Arms of Mercy (Amish Mercies) by Ruth Reid
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 071808246X (ISBN13: 9780718082468)
He lost her once to a rash decision.
He will not lose her again.
On the eve of a new year, Catherine Glick is expecting her bu of five years to propose. Instead, the unexpected arrival of an old boyfriend, Elijah, sends her life spiraling out of control. When a rash decision damages her current relationship, Catherine leaves for Florida to work in her cousin’s bakery—anything to flee the source of her shame.
Elijah Graber knows he hurt Catherine when he left their Amish district six years ago. He’s determined to explain his actions, even if it means following her to Florida. Perhaps their two-day bus trip together will provide enough time for him to make his case and win her back.
Just when Elijah is starting to tear down the walls Catherine has built, their bus skids on an icy road—and amid the mayhem and tragedy that follow, Catherine disappears. Elijah’s friends urge him to prepare for the worst, but Elijah holds on to his hope in God and refuses to give up his search for Catherine. With supernatural nudging from the most unexpected places, Elijah sets out to find the love he once lost—no matter the cost
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
Catherine Glick was certain that after six years of courting, Zack would propose. It was the Eve of the New Year. A storm came in so the celebration was cut short. A surprise visit by Elijah - the one who broke her heart over six years ago - further ruined the evening.
After making a huge, Faux Pas a few days later, Catherine just had to get away!
She made sure she got her ticket to visit her cousin in Florida. As she was leaving, she bumped into her nemeses, Elijah Graber! She was startled to discover he was accompanying her.
Little did either know the devastating adventures they would each encounter on their journey.
This is a very touching, yet at the sane time, inspiring story of one Amish woman's And one Amish man's plight after leaving their small, Amish community.
The characters were very well-described, as were the scenes. Both were easily visualized.
The Book cover image depicted the story very-well, and the Title was also a good "fit".
The ending was quite predictable, but there was plenty of adventure in between to captivate the reader's interest.
I offer Four and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no suggestion of a positive review. This is my honest review.
^Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.
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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