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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Miracle of Hope...Review

About the book:
How far can God's mercy reach?

Lindie Wyse is pregnant out of wedlock and thinks an arranged marriage is the only way to preserve her future. Josiah Plank is certain he'll never love again, but he needs someone to care for his eight-year-old daughter, Hannah. The two take on their arrangement tentatively at first but soon realize they are each in for more than they imagined.

Lindie experiences a breakthrough with Hannah when she recognizes Hannah's special gifts, but a risky pregnancy and serious health issues threaten to demolish the foundation Josiah and Lindie are building. Will their growing love survive despite their struggles, or will their hearts become as cold as the northern winter?

When her brother arranges a marriage for her, pregnant and unmarried Lindie Wyse agrees because it's the only way to have an untarnished future.  Widowed Josiah needs a wife and someone to look after his deaf daughter and agrees to the marriage, informing Lindie that it will be in name only.

Josiah mourns his wife and struggles to work his farm and manage his daughter.   Lindie is quiet and shy and wary of joining a new community and fearful of what might happen when people discover her pregnancy is farther along than expected.  However, the community is welcoming and Lindie finds herself making friends and being accepted as Josiah's wife.

As the two begin to make a life for themselves, there are challenges neither one could have imagined.  When past health issues return, he is reluctant to even tell Lindie about them. But, working together to overcome adversity, Lindie and Josiah also discover something they didn't expect, love and affection.

Ruth Reid is a new to me author and am I pleased I took a chance with this one.  The story is engrossing and compelling and it was one that I didn't want to put down.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Ruth Reid here.  You can see other reviews and tour stops here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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4/5 Stars


  1. Thank you so much for your time! I enjoyed reading your review. :)

  2. thank you for reviewing my book and helping me spread the word about my new release.