A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid

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A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid

Published: 2013

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Series: The Amish Wonders(Book 1)

Goodreads Summary: 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?

     Lindie is single and pregnant. Her brother has found a friend in Northern Michigan who has agreed to marry her in name only as long as she will keep house and look after his blind daughter. Josiah can’t believe he has agreed to marry Lindie what had he been thinking? As Lindie settles into his home he finds himself caring for her yet serious health issues threaten to undo everything.

     This is book one in a new series by Ruth Reid. This book deals with unwed pregnancy and cancer yet still keeps a positive tone. It’s a well written book.

What I liked: Both Lindie and Josiah were good characters. I liked how they both had depth and their was more to their story then what the initial information showed. I felt bad for Lindie and what she had gone through and the fact she had to marry yet Josiah showed her compassion.

What I did not like: I was a little confused about Josiah’s daughter and her gift. It seemed to play a big part of the plot yet it seemed surrounded with mystery. Even at the end of the book I was left scratching my head a little not feeling like it was explained very well.

     Overall this was a well written book and I really enjoyed it. It has a darker feel to it dealing with both Lindies pregnancy and Josiah’s illness yet both characters remain strong throughout the book. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I highly recommend this book.

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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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