I just finished reading An Amish Miracle for review by 3 well known authors.
About the Book:
“Always in My Heart” by Mary Ellis
Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. She’s hidden this past from her husband, who is thankful for their daughters but longs for a son. Hope prays desperately, but the son God sends isn’t a new pregnancy. It’s the fifteen-year-old boy she gave away years ago.
“Always His Providence” by Ruth Reid
Widow Rosa Hostetler has one month to pay her delinquent taxes before the county auctions her farm. She’s prepared to sell whatever is necessary to pay the lien, but she isn’t willing to request money from the community’s widow fund. She’s embarrassed and refuses to admit she needs help. Rosa depends on income from selling eggs, but when that income is threatened, only a miracle can help Rosa accept the kindness of a neighbor.
“Always Beautiful” by Beth Wiseman
Becky Byler is eighteen and obese. As she continues to grow, so does her despair. Having lost all hope, she considers taking her life, even though it goes against her beliefs. Standing before rushing water, unable to swim, Becky begs God for a miracle. Two months pass and Becky has miraculously lost over a hundred pounds. But does Becky like the person she has become? Could it be this weight loss isn’t at all the miracle she thinks it is?
My Review: Lately I have been shying away from novellas. They’re usually so short that the authors don’t have time to really help you get acquainted with the setting let alone with characters. That’s why I was so surprised with An Amish Miracle. This novella was a great book from beginning to end and really flowed between the different authors. I like how they covertly introduced a character in one story that would feature in the next. And it was just enough that I was wondering a bit more about that character. Not only that but there was a bit of follow up of previous characters so that you aren’t left wondering.
My favorite novella within? I think “Always Beautiful” by Beth Wiseman. We’re introduced to the character Becky early on in the book so I kind of figured her story was coming along. I’ve noticed (as I’m sure you have too if you read Amish fiction) that attraction between characters is rarely based solely on good looks. There is more emphasis on character which we would all hope would be the norm in our outward appearance based society.
Like Amish Fiction? Short on time? Even if you aren’t I think you’ll enjoy this novella by three great authors.
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