Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Vannetta Chapman Writes Another Winning Novel!!

      "Sarah's Orphans"
    By Vannetta Chapman
Orphaned...But Never Abandoned by God
Sarah Yoder belongs to a Plain community in Oklahoma, but her days are far from simple. Life suddenly gets complicated when a series of tragic events unfold, leaving her in charge of the household.

Alone with her younger siblings, Sarah is exhausted but finally at peace. Then she nearly runs over a small Hispanic boy with her buggy...and somehow finds herself sheltering two more orphans.

Paul Byler moved to Cody's Creek to help his brother in a time of need. But now that Joseph has recovered from his heart attack, Paul's ready for a quiet place of his own. The only problem? His new property lands him next door to the orphaned Yoder family—and a calling from God he can't seem to ignore.

A story of extraordinary grace and love in the face of desperate need, Sarah's Orphans is the third standalone novel in the Plain and Simple Miracles collection by Vannetta Chapman. 

My Thoughts:

There is no question that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading every novel written by Vannetta Chapman!! My only complaint, is... that she doesn't write fast enough! I finish one book and it just whets my appetite for another! 

"Sarah's Orphans", although part of a series entitled "Plain and Simple Miracles", can be read as a stand alone and thoroughly enjoyed as such. This is a book of hope and finding the best in every situation, even those that challenge us beyond what we think we can handle. Of course, it is faith in God that keeps one going and this book exemplifies this in very emotional times of life. When life takes a plunge down to our deepest despair, we find God waiting to get us back on the right track. 

The characters were well described in such a realistic manner that I could easily identify with them. Sarah Yoder was a strong, young woman who exhibited great faith in the darkest hours. For the duration of the story, I lived alongside these characters in their community. 

The underlying theme of forgiveness, hope and overcoming barriers is present in some very difficult situations, those that we don't often see addressed within the Amish fiction genre. The topic of adoption , dealing with a different culture, mental as well as physical illness and the horrible feeling of abandonment, were all deal with in a sensitive, understanding manner. 

The plot moved quickly , full of action and unexpected twists and turns. My emotions were on a roller coaster ride as I was kept involved in each surprising event , that was just hiding around the corner of the next page! 

A great book, exemplifying faith and strength when experiencing the dark periods in life!!!

A five star book!!!!  

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