Thursday, February 18, 2016

Book Review; Joshua's Mission by Vannetta Chapman

 Joshua's Mission (Plain and Simple Miracles)

Joshua's Mission (Plain and Simple Miracles)

From Amazon;

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.

My thoughts:

In Joshua's Mission, Vannetta Chapman begins with a nail biting tale of a hurricane hitting a island just off the Texas coast.  I felt as though I was right there in the action as she described the devastating hit, the aftermath, and the unimaginable cleanup.  If that wasn't enough to capture my attention she also threw in to the mix a romance, God, family, and forgiveness.  All that kept me turning the pages and never wanting to stop reading.

I love how she threw in the perspective of both Englisch and Amish in this book. She went back and forth just enough into their worlds that I began to fully understand their personalities.  As I read even more I began to realize that we are all just people and we all have problems. We should try to help each other get through life as much as we can.

My favorite characters were Charlie, Joshua, Becca, Alton, and the sweet dog Quitz.  Each character so fully enriched the story that I couldn't leave out one of them. Gosh I worried a lot about that dog.

Just as I thought that maybe the book was coming to a close I was surprised again with more suspense and drama. 

A Wonderful Wonderful Book!  

I was given this book by the author in exchange for a honest review.

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