A Woodland Miracle~Ruth Reid~

A Woodland Miracle

~Synopsis~

For a disadvantaged young woman and a displaced young man, a lasting love is going to take more than chance–it’s going to take a miracle.

Muscle weakness has left Grace Wagler with a broken body–and her childhood best friend has left her with a broken heart. She can hold her own in the timber camp (and do everything else the other women in Badger Creek can do), but in an Amish district where women outnumber men three to one, marriage is an unlikely prospect for a girl with bad legs.

Ben Eicher just arrived in Michigan from Pinecraft, Florida. When his most recent shenanigans proved too much for his “daed”‘s patience, Ben was sent to the Upper Peninsula to work in the lumber camp–and he’s neither proud of his behavior nor thrilled about his new home.

But when Ben meets Grace, the struggling young woman quickly piques his curiosity. Of course, the last thing Grace wants is another friendship with a man who pities her. Tired of physical pain and romantic dead ends, Grace is ready to leave Badger Creek for the muscle specialist in Ohio, even if it contradicts her father’s wishes . . . and Ben’s.

Meanwhile, two dangerous men have found their way into the district. It isn’t long before their unsavory plans ensnare Grace and Ben in a chase that will not only endanger their lives . . . but test their love.

~My Review~

When I first read,”A Miracle of Hope” I just knew that I had to get my hands on the next book! Ruth Reid just might be my next go to author for Amish fiction because she has a very extraordinary way of writing beautiful and heart touching Amish fiction.

I like how the author portrayed the heroine,Grace, in the novel. It’s very rare sometimes to read about a heroine who may have physical flaws because most heroines in fiction today are drop dead gorgeous not that there’s nothing wrong with that. But it’s very refreshing to read about a heroine who may have physical flaws but have a heart of gold every now and again. It was very encouraging to read about how Grace stepped out on faith to take courage in order to live life to the fullest.

The hero,Ben’s story was very touching to read about as well. I love how the author told his story without being preachy. It was AWESOME!
I thought that this book was a pretty good read but there were times that I thought that the romance between Grace and Ben went a little bit too far. In my opinion, I thought that the novel had too much kissing than what was necessary.
The mystery was good even though it wasn’t on the edge of my seat mystery. I thought it was pretty intense and adventurous to read about to be honest for an Amish novel.
The writing flowed pretty well and it did a good job of keeping my attention. I will say that it wasn’t as good as “A Miracle of Hope” but it I did enjoy reading it nonetheless.Woodland Miracle was a pretty good read with an awesome combination of faith,love,hope and courage. I’m totally excited to read whatever else this author has in store.

Happy Reading Y’all!! 🙂

~Author~

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Special Sundays!!~Greater is He that is in YOU!

greater is He that is in you that he that is in the world

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.~1 John 4:4~

Have a blessed Sunday everyone!! 🙂

Stay blessed!

Rise and Shine~Sandra D. Bricker~(Book Review)

Rise and Shine (Contemporary Fairy Tale)

~Synopsis~

Shannon Malone thought she’d found her happy ending when she married Edmund Ridgeway, but a diving accident on their honeymoon left her in a coma. Waking up to the news that she’s thirty years old would have been daunting enough . . . but she also learns that Edmund has lost his interim battle with cancer and the world has marched on without her. Her gorgeous doctor, Daniel Petros, seems to know everything about her and becomes Shannon’s tour guide into a whole new world of madness where reality television has taken over the planet and everyone’s life appears to revolve around a tiny screen on their cell phones!

As Shannon struggles to navigate through the changes-both in the world and in her-she also must discern real memories from imagined ones. Did she really ever wear capris pants and entertain in her living room, or was that Laura Petrie from her favorite classic TV show? And where is her beloved dog, Freeway? Oh, wait! That was Jonathan and Jennifer Hart’s dog, not hers.

Shannon’s three elderly aunts flit through her life in true Sleeping Beauty style with her well-being always a priority. And Edmund’s sister Millicent descends like the Evil Queen she is, trying to extract Shannon from any claim on the Ridgeway family fortune. When a tornado moves through town and Shannon is knocked unconscious, will Daniel’s kiss awaken her once and for all?

~My Review~

I’ve so enjoyed reading Sandra Bricker’s contemporary twist on the beloved fairy tales. As a child I loved reading fairy tales and I still love to watch movies or read about them from time to time. After reading, “If the Shoe Fits” I knew I wanted to read this one as well.
I laughed several times throughout this book and I really enjoyed how the author really implemented a little humor in almost every situation.
I was so engrossed with this novel that I devoured every page whenever I had a chance to read it. I really love when a book can capture my attention even on my busiest days. There was hardly a boring moment and to be honest it could have went on and on!
It was very interesting to read how that the heroine was discovering herself and overcoming obstacles throughout the novel.
The hero was pretty good to read about as well! As I mentioned before, I have a weakness for reading about heroes who are doctors in novels. So yeah… 😉
Overall, if you’re into contemporary and fairy tale re-tellings this is definitely the book for you. The writing flowed and was right to the point. I really enjoyed this sweet and charming novel. I highly recommend reading this book!! (4 stars)

*I received this book through Moody Publishers. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and I was not required to write a positive review.*

~Author~

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Happy Reading Y’all!!

The Daughter of Highland Hall~Carrie Turansky~

The Daughter of Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides, #2)

~Synopsis~

Eighteen-year-old Katherine Ramsey travels to London with her family to make her debut into society and hopefully find her future husband. Her overbearing aunt insists she must secure a proposal from a wealthy young man who is in line to inherit his father’s title and estate. But Katherine questions her aunt’s plans when she gets to know Jonathan Foster, a handsome medical student and strong Christian who is determined to protect the poor and vulnerable in London’s East End. When a family scandal puts a damper on Katherine’s hopes for the season, she has time to volunteer with Jonathan, caring for children in one of London’s poorest areas, and romance blossoms. Katherine’s faith grows and she begins to envision a different future with Jonathan. But when Katherine’s work in the East End puts her in danger, Jonathan distances himself from Katherine to protect her. A wealthy suitor reappears, and Katherine must choose which path to follow.

~My Review~

I so enjoyed the first book by this author so it was without hesitation that I was in anticipation to read this novel.
When I learned that “The Daughter of Highland Hall” was about one of the nieces from the first novel I wasn’t sure that I would enjoy reading this story.
To be quite honest, I didn’t too much care for the nieces in the first book.

I do admire how that the author always creates her characters with a motive of being missionary minded throughout her stories because that’s a rare trait among christian fiction novels. I do enjoy that aspect very much.

This was a pretty good read even though I thought that this story wasn’t as good as the first book in this series. I must admit there were times when I regretfully had to skim some pages.

The romance between the hero and heroine was pretty sweet,charming and heartwarming to read about but I wish there was more interaction between the two characters. I really liked the hero, Jon’s character, I love reading stories where the hero may be a doctor. I don’t know why but that is
one of my preferences for the heroes in books. I find it very interesting.

Sadly, this book didn’t sweep me off of my feet like the first book did but it was a pretty good read and it did give me more insight about the former characters in the first book. However, I do look forward to more of this author’s books because I do like her fresh outlook in her novels. I hope to read more of her novels in the future. Check out her upcoming release coming in October 2015! The book cover is so cute! 🙂

A Refuge at Highland Hall (Edwardian Brides #3)

~The Author~

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Happy Reading Y’all!! 🙂

*I received a free copy of this book thorough Blogging for Books. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.*

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter everyone!

Jesus Christ is alive and shall reign forevermore!   He’s no longer dead but He’s alive!!

~Mark 16:2-7~

 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

Have a very blessed week! 🙂