Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Litfuse Review: A Road Unknown by:Barbara Cameron

A Road Unknown (Amish Roads, #1)
About the Book:
Will Elizabeth’s rumschpringe lead her away from her home and her faith—or show her a new world of love and happiness?
Elizabeth is at a crossroad. Will rumschpringe lead her away? Or bring her home?

She's been given the chance to experience life outside of her community, away from the responsibility to care for her eight younger siblings, but Elizabeth Bontrager can't decide which road to take. Goshen has its charms and pressures, but Paradise, Pennsylvania, sounds . . . well, like paradise. And it's also home to her Englisch friend, Paula. Decision made. Elizabeth is Paradise bound.

But will the small town live up to its name? When Elizabeth meets Paula's friend, Bruce, she quickly learns he wants more than a friendship. And the same might be true of Saul Miller, her new boss at the country story that sells Amish products to the Englisch community. As the two compete for her attention, Elizabeth is surprised to realize she misses her family and becomes even more uncertain about where she belongs. She has a choice to make: return home or embrace this new life and possibly a new love?

About the Author:
Barbara Cameron has a heart for writing about the spiritual values and simple joys of the Amish. She is the author of more than 35 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies, and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Barbara currently resides in Edgewater, Florida. Find out more about Barbara at BarbaraCameron.com and Amishliving.com.

My Review:
 Elizabeth is at that age in the Amish way of life, where the young person is given a chance to experience life outside the Amish rules and regulations. And even though some parts of that are freeing to her a lot of it is sort of scary. So Elizabeth is at a crossroad in her life is the English way of life going to cause her to run from her Amish upbringing or will she return to the only life she has ever known?

 I being the baby of the family have never known what it was like to be the main caretaker of my siblings. That was something my older siblings had to take on even as children. With that being said I really couldn't relate to the main character but I do see a lot of my oldest child in her character. My daughter feels the need to get out of caring for her three siblings. And my husband and I realize that we rely on her quite a bit, so we try to let her do things on her own when we are able.

 Too me no matter how much Elizabeth felt that she was just a burned out caretaker, she should of never left her family behind like that. Self-discovery is a hard thing when you are young especially when you can look back as an adult and see the mistakes you made. At first things seem to be tipping in Elizabeth's favor but its not long before she misses home. This is the first book in the series so it leaves you to wonder how this will all play out in the long run.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.