- File Size: 4247 KB
- Print Length: 197 pages
- Publication Date: July 4, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07D7PF7JW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,467 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Plain Everyday Heroes: An Amish Summer Collection Kindle Edition
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Playing With Fire by Laura V. Hilton
It's hard to believe in the midst of destruction and loss, that it would be God's will for it to happen. I loved the way the author described the fire as, "Demon-like faces in the flames mocked their efforts, dancing in glee, with a loud crackling that sounded like laughter in the forest." Her attention to detail is superb and her gift of writing shines through in the characters. I sometimes have a hard time when something bad happens.
I really enjoyed following Noah as he tried to reestablish a relationship with Arie and God. Is he wanting a relationship with God for the wrong reasons? I loved the scripture the author used to remind us to seek God with all our heart. How many of us seek Him only when we are in trouble? Do we ask for His help when we are in trouble then forget about Him when everything is good? The story is good and I loved reading about Noah and Arie's relationship. Will Noah find his way back to God?
An Unlikely Hero by Rachel J. Good
Benuel is a very interesting character. His blindness has not stopped him from living a good life. I loved that his other senses were used and was able to read people. What would you think if a blind person could tell you things about yourself even though they have never met you? Each character that comes to Benuel's store has an issue with trust. I loved how Benuel was not afraid of them and didn't mind when they tested his ability to discern things.
I loved the intrigue in the story and it kept me on my toes trying to figure the outcome of the people in the story. Frannie is scared of someone but won't tell her sister anything. Benuel is definitely someone I would want to know. He senses trouble for Frannie and doesn't hesitate to try to help. I loved when Benuel said, " How hard it must be to go through life always anticipating others would hurt you." I know that feeling so well. It is hard to feel safe and trust God when he doesn't seem to be around to protect you. The author really has done a great job of keeping readers guessing as they discover the truth behind Frannie's need to run from her home taking her the little boy with her. The ending is very good and it took me by surprise.
Racing the Slow Girls by Thomas Nye
This was such a fun story to read. Daniel is a great character and I liked how he took the time to help Libby with her horse. The girl is young and sweet but seems to be a bit lonely. Her older sister has troubles of her own. What would it be like to be a group that was made fun of and felt insecure about yourself? Miriam is one of the girls in the group others call the "Slow Girls." I know how she feels wearing glasses that make you feel unattractive. Can you remember when cat glasses were all the rage? That was what my mom made me wear and I hated them so much. Like Miriam, I felt self conscious and wanted to somehow misplace them.
The story is filled with lessons about judging others and taking time to help those in need. It's not important to be popular, but to be kind and compassionate to everyone. When Libby is in danger will all the kids join together to help her? I loved the reference to the story in the bible about the missing sheep and how God goes after that one and leaves the ninety-nine behind. It's a good reminder that God will not leave you nor forsake you.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
An Unlikely Hero by Rachel J. Good introduces us to Benuel King. Benuel runs Benuel’s secondhand store with the aid of his daughter. When a stranger comes in looking for Amish clothing, something feels off about him. His instincts are correct when the man returns asking after two woman who recently visited his establishment. Benuel was attracted to Mari, the nicer of the two women, and he does not want harm to befall her. Benuel sets off to warn Mari and her sister, but is he prepared to risk his life to keep her safe.
Racing the Slow Girls by Thomas Nye takes us to Ohio. Daniel Shetler comes to aid of young Libby and her pony. Libby and her family are new to the neighborhood. Libby states she has an older sister, Miriam that is Daniel’s age and hopes to introduce them in the future. Daniel heads off to meet his friends rush off to a young person event and along the way they encounter three girls pedaling along. As boys are prone to do, they make some comments that offend the three young women. This is the beginning of a rivalry between the two group of youngsters. What happens, though, when Libby goes missing? Can the two groups work together to find the little girl?
Plain Everyday Heroes contains three lovely, faith filled Amish stories in one book. I thought they were well-written and had steady pacing throughout. There are charming characters in each book. I like the life lessons present in each story. The romance was light but present. I liked the humor present in Racing the Slow Girls and little Libby was adorable. She was the highlight of that story. In each story the main character learns something important about himself that will make him a better individual. My rating for Plain Everyday Heroes is 4 out of 5 stars. The three novellas in Plain Everyday Heroes are light, quick reads that are perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
*I voluntarily read an advanced copy of this novel. The comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own.
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I really enjoyed all of these stories! I always wish for them to be longer, but then I do enjoy being able to read each story...Read more