Sunday, February 26, 2017

Home to Paradise

GIVEAWAY

CAMERON, BARBARA
HOME TO PARADISE

When dreams collide, will true love be enough?

Rose Anna Zook has watched her two older sisters marry two Stolfus men and has always thought she and John, the third Stolfus brother, would marry, make a home together, and have children. But John has other ideas. He's enjoying his Rumschpringa in the Englisch world a little too much and isn't interested in returning to the Amish community -- especially to marry.

In this highly anticipated final book of the Coming Home series, Rose Anna is determined to bring her man back into the Amish fold. John is equally determined to live his life free and unencumbered. Who will win this battle of wills? Will love prevail?

My Review:

The final book in Barbara Cameron's Coming Home series and, while it can be read as a standalone novel, I think readers will get more out of the story if they've read Return to Paradise and Seasons in Paradise first. And that's because of the overlapping characters and their history that is featured in all three novels. In fact, if you are a Cameron fan keep your eyes peeled for other characters from a previous series as well.

Rose Anna is a little bit annoying. :-) I say that in the nicest way. Being the 'boppli' of the family she's managed to have things her way most of her life. Until John leaves the community with no intention of returning. A campaign to get him back -- both into the church and into her life -- ensues and may be considered a wee bit manipulative. But Rose Anna learns some sacred truths along the way and as she grows her love matures in an inspiring way.

Escaping his emotionally abusive father and a dysfunctional family home, John has created a life among the Englisch. But he can't quite shake his Amish values so he's caught between two worlds. The only thing he knows for certain is that he doesn't want to risk being responsible for a wife and family. That puts our hero and heroine at cross-purposes for most of the read which makes things delightfully complicated.

An emotionally stirring and faith promoting Amish romance that makes for a grand finale to the Coming Home series.

http://litfusegroup.com/author/bcameron

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Abingdon Press for providing me with a copy of this book.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Home to Paradise please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoread AT yahoo DOT ca. If you post a comment and add your email address please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 5 2017.  Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

Join Barbara on Thursday, March 9, for a live author chat party on her Facebook page with fun prizes to be won! Click the graphic below for more details and to RSVP. Hope to see you there—bring a friend or two who loves Amish fiction!

31 comments:

  1. Looks like a great Amish book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. iamabho (at) gmail dot com
    What is a Boppli? A youngest child?

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    1. Linda, I believe Boppli means baby. :-)

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    2. Yes, boppli is baby in Pennsylvania Dutch so Rose Anna is the baby of the family. Good luck, Linda.

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    3. AH Thanks I was thinking the youngest but wanted to double check Thanks Trixi and Kav I also am a Boppli then :)

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  2. Another terrific sounding series to put on my must-read list! I'd definitely want to read from book #1 on this. Just from your review of "Home to Paradise", I really, really need to know what happens to John and Rose Anna. What choices will they make? Intriguing stuff!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

    P.S. Thanks for the heads up on the FB party! I'm signing up for it :-)

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    1. And thankfully the link works. That always isn't the case for me. LOL Good luck, Trixi.

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  3. Looks like wonderful good read.Have to check out the party.
    Blessings
    Diana
    joeym11 (at)frontier(dot)com

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  4. Another author to add to my list. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com.

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    1. That list must be ginormous, Kim! Good luck!

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    2. Yup but I enjoy every new author.

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  5. Amish fiction is a favorite of mine. This story-line sounds great! Please enter me: adult4beckyATaolDOTcom

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    1. Mine too. And there are some wonderful Amish fiction authors out there. Good luck, tickmenot.

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  6. I bet this is a good one! I love the cover!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Me too -- and each cover in the series blend together well. Good luck, Melanie.

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  7. My favorite genre besides historical fiction. TY for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I have a certain fondness for Amish fiction as well. Good luck, Lucy!

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  8. I love Barbara's Amish books! I'm adding this series to my library TBR list because I like to read all the books at once...waiting is not my forte. Thanks for your review, Kav.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Oh, you have more patience than I do. A new book comes out by a favourite author and I have to read it NOW!!! :-) Good luck, Diane.

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  9. I love the cover of this book, and I know the story inside will be just as wonderful! Great review. Can't wait to read this book.
    susanlulu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yes -- it's a great match and all Barbara Cameron's books are amazing. Good luck, Susan.

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  10. I need to check out this series! I haven't read any of this authors books. I love reading Amish fiction! Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Oh, yes, do check her out, Donna. Good luck.

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  11. I have Seasons in Paradise! Thanks for the reminder! So I would love to read them back to back. I don't have enough money left on my giftcard (& my medical expenses are atrocious) so I probably won't buy the 1st one unless it goes on sale. And it could! :-) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Gah to those pesky medical expenses -- getting in the way of your reading karma! Good luck, Diana.

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  12. Sounds like a really good series.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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  13. I'm always in for an Amish book! Thanks!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Love that genre too. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  14. I have Seasons in Paradise and would look forward to reading this last book of the series, as it sounds to be another good read. Thanks! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, CC. Isn't it a great series? Good luck.

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