Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Dream of Miracles by Ruth Reid

A Dream of Miracles
A Dream of Miracles (Thomas Nelson, April 2016)
Amish widow Mattie vows never to love again . . . until a suspicious outsider with a shadowy past comes crashing into her fragile world.
Mattie Diener can barely keep it together. A young Amish widow and mother of two young children, she faces the lingering heartbreak of lost love, her son’s mysterious illness, and a torrent of accusations that threaten to undo her.
Bo Lambright is a fast-rising social services investigator whose high-society mother won’t rest until she finds his Mrs. Right. Despite Bo’s worldly success, the raw ache of a shadowy past and a series of unsettling dreams have left him reeling.
When Mattie and Bo cross paths, all signs point to disaster. Yet as they face a crucible of trials and tragedies together, longings begin to stir that seem destined only to end in more heartbreak. Is a miracle possible—not only of healing but of forbidden love? What secrets lie in Bo’s dreams? And will Mattie find the courage to face her uncertain future . . . or will she simply run away?
My opinion: Usually I find Amish fiction to be somewhat enjoyable if not pretty predictable.I wasn't so sure I would enjoy this book as the premise of a Amish widow falling in love with a man who comes from a high society background. Overall the book was a lot better than I expected, I still have a hard time with how they make Bo's job seem a lot more glamorous than working in Social Service really is, trust me, I did  it for awhile and it was the hardest, poorest paying job. I did enjoy how the author developed the characters and I loved the honest, raw emotions. One cannot help but feel for the characters, especially Mattie.I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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