Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Dream of Miracles review

"A Dream of Miracles" by Ruth Ried is her newest novel in the Amish Wonder series.  In this novel, Mattie, a young Amish widow with two children, age 3 and 18 months, who has been turned in to Child Protection by her substitute doctor.  Bo Lambright is the case worker that has been assigned to her. 
Though I usually don't like Amish novels, I normally truly love Ruth Ried novels.  However, I didn't really like this one.  The reasoning for turning Mattie in didn't make much sense.  Though she is a little weird and definitely obsessed with her children, she wasn't someone who would be turned in.  Which I guess is the point, that the reader wouldn't want her to lose her children, but to me it just made for a lot of tension that didn't need to be there.  That being said, though I didn't like this particular novel, the other reviewers put up many stars and seemed to love it.  So my advice would be to give this book a try.  Ried is an excellent writer, this one just rubbed me the wrong way.
  I received this book in exchange for an honest review from www.booklookbloggers.com

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