“A Dream of Miracles” by Ruth Reid was a beautifully written work of Amish fiction. I thought the characters were well developed and true to their place in the story. I thought that the author did a great job of illustrating what can happen when false child abuse charges are brought on parents. Not to say that child abuse doesn’t happen, but making charges before the real truth is known is devastating to the child and parent as well.
Mattie’s past reveals that she had some guilt associated with the death of her husband. Now trying to make it in an Amish community with two small children is hard for her especially when she is having trouble coping with her situation. The child advocate who is called in when the erroneous report is filed has a past also. We do not know until the end of the story what that past is and how he copes with it.
I found this novel quite entertaining, and would recommend it highly for anyone who is interested in Amish romance.
I was sent a free print copy of this book from Thomas Nelson and Litfuse publicity in return for my honest review.