A Miracle of Hope
By Ruth Reid
Book One in the Amish Wonders series.
How far can God’s mercy reach?
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?
Lindie will not be having the wedding every girl dreams of. Her brother will be taking her far from her community to enter into an arranged marriage. That’s what happens when an Amish girl gets pregnant. Even her boyfriend rejected her.
Josiah was a widowed friend of her brother. He agreed to the marriage, because he needed help with his special needs daughter. He told Lindie up front that he would marry her, but he would never give her his heart. Does that bring a big sigh or what?
This marriage is not all smooth sailing. The father of Josiah’s first wife lives on the same property. He doesn’t much care for the marriage. Neither does Josiah’s daughter, Hannah, who is prone to wandering off. To top if off, Lindie’s pregnancy and health issues cause even more complications.
This book is about survival. Will these people be able to survive intact? Can the marriage survive?
I enjoyed this book and look forward to more in the Amish Wonders series. Thank you, Ms Reid.
***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a review copy.***