romance Writers of America
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Other Books in the Series

Quilts of Lancaster County (4 books)
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  • A Time for Peace (Quilts of Lancaster County, #3)
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