Sunday, April 05, 2015

Review: A Woodland Miracle

A Woodland Miracle by Ruth Reid is the second book in The Amish Wonders Series. I loved the first story A Miracle of Hope so when I saw this book I knew I had to read it! Needless to say, I was not disappointed. :-)

Ben Eicher and his friend, Toby, are forced to leave Pinecraft, Florida and go to Badger Creek, Michigan where Toby's uncle lives. Weighted down with grief and his many sins, Toby just wants to be back at home, but he knows his father won't welcome him.

Grace Wagler is afraid she has muscular dystrophy like her mother who died a few years ago, but her father doesn't want her to go to the doctors in Ohio to find out. Grace needs to know the truth. It's better than the fear that engulfs her at the thought of dying young and in pain like her mother. Her aunt stays with them 6 months out of the year, and Grace is hoping to go home with her to Ohio for a few months to see some specialists and find out the truth about her health.

Grace has no time for fun or so she thinks until Ben Eicher comes to town. Ben is full of life and fun compared to Grace's dogged determination and serious outlook on life. Grace really does long for a home and family of her own, but would anyone ever look past her disabilities to see all she can offer?

I enjoyed this story especially since there was a disability involved. The author did a good job of portraying the fears and pain involved in having any sort of health problem. Some parts of the story seemed far fetched and unrealistic, but for the most part it was pretty good. The two main characters were written well, but I found myself irritated with a lot of the secondary characters. Trusting in God was weaved into the story seamlessly, and how the main characters felt and acted was done very well. Overall, I would recommend this story to anyone who likes a good story. :-)

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

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