Joshua's Mission is a new standalone novel in the Plain and Simple Miracles collection from popular author Vannetta Chapman. These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another.
Joshua Kline travels from his farm in Oklahoma to offer aid to an Englisch town on the gulf coast of Texas after a category 4 hurricane has ravaged the area. He brings his brother with him, who needs a change of environment. The last thing he wants for Alton is another brush with the law. He is pleasantly surprised when he hears that Becca Troyer, the bishop's granddaughter, plans on joining their team.
What will Joshua find when he arrives in Texas? A lack of electricity, certainly, which poses little problem for the Amish volunteers as they help restore order from destruction. But a budding romance? A call from God? And a possible healing of his relationship with Alton?
Joshua's Mission is a story of love, forgiveness, and the grace of God that carries us through even the worst situations. My thoughts: JOSHUA'S MISSION is another Wow, what a story! I wasn't sure Ms. Chapman could top Anna's Healing for a story that would stay with the reader long after the pages of the book were closed but JOSHUA'S MISSION didn't only come close, it surpassed. Joshua and Charlie are the two main characters, though there is a female lead, Becca. The main story is not the romance, but more about Joshua and Charlie. I loved this story, felt the power in the hurricane,and while I enjoy the hurricanes and the force of them when they blow through northern Arkansas, that is as close as I've ever been and now I'm quite sure I don't want to experience one as Charlie did. Wow. If you like Women's fiction, Amish fiction, romance, contemporary -- Ms. Chapman writes all genres -- including mystery -- with apparent ease and very well. I absolutely loved JOSHUA'S MISSION and hated to close the pages of this book. I'm looking forward to Ms. Chapman's next book. 5 stars.