Book Review, “An Amish Miracle,” Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, and Mary Ellis authors

an amish miracle coverAn Amish Miracle, by Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, and Mary Ellis, includes three Amish novellas: Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis, Always His Provision by Ruth Reid, and Always Beautiful by Beth Wiseman.  Each of these charming stories was a pleasure to read.

The first novella told the story of the Bowman family, seemingly happy and complete with four daughters.  But Hope had kept secret her rape and subsequent birth of a baby boy at age sixteen.  Having been forced to give the child up for adoption, she has prayed for him constantly.  When her shocked husband learns of this and the boy unexpectedly shows up at their door, they must travel a difficult journey together.

The second story tells of Rosa Hostetler, a young widow struggling to find a way to pay the back taxes that her late husband left.  Adam Bontrager feels responsible for Rosa’s situation, since her husband died saving him from a fire.  Together, they work through her situation.

The third tale tells of Becky Byler, an overweight Amish girl.  She comes close to committing suicide, but instead begs God to help her lose weight.  Many pounds  lighter, she finds herself dating the handsome Matt King.  This puts a strain on her friendship with Elam Miller, her best friend for years.  Becky finds herself discovering the hard way that beauty is in the heart.

I enjoyed this book.   It comes complete with a reading group guide and several recipes. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Amish fiction.

Kara

I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.

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