For a disadvantaged young woman and a displaced young man, a lasting love is going to take more than chance—it’s going to take a miracle.
Muscle weakness has left Grace Wagler with a broken body—and her childhood best friend has left her with a broken heart. She can hold her own in the timber camp (and do everything else the other women in Badger Creek can do), but in an Amish district where women outnumber men three to one, marriage is an unlikely prospect for a girl with bad legs.
Ben Eicher just arrived in Michigan from Pinecraft, Florida. When his most recent shenanigans proved too much for his daed’s patience, Ben was sent to the Upper Peninsula to work in the lumber camp—and he’s neither proud of his behavior nor thrilled about his new home.
But when Ben meets Grace, the struggling young woman quickly piques his curiosity. Of course, the last thing Grace wants is another friendship with a man who pities her. Tired of physical pain and romantic dead ends, Grace is ready to leave Badger Creek for the muscle specialist in Ohio, even if it contradicts her father’s wishes . . . and Ben’s.
Meanwhile, two dangerous men have found their way into the district. It isn’t long before their unsavory plans ensnare Grace and Ben in a chase that will not only endanger their lives . . . but test their love.
|About the Contributor(s)||Ruth Reid
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. Visit Ruth online at ruthreid.com Facebook: Author-Ruth-Reid Twitter: @authorruthreid
|Release Date||Jan 6, 2015|
|Series||The Amish Wonders Series|
- Review by J.C.
Recently I read Ruth Reid’s novella in An Amish Second Christmas and it was so very different from what I was expecting – it was actually a shock… a good one!
I should also say here that I really really really hope that Ruth decides at some point to expand on the characters introduced in Her Christmas Pen Pal. I would LOVE (and I can not be the only one!) to read more about Joy and Noah and the bakery – oh stop me!
When I began reading A Woodland Miracle, I was surprised again! I had expected it to follow along a similar path as the first book in the series – A Miracle of Hope. It didn’t… at… all.
It forged its’ own path and every word was a surprise. The characters didn’t do what I was expecting them to do and the story didn’t go anywhere near where I expected it to.
WOW! What an amazingly original story!
Far too often, I think we get in a little rut when reading a particular author’s books. We begin to think we know precisely what’s coming.
Not so with Ruth Reid! Each book or novella of hers I have read has been unique and intriguing and a nonstop adventure – or misadventure if you prefer.
It makes me excited to see what’s next! Good thing I finally tracked down book 1 of her earlier series. Now I can read those while I’m waiting for her next release! (Posted on 2/24/2015)