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!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- One copy of A Dream of Miracles
- A Kindle Fire HD 6
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