Monday, August 17, 2015

Amazing Grace ~ Faith Blum

  • File Size: 3794 KB
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Faith Blum (April 26, 2015)
  • Publication Date: April 26, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Caleb hurried to the post office. He had to get in and out before his sister finished at the general store. “Any mail for the Stuarts?” he asked the postmaster.

The postmaster took a lazy look at him over the top of his eyeglasses and gave a heaving sigh as he turned around to check. “Yep. Somethin’ from Ohio and somethin’ from Montana.”

Tapping his foot, Caleb waited until the large man put the letters lazily in his hand. As he left he wondered why Anna had written someone in Montana and who she knew in Montana. It was really none of his business, but he was still curious. He folded the Ohio letter in half and stashed it in his back pocket. It would get wrinkled, but at least Anna wouldn’t know about it.

As Caleb struggles through some inner battles, he secretly starts a correspondence with a widow and her daughter. Their unabashed faith in God convicts him and increases his inner struggles. 

Unable to find a steady job, Maggie places an advertisement to become a mail-order bride. Her daughter, Rachel, is her motivation and encouragement, but if Maggie doesn’t find a job or husband soon, Rachel might not survive through the next year. 

Can Caleb learn to trust God despite his past? Can Maggie and Rachel hold onto their faith despite all their trials? What will happen when they meet in person? 
My take on this book:
Amazing Grace by Faith Blum continues the story of the Stuart siblings, Anna and Caleb, siblings that are dealing with the loss of their brother, while also worrying about their dad  whose only solace comes from a bottle, something that he thinks he is hiding from his children. Anna has found her faith again and just might be getting married, and Caleb answered an ad from a mail order bride, and now he corresponds with Maggie as well as her daughter Rachel. Thing is he is struggling with issues from his past that is keeping him from a promising future, because until he comes to grips with his past he feels like God can never forgive him. Will Caleb and Maggie find their way to each other? How will it impact the relationship with his father? 

I was totally excited to see this book available as part of kindle unlimited. Having read the second book, I really was anxious to see how the lives of Anna and her family was going, well let me say this book gripped my heart and had me feeling like I had stepped into the story.I love mail order bride tales and the story between Caleb and Maggie, and of course Rachel was great, because we see the struggles that each faces, but the author also allows us to see what happens once Maggie and Rachel travel to Caleb.  The doubts and struggles that Caleb was dealing with were something that many might relate to, and the message of forgiving oneself wasn't overdone, instead it was inspiring.  The author provides a great story with Maggie and Caleb, and it was great reconnecting with Miles and Anna, we continue to see their struggles and faith, but it was the story that takes place between Rachel and her grandpa that was touching.Anyone who enjoys a good clean historical read that pulls you into the lives of the characters providing faith, hope and the trials of life will certainly enjoy Amazing Grace. While the author provides enough information that you can read this book as a stand alone, I highly recommend reading the series because it's just that good. 

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