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A Miracle of Hope 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 Than They ImaginedLindie 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


10 thoughts on “A Miracle of Hope

  1. says:

    The best Amish fiction I ve read yet this year This was such a wonderful story I think it has to be the best Amish fiction that I ve read this year so far I was really captivated by Lindie s story from the first page I was impressed by this book I can tell y all right now lol The story does have drama and very interesting situations which made it all thedesirable to read by the moment This is the first book by Ruth Reid that I ve read and I was very intrigued by how well she wrote The best Amish fiction I ve read yet this year This was such a wonderful story I think it has to be the best Amish fiction that I ve read this year so far I was really captivated by Lindie s story from the first page I was impressed by this book I can tell y all right now lol The story does have drama and very interesting situations which made it all thedesirable to read by the moment This is the first book by Ruth Reid that I ve read and I was very intrigued by how well she wrote this story.Josiah Plank was a very sweet hero The romance wasn t mushy The worst thing I can t stand in a book is very mushy romance The romance was handled very well in this book.The book is true to its name and it s truly miraculous If you ever read it you ll understand why I had never seen that written in a christian novel before I thoroughly enjoyed most of the characters in the book I believe that the author did a very good job with the character development and plot I really liked the theme of a marriage of convenience throughout the story For some reason I m drawn to mail order brides and marriages of convenience To me it was a pretty clean and decent book with the theme of marriage of convenience as the plot I really commend the author keeping it that way because all I want is to read a very entrancing story and I don t need the unnecessary details I need to include that there were some situations in this book may be a bit mature because it does deal with her situation of her being with child before she s kinda forced into a marriage of convenience I though it was dealt with very well in my opinion but some readers may not feel comfortable reading about it Whatever works for you I commend the author of this book for holding the reins very well in the way of romance while delivering a very sweet and touching story I thoroughly enjoyed this story I also loved the book cover vibrant and different I highly recommend this book if you re looking for an Amish read I m certainly looking forward tobooks by Ruth Reid


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    A Miracle of Hope was fantastic from start to finish I loved the two main characters, Lindie and Josiah Lindie was just so obviously lost and overwhelmed with her situation, but she still tried to be the best wife in name only she could be to Josiah And Lindie struggled so much with his daughter, Hannah, but she was determined to do the best by her that she could.Josiah caught my heart from the beginning He was dealing with so much from the past few years The death of his wife, the death of A Miracle of Hope was fantastic from start to finish I loved the two main characters, Lindie and Josiah Lindie was just so obviously lost and overwhelmed with her situation, but she still tried to be the best wife in name only she could be to Josiah And Lindie struggled so much with his daughter, Hannah, but she was determined to do the best by her that she could.Josiah caught my heart from the beginning He was dealing with so much from the past few years The death of his wife, the death of his mother, and a daughter who seemed to have retreated into her own little world I loved that he was very clear about what this marriage would entail, but then ended up being a very caring man towards Lindie.The progression of events in this book was perfect The way Josiah and Lindi dealt with each other, and the way in which their feelings slowly changed seemed very authentic I can say the same thing about Hannah s progression as well There was not a magic solution to how she reacted to things It was gradual and seemed very realistic.If you are a fan of Amish fiction, and have not read this book, I highly recommend it And I personally cannot wait to read the next in the series.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.You can read this review on my blog at


