Friday, October 16, 2015

Anna's Healing by Vannetta Chapman

Anna's Healing is the first book in a brand-new collection from popular author Vannetta Chapman. These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another.

When a tornado strikes the farms surrounding Cody's Creek, Anna Schwartz's life is changed forever. She suffers a spinal cord injury and suddenly finds herself learning to live as a paraplegic.

Three people--Chloe Roberts, Jacob Graber, and Ruth Schwartz--join forces to help Anna through her darkest days. Chloe is an Englischer who writes for the local paper. Jacob has recently arrived in town and stays on as a hired hand at her uncle's. And Ruth is her grandmother, a woman of deep faith and a compassionate spirit.

Then one morning Anna wakes and finds herself healed. How did it happen? Why did it happen? And what is she to do now? Her life is again turned upside down as the world's attention is drawn to this young Amish girl who has experienced the unexplainable.

About The Author

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.

Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award winner for best mystery. All of her books have been Christian Book Distributor bestsellers. She currently writes Amish fiction for Abingdon Press, Zondervan, and Harvest House. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

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My Review

Anna’s Healing is an awesome page-turner of a read, and one that will linger long after the final page has been turned.
Anna’s is leading an ordinary life as any young Amish woman would, when disaster hits her area in Oklahoma, in the form of tornados. Wandering Amish man Jacob Graber is working at her Uncle Samuel’s farm and happens to find Anna as she lays severely injured on the ground.
From the blip on the back of the book you will know what it about to happen, but the depth and feelings are what makes this story so special. We all would love a Grandmother Ruth, she never left Anna’s side when she became so ill, and smothered her in prayers.
I was not surprised as to what happens when Anna is healed, who wouldn’t hope that she was a healer, and flock to her and hope beyond hope that she could save their loved one. What a though provoking and heart rendering book, you will wonder where they can go and find peace again. Be surprised how some of their fellow believers treat her, and yet I shouldn’t be it is quite common. Envy and jealously and questioning why was she healed and not my loved one, and I couldn’t blame them.
Pick this one up and you won’t want it to ever end, a totally enjoyable read.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harvest House, and was not required to give a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your kind review! I'm glad you enjoyed Anna's story.