Friday, February 14, 2014
A Road Unknown by Barbara Cameron
Elizabeth Bontrager is a young 20 year old woman trying to decide what to do with her life. She knows she needs to leave home in Goshen for awhile since she doesn't have much of her own identity there. Her parents have 8 children younger than Elizabeth, and she is always busy acting as a second mother to most of them. Along with helping with her siblings, Elizabeth helps out with any other household chores her mother needs help with.
When Elizabeth first decides to leave home, she can't decide where to go. She has an Englisch friend in Paradise, Pennsylvania who has offered to let her come stay with her, and Paradise sounds much like Paradise to her! Elizabeth is simply looking for a fresh start and her own life outside of her parents and siblings, but when two very different men express interest in her, Elizabeth realizes leaving Goshen wasn't as easy as she thought it would be. Life won't be easy no matter where she lives.
This was the first book I have read by Barbara Cameron and I actually have another of hers on my To-Read pile which I am now eagerly awaiting! :) I love this author's style of writing and how her story just seems to flow. There wasn't much about it that was super suspenseful, but it's nice to heave a light read once in awhile that doesn't demand all of my energy. I really enjoyed the characters and couldn't help but cheer when Elizabeth made the right choices, or cringe when I felt she made the wrong ones. I was really happy with the way the book ended though and I am definitely interested in reading the rest of the books in this series!
I rate this book as 5 stars! I received this book for free from Litfuse to give my honest unbiased opinion.