Mattie Diener can barely keep it together. A young Amish widow and mother of two young children, she faces the lingering heartbreak of lost love, her son's mysterious illness, and a torrent of accusations that threaten to undo her.
Bo Lambright is a fast-rising social services investigator whose high-society mother won't rest until she finds his Mrs. Right. Despite Bo's worldly success, the raw ache of a shadowy past and a series of unsettling dreams have left him reeling.
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA bestselling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She's a full-time pharmacist who lives in Florida with her husband and three children. When attending Ferris State University School of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, Michigan, she lived on the outskirts of an Amish community and had several occasions to visit the Amish farms. Her interest grew into love as she saw the beauty in living a simple life.
This is another wonderful book by Ruth Reid set in an Amish setting and it's just as good as her other books I've read.
Mattie is a single mother of two children who is trying to find her way after the death of her husband. The beginning of this story was rather upsetting for me and I wondered if the situation could really come out okay in the end? It's hard to see what I feel is as injustice even in a book. My heart actually hurt for all the things she was going through.
Bo is a caring social worker who is thrown into Mattie's life under unfortunate circumstances. He is a man who is spread thin but he still has a heart for what he does.
The story weaves through guilt and redemption and that's really what the miracle is all about. Finding grace in the end. It's a very involved story that you won't want to set down. I know I didn't. It will take you through the emotional feelings of anger, sorrow and joy and leave you feeling like you really lived this story with these people.
I highly recommend this story. It's a different kind of Amish story and one you'll really enjoy!
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group
Blessings - Julie