Genres: Amish & Mennonite
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow, just…wow. That’s how I’ll describe this one. Ruth Reid is quickly becoming a favorite and I love her “supernatural” twists that she incorporates.
I do want to say that some people may be put off by mentions of violence or crimes against women in Christian books.
I give this warning simply because I wouldn’t want someone to pick up this book on my recommendation without me making them aware that there are some violent situations presented.
This book is beautifully written, intriguing and kept me up all night because I could not put it down.
Lindie is pregnant out of wedlock and her brother is eager to cover up her “indiscretions” and arranges a marriage with a widower in another church district.
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Josiah has vowed to never love again but he needed a mother for Hannah and he can’t help but be concerned for Lindie’s health. She barely eats and can’t keep anything down. When he accidentally walks in on her as she bathes he realizes that she has become dangerously thin and takes her to the doctor. This is one of the events that begins to change the dynamics of their relationship.
Josiah is secretly falling in love with Lindie and with her baby; something he vowed not to do. Lindie is also falling in love with Josiah but she fears that he will never understand her secret and may reject her.
All the while, Lindie has noticed that Hannah seems to have the ability to talk to God in a way that most people cannot and when Hannah predicts a tragic event—Lindie begins to turn to God in earnest. She is looking for a miracle that only He can provide.
I don’t want to spill too much more because I want you to sit in sheer anticipation of the next twist the way that I did!
If you’re looking for Amish fiction with a twist then I suggest reading books by this author. I’ve noticed that she has gotten better with each book that has been released. As a newer author on the market I knew that she was one to keep my eye on and so far she has not disappointed. I cannot wait to see what she comes out with next!
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Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She’s a full-time pharmacist who lives in Florida with her husband and three children. When attending Ferris State University School of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, Michigan, she lived on the outskirts of an Amish community and had several occasions to visit the Amish farms. Her interest grew into love as she saw the beauty in living a simple life.
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