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