Monday, January 19, 2015
Review of "A Woodland Miracle"
For a disadvantaged young woman and a displaced young man, alasting 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.
MY REVIEW: Can you imagine having a body that betrays you with muscle weakness and one leg shorter than the other? and living in a rugged timber camp among the Amish? Hard work is part of every day life for the Amish but things are bound to be more difficult for Grace Wagler. Her mother had the same problem and it turned out to be muscular dystrophy. Grace wants to go to Ohio to see the specialist to determine if she also has muscular dystrophy but her father does not want her to go. Her childhood sweetheart has broken her heart by telling her that he plans to marry another girl, Becky, when he returns from the timber camp.
But Ben's arrival from Florida has shaken the entire community up a bit. Sparks have been flying between Grace and Ben since they first spied each other at the bus station the day Ben arrived. They begin to care a great deal about each other but can Grace overcome her fears about her physical condition to let Ben in to love her? They may not get the chance to find out at all when two dangerous mental patients who escaped a local hospital are found to be wandering through their timber camp. Danger is the word of the day. Read this book to find out what happens and how God can use miracles even today to help His children. You definitely will want to experience A WOODLAND MIRACLE along with Ben and Grace! 5 stars for this compelling book and high recommendations!
I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
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 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.