I have been delighted by reading Barbara Cameron’s previous books surrounding the Amish community of Paradise. Therefore, I knew I had to read her latest book, Annie’s Christmas Wish.
From the very beginning of the book, I was immediately transported to this small community in Pennsylvania. The familiar characters were waiting like old friends ready to pick up where we left off.
In this book Annie and her family are getting ready for a trip to New York City, so her mom, Jenny, can be recognized for all her charity work. Annie is so excited about this trip, specifically seeing the New York Times building. She loves writing and is considering following in her mother’s footsteps. An accident a few days before the trip leaves Annie’s brother at home and allows Aaron to go on the trip with the family. Annie and Aaron have been close friends growing up, but will there ever be anything more between them?
New York City brings a lot of adventures and surprises. Will Annie be lulled away from Paradise by the pulse of the city and a possible internship? Where does all this leave Aaron? And are Matthew and Jenny ready to accept that Annie is growing up?
Even if you haven’t read any other books by Barbara Cameron, you are immediately drawn into this community and these characters. So close in fact that it’s hard to see the book come to an end. I would definitely recommend this book as well as others by this author.