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Monday, February 1, 2016

Joshua's Mission (Plain and Simple Miracles #2) by Vannetta Chapman






Joshua's Mission is a new standalone novel in the Plain and Simple Miracles 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.

Joshua Kline travels from his farm in Oklahoma to offer aid to an Englisch town on the gulf coast of Texas after a category 4 hurricane has ravaged the area. He brings his brother with him, who needs a change of environment. The last thing he wants for Alton is another brush with the law. He is pleasantly surprised when he hears that Becca Troyer, the bishop's granddaughter, plans on joining their team.

What will Joshua find when he arrives in Texas? A lack of electricity, certainly, which poses little problem for the Amish volunteers as they help restore order from destruction. But a budding romance? A call from God? And a possible healing of his relationship with Alton?

Joshua's Mission is a story of love, forgiveness, and the grace of God that carries us through even the worst situations.



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.

For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com or blog with her at http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/


She can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/VannettaChapman


My Review





Joshua’s Mission is really a couple of missions and we are about to experience a wonderful book as we learn about them.
Alton Kline is experiencing his rumspringa, and seems to be having quite a good time with it, including seeing the inside of English jail. All his life Joshua has felt responsible for his brother, and takes a lot to heart, including arguing with Alton about his behavior.
This story has it all with the devastation of hurricane Orion hitting Port Aransas Texas, with its death and destruction. We meet Charlie Everman and his beloved dog Quitz, and Alice and her grandchildren, that Charlie considers family and follow them in this story.
The Mennonite Disaster Service working at the scene needs volunteers and part of Joshua’s community goes to help. What a time we are about to spend helping this area, Joshua, Alton, Becca, Sarah, along with Aunt Nancy head there.
This book will bring tears to your eyes and joy at what is happening, there is a bit of romance, and again jail for some, along with some very scary incidents. We come to know these people personally and see that life for all have the same ups and downs, and we really don’t know what is going on in another person’s house.
I really enjoyed this book, and hope that there are more in this series.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harvest House, and was not required to give a positive review.





 

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