Today I’m reviewing Always Beautiful, a novella from An Amish Miracle, by Beth Wiseman.
Here is a brief synopsis:
Always Beautiful by Beth Wiseman
Becky Byler is eighteen and overweight.
She is overwhelmed by the embarrassment she feels when comparing herself to other girls her age. Having lost all hope, she considers taking her own life.
As she stands before rushing water, unable to swim, Becky begs God for a miracle.
In just several months, Becky sees her prayers answered as food and temptation lose their hold over her.
She’s finally pleased with how she looks, but does she like the person she has become?
And has the man she has dreamed of been right beside her all along, loving her exactly as she is?
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Always Beautiful is the third (and last) novella in this anthology, and the story I’m reviewing today…
If you’ve read the first two stories in this anthology, you’ve met Becky Byler. She was introduced during the previous stories, but this story is just about Becky!
After wishing she could lose weight for much of her life, she finally loses all the extra pounds she desires to lose… but does it make her happy?
Well, she thinks it does – at first.
I would never have imagined that Amish girls would have to deal with weight issues. Who could have guessed? And even if they did, would pride or self-image really matter to them? After all, wouldn’t they care less about the outward appearance and more about good character qualities?
But… maybe even young Amish men and women get caught up in appearance. Beth Wiseman writes a beautiful story. I found myself feeling Becky’s pain, and yet, I could feel the pain of other characters as well and it was enlightening and heart-breaking as well.
This story shows us that sometimes… even if God’s answer is yes, it’s not always the best thing for us.
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Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt