Faith Faces An Impossible Situation Should She Do The Right Thing And Bring Heartache To Nearly Everyone She Knows Or Deny Her True Self And Always Wonder What If Sixteen Year Old Faith Has Worked Full Time In Her Parents Restaurant Since She Finished Eighth Grade She Loves Her Amish Community And The Romantic Attentions Of Her Longtime Friend, GideonWhen Her Sister Seems To Be Getting Too Friendly With Englischers, And Her Parents Are In A Buggy Accident, Faith Wants To Escape Into Her Dream Of Joining The Church And Getting MarriedBut Then A Local Newspaper Runs A Story About A Child Named Adriana Who Was Kidnapped Fifteen Years Earlier, And Everything Faith Has Held True Comes Into QuestionSuddenly The Community Faith Has Known Her Whole Life Seems Unreal Can She Even Trust Her Own Family And How Will She Ever Find Home Again If She No Longer Belongs In The World She Knows Best Abiding Mercy is about 16 year old Amish girl, Faith She loves her community and her family, working at her family s restaurant She is looking forward to being baptized into the church and one day getting married But with a buggy accident involving her parents, a sister who was curious about the English, and a newspaper article that changes her world, how much heartache can she take Oh my goodness Abiding Mercy is a fabulous piece of Amish Fiction I found the story to be unique and quite refreshing to read a little bit of a different Amish story I felt connection to Faith from the beginning She endures so much heartache in such a short time I cannot wait to read the second installment in the Amish Mercies series Highly highly recommend 5 plus stars I received this book from the publisher, but was not required to write a review This review is 100% my own honest opinion. I have been reading the Amish genre right from the start and I have to say this is unlike any I have read before The Amish genre has really evolved from simplistic plots to complex and keeping you on the edge of your seat plots, especially in this case There is a dual story line here Roslyn and Brandon Colepepper are an Englisher parents of eighteen month old Adriana Adriana had been abducted when her mother took her grocery shopping but Angels were definitely with this child keeping her safe Present day Faith works with her sister Olivia in their parents busy restaurant Adriana s parents, especially her mother never gave up hope of finding her and kept the search alive these past fifteen years since her abduction.There have been many attempts of people claiming to be Adriana since the parents have offered a large monetary reward but none have panned out Faith becomes friendly with the young Amish man, Gideon who delivers fruit to her parents restaurant A romance starts between them Then the rug is pulled out from under Faith Who is she really and where does she belong Does she even know her parents and her community any If you enjoy Amish romance with suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat and is a clean story I know you will enjoy this I sure did This is the first book in An Amish Mercies series and I am looking forward to reading in this series by Ruth Reid.Pub Date 04 Jul 2017 Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson FICTION for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion. Abiding Mercy was such a great book It was so well written that you just get completely drawn into the plot Faith is a sixteen year old teenager who enjoys her Amish lifestyle She works in her parent s restaurant and is taking classes to get baptized She does not have a good relationship with his sister, Olivia Olivia has one foot in the English world and one in the Amish world Faith does have a great relationship with her best friend, Gideon Gideon was supposed to marry Olivia but that did not happen because Olivia has no plans to be baptized Gideon soon realizes Faith is the girl for him As their relationship begins to blossom, Faith s parents are injured in a buggy accident That increases the responsibility Faith has Gideon also steps in to help around the farm Gideon notices a story in the local paper about a child that was kidnapped fifteen years ago Her family is a wealthy family that is still searching for her and holding on to hope that she may still be alive Gideon sees the age enhanced photo looks a lot like Faith Soon, Faith s entire world is turned upside down and she has to figure out where she belongs God sends an angel to help her along the way Abiding Mercy is a great story that lets us know that God is with us regardless of what we face Faith was able to hold on to those promises in the darkest hour of her young life Fantastic book that will capture you from page one I loved the ending. ABIDING MERCY is the first book in Ms Reid s newest series with Thomas Nelson I love the way she incorporates angels into some of her books and the red headed mysterious man who randomly appears, disappears is a nice touch I did not like Faith s sister, Olivia, at all She was spoiled, selfish, and hateful and I don t see what Gideon ever saw in her Gideon was a very sweet young Amish man He was quick to step in and help Faith when her parents were in an accident and even willingly did women s work something many Amish men won t do Faith was very sweet too, and when her world is disrupted struggles to find her footing while still obeying everything her parents said I don t think she would ve been so quick to accept Englisch clothes, especially jeans the first time she tried them on in real life There is absolutely no sexual tension in the story for readers who like a super clean, sweet romance and there is good faith message that is not at all preachy The story is also a bit slow, making it ideal to read on a busy day as you can put it down and pick it up easily without say, burning dinner Fans of Amish fiction will likely love ABIDING MERCY I m glad this story finally made it into print as it was a long time coming Congratulations, Ruth Reid I received a copy of this book free and all opinions are my own.
Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA best selling author of the Heaven on Earth series She s a full time pharmacist who resides in Florida with her husband and three children.
- 352 pages
- Abiding Mercy
- Ruth Reid
- 27 April 2019 Ruth Reid