Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Heart in Hand


After the wedding of her cousin Naomi, knitter Anna, a widow, finds herself missing love and the closeness of a husband. She feels a special connection with her grandmother as they both struggle to go on with life.

Is Anna on the verge of finding happiness when she realizes John Esh is interested in her? Love begins to warm Anna’s heart, but will she be so afraid of losing someone that she gives up the second chance that God has provided?

My Review:

This has got to be one of the most satisfying-whoosh-of-a-contented-sigh romances that I've ever read. I just love the way the plot unfolds. This is a story that deals with loss, but it doesn't dwell on it. There's growth and hope and promise of new love on the horizon and that combination drew me in and kept me committed.

A heart-warming cast of secondary characters fills out the tale and makes me want to move close by so I can take one of Anna's knitting classes and catch up on the gossip. Heart in Hand snatched me out of a stress filled life and brought me respite and hope. You can't ask more of an author than that, can you?

Giveway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Heart in Hand, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 16 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 


  1. Love your review of this. Count me in!
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  2. Looks awesome! Count me in! jodycarr96ATgmailDOTcom

  3. I just reviewed the previous book in this series on Amazon and CBD last week, and would so love to continue on with the third and find out what happens with Anna. Thank you for the opportunity to win this!


  4. Would love to win a copy of this book.

  5. Your counted, Jody! Good luck!

    Diana, I didn't mention that this was part of a series because it reads beautifully as a stand alone however, I think you will be especially thrilled with it because you get to catch up with the heroes and heroines from the other books. Good luck!

    Good luck Tonya!

    1. Yes, I agree about the stand alone. I read the first one in this series quite a long time ago, and then read and reviewed the second one just last week and had no problems reading it, even tho I really couldn't remember the first one that well. Whew! That was a long sentence! lol But I think it would still be neat to read this one back to back with the one I just finished! :)

  6. Would love to read this book, I love Amish fiction. Also very glad that it is a standalone! Get to get relief from stress while reading this book.


  7. Morning Kav ... I have a few of Barbara's books on my nook already and would love to add this one too.

  8. I am a huge fan of Barbara's! I loved your positive review of Heart in Hand and I can't wait to read it. I would be thrilled to win a copy! Thanks for your review and giveaway!

    Judy B

  9. Loved the review! Sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for offering a chance to win a copy.
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  10. What a beautiful description, I would love to be swept away by a sigh inducing romance right now! Please add me, Kav. Thanks!
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  11. Would love to read this book! atouchofheaven2010 at gmail dot com

  12. Oh I hope I win!!! I would love to swept out of a stress-filled life!! =) thanks for the chance

  13. I would really like to read this book, thank you for the chance to win it.


  14. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel, kav

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