Friday, January 30, 2015

A Woodland Miracle

Author: Ruth Reid
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
January 2015
ISBN:  978-1401688301
Genre: Amish romance

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.

A WOODLAND MIRACLE is the second book in the Amish Wonders series (the first is A Miracle of Hope), but it easily stands alone.

Ben is a free-spirit and very determined to get his way. He wants to do the right thing. He is loving and compassionate, but sometimes he goes about it in the wrong way. Grace is judgmental and unforgiving; unwilling to give Ben a chance. She wants to go to Ohio to get over her “lover” who plans to marry another girl—and also to find out if her muscle weakness is caused by the same disease her mother died from.

I enjoyed reading A WOODLAND MIRACLE and getting to know Ben and Grace. There were some unexpected twists, and Ms. Reid’s signature miracles make an appearance. If you like Amish fiction, you’ll want to read A WOODLAND MIRACLE.

Loved the raccoon.  Loved Ben. 

Ruth Reid is my daughter's favorite Amish author (one of mine, too.) There are some moments that may not be appropriate for tween reading though. 

Available in ebook, paperback and audio. 352 pages. 

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