Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Litfuse Review: A Dream of Miracles by:Ruth Reid
About the Book:
Amish widow Mattie vows never to love again... until a suspicious outsider with a shadowy past comes crashing into her fragile world.
Mattie Diener can barely keep it together. A young Amish widow and mother of two young children, she faces the lingering heartbreak of lost love, her son s mysterious illness, and a torrent of accusations that threaten to undo her.
Bo Lambright is a fast-rising social services investigator whose high-society mother won t rest until she finds his Mrs. Right. Despite Bo s worldly success, the raw ache of a shadowy past and a series of unsettling dreams have left him reeling.
When Mattie and Bo cross paths, all signs point to disaster. Yet as they face a crucible of trials and tragedies together, longings begin to stir that seem destined only to end in more heartbreak. Is a miracle possible not only of healing but of forbidden love? What secrets lie in Bo s dreams? And will Mattie find the courage to face her uncertain future... or will she simply run away?"
Poor Mattie, so many things hitting her all at once. Her life feels that it will never be right side up again! I think the one thing that resonated with me more than anything was her worrying about her son's condition and still not having any answers. We as women have to trust the medical professionals to do their job and do it well and in Mattie's story they weren't quite doing their job to set her mind at ease and that really bothered me.
I myself have been in several similar situations with my own children and it was heart breaking to go through not to mention to watch it in Ruth Reid's latest. Judging by Ruth's writing she herself must have had to go through a similar situation because in my opinion she was able to get the writing perfect right down to the feelings that something like this would cause in a mother of a young child or any age child for that matter.
Mattie has also shut herself off to ever loving again. But when a certain stranger crosses her path he not only pricks her heart with a slight twinge but also gets her to thinking on love once again.
This book reminds me of a star crossed lovers type romance. But with it's simplicity and clean lines it is a great novel with the best scenes and writings. Ruth Reid has a winner!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.