A Miracle of Hope

Book 1 of 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?

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Advance Praise

“A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN LOVE STORY, A MIRACLE OF HOPE IS BOTH HEARTWARMING AND HEARTBREAKING AND FEATURES BELIEVABLE, CHARMING CHARACTERS WHO ARE WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR LOVE. REID IS A TALENTED WRITER WHO HAS FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE OF THE AMISH. THE ATTENTION TO MEDICAL DETAILS IS REFRESHING AND READERS WILL UNDERSTAND THE BOOK’S MEDICAL JARGON.” ~ ROMANTIC TIMES REVIEW, 4 STARS
“RUTH REID IS SKILLFUL IN PORTRAYING THE AMISH WAY OF LIFE AS WELL AS WEAVING TOGETHER MIRACLES WITH THE EVERYDAY. IN THIS BOOK, SHE WRITES A BEAUTIFUL TALE OF ROMANCE, REDEMPTION, AND FAITH.” ~ BETH WISEMAN, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE PROMISE SERIES.
“RUTH REID PENS A TOUCHING STORY OF GRACE, LOVE, AND GOD’S MERCY IN THE MIDST OF UNCERTAINTY. A MUST-READ FOR AMISH FICTION FANS!” ~ KATHLEEN FULLER, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE HEARTS OF MIDDLEFIELD SERIES.
“A MIRACLE OF HOPE QUICKENS A READER’S HEART IN HOPE THAT ONE CHILD’S FAITH WILL BE MIRACLE ENOUGH.” ~ ALAN DAUGHERTY, NEWS-BANNER COLUMNIST

What Readers are saying

“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 THE HOURS FLEW BY AS I READ THE STORY OF LINDIE, JOSIAH AND HANNAH, A WITHDRAWN AND SHY 8-YEAR-OLD.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.” ~ GOODREADS REVIEW
“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!” ~ GOODREADS REVIEW
“I REALLY JUST LOVE THE PROGRESSION OF THIS STORY. IT CAPTIVATES YOU, MAKES YOU LONG TO KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN, CAUSES YOU TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ALL OF THE CHARACTERS AND WITH THE THOUGHT OF LINDIE AND JOSIAH HAVING A LOVE STORY AFTER ALL; THERE IS NO END TO THE PRAISES I COULD SING FOR THIS NOVEL. HOWEVER, I CANNOT SAY THAT I REALLY LOVED THE ENDING, EXCEPT I DEFINITELY DID, I JUST WISH THAT THE BOOK WOULD HAVE GONE ON LONGER! THERE WASN’T ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE ENDING EXCEPT THAT IT WAS THE END!” ~ SPREADING HIS GRACE
“I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. I EAGERLY AWAIT THE NEXT ONE. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR ANYONE WHO LIKES AN AMISH ROMANCE WERE THINGS ARE NOT SO SIMPLE. THERE ARE STRUGGLES.” ~ AMAZON REVIEW

 

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