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