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A Miracle of Hope - Ruth Reid (Review & Giveaway!)


One winner will receive - A Kindle Fire HDX 
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5 Stars! (with a wow)

ABOUT THE BOOK - Book One in the Amish Wonders series.
How far can God's mercy reach?
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?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
About the author: Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best-selling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She's a full-time pharmacist who resides in Florida with her husband and three children.

Find out more about Ruth - HERE






MY REVIEW -
In one word - Excellent!  This was one of the most heartwarming Amish stories I have read. This book had it all - suspense, sadness, bravery, and a real nice cast of characters. This book has gotten almost ALL 5 star reviews on both Amazon and B&N.

There were so many different aspects to this story, so much going on. But it all revolved around this one family. Which I really liked. There was no confusion with too many characters. But yet there was a lot going on so there was not a dull page in the book.

The character development was excellent! I LOVED all the characters in this story, absolutely  loved them. Lindie (love the name BTW) was a wonderful young woman. She had something terrible happen to her  and she was looking for  new beginning. I loved her character! She was sweet, shy, would make a wonderful mother, and was strong when she had to be.
Josiah was a wonderful, kind, gentle man looking for a new mother for his deaf daughter. 

But I'd have to say that Hannah stole the show! I could have read a whole book just about her. What a wonderful little girl! Not every author can portray a child well in an adult book, and Ruth did it spot on! And with the child being deaf - It really made me wonder if the author had dealt with a deaf child before. I used to work in Special ed. and I did work with a couple of children who were deaf and Ruth really did a wonderful job with this child's character.

This story was an absolute delight to read! I loved it. Can't wait to continue the series.
This is definitely an author to watch.

Thank you Litfuse for sending me this book to read and review!

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE
and from B&N - HERE
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THE GIVEAWAY! -
I have one paperback copy to giveaway -
* To enter to win - fill out the form below.
* Please only enter once -  (I go through and delete double entries).
* Winner will be chosen on 2/14/2014.
* Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond.
* Please leave a comment for an extra entry (a REAL comment, not just "I would like to win").

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for your question re scalloped potatoes - I think the issue will be if you are cooking them on too high a heat or with something acidic in with the milk or cream. But I'm no expert on it - good luck

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  2. Count me in. It sounds great.

    Remind me, have you read The Outcast?

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  3. Thank you for the great contest! Sounds like a good read. Great review!

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  4. Wow! That sounds like a wonderful book. I really would like to read it after seeing your review.

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  5. It sounds like something I might see on the Hallmark channel someday from your description of it.

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    1. Ha! You are right! It is that kind of book!

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  6. My mother-in-law really likes Amish novels. This sounds good! I like the premise, and that the characters are well developed.

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  7. This book sounds like my kind of read. Thank you for the giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  8. Hi sounds like you enjoyed this one and I am sure I will too, this is my kind of story both needing someone and then Love follows. thanks for sharing your comments on this one.
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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  9. This sounds like such a beautiful story! I would love to win a copy of the book but even if I don't win I will definitely be purchasing it! Thanks for the chance to win!
    kcrouse1950 at verizon dot net

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  10. I have never read books by this author. Would love to win, read, review and share this book.
    jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

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  11. This would be my first read by this author, but the genre is getting really popular and I would like to see what I am missing. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  12. You and your books about Amish culture! This one sounds like a great read! It is so interesting to dive into a world that you are so far from in your real life. Count me in!

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  13. This is the first book about the Amish culture that I have seen which mentions an out of wedlock pregnancy. I loved the review and look forward to reading this book.

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  14. Amish fiction is my favorite genre to read. Ruth is a new author to me. This sounds like a good story that I would love to read.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  15. I love Amish Fiction books. Thanks for the giveaway
    Katie J.

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  16. Sounds like an amazing read. I love the storyline and enjoy reading Amish fiction. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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  17. A Miracle of Hope - Ruth Reid sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading her books.

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