Today I am reviewing Arms of Mercy, the second novel in the Amish Mercies series by Ruth Reid.
Here is a brief synopsis:
He lost her once to a rash decision.
He will not lose her again.
On the eve of a new year, Catherine Glick is expecting her bu of five years to propose. Instead, the unexpected arrival of an old boyfriend, Elijah, sends her life spiraling out of control.
When a rash decision damages her current relationship, Catherine leaves for Florida to work in her cousin’s bakery—anything to flee the source of her shame.
Elijah Graber knows he hurt Catherine when he left their Amish district six years ago. He’s determined to explain his actions, even if it means following her to Florida. Perhaps their two-day bus trip together will provide enough time for him to make his case and win her back.
Just when Elijah is starting to tear down the walls Catherine has built, their bus skids on an icy road—and amid the mayhem and tragedy that follow, Catherine disappears. Elijah’s friends urge him to prepare for the worst, but Elijah holds on to his hope in God and refuses to give up his search for Catherine. With supernatural nudging from the most unexpected places, Elijah sets out to find the love he once lost—no matter the cost.
Ruth Reid has been a favorite Amish fiction author of mine since I picked up her first book and Arms of Mercy didn’t disappoint. . . on the contrary, it has become one of my favorite books!
Catherine Glick runs away from home when she makes a rash decision. Elijah Graber, her old boyfriend who recently returned to their community, feels he must follow her if he ever has hope of winning her back. I found myself caught up in their story, determined not to put it down until the very end.
The characters are lifelike and entertaining and the story definitely held my interest. If you enjoy Amish fiction, you’ll enjoy Arms of Mercy. If you enjoy reading about miracles from above, I encourage you to pick up a copy of Arms of Mercy today, because you’re gonna love this story!
Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt