Sunday, February 22, 2015

An Unexpected Blessing by Vannetta Chapman

An Unexpected Blessing is one of four parts from the Book An Amish Cradle.  The four contributing authors are Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller and Vannetta Chapman.  I will be reviewing them separately.  All of these authors are amongst my favorite Amish authors.

Although An Unexpected Blessing is the last novella in this collaborative work, I started with this one.

Etta is a 42 year old Amish woman with a grandchild and adult or older children, including one that has left the family and community.  She finds herself suddenly expecting a child in her older years and as all Amish, is happy with the news of their forthcoming arrival.

The doctor advises that due to her age it would be wise not to plan on a home birth, but rather to plan on coming to the birthing center.  As she and her husband Mose find themselves traveling to the center in their buggy, a winter snowstorm engulfs them.  The roads are impossible to see and they find that they are now unable to get out of the drift that they find themselves in.  As Mose ventures out for help, Etta is alone dealing with labor and the fear of how things might turn out and can only rely on her faith in God to provide the resolution to their predicament.

This was a very sweet story.  Vannetta is a writer of many heartwarming Amish stories, this novella included.  I am most happy to recommend this book to others who enjoy Christian fiction.  Well written and enjoyable!  And you get some of those nummy author recipes as a bonus at the end!

Author Vannetta Chapman
Bio:  Vannetta Chapman is the author of the bestselling novel A Simple Amish Christmas.  She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups.  In 2012 she was awarded a Carol Award for Falling to Pieces.  She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.  VIsit Vannetta's Website at  Connect with Vannetta: Twitter: @Vannetta Chapman Facebook:  VannettaChapmanBooks

 Find out more about An Unexpected Blessing at this link!

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