Jacob has been fond of Mary Katherine for years and deep down knows she is the woman for him but he has to first convince her he is the man she needs.
When an old friend Daniel returns and shows interest in Mary, Jacob may need to work fast to keep Mary from falling for the wrong man. Barbara Cameron has become one of my favorite Amish fiction authors. This new book the first in a series was a great read. What I liked: Barbara Cameron tends to write novels with complex storylines that deal with a lot of emotions.
She does a wonderful job of pulling the reader into the story and can make it very hard to put her books down. I really liked Mary Katherine and Jacob.
We also meet the main characters for the next two books as well, Naomi and Anna. What I did not like: Mary is very hurt by her father and towards the end of the book things change but I was left feeling like it was unfinished and I wish there had been a little more to that story line. Over all this was a great book. Mary Katherine also had a English friend who she was close and it was neat to see the relationship between them and how some in the community reacted to it.
I also liked how the characters from the last series made a small appearance and gave some details on how they where doing which was fun to read. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series! Apr 21, Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing. From the back cover: Looking outward, searching inward Mary Katherine is caught between the traditions of her faith and the pull of a different life. When Daniel, an Amish man from Florida, arrives, Mary Katherine feels drawn to him and curious about the life he leads away from Lancaster County.
Will the conflicted Mary Katherine be lost to the Englisch world, or to Daniel, who may take her away to Florida? For Mary Katherine each has something to offer that she needs and she is torn between them all.
This is a story of self-esteem and the things we do as human beings to build our self-esteem when our parents have not given it to us. We build our relationships on who is helping to support our self-esteem whether they are good or bad. On top of everything Ms. Cameron manages to weave a romance into this story that just captivates you. She makes you care for all the characters and their journey.
This is also just plain fun and exciting as well. I look forward to the next book in the series. If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to www. To listen to 24 hours non-stop, commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station www. May 11, Judy rated it it was amazing. Mary Katherine was fed up living at home with her controlling Father; besides being controlling her Father was never satisfied with anything Mary Katherine did.
She also loves to weave and enjoys coming up with her own designs using textures of cotton, wool, and silk. It seems like one happy family. Jacob wants more than friendship and hopes to court her. Daniel too shows an interest in Mary Katherine and urges her to come visit him in Florida. Does she have enough faith in God to trust Him? Will Mary Katherine leave her Amish upbringing and move toward the English world?
Will she go visit Daniel and his family in Florida and end up staying there? Will she fall in love with Jacob and join the church?
oomlitidangmen.ml What will Mary Katherine do to calm her restless heart? The author takes us through the private life of Mary Katherine and her parents. She shows us a side to Amish families that other Amish fiction authors might not. We are taken into the real life of what happens and does happen in some relationships. I really liked that about this book. We can compare it to our way of living also.
Are we really so much different? Mar 30, Paula Phillips rated it really liked it. Growing up in the Amish faith for many holds an easy future, one that many accept gracefully and happy.
To be raised in the Amish world , work and then be married to a fellow Amish and attend faithfully the church and follow their ways of life. However, not all are convinced that this is the right way and are often swayed by the views and opinions of those living the worldly life in what the Amish call the "Englischer" way. One thing that is quite common in many Amish novels is that the main cha Growing up in the Amish faith for many holds an easy future, one that many accept gracefully and happy.
One thing that is quite common in many Amish novels is that the main character is swayed by decisions that need to be made and will feel torn between the two worlds.
What makes the great ones stand out though is the author's writing style and whether they are able to capture the author in a way that other Amish fiction and similar stories may have failed. One of my favourite Amish fiction writers is Barbara Cameron as her stories are easy to read and they are set at a pace that keeps the reader entertained and contain characters that are easy to relate to, Her Restless Heart focuses on Mary-Katherine , she is stuck in a rut and in what way of life to choose - does she continue to follow the Amish way of life or as the tourists come in each week from the Englischer world , does her heart belong with them.
Mary-Katherine, unlike all the other girls too does not yet want to date but she can't get away from the commitments as local Amish follower Jacob has his sights set on Mary-Katherine and will do everything he can to get her to be his one true love. When a surprise visit from an old family and school friend Daniel - a now turned Englischer turns up in Lancaster County, Mary Katherine can't help but be drawn to him.
As the story goes on we read as Mary-Katherine's heart becomes torn further apart, till the time comes when she needs to make a decision. Will Mary Katherine follow her Restless heart and be with Daniel in the Englischer world or will she realise that her heart is at home with Jacob in Lancaster County following the Amish way of life? Jan 16, Patty Hearts Dave rated it liked it. Mary Katherine was doing what she loved - weaving items to sell at her grandmother Leah's shop, Stitches In Time.
A year ago, Mary Katherine left her mother and controlling father's farm to live with Leah and help run Stitches In Time with her cousins Naomi and Anna. She should have been happy but she was feeling restless. She was attracted to her English friend Jamie's lifestyle.
Mary Katherine was 22 years old and not yet baptized into the Amish faith. She wasn't ready for that commitment yet. Nor was she ready to commit to dating a young man, even though Jacob Miller had an interest in her. Does Mary Katherine ever get baptised? Will she ever be ready to date?
Read Her Restless Heart to find out. This story didn't seem well thought out at times. Mary Katherine was 22 years old and her grandmother was in her late forties. What age does that leave Mary Katherine's mother? Mary Katherine lived with her grandmother yet the only time they had heart to heart talks was at the shop. The Amish in this story used a lot of English phrases, like dating instead of courting.