Thursday, February 6, 2014

Litfuse Review: A Miracle of Hope by:Ruth Reid

 A Miracle of Hope (The Amish Wonders, #1)
About the Book:
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?

About the Author:
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.

My Review:
 What fear young Lindie must of felt as she met with her soon to be husband. An arranged marriage indeed, one that she was not only prepared for but was one that was sprang on her just days prior to meeting Josiah. Not only was she nervous about this whole arrangement but she was so far from her home&family, and in a new district all complete with morning sickness.

 Poor Lindie doesn't really know what to think or how to feel about this man that has taken upon himself to help her out of the "fix" she is in, especially when it seems that they are getting closer and closer emotionally. She soon finds herself falling for Josiah and his daughter Hannah. Hannah is such a presence in this story even though she is deaf and not too accepting of Lindie at first.

 Soon you can start to see where the three of them come together as a family. The story is action filled from the very beginning and throughout the book I just couldn't bring myself to put it down. I love the constant banter that starts to develop between the two main characters. I was very irritated by the father in law of Josiah's that was actually his former wife's father. I feel that he was holding Lindie to as standard that she wasn't able to achieve because no one can love them like Caroline did, that was a given. I think Lindie surprised them all including herself.

 I am Ruth Reid newest fan, can't wait to get the chance to read another one of her books!

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