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Monday, January 27, 2014
A Miracle of Hope By: Ruth Reid
What happens when you feel you have gone too far to find mercy? Is a marriage of convenience an answer to prayer? God can use any circumstance to teach us about love, hope, and trust. Lindie Wyse has to leave her Amish community. Her brother arranges a marriage with a friend of his whose wife has died. Will the new Amish community shun her like the one she is running from?
What is the secret Lindie is hiding from her new husband Josiah Plank? Will Josiah learn to love again after the death of his first wife? Will he judge Lindie because of her past, or can love teach them both, that she’s not marred by her past and Josiah can have a marriage filled with love again?
I loved this part of the book: “This was her childhood dream. She was married, pregnant, and had a husband who worried about what was good for the baby. She massaged her forehead. If only things were different.” Trying to live up to others’ standards will never make everybody happy. Lindie did what she thought she had to in order to please others. The man she loved and her best friend still rejected her. She must find that place where you are the person you should be and be happy. It is not dependent on others around you; it is what is inside you. Will she find this with Josiah, or will he reject her as well when he finds out the truth?
I loved the cover of this book with the Amish woman and the deer in the background. As you read the story, you will realize the significance of the deer. It is a great added feature of the cover. A Miracle of Hope is a great Amish romance that I will read again, and I’ll read more books by Ruth Reid. Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down.
I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.