An Amish Miracle

Book Title: An Amish Miracle

Author:  Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, Mary Ellis

Genres: Christian Fiction, Amish, Romance

Disclaimer: I received e-book from netgalley for an honesty Review.

Series: Amish Miracle

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Pub date:  December 3, 2013

Description: 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?

Always His Providence by Ruth Reid

Widow Rosa Hostetler has one month to pay her delinquent taxes before the county auctions her farm. She s prepared to sell whatever is necessary to pay the lien, but she isn’t willing to request money from the community s widow fund. She s embarrassed and refuses to admit she needs help. Rosa depends on income from selling eggs, but when that income is threatened, only a miracle can help Rosa accept the kindness of a neighbor.

Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis

Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. She s hidden this secret from her husband, who is thankful for their daughters but longs for a son. Hope prays desperately, but the son God sends her isn’t a new baby but the fifteen-year-old boy she gave up years ago.

 

My Thoughts: Always Beautiful I wonderful story about how to deal with someone that overweight and the it does not matter what you look like on the outside of the body but what matter is how you act on the inside. Though she ask god for help. She get her wish or not. Doe she find love just being herself. She does not know what to do or change herself to get all she wants and dreams. Will she like herself or not?

Rosa has a hard time accepting help from her community. Will she survive or will she love everything she owns? She does not want to be a widow or take from it. She sells eggs but will that be enough. Friends and Neighbors want to help but she refuses their help for she seem scared. When really happens to threaten her only way of income will she then ask for help? You will need to read to find out.

Always in my heart is sweet loving story. Hope thinks that she is being punished for giving up her son. She yet to tell her husband and daughter about her secret. They love there daughter. But she longs for a son with husband. She ask god to help. Soon she get surprise visit from someone that she so wanted. Thing get to a point that she wants to adopt him. Her husband and her need to do some things and you should read it to find out how it ends.

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A Mother’s Secret

Book Title: A Mother’s Secret

Author: Amy Clipston

Genres: Romance, Christian Fiction, Amish, Horses

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Series: Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel #2

Publisher: Zondervan

Pub date: June 3, 2014

Description: Carolyn Lapp dreams of marrying for love. But will the errors of her past destroy this dream forever? Carolyn Lapp longs to have a traditional Amish family. But she lives on her brother’s farm with her parents and her 15-year old son, Benjamin. Carolyn has never revealed the identity of Benjamin’s father and lives daily with the guilt and shame of her youthful indiscretion. Her brother simply will not forgive her. His answer is to arrange a practical marriage for Carolyn to Saul, a widower with a little girl. But Carolyn isn’t convinced that Saul really loves her and believes he is simply looking for someone to help raise his daughter. When Benjamin causes trouble at a local horse auction, horse breeder Joshua Glick decides that he must be taught a lesson. Carolyn and Joshua are unmistakably drawn to each other, but Joshua mistakenly assumes that Benjamin is Carolyn’s brother. Carolyn fears that if he discovers the truth, her past will destroy their budding romance. After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. But which of them will give her the family—and the unconditional love—she’s longed for?

My Thoughts: I thought this was something. She wants to marry for love. Her brother thinks she should get married for her son sake. Benjamin get blamed for something he did not do. Though Joshua Glick and others. She fears about her secret coming out and destroying any love in her life. Carolyn need to learned to trust god. Her brother Amos has to learn so lesson as well. Find out what happens durning love triangle with Carolyn Lapp.

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Eventide

Book Title: Eventide
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Publisher: Avon Inspire
Pub Date: September 3, 2013
Book Resource: Won in a giveway on Goodreads First Reads
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Series, Amish
Series: The Days of Redemption #3)
Synopsis: Eventide is the riveting conclusion to The Days of Redemption trilogy by Shelley Shepard Gray, celebrated author of tender Christian romance novels set in Amish country.

Honest and faithful Elsie Keim falls for her new neighbor, Landon, but she can’t bear to tell him the truth: She’s going blind.

Landon is enamored with Elsie. When Elsie’s brother Roman steps in and shares the truth of Elsie’s disease, Landon is floored. His job is demanding and takes him away from home, sometimes for days at a time. He wonders how he’d be able to keep up with his responsibilities and take care of Elsie.

