Friday, August 24, 2012

A Promise for Miriam

Author: Vannetta Chapman
Publisher: Harvest House
July 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4613-4
Genre: Amish/romance

Amish school teacher Miriam King loves teaching. Loves her students. And at her age, twenty-six, she figures she’ll never marry or have children of her own. She accepts that. And even relishes the fact that she’ll ever have to give up the Amish school she teaches.

Gabriel Miller has moved to Pebble Creek to escape. He’s lost his wife and his will to live. Only his eight year old daughter keeps him alive. But Grace is mute, and has been since the trauma of loosing her mother. And suddenly the nosy school teacher, Miriam King is breathing down his neck asking questions he has no answers to.

Gabe wants to be left alone. He doesn’t want to be a part of Pebble Creek, and he doesn’t want others interfering in his life. But when a tragedy occurs, Gabe is forced out of his shell. Will he find a new purpose for his life?

A PROMISE FOR MIRIAM is a sweet romance by talented author Vannetta Chapman. Fans of Amish fiction will eat up this story of a hurting man, a strong, opinionated woman, and a mute child, and their hearts will go out to them.

Gabe loved his wife, and my heart just broke when he lost her. It also broke for the young girl who never quite recovered from the trauma. Miriam has it in her to make a difference, and she loves all her students. I hoped she’d be able to reach Grace’s heart, and help Gabe heal. Discussion questions, a glossary, and a preview to the second book in The Pebble Creek Amish Series, A Home for Lydia, included at the end of the book. $13.99. 339 pages.

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