Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing
When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, July 22, 2012 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I review below. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. (You can read details about my book giveaways here.)
A Promise for Miriam by Vannetta Chapman
Vannetta Chapman has published more than 100 articles in Christian family magazines. Her current novel, A Promise for Miriam, lands a spot in Christian Retailing's Top 10 Fiction best-sellers list. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a multi-award-winning member of Romance Writers of America. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas Hill Country.
From the book’s back cover:
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 has age are married with children of their own, but she hasn’t met anyone 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, an air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never faced before.
At first Gabe just 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.
A widower, Gabriel Miller, and his daughter Grace move in next door to Amish schoolteacher Miriam King. When she goes bearing food to welcome them she finds him as a man who wants to be left alone. Gabriel has a past he doesn’t want to talk about and is astonished at the community turning out to help him restore his barn and house. Can he trust his secret and his heart to love again? A well written book that will pull you into reading one more chapter … and another chapter. A well told story of the Amish. Memorable characters.
Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, July 22, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of A Promise for Miriam by Vanetta Chapman. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. Please, please remember to leave your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you for your mailing address.
Till next time … keep on smiling.