A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Dream of Miracles book review and #giveaway

If you were cooking up an Amish love story, and someone dumped in a heaping cup of medical thriller when your back was turned, you'd get A Dream of Miracles.  It's an interesting combination, like maple bacon donuts.  But it works.  (The story works; the jury is still out on the donuts.)

Bo is an unlikely hero for an Amish plot line.  First, he's an Enlischer.  Second, he's a social worker, investigating an abuse case.  Obviously there's more to him than first meets the eye.

Mattie comes off as a bit of a train wreck, especially at first.  In fact, at one point, I was thinking there must be some sort of environmental toxin on their farm; bad water, underground off-gassing, etc, to be causing her and her children to be unwell.  Her husband died, her kids are sick, she's not sleeping, and even passes out a couple of times.

Author Ruth Reid does a good job of throwing out all sorts of teasers to get you thinking, "Maybe it's this, maybe it's that," which creates a suspenseful story that kept me up long after I should have turned the light out.

There are interesting sub plots to the main story line, like Bo's ongoing disagreement with his adoptive mother's partnership with a fracking company, and her campaign events.  There's even a villain of sorts, in the form of a career focused woman with lousy people skills.  It's a clean romance, with a happily ever after ending, and I'll be passing it on to my teen daughter to read now that I'm done with it.

When a suspicious outsider with a shadowy past comes crashing into Amish widow Mattie’s fragile world, can she learn to love again? Find out in Ruth Reid's new book, A Dream of Miracles. When Mattie and Bo cross paths, all signs point to disaster. Yet as they face a crucible of trials and tragedies together, longings begin to stir that seem destined only to end in more heartbreak. Is a miracle possible—not only of healing but of forbidden love? What secrets lie in Bo’s dreams? And will Mattie find the courage to face her uncertain future . . . or will she simply run away?

Ruth is celebrating the release of A Dream of Miracles with a Kindle Fire HD 6 giveaway (details below) and an author chat party on May 3!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • One copy of A Dream of Miracles
  • A Kindle Fire HD 6
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 5/3. The winner will be announced at A Dream of Miracles Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Ruth and other fans of Amish fiction, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 3rd!

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