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    If you re looking for a contemporary romance with an old fashioned feel, then these days Amish fiction is the way to go Lately stories in the genre have evolved intothan just stories of the simple life, in peaceful little communities in Ohio and Pennsylvania to Florida and the western reaches of the United States Not only have the settings changed, but I ve found that they ve become evenromantic Authors like Shelley Shepard Gray, Kelly Long, and now Ruth Reid have really amped up If you re looking for a contemporary romance with an old fashioned feel, then these days Amish fiction is the way to go Lately stories in the genre have evolved intothan just stories of the simple life, in peaceful little communities in Ohio and Pennsylvania to Florida and the western reaches of the United States Not only have the settings changed, but I ve found that they ve become evenromantic Authors like Shelley Shepard Gray, Kelly Long, and now Ruth Reid have really amped up it up when it comes to the love stories between the couples in their books and I for one love it There s nothing boring about these books and I ve found most to be a lotunique and interesting than any other books in the Christian fiction genre.The latest Plain tale, A Miracle of Hope, although not the first book by author Ruth Reid, is the first story of her s that I have read and I m happy to say, it s a winner I m a sucker for marriage of convenience stories and this one hooked me from the first Lindie was a sweet, shy character, who didn t really have a say in the matter of moving to a new state to marry a virtual stranger It was nice to see her come out of her shell in spite of the continuing heartaches that she faces as the story comes to a peak Josiah Plank is a gentle soul suffering through the loss of his wife as well as a secret burden that will affect his newly formed family in ways he could never imagine Josiah and Lindie each captured my heart It s been a while since I had a vested interest in what happens to characters so this book was a welcome change I only hope it doesn t ruin the other two Amish stories that I ll be reading this month.A Miracle of Hope is sweet romance at its finest The journey to love, from strangers to partners facing life s travails, is too good to miss, especially for Amish fiction fans I was pleasantly surprised by this book and I won t hesitate to pick up the next book in the series It will be worth the read if it s half as good as this one My Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars I receive complimentary books for review from the publisher I am not required to write positive reviews The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255


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    Young, unwed and pregnant, Lindie was scorned in her community, and her brother arranged for her marriage of convenience to his best friend Josiah s first wife had died suddenly, leaving him to raise his young daughter alone Born deaf, Josiah s daughter needed someone to look after her, and Josiah needed a helpmate to run the household Lindie s brother escorted her by bus from Ohio to the North Woods of Michigan s Upper Peninsula After her initial meeting with Josiah he announced his feeling Young, unwed and pregnant, Lindie was scorned in her community, and her brother arranged for her marriage of convenience to his best friend Josiah s first wife had died suddenly, leaving him to raise his young daughter alone Born deaf, Josiah s daughter needed someone to look after her, and Josiah needed a helpmate to run the household Lindie s brother escorted her by bus from Ohio to the North Woods of Michigan s Upper Peninsula After her initial meeting with Josiah he announced his feelings regarding the marriage I m nett capable of falling in love again Your bruder is mistaken if he s told you otherwise Even in time, I won t Isolated and far from home and family, loneliness and a sick stomach were Lindie s constant companions throughout the days A life of despair lurked as she worked through the details of her life.Ruth Reid is a new author to me I must say that she has a new fan This is a book that I couldn t put down, even when I should have been asleep The hours flew by as I read the story of Lindie, Josiah and Hannah, a withdrawn and shy 8 year old The obstacles and complications that stemmed from previous events evident in their relationship made for a compelling story The author s expression cabin fever when relating to Michigan winters is authentic Those of us who are lifelong residents of the state can attest to that fact The isolation and weather conditions described in the North Woods are factual, and when applied to Lindie s circumstances imparted her sense of desertion The author has a gift for creating characterizations with a depth of feeling throughout their development Hope, faith and forgiveness are deeply ingrained in this story I highly recommend this author of Amish fiction A Miracle of Hope was beautifully scripted Disclaimer I received a copy of this book from LitFuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review


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    As I have written about in many past reviews, I am an Amish fiction fan I have become muchdiscriminating in my tastes concerning this genre, and authors with whom I am not familiar don t generally get and easy 5 star rating And as I began reading this book, I wasn t too taken with Ruth Reid s writing style It was hard to follow, and I thought that the story may not be all the intriguing But I continued to read with an open mind.Once I realized the difficult issues both Josiah and Lindi As I have written about in many past reviews, I am an Amish fiction fan I have become muchdiscriminating in my tastes concerning this genre, and authors with whom I am not familiar don t generally get and easy 5 star rating And as I began reading this book, I wasn t too taken with Ruth Reid s writing style It was hard to follow, and I thought that the story may not be all the intriguing But I continued to read with an open mind.Once I realized the difficult issues both Josiah and Lindie had to face, I found my interest growing immeasurably Rape and cancer are hot topics even in today s post modern society, but when placed within the Amish framework, it is evenintense Throw in a deaf mute child and arranged marriage without love and you have a recipe for potential disaster But all the reader needs to do is read the title to get an inkling of how the book ends I actually shed a few tears on the last pages because I wasn t sure if the book ended as I felt it should have I was quite relieved to read the last page As to the Christian message, it is strong and real Both Josiah and Lindie learn to trust God in everything, and I believe that is why the book concluded as it did The gospel message is not there in so many words, but the reader can find true inspiration and reliance on God encouraged and rewarded.I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine


