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A Woodland Miracle | Ruth Reid Marathon


Today I’m reviewing A Woodland Miracle, the second book in the Amish Wonders series by the incredible Ruth Reid.

Here is a brief synopsis:

For a disadvantaged young woman and a displaced young man, a lasting love is going to take more than chance — it’s going to take a miracle.

Muscle weakness has left Grace Wagler with a broken body — and her childhood best friend has left her with a broken heart.

She can hold her own in the timber camp (and do everything else the other women in Badger Creek can do), but in an Amish district where women outnumber men three to one, marriage is an unlikely prospect for a girl with bad legs.

Ben Eicher just arrived in Michigan from Pinecraft, Florida. When his most recent shenanigans proved too much for his daed’s patience, Ben was sent to the Upper Peninsula to work in the lumber camp — and he’s neither proud of his behavior nor thrilled about his new home.

But when Ben meets Grace, the struggling young woman quickly piques his curiosity. Of course, the last thing Grace wants is another friendship with a man who pities her.

Tired of physical pain and romantic dead ends, Grace is ready to leave Badger Creek for the muscle specialist in Ohio, even if it contradicts her father’s wishes . . . and Ben’s.

Meanwhile, two dangerous men have found their way into the district. It isn’t long before their unsavory plans ensnare Grace and Ben in a chase that will not only endanger their lives . . . but test their love.

Rebellion and danger come together in this exceptional tale of Love and forgiveness by Ruth Reid!Tweet this!

 
MY THOUGHTS:

I was absolutely astounded by the degree of pain that Grace had to endure in this story – I have experienced much pain in my life, but not to this degree, and I don’t think I could be as brave and helpful as Grace – she’s just amazing!

Yet it is the experience of pain and sorrow, as well as fear and turmoil, that makes these characters realistic. And it is just as obvious, that without these emotions, the happiness, joy and love wouldn’t be felt as strongly.

I’ve been unable to let go of the story – from the time I first read it last year – to the second time I read it this month, before re-writing this review.

It’s a very powerful story, with characters so convincing I felt as if I knew them. I have to say, I am very thankful I don’t know some of them. How does Ruth write such negative, violent scenes without the harsh cursing and unrealistic actions that so many authors add to their stories?

Well, that’s no secret – she’s just supremely talented!

If you enjoy reading Amish novels, read A Woodland Miracle… you’ll be as amazed as I was!

This book has the perfect title — a woodland miracle is just what Grace receives!

5-stars

Ruth Reid continues her series on God’s miraculous hand with A Woodland Miracle!Tweet this!

 
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A Miracle of Hope | Ruth Reid Marathon


Today I’m reviewing A Miracle of Hope, the first book in the Amish Wonders series by the delightful Ruth Reid.

Here is a brief synopsis:

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 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?

A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid is a wonderful example of the supernatural power of God’s Love!Tweet this!

 
MY THOUGHTS:

My heart went out to Lindie from the get-go!

The story of Lindie Wyse and Josiah Plank might not necessarily be a new story, but Ruth Reid adds such wonderful details and subplots, that you won’t recognize it… and you’ll love how it goes along, even when heartache occurs.

I love Lindie and Josiah – they both try so hard to do the right thing, but both are hurting and aren’t exactly thinking clearly. Lindie has a secret she should have shared with her brother Eli, but fear kept her from saying anything.

Josiah has a secret, too – an important one – but he fails to share it with Lindie. Thankfully Lindie is able to share her secret with her husband, but when she learns his secret from others in the community, she confronts him and learns the horrible truth.

Before long, I was unable to put this book down… I just had to finish it and find out what would happen to Lindie… and Josiah… and the others. I cannot reveal any more than I already have – it wouldn’t be right. These characters are wonderful, they’re so true-to-life, with good – and bad – traits, making them unforgettable.

I’ve read this story twice now – and enjoyed it just as much the second time. If you enjoy reading a story with lots of surprises, you’ll enjoy A Miracle of Hope!

5-stars
 

No one writes such wonderful stories about Miracles quite like Ruth Reid!Tweet this!

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HERE

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Amish Wonders (series) | Ruth Reid Marathon

Introducing the . . .

AMISH WONDERS series!

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February 2015 MARATHON | Ruth Reid

 

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I am dedicating the month of FEBRUARY on my bookshelf blog to:

RUTH REID

Ruth has graciously offered to sponsor 3 weekly giveaways
and 1 (one) GRAND PRIZE giveaway!

 
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ONE WINNER will be selected each Saturday during the month… these 3 WINNERS will each receive one of Ruth’s inspiring books — autographed — and sent to you directly from the author!

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected (and announced) on the last Saturday of this month… February 28th… and will receive three of Ruth’s books!

 

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For a chance to win one of Ruth’s books, do the following:

1) follow this blog (if you don’t) and…

2) leave a comment for Ruth (or me)

** Please put your first name in your comment (but don’t put your email address!)
 
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Blessings!

 

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