Entry # 7
A Promise For Miriam
by Vannetta Chapman
The Pebble Creek Amish book 1.
-From the back of the book-
When she thought her future
would never know love...
she saw him.
When he thought his future
would forever be empty...
he saw her.
Amish schoolteacher Miriam King loves her students. At twenty-six, most women are married with children of their own, but she hasn't met anyone yet who can persuade 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, and air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never face before.
At first Gabe wants to be left alone with a past that haunts him, but the loving and warm Wisconsin community he and his daughter have moved to has other plans for him. After a near tragedy, he hesitantly returns offers of help and friendship and discovers he can make a difference to the people of Pebble Creek – and maybe to the Amish schoolteacher.
First off let me say first that this A Promise For Miriam is now my all-time favorite Amish novel. I don't know if it was the likable and real characters, the different location (Wisconsin), the storyline that was a little different than the average Amish story, or what it was...
One thing I like about this book is that Vannetta Chapman shows us that even though the Amish dress alike they are just as individual in personalities as the Englischers. Miriam is outspoken at times and you will love how she tricks her brother, not exactly stereotypical Amish.
I identified much with Miriam, even down to liking the middle cinnamon rolls because they are softest. She became a friend for awhile and I will definitely be coming back to visit her, not only in the next books in the series, but her own book will be re-read with appreciation.
This Book earned a 4 Bark Rating!
Fiction Full Of Grace
This book was won in a giveaway and I am in no way obligated to review this book. I am doing so for my own and your enjoyment.
Grace is the most lovable little girl I have read about in ages! She is loving, talented, and smart.
This book is well written, with plenty of family warmth and a dash of romance that isn't saccharine. Once again the little-movie-projector-in-my-head had plenty to work with, the descriptions of Pebble Creek in Wisconsin are lovely and made me wish I could just drive there and spend some time.
A Promise For Miriam is a gentle and very enjoyable trip into the Amish country of Wisconsin.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives A Promise For Miriam 4 Barks.