Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Review: Sarah's Orphans by:Vannetta Chapman
About the Book:
Orphaned...But Never Abandoned by God
Sarah Yoder belongs to a Plain community in Oklahoma, but her days are far from simple. Life suddenly gets complicated when a series of tragic events unfold, leaving her in charge of the household.
Alone with her younger siblings, Sarah is exhausted but finally at peace. Then she nearly runs over a small Hispanic boy with her buggy...and somehow finds herself sheltering two more orphans.
Paul Byler moved to Cody's Creek to help his brother in a time of need. But now that Joseph has recovered from his heart attack, Paul's ready for a quiet place of his own. The only problem? His new property lands him next door to the orphaned Yoder family—and a calling from God he can't seem to ignore.
A story of extraordinary grace and love in the face of desperate need, Sarah's Orphans is the third standalone novel in the Plain and Simple Miracles collection by Vannetta Chapman.
Nothing will pull at your heart strings more than Sarah's Orphans. Not only do you sympathize with Sarah and her plight but you soon fall in love with the story of these sweet little children and the characters themselves. I don;t know who Vannetta patterned them after but oh my they have a sweet sweet spirit that completely and utterly shows through in the author's written words.
While reading about Sarah and everything she is going through it reminded me of the love that God has for us. A love that is genuine and unwavering and something He provides willingly. God knew what Sarah needed probably even more than she did. And there was many times throughout the book that Sarah's weaknesses show through and she had to rely on the Father for His comfort and strength.
I loved that the author let the main character's weakness show through because it actually lets us in on Sarah's testimony that she builds daily without even knowing it. We all build our testimony daily throughout or daily tasks, brick by brick. This is what I felt like Sarah was doing by raising these children and showing total reliance on God.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.