In their small northern Michigan district, where women outnumber men three to one, Grace doesn’t believe she will ever attract a husband, especially with her limp. Tired of struggling both emotionally and physically, Grace is ready to see the specialist in Ohio, even if it means going against everything she’s heard about God’s grace being sufficient.
Ben Eicher is a young man from Pinecraft, Florida, whose carefree ways have caused him to lose his father’s respect-again. According to Ben, though, life shouldn’t be so serious that it suffocates all the fun. When he is sent to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to get his life back on track, he never thought it would mean working alongside a woman-especially a hardworking one like Grace. The last thing Grace wants is another friendship with a man who pities her.
Meanwhile, the Amish community becomes entangled with two potentially dangerous men on the run. When Ben discovers Grace has been kidnapped, he sets out to find the woman who has captured his heart and risks his own life when he attempts to lure the captors away.
Grace must learn that God’s love is sufficient, and Ben is left to ponder whether he belongs back in Florida, or in the northern woods-with Grace.
My Review: If you like Amish fiction A Woodland Miracle is worth looking into. Ruth writes of an idyllic Amish setting that seems far removed from the cares of today. While this particular Amish community seemed drenched with rain and cold the entire time it still came across like a sweet community far away from the cares of the world. That is until the drama happened…
A Woodland Miracle is Part 2 in the Amish Wonder series (you can read my review on book one which I really liked here). This story took a teeny while to get going for me. A book is a win, win if I can’t put it down. That did not happen until well into the story. Ben Eicher was so immature and the back and forth between he and Grace really didn’t seem to be going anywhere. But a little more than halfway through the book some action happened that helped to redeem the story AND Ben. Grace did do some dingy things that had me questioning her sanity but they did make story that much more exciting.
I would recommend this story if you like clean Amish, Christian, Fiction.
You can purchase a copy on Amazon here: A Woodland Miracle(The Amish Wonders Series)
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.
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