In Eventide, three generations of the Keim family come together to make their dreams come true.

Shelley Shepard Gray, bestselling author of the Sisters of the Heart books, draws her Days of Redemption trilogy to a heart-warming finish.

My Thoughts:
I love this book. Though it the third book in the series. I would love to read book 1 and two. This book deals with someone who struggling to deal with herself and her Illness a bit and building a relationship. This book does go into several thing about dealing the illness and how to over come it and several different issues. I really do believe the author did a great job. I will let you decide it you ever want to read it and come away with your own thoughts on it.

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The Last Bride

Book Title: The Last Bride
Author: Beverly Lewis
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Pub Date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Christian Fiction, Amish, Romance, Family, Amish Fiction,
Series: Home to Hickory Hollow #5
Synopsis: Of her Old Order parents’ five daughters, Tessie Miller is the last to marry. She has her heart set on Amishman Marcus King, but her father opposes the match. Impetuously, Tessie and Marcus elope to the English world, then return to Hickory Hollow to live as singles, trusting they’ll convince the Millers to give their love a chance. But when the unthinkable happens, Tessie faces the almost-certain censure of the People. Will she find a reason for hope in spite of her desperate plight?

My Thoughts:
Tessie does something that goes against her father and mother. Though they try and live as single until her father can give their love a chance. They go about it for it seem to work. Then a tragic happens to her husband. Though thing go even more strangely/ Everyone thinks she did something that is a sin. She does not feel the need to repent and she also knows she could get shunned.

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An Amish Kitchen

Book Title: An Amish Kitchen
Author: Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Long
Genre: Christian Romance, Christian Fiction, Amish, Amish Fiction
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pub Date: December 18, 2012 (338 Pages, Paperback) – E-book
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Synopsis:
Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania, always brings a brisk change in the weather. This season also ushers in unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women.

Fern has a green thumb for growing healing herbs, but longs for love to bloom in her life. Then the next-door neighbor’s oldest son, Abram, comes running into Fern’s kitchen seeking help for his little sister. The crisis soon leads to a promise of romance–until mistrust threatens to end the growing attraction.

Nearby, Hannah runs her parents’ bed and breakfast, Paradise Inn–but her life feels nothing like Paradise. She longs for a man of integrity to enter her life, but never expected him to knock on the front door looking for a room. Will she be able trust Stephen with her future once she discovers his mysterious past?

When a storm blows a tree onto Eve’s farmhouse, she has little choice but to temporarily move her family into her parents’ home. Outside of cooking together in the kitchen, Eve and her mother can’t agree on anything. But this may be just the recipe for hope in healing old wounds.

“Three Amish stories–each celebrating love, family, and faith–all taking place in a tight-knit community where the kitchen truly is the heart of the home.”

Also Includes Reading Group Guide and 45 Old Order Amish Recipes

“Fans of Amish fiction will find triple the enjoyment here thanks to this gathering of novellas in one book.” –“Publishers Weekly” for “An Amish Wedding”

My Thoughts:
Fern and Abram not getting in the love. Abram is taking care of his siblings for a amount of time. He is always turning to her for something. The way they get together is quite different from any other way and I really enjoyed it.

Each book or story in the book is different. They found their romance differently form each one. Each story tell a different story. I like this some for that means there are three different ways. Each one is a wonderful read and enjoyment. You can read it if you like and decide for yourself.

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An Amish Christmas

Title of Book: An Amish Christmas
Authors: Beth Wiseman, Katherine Fuller, Barbara Cameron
Series: December in Lancaster County
Genres: Fiction, Christian Fiction, Inspirational, Romance, Christmas, Amish, Adult, Young Adult,
Pub Date: September 15, 2009
Book Source: Borrowed from Library

Synopsis: From Amazon, Goodreads
A Choice to Forgive by Beth Wiseman
After Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. But now she’s a widow and Daniel has reappeared, asking for forgiveness. Can she go back to her normal life with her long-lost love as her neighbor?

A Miracle for Miriam by Kathleen Fuller
Seth is no longer the arrogant young man who shattered Miriam’s confidence and broker her heart. Will he be able to show “plain” Miriam that she is truly beautiful to him?

One Child by Barbara Cameron
The birth of one child forever changed the world two thousand years ago. On a snowy Christmas night in Lancaster County, another child changes the world for two very different couples.

