Litfuse Blog Tour: A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid

A Miracle of Hope
by Ruth Reid
Copyright 2013
Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN: 9781401688295
The Story:
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?

Read an excerpt:

My Thoughts:
If you're looking for a contemporary romance with an old-fashioned feel, then these days Amish fiction is the way to go. Lately stories in the genre have evolved into more than just stories of the simple life, in peaceful little communities in Ohio and Pennsylvania to Florida and the western reaches of the United States. Not only have the settings changed, but I've found that they've become even more romantic! Authors like Shelley Shepard Gray, Kelly Long, and now Ruth Reid have really amped up it up when it comes to the love stories between the couples in their books and I for one love it! There's nothing boring about these books and I've found most to be a lot more unique and interesting than any other books in the Christian fiction genre.

The latest Plain tale, A Miracle of Hope, although not the first book by author Ruth Reid, is the first story of her's that I have read and I'm happy to say, it's a winner! I'm a sucker for marriage of convenience stories and this one hooked me from the first. Lindie was a sweet, shy character, who didn't really have a say in the matter of moving to a new state to marry a virtual stranger. It was nice to see her come out of her shell in spite of the continuing heartaches that she faces as the story comes to a peak. Josiah Plank is a gentle soul suffering through the loss of his wife as well as a secret burden that will affect his newly formed family in ways he could never imagine. Josiah and Lindie each captured my heart. It's been a while since I had a vested interest in what happens to characters so this book was a welcome change! I only hope it doesn't ruin the other two Amish stories that I'll be reading this month.

A Miracle of Hope is sweet romance at its finest. The journey to love, from strangers to partners facing life's travails, is too good to miss, especially for Amish fiction fans. I was pleasantly surprised by this book and I won't hesitate to pick up the next book in the series. It will be worth the read if it's half as good as this one!  

~ My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars ~

*I receive complimentary books for review from the publisher. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

To read what others are saying about the book, go HERE.

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Meet 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 resides in Florida with her husband and three children.

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Giveaway Details!

A Miracle of Hope is the first book in Ruth Reid's new series, Amish Wonders, and she is celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party!

One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 11th. Winner will be announced at the A Miracle of Hope Facebook Party on February 11th. Connect with Ruth for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, prizes, and more!

So grab your copy of A Miracle of Hope and join Ruth and friends on the evening of February 11th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!

Happy Reading!


  1. Sounds excellent.

    What you said about stories in this genre evolving lately makes me think of The Outcast. I can't remember but have you read it yet? It's fantastic.

    1. I haven't yet but after hearing about it from you a few months ago I'm making sure I snatch it up when/if it becomes available on Paperbackswap. I already added the sequel to my wishlist too. ;-)

  2. Hi Renee,
    Thanks for the great review!
    Blessings to you, Ruth


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