Saturday, August 11, 2018

Review: A Widow's Hope by Vannetta Chapman

From the Back of the Book

After tragedy claimed her husband's life and her son's ability to walk, Hannah King doesn't want a new man. She has her family, a home and mounting debts. Scarred Amish bachelor Jacob Schrock offers Hannah the job she desperately needs. But while Hannah helps Jacob resolve his accounting issues, can she and her little boy also heal his wounded heart?

My Thoughts

This was such a sweet story! I had been wanting to read a book by Vannetta Chapman and when I saw she wrote one for Love Inspired, I went right to the bookstore to pick it up. I'm glad I did.

I really enjoyed this story. I liked the concept of Jacob making play sets for disabled kids. I thought it was neat how Hannah and Jacob reconnected because he was making a play set for Hannah's son. At first I didn't like Hannah because she was really pushy in a couple of situations however she later apologized for being pushy and that resolved those feelings for me. I felt for Jacob with his scars, but appreciated how Hannah could see past them. Matthew was a sweet addition to the story and I liked how he admired Jacob. I really liked the feeling I got from family, church family, and neighbors coming together. 

If you like Amish Christian fiction, I highly recommend this book!

I Was Inspired

This book was a reminder to me that God's ways aren't always our ways. There was a scene in the story where Hannah is talking to her father about taking a job to help him and her mother keep their house. Hannah's father tells her that it might not be God's will for them to stay in that house, or even in that community. I thought this was a great reminder that God knows best and sometimes that isn't what we think should happen.