Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Review of A Promise for Miriam by Vannetta Chapman

A Promise for Miriam, the first book in a brand-new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, introduces the Amish community of Pebble Creek and some of the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.

Amish schoolteacher Miriam King loves her students. At 26, most women her age are married with children of their own, but she hasn't yet met anyone who can convince her to give up the Plain school that sits along the banks of Pebble Creek. Then newcomer Gabriel Miller steps into her life, bringing his daughter, an air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never faced before.

Will Gabe be able to let go of the past that haunts him? He thinks he just wants to be left alone, but the loving and warm community he and his daughter have moved to has other plans for him. After a near tragedy is averted, he hesitantly returns offers of help and friendship, and he discovers he can make a difference to the people of Pebble Creek--and maybe find love again.


About the Author

Vannetta Chapman has published more than 100 articles in Christian family magazines. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a multi-award-winning member of Romance Writers of America. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas Hill country. Her first two inspirational novels - A Simple Amish Christmas and Falling to Pieces - were Christian Book Distributors bestsellers.
My Review
Well Vannetta has done it again A Promise for Miriam is a super easy Amish read. This book is different from Vannetta's  Shipshewana Amish Mystery series; this is more a romance. I have to say that her books are getting better and better. I could not put this book down.  That is how I know that a book is good, the house work is put on the back burner until the very last page has been read.  You do not want to miss Vannetta's next book A Home For Lydia.

Harvest House sent me a copy of this book for my honest review.


  1. How do you do it,another great interview,keep up the great work,I enjoy reading your interviews,and most of the books you recommend.

    1. You are the winner James, I will get it out in the mail to you ASAP!

  2. Thanks for the review, and ummm ... I'm sorry about the housework thing. : )

  3. i would love to read your books

  4. You have never been wrong about books! Every one that you have recommended have been great. I would love to read this one too! Thanks!

  5. Love you reviews. Would love to read this one.

  6. I am so ready to read this book. I love Vannetta. Glad I got to meet her.
    Maxie ( )

  7. Another convincing review, Mary! Who cares about the housework when there's a good book to be read?!

  8. Great review! I love reading Vannetta's books. I would love to win and read her newest book. Thank you for the chance.

  9. I know I have found the perfect blog for the books I am interested in. I have to add that I have only read one book in all my life that I did not like. An author is like an artist, they create a piece of art with each word they use.

    I have over 3,000+ books on my shelves that I have not read as it is my mini library to choose the genre I want to read at anytime. I am always adding new books and authors. I also always buy an entire series at once if possible. I get hooked on the characters and want to keep reading.