of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Cynthia5 Stars Out Of 5TouchingAugust 31, 2018CynthiaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild and I was not required to give a favorable review. This was a beautiful story of how faith and love can bring two people back together. Catherine was in love with Elijah but he left the district and then married someone else because he felt he owned the family and she was dying. Now he back for his grandmother's birthday. Catherine has been courting with Zach for 3 years and he still hasn't proposed, she proposed to him and he turned her down. When she had the opportunity to go to Florida and help her cousin she takes it, and little did she know that Elijah decided to go with her. Thank you for that because of a bus driver passing away and then a really bad accident that landed them both in the hospital. He was the one who kept looking for her because he really did love her. She lost her memory, but with help she was getting it back. This was such a touching story.
PamW5 Stars Out Of 5Great Read!August 13, 2018PamWCatherine Glick is ready to settle down. As one of the oldest eligible girls in her district, she is hoping her sweetheart, Zach, will soon propose. She is not prepared, however, for the return of her former beau, Elijah, who left the district six years ago. He has returned to explain himself to her and hopes to win her back. When the bus they are on is involved in a snowy accident, Catherine disappears. Will Elijah ever be reunited with his first love?
Ruth Reid creates a beautiful tale that is sure to involve the reader from the first page until the last. Her gift for storytelling is evident once again in this wonderful tale of love once lost, and hopefully, rekindled. Readers will not be disappointed!
M_Fitzgerald5 Stars Out Of 5Review: Arms of MercyJuly 26, 2018M_FitzgeraldQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Arms of Mercy is a unique Amish fiction novel by author Ruth Reid. I wanted to read this book because I love this cover and the Amish, they remind me of sweet innocence.
Catherine Glick is the oldest maedel in her district. She dreams of having a large family. But if her dreams were to come true she would need to marry soon. However, Zachariah Lantz, her boyfriend of five years, has not asked her to marry him.
I appreciate how her friend, Elijah Graber, has taken Catherine under his protective wing as they traveled a bus to Florida. This story is unique in that it isnt a coming of age book, but a book of mercy (as the title says). I fell in love with the characters, Catherine & Elijah, and smiled when they smiled and hurt when they hurt.
I love that there are lots of scripture verses quoted in this novel. One of the quotes I like is, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (pg # 222)
I will remember this author as one who uses lots of scripture in her works. I will want to return to her works again and again.
This novel would make a great book club choice with discussion questions at the back of the book.
I recommend this book to fans of Amish fiction.
Disclaimer: I received this book complimentary BookLook and was under no obligation to post a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.
Christa5 Stars Out Of 5A Beautiful Read!July 22, 2018ChristaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Author Ruth Reid weaves together a beautiful masterpiece in her newest release, Arms of Mercy.
Catherine Glick has been waiting five years for her boyfriend Zach to propose. When he does finally propose, she can't give him an answer because she has already promised her cousin in Florida that she would come and help with her bakery. She needs some time to think, especially now that her former boyfriend showed up, Elijah Graber. Elijah broke her heart after he left their community and promised he would be back, but instead he married another. Catherine is quite surprised to see that Elijah has boarded her bus down to Florida. What happens next in the story will have you on the edge of your seat!
Author Ruth Reid writes such a compelling book that you won't be able to put it down! You will want to keep reading until the story is finished. With surprises around every corner, I highly recommend picking up a copy of this book!
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from the author and have given my honest opinion.
wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5How long would you continue looking for a loved one that vanished?July 12, 2018wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Ruth once again has given us an exceptional story of love, faith and determination. Have you ever had someone you love disappear? If so, of it is happens in the future, regardless of how they disappear, through their own actions or a catastrophic action/accident, just how long would you keep looking? How long would you have the faith that 'they' will return or be found? I don't know if I have an answer, I would ask myself if it depends on the circumstance 'causing' the disappearance. Are they hiding, not wanting to return or is something else going on. An interesting story, ENJOY!
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers; book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.