Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid ~ Litfuse Blog Tour with a chance to win a Kindle


About the Book:

  • Series: The Amish Wonders Series
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401688292
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401688295

Book One in the Amish Wonders series.
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?

My take on this book:
Due to circumstances beyond her control Lindie Wyse finds herself unwed and pregnant, and her boyfriend wants no part of it.  Her brother decides the answer is an arranged marriage to his friend Josiah, but she will have to leave her home in Ohio and go to Michigan. Josiah Plank isn't looking for or even expecting love, but he knows his eight year old daughter Hannah needs a mother. Can an arranged marriage  between this Amish couple develop into something more? Read Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid and find out!
A quick moving plot really pulled me right into this story, but it was the depth of the characters, and the ease in which I connected with them that kept me reading to see what would ultimately happen in this story. Learning the backstories of these characters provided so many layers allowing a true glimpse at who they were and the life events that had shaped them into the people they were, but it was the trials that they continued to face that made me hope for a positive outcome for this Amish family.  While I connected with Lindie, it was the story of Josiah and his young daughter Hannah that really touched my heart. The author deals with a few subjects that isn't always touched on in "Amish" fiction and for me this made the story more realistic. Fans of Amish fiction will love this one, but I recommend this story to anyone looking for a bit of inspiration where you can't help but hope for the best outcome for the characters in the story. 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

Ruth Reid


Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She’s a full-time pharmacist who resides in Florida with her husband and three children.
Find out more about Ruth athttp://ruthreid.com.

A Miracle of Hope is the first book in Ruth Reid‘s new series, Amish Wonders. Romantic Times gives it four stars: A beautifully written love story, A Miracle of Hope is both heartwarming and heartbreaking and features believable, charming characters who are willing to do whatever it takes for love. Reid is a talented writer who has firsthand knowledge of the Amish.
Ruth is celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party!
One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 11th. Winner will be announced at the A Miracle of Hope Facebook Party on February 11th. Connect with Ruth for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, prizes, and more!
So grab your copy of A Miracle of Hope and join Ruth and friends on the evening of February 11th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)



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