Tuesday, February 4, 2014
A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid
Josiah Plank is certain he will never marry again after the passing of his wife, but agrees to an arranged marriage with Lindie simply because his deaf daughter, Hannah is desperately in need of a mother. Josiah makes it quite clear to Lindie that he does not love her, nor will he ever love her because his heart still belongs to his former wife.
After months of trying to get through to Hannah, Lindie finally makes some ground and grows close to Hannah, earning her trust! But after Lindie and Josiah suffer some health problems, and the couple deals with setbacks with Hannah, will they ever be able to see their relationship grow? Or will their marriage always be a marriage of convenience?
This past year, I have really come to enjoy Amish books of all kinds! This is the first book I have read by Ruth Reid, but I was not disappointed! There is something so lovely about the Amish community's simple way of life, and I find it fascinating. I love the way they are so quick to put others' needs in front of their own, and the way they push attention off of themselves and onto others, which is something extremely rare in our world today.
I found this book to be quite an interesting read! There were many twists and turns that left me reading into the wee hours of the night just to see what happened next. :) I rate this book as 5 stars and look forward to reading many more books by this author!
I received this book for free from Litfuse to give my honest unbiased opinion.