Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review: An Amish Miracle

An Amish Miracle is a collection of three Amish novellas by Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, and Mary Ellis. I really enjoyed these stories, and I loved the length of them all. I liked how all the stories connected so you could still hear about the other characters.

Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis follows the story of Hope Bowman. When she has her fourth daughter, she becomes convinced that God is punishing her for giving up her son at sixteen. Hope doesn't know if she can handle the pain of it all anymore. She decides to finally tell her husband the truth, and when she does amazing things begin to happen. I really enjoyed this story of forgiveness and hope. It was filled with so much raw emotion for everyone involved. But the ending was too abrupt for me. I really thought there would be another chapter!

Always His Providence by Ruth Reid is about Ruth Hostetler, a widower for the last two years, who is facing the loss of her farm. Determined to keep her home, Ruth does everything she can to raise the money without telling anyone, but when all her efforts start crumbling around her Ruth is left with only one option. Moving. I think this novella is my favorite out of the three. Ruth is such a believable character! Sometimes it can be so easy to rely on ourselves more than God, and this story was a great reminder to always trust in the One who never fails.

Always Beautiful by Beth Wiseman tells the story of Becky Byler. Becky has always struggled with her weight, but all that changed one day when she asked God for a miracle. Once she started losing weight, Becky began to change but not for the better. Is being thin really that important? Or should she worry more about who she is on the inside? I enjoyed the suspense of which guy Becky would choose, but this story was my least favorite.

If you are a fan of Amish fiction, you will like this book. :-)

I was given this book free from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.

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