I have not read the first two books in this series, so I had no backstory to go by. I am also not well versed in Amish dialogue or culture, but I love when fiction teaches me something new.
Summer’s Promise opens with Summer Carson having a vivid and somewhat strange dream of her belonging to the Amish way of life. I’m not overly fond of stories opening with dream sequences, but besides that, I enjoyed her meeting with Abram shortly thereafter. And Abram’s attraction to her is swift and sweet.
Summer is a busy girl and the author did a great job of conveying that without overdoing it. I also enjoyed the slow-moving romance and the touches of mystery. The story comes to a satisfying end—where the title’s meaning is shown and comes full circle.
I can’t say Amish fiction is a favorite of mine, but I do like venturing out of my preferred genres for something new. The glossary of words and the recipes in the back of the book are nice perks.
Author: Barbara Cameron
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Series: Harvest of Hope # 3
First Line: She rose before dawn, donning her favorite workday dress and brushing and pinning her long hair into its usual severe bun.