Tuesday, December 3, 2013

An Amish Miracle By Mary Ellis, Ruth Reid, and Beth Wiseman



“Always His Providence” by Ruth Reid
Widow Rosa Hostetler has one month to pay her delinquent taxes before the county auctions her farm. She’s prepared to sell whatever is necessary to pay the lien, but she isn’t willing to request money from the community’s widow fund. She’s embarrassed and refuses to admit she needs help. Rosa depends on income from selling eggs, but when that income is threatened, only a miracle can help Rosa accept the kindness of a neighbor.
“Always in My Heart” by Mary Ellis
Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. She’s hidden this secret from her husband, who is thankful for their daughters but longs for a son. Hope prays desperately, but the son God sends her isn’t a new baby but the fifteen-year-old boy she gave up years ago.
“Always Beautiful” by Beth Wiseman
Becky Byler is eighteen and overweight. She is overwhelmed by the embarrassment she feels when comparing herself to other girls her age. Having lost all hope, she considers taking her own life. As she stands before rushing water, unable to swim, Becky begs God for a miracle. In just several months, Becky sees her prayers answered as food and temptation lose their hold over her. She’s finally pleased with how she looks, but does she like the person she has become? And has the man she has dreamed of been right beside her all along, loving her exactly as she is?
 
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Mary Ellis grew up close to the eastern Ohio Amish community, Geauga County, where her parents often took her to farmer's markets and woodworking fairs. She loved their peaceful, agrarian lifestyle, their respect for the land, and their strong sense of Christian community.
She and her husband now live close to the largest population of Amish in the country--a four-county area in central Ohio. They often take weekend trips to purchase produce, meet Amish families, and enjoy a simpler way of life.
Mary enjoys reading, traveling, gardening, bicycling and swimming. But her favorite pasttime is snorkeling, which she seldom gets to do living in Ohio. She is a former middle school teacher and a former saleswoman for the world's best chocolate company. Now she writes full-time and wonders why her house is still dusty and her garden has so many weeds. She is currently working on the New Beginnings series. Book 1-Living in Harmony is set in Maine and released in August. Book 2-Love Comes to Paradise is set in Missouri and will release in Feb 2013. Book 3-A Little Bit of Paradise is set in Kentucky and will release in July of 2013.
 
Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best-selling 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.
 
Award-winning, best-selling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but her most recent novels, Need You Now and The House that Love Built, are contemporaries set in small Texas towns. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth's highly-anticipated novel, The Promise, is inspired by a true story. Twitter: @bethwiseman Facebook: Fans-of-Beth-Wiseman
 
WARNING: You can not put this book down once you crack it open and start reading it until the very last page!
I don't even know where to start with this review, you all already know Mary is on top of my favorite author list but what you don't know is Ruth Reid is just as a great as Mary, the stories in this book were way to short for me( I do not like when talented authors write novellas). But the great thing about this book is the characters carry over in to the next authors novella. All three stories were great. I fell in love with Hope in "Always in my Heart" and then Rosa and Adam in "Always His Provision" And you can't help but love Becky in Always Beautiful.
This best part of this book is that  in all three stories the characters intertwined.
I loved this book and I will of course keep a copy on my own book shelf forever. So that I can reread it over again each year.
I gave this book 5 stars and I gave all three novellas 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by one of the authors for my honest review.

19 comments:

  1. I REALLY want this book! I have heard so many wonderful things about it! I hope I win this one!! Thanks for offering such wonderful books and reviews!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  2. Three Amish books in one and you liked them all. O Boy I must get a copy of this one then.

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  3. This book sounds so interesting. What more could you ask or than three great authors in one Amish fiction book. This is now on my must read list for sure

    Thank you Mary for. Great review

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  4. The novella's in this book are ones I can relate too except for giving up a baby for adoption. This is a book on my list and I can't wait to read it. Great review Mary and thanks for your giveaway.

    Blessings!
    Judy B

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  5. I would love to win this book! It sounds like a book that I would not be able to put down until the very last page. Thanks for the great review Mary!

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE Amish books .These sound really really good !!! Blessings DanaGirl

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  7. Thank, Mary for the great review!!! I love Amish books. This one is on my wish list.

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  8. I've been wanting to read this book.
    Great review Mary.
    Thanks for chance to win.
    Carolyn J.

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  9. Mary, I could tell by the title and cover that I loved this book before I read a thing. Amish stories are just wonderful!

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  10. Lovely review, Mary! I look forward to reading these wonderful stories!

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  11. I sure would love a copy of this book. Looks fabulous.

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  12. Great review of An Amish Miracle By Mary Ellis, Ruth Reid, and Beth Wiseman.This one is on my wish list.

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  13. I love Amish fiction and these three great authors. That makes for a fabulous book. Looking forward to reading it. Would love to win this book. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway and please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Wow! Great and powerful review, Mary! This book has been on my Wish List for some time now, and it looks as if I'll be adding it to my library soon! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. Oh Mary. I am like you on the shortness of the Novella's. But glad you said they carried the characters over into the next book. So, in my mind that will make it better. The reviews were good. I would love to win the book. Hoping it's my turn. :) Thanks so much for the give-aways. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  16. Loved your review and would love to win this book

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  17. Love Amish books. They soothe the soul. Your review was quite good. Thanks

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