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.
Chloe Roberts is a journalist who is trying to write an article on the Amish produce stands for a local newspaper. This is how she meets Anna. She pulls up to the farm stand one day, not realizing she is about to make friends with a young woman who will change her life. She introduces Anna to her mother who is involved in making quilts for Project Linus, which will play a big part in Anna’s life down the road. I thoroughly enjoyed ANNA’S HEALING and quickly came to really care about all of the characters I was introduced to.
ANNA’S HEALING is the first book in the Plain and Simple Miracles series. Anna is injured in A tornado and suffers a life changing spinal cord injury. Once back home, Anna has a tough time adjusting to living life as a paraplegic. Who wouldn’t? Jacob is a young man who has no real roots who has come to help out on Anna’s uncle’s farm. He is determined not to let Anna fall into depression. When he first arrived at the farm, he couldn’t help but be attracted to Anna’s infectious smile. He is determined to get that smile back on her face.
One day a miracle happens and Anna wakes up healed. Well, this is when all the trouble for Anna begins. The media swarms her uncle’s farm as well as people who want her to heal them. Is ANNA’S HEALING a miracle? Do you think this will effect Anna’s family and friends? Will they stand by her and accept things that have happened? Hang on tight people. This will be unlike any other Amish fiction book you have read and if you are like me, you will love every minute of it!
ANNA’S HEALING really pulls at your heart strings. I was instantly caught up in the characters lives and business. It was almost as if I were sitting at the table with them and we were all friends. Anna’s friends and loved ones are all pulling for her and trying to help her adjust to her new life. It is wonderful that she has their support because she is really going to need it. Vannetta’s novels always leave me thinking about the choices I have made in my own life and how I can be a better person. I look forward to reading more of this heartfelt series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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