About the Book:
Book One in the Amish Wonders series.
How far can God’s mercy reach?
Lindie Wyse is pregnant out of wedlock and thinks an arranged marriage is the only way to preserve her future. Josiah Plank is certain he’ll never love again, but he needs someone to care for his eight-year-old daughter, Hannah. The two take on their arrangement tentatively at first but soon realize they are each in for more than they imagined.
Lindie experiences a breakthrough with Hannah when she recognizes Hannah’s special gifts, but a risky pregnancy and serious health issues threaten to demolish the foundation Josiah and Lindie are building. Will their growing love survive despite their struggles, or will their hearts become as cold as the northern winter?
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About the Author:
Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She’s a full-time pharmacist who resides in Florida with her husband and three children.
Visit her at her website.
Having never read Ruth Reid’s other books I wasn’t sure what I was in for when I began, A Miracle of Hope, as when I read a new to me author I get a little nervous since I’m not used to them but I know I will be seeking out her other books and can’t wait for more in this series! Poor Lindie – forced into an arranged marriage in a completely different state, also means a completely district and leaving behind everything to become instant step-mom to Josiah’s deaf 8 year old daughter. Talk about a way to begin a story! Josiah and Lindie have a lot of emotional baggage that they must overcome in order to become the family that Hannah and Lindie’s child needs. There quite a few twists, one of which I figured out quite early on about Lindie’s pregnancy but some of the twists took me by surprise, some were sad and some were happy but through it all Lindie and Josiah grow together.
While this is a Christian/Amish romance it’s not a typical one as the couple is usually already in love – this one shows how two people who know nothing about each other, if they allow God to be at the center of their relationship, can become one with each other. There are moments of tenderness but nothing that made me uncomfortable to read, but since Lindie and Josiah are married if they had kissed more I wouldn’t have an issue with it. I would have liked the growth of their relationship to sort of slow down, while it was great and the plot well developed it seemed that they wrapped everything up in a neat, tidy package too quickly.
I truly enjoyed this book and as I said above I look forward to reading more of Ruth’s works as I became quickly caught up in the world of these characters and it was a quick read that I enjoyed in an afternoon. The only real drawback to this book is that I will have to wait for the next one as I’m excited to see what happens next in this family’s life and how things go with them as they move on in their life. I highly recommend this if you enjoy Christian or Amish fiction with a romance thrown in as well as a faith that grows and becomes the character’s own.
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