How far can God's mercy reach?
Lindie Wyse is pregnant out of wedlock and thinks an arranged marriage is the only way to preserve her future. Josiah Plank is certain he'll never love again, but he needs someone to care for his deaf eight-year-old daughter, Hannah. The two take on their arrangement tentatively at first but soon realize they are each in for more than they imagined.
Lindie experiences a breakthrough with Hannah when she recognizes Hannah's special gifts, but a risky pregnancy and serious health issues threaten to demolish the foundation Josiah and Lindie are building. Will their growing love survive despite their struggles, or will their hearts become as cold as the northern winter?
My review: This was an enjoyable story that's unique from other Amish fiction I've read. Besides the arranged marriage, there are the health problems experienced by the couple, the deaf daughter's emotional problems, and a hint of the supernatural, too. I liked the characters and felt for the situation they found themselves in, but both of them got on my nerves a bit for some choices they made and for not explaining things. I liked the romance, but I would have liked more to it, more interaction or moments that would show their growing feelings. Instead, it felt a bit abrupt to me. I found Hannah very interesting and wished the supernatural aspect had been developed more. Overall, I liked the story and will look for more from this author. I'd recommend it, especially if you like Amish fiction.
I received an ARC of this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
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About the author: Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She's a full-time pharmacist who resides in Florida with her husband and three children.
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A Miracle of Hope is the first book in Ruth Reid's new series, Amish Wonders, and she is celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party!
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