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    This book reminds me of a mail order bride story, only with an Amish twist I can t even imagine, being a mail order wife, but having my brother arrange my future, and away from everyone This is what happened to Lindie Wyse, she has no choice, she is expecting another man s baby.Josiah had moved to Michigan and was working in his father in laws mill His wife was killed a few years ago, and he is now alone with his eight year old daughter He has had a hard time raising her, and working His da This book reminds me of a mail order bride story, only with an Amish twist I can t even imagine, being a mail order wife, but having my brother arrange my future, and away from everyone This is what happened to Lindie Wyse, she has no choice, she is expecting another man s baby.Josiah had moved to Michigan and was working in his father in laws mill His wife was killed a few years ago, and he is now alone with his eight year old daughter He has had a hard time raising her, and working His daughter, Hannah, is deaf, and a hand full.I enjoyed the interaction that goes on in this very small community Most seem to welcome Lindie with open arms, although she is, unknown to them, a wife in name only Yes, Josiah still is in love with his deceased wife, and knows he can never love another There are some hard times coming for these young people Can they over come their differences, and become a whole family This is a very heartwarming story, and among tragedy, there is some wonderful happenings I received this book through Net Galley, and was not required to give a positive review


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    A Recommended Read A Miracle of Hope, the first novel in Ruth Reid s The Amish Wonders series, is a delightful story of faith and unexpected love This incredibly heartwarming romance is beautifully written with a compelling storyline but it is the extraordinary cast of characters that completely stole my heart.Unmarried and pregnant, Lindie Wyse is out of options when she agrees to an arranged marriage with her brother s friend, Josiah Plank Starting over in a new community with an older husba A Recommended Read A Miracle of Hope, the first novel in Ruth Reid s The Amish Wonders series, is a delightful story of faith and unexpected love This incredibly heartwarming romance is beautifully written with a compelling storyline but it is the extraordinary cast of characters that completely stole my heart.Unmarried and pregnant, Lindie Wyse is out of options when she agrees to an arranged marriage with her brother s friend, Josiah Plank Starting over in a new community with an older husband is difficult but Lindie is determined to be a good wife and mother to Josiah s daughter, Hannah Her feelings about her pregnancy are ambivalent and she is struggling to bond with her unborn child Lindie s new life is also complicated by her inability to communicate with Hannah and her uneasiness around her new husband In the beginning, Lindie is quite shy and timid She is also very reluctant to discuss her past and the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy She is undergoing a slight crisis of faith as she tries to understand God s plan for her and her baby Lindie tries to be an obedient wife but she does not hesitate to voice her opinions where Hannah is concerned She lets her instincts guide her relationship with her young stepdaughter and Hannah soon begins to flourish under Lindie s care Still deeply mourning the death of his wife Caroline, Josiah never thought he would remarry but he agrees to a marriage of convenience for Hannah s sake Amid his growing concern for Lindie s health and that of her unborn baby, Josiah is shocked by the realization that he is beginning to fall in love with his young wife Conflicted by his unexpected feelings for Lindie and his loyalty to Caroline, Josiah must figure out how to move forward with his life Josiah is kind, caring and compassionate He takes a gentle approach with Lindie, but he is quite firm when it comes to matters of her health Although he has strict ideas about how he wants Hannah raised, he does listen to Lindie and changes his stance on a few of his viewpoints Josiah is at first reluctant to give in to his feelings for Lindie and he finds it difficult to reconcile his need for her with his desire to keep his love alive for his first wife Just as things are finally coming together for Josiah and Lindie, an unforeseen health issue threatens their future The community rallies around the couple and provides them some much needed assistance as they face this difficult battle Josiah is accepting of their fate but Lindie s faith refuses to let her give up and she rises to the challenge facing them A Miracle of Hope exemplifies everything I love about Amish novels a slower paced, simpler life, community support and strong beliefs Ruth Reid takes all of these essential ingredients, adds in some complications that take faith and love to overcome and the resulting story is heartfelt, emotional and most importantly, believable An incredible journey of love and faith that I hated to see come to an end and leaves me eagerly anticipating the next installment of The Amish Wonders series


