Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review:A Wedding for Julia by:Vannetta Chapman

 A Wedding for Julia
About the Book:
A Wedding for Julia, the third book in a romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, takes a last look at the Amish community of Pebble Creek and the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.

Julia Beechy is so stunned, she can hardly breathe. Her mother's announcement that she must either marry or move from the family home upon her mother's imminent death catches Julia by surprise. How can she leave the only home she has ever known? What about her dream of opening her own Plain caf

When Caleb Zook offers support, comfort, and a solution, Julia is afraid to accept it. Can she marry someone she barely knows? Is it the right thing to do? Is this God's plan for her future?

Caleb thought his time for marrying was long past, but he feels a stirring in his heart he cannot shake for this beautiful, forlorn woman. Amid the circumstances of this life-altering decision, the people of Pebble Creek weather the worst storm to hit Wisconsin in the last hundred years. Where will Julia and Caleb be on the other side of it?

 Vannetta Chapman
About the Author:
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.

Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award winner for best mystery. All of her books have been Christian Book Distributor bestsellers. She currently writes Amish fiction for Abingdon Press, Zondervan, and Harvest House. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com or blog with her at http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/.


My Review:
 Mrs. Vannetta Chapman has done it again. So far I'm loving the Pebble Creek Amish Series. She described perfectly the main characters and their reactions to happenings all around them so much so that I felt like I was there. A Wedding for Julia is the third book in the series.

Julia Beechy just wants what every person wants-- an identity, a purpose. Something to believe in from day to day that takes her thoughts higher and higher, higher than she ever dreamed possible. But not long after her father's death, her now ailing mother has dashed her dream of opening a cafe in her their home. The words that broke her heart only carried with them her impending doom as she seen it. What good could possibly come of her not doing this?

 Her mother, Ada Beechy, informs her of her intentions to see Julia married or after her death Julia will have to move away and live with family in Pennsylvania. This takes poor Julia by surprise because she feels like she has been left out in the cold.

 Caleb Zook, is getting on up in years and he feels that his marrying days are behind him. But its long before his feelings for Julia seem to be changing and growing stronger minute by minute. Julia soon finds herself confiding to Caleb about her dream and now how it all has been dashed. When Caleb offers a solution that can change everything. Julia starts to actually consider it. Then if this wasn't enough the people of Pebble Creek start to see winds of change that could alter their future for good.

 The author has included discussion questions and some yummy recipes that you will hear mentioned throughout the book.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.