Day #14 – Today I am reviewing Courting Ruth. This is the first novel from the series: Hannah’s Daughters, by Emma Miller.
Although this is not a Christmas story, it is nonetheless a wonderful, inspiring story.
Amish widow Hannah Yoder prays her daughters will each find a husband someday. Still, sensible Ruth believes it’s God’s will that she stay home and help care for her younger sisters. But when a handsome young man comes to Kent County, Ruth starts to rethink her plans. Not yet part of the church, Eli Lapp is allowed to run wild. Yet something in Ruth’s sweet smile and gentle manner makes him yearn to settle down–with her at his side. Can Eli convince her that their lives should be entwined together on God’s path?
This is the first series I have read by Ms. Miller and I was hooked right away!
This is one of those stories I just LOVE to read… Hannah, the mom, has stepped up to raise her six daughters when her husband dies unexpectedly. Although the Amish way is for her to remarry after a year of mourning, Hannah does fine on her own and has no desire to remarry now.
Ruth and Eli will entertain you… they are so funny. Eli chases and Ruth runs! Although she is attracted to him, she doesn’t feel that she can trust her heart to him.
Read about how Eli overcomes problems from his past and tries to win Ruth’s heart.
If you get the chance, check out the Hannah’s Daughters series by Emma Miller, published under Love Inspired.