Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Pub Date: July 1st , 2012
Author: Vanetta Chapman
Received From: NetGalley
A Promise for Miriam, the first book in a brand-new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, introduces the Amish community of Pebble Creek and some of the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.
Amish schoolteacher Miriam King loves her students. At 26, most women her age are married with children of their own, but she hasn?t yet met anyone who can convince her to give up the Plain school that sits along the banks of Pebble Creek. Then newcomer Gabriel Yoder steps into her life, bringing his daughter, an air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never faced before.
Will Gabe be able to let go of the past that haunts him? He thinks he just wants to be left alone, but the loving and warm community he and his daughter have moved to has other plans for him. After a near tragedy is averted, he hesitantly returns offers of help and friendship, and he discovers he can make a difference to the people of Pebble Creek?and maybe find love again.
A promise for Miriam was a fun read. It contained some great characters, like Gabe. the widower who lost his wife Hope three years ago and is raising their daughter Grace. Gabe is a stubborn self supporting Amish gentleman. he really has the I can do it on my own feeling going on. So after the loss of his wife he moves far away fro family. Spend his days attempting to fix up the mess of buildings and land he purchased and raise Grace.
Grace has something she is dealing with too, fear from loosing her mother and because of this she doesn't speak. But luckily for Grace her teacher Miriam is in her life and she knows just when to push and helps young Grace find her voice again. Actually Miriam is just the woman to help both Gabe and Grace, find happiness in life again! This is really a cute fun story with the Amish lifestyle, some gutsy moments of bravery and the overall feeling of happiness and love!