Saturday, February 15, 2014

Book Review: An Amish Miracle

Book Description

“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:
I do enjoy my Amish stories and I really enjoy reading the works of these authors.  I loved this book because it was filled with three novellas.  I love reading novellas because they are easier to get through.  As a busy mom I don't always have the time to sit and read a long book and stopping and starting can sometimes get confusing.  With the novellas, I am able to read the stories quicker and not forget what was going on in the story.  I definitely enjoyed these stories.  They were quit different from the typical Amish story because they dealt with issues usually untouched such as adoption and obesity.

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.