“Always in My Heart” by Mary Ellis
Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. She’s hidden this past from her husband, who is thankful for their daughters but longs for a son. Hope prays desperately, but the son God sends isn’t a new pregnancy. It's the fifteen-year-old boy she gave away years ago.
“Always His Providence” by Ruth Reid
Widow Rosa Hostetler has one month to pay her delinquent taxes before the county auctions her farm. She’s prepared to sell whatever is necessary to pay the lien, but she isn’t willing to request money from the community's widow fund. She’s embarrassed and refuses to admit she needs help. Rosa depends on income from selling eggs, but when that income is threatened, only a miracle can help Rosa accept the kindness of a neighbor.
“Always Beautiful” by Beth Wiseman
Becky Byler is eighteen and obese. As she continues to grow, so does her despair. Having lost all hope, she considers taking her life, even though it goes against her beliefs. Standing before rushing water, unable to swim, Becky begs God for a miracle. Two months pass and Becky has miraculously lost over a hundred pounds. But does Becky like the person she has become? Could it be this weight loss isn’t at all the miracle she thinks it is?
My Thoughts on This Book:
Three novella stories in one. All with miracles in mind. I've read books by two of these authors and couldn't wait to read this book. Each story is one in itself but they all tie in together.
As the first story unfolds we follow Hope. As she keeps giving birth to girls, she worries that her life is under a curse and can't bear boy children for her husband since she gave her first born child, a boy, up for adoption. This story is filled with family miracles and tugs at your heartstrings.
The second story still shares Hope's story but turns it's focus onto Rose, Hope's friend. Rose lives on her own after her husband was killed in a barn fire. Her neighbor feels responsible for her husband's death, and vows to protect and take care of Rose until she remarries. She finds herself struggling on her farm, with little money and taxes due because her husband didn't pay them. This story is filled with love miracles and you can't help but to smile at the end.
The third story continues with Hope and Rose but turns it's focus onto Becky. Becky is a young girl, who struggles with her weight and feels her whole identity is surrounded by this. She feels if she could just be thin, all the girls her age would like her and the cutest boy in the community would be attention. She begins to realize, can her weight change her for the good or bad? Her best friend cares for her deeply but as she shows her affections towards another he has to decide to let her go or fight. This story is also a wonderful love miracle and you won't want to put it down until the very end.
Don't forget to turn the pages when it's all complete. There's some really yummy recipes in the back of the book that you know you'll want to try in your own kitchen..
I received this e-book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.