Friday, August 8, 2014

Crossroads-Barbara Cameron

Barbara Cameron
Abington, Aug 5 2014, $14.99
ISBN: 9781426740602

In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Emma wanted to marry Isaac since she was a tweener.  They began seeing each other, but Isaac recently left on his Rumschpringe without proposing to her.  Making matters worse for the heartbroken Emma, Isaac enjoys Englisher society.

Isaac pleads with Emma to leave the Amish and join him in the outside world.  Emma wants to as she loves Isaac, but not only has he radically changed from the boy-man she loved, he shattered her dream of how their life together would play out.  She is at perhaps the most important Crossroads of her life having to choose between her beloved Isaac and her cherished Amish.  A misunderstanding over a secret he kept from her made the selection for Emma.

The second Amish Roads contemporary romance (see A Road Unknown) is a delightful tale that once again focuses on conflicted duties to the Lord, one's self, a loved one, family and friends.  As Emma struggles to decide between two distinct cultures, the misinterpretation does that for her.  Kate sums up this fine entry with her reference to “The Road Not Taken” (Robert Frost).

Harriet Klausner

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