Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sarah's Orphans

Sarah's Orphans 

Plain and Simple Miracles #3 

Paperback, ebook

September 1, 2016

by Vannetta Chapman

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736956079

Orphaned...But Never Abandoned by God
Sarah Yoder belongs to a Plain community in Oklahoma, but her days are far from simple. Life suddenly gets complicated when a series of tragic events unfold, leaving her in charge of the household.

Alone with her younger siblings, Sarah is exhausted but finally at peace. Then she nearly runs over a small Hispanic boy with her buggy...and somehow finds herself sheltering two more orphans.

Paul Byler moved to Cody's Creek to help his brother in a time of need. But now that Joseph has recovered from his heart attack, Paul's ready for a quiet place of his own. The only problem? His new property lands him next door to the orphaned Yoder family—and a calling from God he can't seem to ignore.

A story of extraordinary grace and love in the face of desperate need, Sarah's Orphans is the third standalone novel in the Plain and Simple Miracles collection by Vannetta Chapman. 

My thoughts: SARAH'S ORPHANS is the third and final book in Ms. Chapman's Plain and Simple Miracles collection but readers do not need to read the first two to enjoy and understand this book. 

This is a love-comes-softly type book in that the two main characters weren't even attracted to each other, like each other or anything before Sarah became a foster parent to two orphans and Paul moved in next door. A quiet romance, a good one for reading when you need to de-stress and relax before heading off to bed.

I liked Sarah, I liked her Mammi, and I felt so badly for her with her parents, but I loved how she fought for her family and the two abandoned children. Paul is a quiet sort, thoughtful, but about ten years older than Sarah, and he is industrious and kind-hearted even if his generosity is not always appreciated by Sarah. 

If you like Amish romances you will love SARAH'S ORPHANS. I enjoyed this book. It is set in a town in Oklahoma that uses tractors for transportation so it is a little different than most Amish books in that respect. 

I really enjoyed this series by Ms. Chapman. 

I was provided a copy free. All opinions are my own. 


Marilyn R. said...

Lovely review for Sarah's Orphans. I enjoyed the entire series of Plain and Simple Miracles.

Vannetta Chapman said...

Thanks so much for your kind review!

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