Christmas Cradles by Kelly Long
When Anna Stolis takes over for her aunt, the local midwife, Christmas night heats up with multiple deliveries, three strangers’ quilts, and unexpected help from the handsome and brooding Asa Lapp.

My Thoughts on this book:

I picked this book up from the library. I read the back on the cover and one of the story caught my attention or interest. So I picked it up and checked it out to read. It one I read from start to finish. It was hard to put down. I love Christmas stories anytime of year but the season is one of my favorites. In this case, these four novellas tell the story of one December in Lancaster County. These four some way connect to each other but not in a series kind of way.

In A Miracle For Miriam, you learn about the deep hurt that causes Miriam to disappear into herself. Seth caused the hurt when they were both fourteen years old. Most of us remember our hurts and some of us have allowed those hurts to influence us as adults. It’s a beautiful love story in which other characters from the other three novellas are introduced.

A Choice to Forgive opens with Lydia answering a knock at her door and discovering her first love, Daniel Smucker, standing confidently on her doorstep. He promised to marry her when they were young and mysteriously disappeared on Christmas. Lydia marries his brother, Elam, who happens to comfort her during her difficult heart break. She becomes a widow when he dies of a heart attack. Those feelings of love for Daniel rise again and she struggles to forgive him for running away. He tries to explain the difficult and complicated situation that sent him away, and the secret that he and his brother kept from her causes an enormous emotional struggle.

One Child by Barbara Cameron addresses Sarah and David’s struggle over their miscarriage. Sarah prays to Derr Herr for a child. It’s the only gift she wants on Christmas. Mysterious visitors bring unexpected joy during a particularly bad blizzard. It’s a story of healing, love, and friendship.

Christmas Cradles tells the story of Anna Stolis and Asa Mast. Anna has never been married. She has become a midwife. Asa Mast also never married. A tragedy occurred during his rumschpringe years that brought him to this point. His father is very ill, refusing to go to the hospital on Christmas. Anna has three deliveries during the night. Normally, his father, Samuel, accompanies Anna’s Aunt Ruth (also a midwife), but with Aunt Ruth taking the evening off and Samuel sick, Asa joins Anna in her delivery runs. It is a love story of two insecure people who never thought they could fall in love.

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The Amish Bride

Title of Book: The Amish Bride
Authors: Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould
Genres: Romance, Amish, Mystery, Family, Young Adult, Fiction
Series: The Women of Lancaster County #3
Publishers: Harvest House Publishers
Pub Date: August 1, 2012 (Paperback)
Book Source: Downloaded from Net Gallery, for free review
Contact Author: Mindy Clark

Synopsis: From Goodreads
Ella Bayer and Ezra Gundy are in love and hope to marry someday, but she is a young Mennonite woman while he is an Amish man. Though both Plain, one of them will have to forsake what they believe to embrace another way of life.

Hoping some distance will cool the relationship, Ezra’s family sends him to work at an Amish dairy farm in Indiana. But Ella disregards what her family wants and follows Ezra. In short order she finds a place to live, a job in a bakery, and an unexpected but budding friendship with a handsome Amish farmhand, Luke. When a family tragedy forces Ella back to Pennsylvania, she must face all she’s been running away from. And once she has made peace with those around her, she has an important decision to make: Whose Amish bride will she become?Ezra’s or Luke?s? 

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed this book and received though net gallery. I am review. I truly enjoyed reading this. I could connect though the Characters of this book. The book starts out with Ella reviving a book from her grandmother. The book is from her Great Grandmother Sarah. There a mystery or code that Ella is asked to break in her great grandmothers book.

Her mother and grandmother and the Grandys want their relationship with Ella and Ezra to change. They Ezra is to go to a farm but Ella decides to go with him. She get a job and a place to live. She forms a friendship with an Amish farmhand named Luke while in Indiana.

There a tragically back at home, with her brother Zed. She goes back home and has to face her past from what she was running way from. I really like this book. The mystery is pulled though out the whole book. It come to lite and helps another family in the process. The mystery is revealed at the end of the book.

So does Ella choose Luke or Ezra to Marry? What is the Mystery in the book that Ella must break the code? To find out these answers I suggest you read the book. I would Recommend it too.

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