Friday, December 6, 2013

Review: An Amish Miracle by:Wiseman/Reid/Ellis

 An Amish Miracle
About the Book:
Always Beautiful by Beth Wiseman

Becky Byler is eighteen and overweight. She is overwhelmed by the embarrassment she feels when comparing herself to other girls her age. Having lost all hope, she considers taking her own life. As she stands before rushing water, unable to swim, Becky begs God for a miracle. In just several months, Becky sees her prayers answered as food and temptation lose their hold over her. She s finally pleased with how she looks, but does she like the person she has become? And has the man she has dreamed of been right beside her all along, loving her exactly as she is?

Always His Providence by Ruth Reid

Widow Rosa Hostetler has one month to pay her delinquent taxes before the county auctions her farm. She s prepared to sell whatever is necessary to pay the lien, but she isn't willing to request money from the community s widow fund. She s embarrassed and refuses to admit she needs help. Rosa depends on income from selling eggs, but when that income is threatened, only a miracle can help Rosa accept the kindness of a neighbor.

Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis

Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. She has hidden this secret from her husband, who is thankful for their daughters but longs for a son. Hope prays desperately, but the son God sends her isn't a new baby but the fifteen-year-old boy she gave up years ago.

Includes Reading Group Guide and Old-Order Amish Recipes


About the Authors:
Award-winning, best-selling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but her most recent novels, Need You Now and The House that Love Built, are contemporaries set in small Texas towns. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth's highly-anticipated novel, The Promise, is inspired by a true story. Twitter: @bethwiseman Facebook: Fans-of-Beth-Wiseman

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.

Mary Ellis grew up close to the eastern Ohio Amish community, Geauga County. Before “retiring” to write full-time, Mary taught middle school and worked as a sales rep for Hershey Chocolate. Mary is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author as well as an ACFW Carol Award finalist and runner-up for the 2010 Holt Medallion Award.

 My Review:
 Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis
 Hope Bowman was asked as a young girl to do the unthinkable, to give up her newborn son for adoption. Not because he was an unwanted child but because her father didn't want to suffer any shame behind it. So for years she harbored this very sad secret so much so that she felt that God punished. She felt he punished her because she had given birth four times and every time the baby would turn out to be a girl. She and her husband wanted a little boy but every time proved to be in vain, because she would give birth to a girl instead. She had sent up dozens of prayers for a son, read along and see how God answered her prayers.

Always His Providence by Ruth Reid
 Ruth somehow has always managed to keep her household running smoothly by selling her eggs. But now unless God steps in suddenly she will lose her home due to her taxes that have yet to be paid. She has refused her neighbor's help up to this point. Read along and see how God uses this in Ruth's life to glorify Him.

Always Beautiful by Beth Wiseman
 Poor Becky Byler is an older teenage girl with a weight problem. Many people say that they don't understand why because she eats rabbit food alot (aka vegetables). In this novella she has chosen to take her life because she doesn't feel worthy for the life God has given her.  Love will come to her but in the most unexpected way. Will she realize it before its too late?

Each of the stories in the book were very touching and heartfelt and even though these are stories about Amish women, I believe we can all relate to their circumstances. Many times the path God has chosen for us differs a great deal from the one we would of chosen for ourselves and this book is a perfect example of that. All three stories are intertwined, the main characters actually know each other. That is something I liked about the book, it makes it alot more interesting that way.

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