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    About the Book 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 forthan they imagined.Lindie experiences a breakthrough with Hannah when she recognizes Hannah s special gifts, but a risky pregnancy and serious health issues t About the Book 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 forthan 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 About the Author 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.My Review What fear young Lindie must of felt as she met with her soon to be husband An arranged marriage indeed, one that she was not only prepared for but was one that was sprang on her just days prior to meeting Josiah Not only was she nervous about this whole arrangement but she was so far from her homefamily, and in a new district all complete with morning sickness Poor Lindie doesn t really know what to think or how to feel about this man that has taken upon himself to help her out of the fix she is in, especially when it seems that they are getting closer and closer emotionally She soon finds herself falling for Josiah and his daughter Hannah Hannah is such a presence in this story even though she is deaf and not too accepting of Lindie at first Soon you can start to see where the three of them come together as a family The story is action filled from the very beginning and throughout the book I just couldn t bring myself to put it down I love the constant banter that starts to develop between the two main characters I was very irritated by the father in law of Josiah s that was actually his former wife s father I feel that he was holding Lindie to as standard that she wasn t able to achieve because noone can love them like Caroline did, that was a given I think Lindie surprised them all including herself I am Ruth Reid newest fan, can t wait to get the chance to read another one of her books Disclosure This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity


  9. says:

    Josiah Plank, a widower friend of Eli Wyse, has agreed to marry Eil s sister, Lindie He has promised to give Lindie his name but not his heart Eli takes Lindie to Michigan where Josiah lives, when they get off the bus Josiah asks to talk to Lindie privately He has the money for her return ticket if she doesn t want to marry him, what he doesn t know is that Lindie feels like she has no choice Lindie will not only be Eli s wife but she will care for his eight year old deaf daughter, Hannah.Li Josiah Plank, a widower friend of Eli Wyse, has agreed to marry Eil s sister, Lindie He has promised to give Lindie his name but not his heart Eli takes Lindie to Michigan where Josiah lives, when they get off the bus Josiah asks to talk to Lindie privately He has the money for her return ticket if she doesn t want to marry him, what he doesn t know is that Lindie feels like she has no choice Lindie will not only be Eli s wife but she will care for his eight year old deaf daughter, Hannah.Lindie is in a tough situation since she has to learn to communicate with Hannah, live with a man she doesn t love and is pregnant Josiah didn t want a wife but needed help with his daughter and with keeping his home up They both thought they d suffered enough heartache but there isto come Hannah runs away a lot and keeps to herself, she likes to draw and seems to special gift from God.I absolutely loved this book and wish I knew how to express how much I enjoyed it I read it in two days which is very good for me with a book of this length I loved the story, the characters and the events Ruth did a fantastic job with this story and I am really looking forward to the next book and I can t even find a title for it This book is due to be released tomorrow, December, 31,2013, hurry up and get it you won t be disappointed.Disclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


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    An arranged marriage, an unborn child, a deaf child, and two adults who have lost hope for love are elements in this new novel by Ruth Reid Can Lindie and Josiah put aside their differences and fear, and work together to raise two precious children while building a home Lindie is not married, but she is pregnant, and that means shunning by her Amish community She had no idea what she would do to support herself and her unborn child until her brother, Eli, had the idea of an arranged marriage An arranged marriage, an unborn child, a deaf child, and two adults who have lost hope for love are elements in this new novel by Ruth Reid Can Lindie and Josiah put aside their differences and fear, and work together to raise two precious children while building a home Lindie is not married, but she is pregnant, and that means shunning by her Amish community She had no idea what she would do to support herself and her unborn child until her brother, Eli, had the idea of an arranged marriage Was it what she wanted No, but she needed a solution and maybe God was opening a door Josiah had a young family until his wife died suddenly That left him and his eight year old deaf daughter to find their way forward together Josiah agreed to marry Lindie, solving both dilemmas, but doesn t believe he will ever love again Is love in the future for these two Can they build a home and a marriage without love Come visit them and see what miracles hope can bring.This is a beautifully written story about the power of hope in overcoming difficulties in life The characters and their stories will draw you in and you will find yourself crying with them, cheering with them, and pulling for them I recommend this book to anyone who loves stories based on overcoming obstacles It will leave you wantingfrom the characters


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