A Time to Heal (Quilts of Lancaster County #2)
Christopher Matlock is a weary and wounded ex-soldier who just wants some peace in his life, but then he meets Hannah Bontrager, a gentle, pacifist Amish woman who turns his world upside down. Born and raised on a Kansas farm, Christopher finally finds peace in this simple community helping with the crops. He expects resistance from the Amish but is appalled when he and Ha...more
Chris Matlock, suffering from post-traumatic stress after events that happened during his time as a soldier overseas, decides to visit Jenny who he met while in hospital. He thinks she may be able to help him find some peace. Married to Matthew, and living the Amish life, Jenny seems to have found happiness and peace in the simple life. Chris plans to only spend a few days and then move on. But events conspire to change those plans. He also meets Matthew’s sister, Hannah. ...more
Hannah longs for a family of her own. After Matthew's wife dies, she fills in and loves the rol ...more
Bonus points for referencing "breakfast casseroles", an idea which my fiancé and his friends are now obsessed with!
Yet again, Barbara Cameron manages to blend modern day war conflicts with the peaceful Amish life in the second book in her Quilts of Lancaster County series. Having encountered Jenny, the heroine of A Time to Love, while recuperating in a veteran's hospital, Christopher heads to Lancaster County in search of the Amish countryside that Jenny described so vividly ...more
Reviewed by Cindy Loven
Paradise Pennsylvania seems to draw wounded hearts, and souls to the small Amish community. First it was Jenny, in book one A Time to Love. Now we meet Chris, a young soldier that Jenny met in the VA hospital, during one of her visits there.
Chris has been wounded physically, but the emotional toll of the war and the things that happened there have worn on him hard. He remembers how J ...more
"Let go, let God." I absolutely love Hannah and I thin ...more
Author: Barbara Cameron
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Chris Matlock is a wounded and weary soldier, healing after a period of time in the Veteran’s Hospital, and he decides to visit Jenny, a woman he met when they were both at the hospital. When he arrives to see Jenny, no one is home, so he falls asleep in the hayloft.
Hannah Bontrager is worried an animal is in the barn, and she is frightened when she finds a man in the ...more
First let me say Matthew's sister is named Hannah not Rebecca like it mentions in the description.
Barbara Cameron is one of my favorite Amish writers. This is the 2nd book in the quilt series and I loved this book just as much as the first. You could read this book as a stand alone as it gives a little bit of detail from the first one. You would no be lost. Now if you are like me you want to read the series in order.
Chris comes to Paradise to see Jenny whom he met at the VA hospital ...more
There's a lovely cadence to Cameron's voice. It makes reading a pleasure and makes me want to slow down and savor every word.
This is the second in the Quilts of Lancaster County series, but it can easily stand alone. However, since I read the first book, I really enjoyed catching up with my favourite characters -- especially Mat ...more
I just loved this book and I could not put it down. I read it in 1 day!!
The authorhas a strong character development. Her writing style makes you feel like you are there and part of the family. I am looking forward to reading the third book of this series.
A Time to Heal hits on hard themes, ...more
This is the 2nd book in this 3 book bundle
I really enjoyed this one which is part of this series it not like an Amish series i have read before so while it still Amish based it different in that you have in this on Chris who was a soldier & had met Jenny at the hospital where he was recovering & she was there for test
Jenny married Matthew who is Amish & Chris has gone there to talk to her, he puts his protective arm around the fam ...more
In order to set things straight, they risk all.
Again, Barbara Cameron gives us a glimpse into the lives of the Amish, who, are so very much like other humans, both good and not-so-good, with very human flaws.
Chris, one of the main characters of this book, had been injured overseas in Afghanistan during the war while in the Marines. He met a woman, Jenny, who was working in the medical unit in Afghanistan during the war as well, who was also injured and was staying in the Veterans Hospital. She is from Paradise, (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania. She is Amish. She told him all about where she was from, that she was Amish, about her family and more. While they had both ...more
I received an advance review copy of this book from NetGalley and am under no obligation to write a positive review, just an honest one.
A Time To Heal is the second book in Barbara Cameron's series Quilts of Lancaster County.
The first book, A Time To Love was fantastic! You can read the review I wrote about it here: http://books-camilleelise4.blogspot.c...
A Time To Heal continues the story, and has many of the same characters, which I love in a series!
So, if you ...more
Chris Matlock, an ex-soldier showed up at the Bontrager farm looking for his friend Jennie. He and Jennie met in a stateside hospital while recovering from injuries while overseas. Chris was hoping Jennie could help him o ...more
This book tells the story of Hannah, Matthew’s sister. She is now living with Jennie’s grandma. She really wants to find the right guy and settle down and have a family but the right man has just now shown up. She tries to be patience but she struggles with waiting on God’s timing. Then one day she finds a Englishman in the barn and she finds herself attracted to him. Could this be God’s plan for her or will she just have to keep waiting?
Christopher has come to talk to Jennie ...more
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 M ...more
Soon however, I was totally enthralled with Barbara Cameron's plot and how visiting Engischer Chris Matlock's past was changing people's futures.
There is a budding romance between ex- soldier, Chris and Amis ...more
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 po ...more
It continues with the story of Jenny's and Matthew's lives, but the main focus in this one is of Matthew's younger sister Hannah, and her relationship with an "Englisher" man, Chris.
Chris is a war veteran that Jenny met in New York when they were both in the hospital recovering from injuries. Chris is also recovering from post traumatic stress disorder. Looking for peace in his life, he decides to visit Jenny, so that he can talk to her, and also ...more
I loved this continuing story of the Bontrager family. Barbara Cameron does a very nice job at bringing the Englisch to the Amish without making the Amish Englisch. Her Amish char ...more
One of my big take-aways ... I always like it when God uses an author's words speak directly to me ... from Chapter 16, pg 239:
"Because if I don't forgive yo...more
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 ...more