Monday, February 15, 2016
Review: Joshua's Mission by:Vannetta Chapman
About the Book:
Joshua's Mission is a new standalone novel in the Plain and Simple Miracles collection from popular author Vannetta Chapman. These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another.
Joshua Kline travels from his farm in Oklahoma to offer aid to an Englisch town on the gulf coast of Texas after a category 4 hurricane has ravaged the area. He brings his brother with him, who needs a change of environment. The last thing he wants for Alton is another brush with the law. He is pleasantly surprised when he hears that Becca Troyer, the bishop's granddaughter, plans on joining their team.
What will Joshua find when he arrives in Texas? A lack of electricity, certainly, which poses little problem for the Amish volunteers as they help restore order from destruction. But a budding romance? A call from God? And a possible healing of his relationship with Alton?
Joshua's Mission is a story of love, forgiveness, and the grace of God that carries us through even the worst situations.
I'm not quite sure how I feel about my Vannetta having stand alone novels. I love it when she produces a series. It's like a family of books just for me to read and enjoy. But none the less she has given us her latest goody wrapped up in Joshua's Mission.
We are introduced to Joshua Kline and Becca Troyer in this stand alone novel and they are doing their part to help their fellow man when in another part of the United states along the gulf coast is struck with a horrific category 4 hurricane. The stricken area is torn to bits by this hurricane so Joshua feels it is his mission to help the Englisch town repair and rebuild and basically do what he can to help. Not only that he will be taking a team right along with him when he goes.
As we read along and learn all we can about Joshua we soon see that he is very much caught up with Becca. He is also somewhat shy and it seems that there will never be a perfect time for the two of them to connect and possibly learn more about the other, that is until this missions trip.
Will there be a romance kindled in the middle of that devastation or will it fizzle out like it has in the past because Joshua was too afraid to take the first step? Along with some great writing and some pretty strong characters we will soon learn what will become of Joshua, Becca, and the mission.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.