A Promise for Miriam, by Vannetta Chapman, was a great introduction to the community of Pebble Creek, Wisconsin. Gabe and his daughter, Grace, moved there to be alone. Residents of Pebble Creek was not quit so willing to just let him be when he had purchased a farm that needed lots of repairs. Miriam was determined to find a way to help Grace settle into her new school. Grace was a challenge and would not talk or focus on assignments, but she was a gifted artist.
A Promise for Miriam is filled with hardship, bravery, faith, and romance that is sure to please. Vannetta Chapman has a talent for drawing her readers into the lives of the characters and their community that called out to come and visit. I look forward to reading A Home for Lydia and A Wedding for Julia that is included in this series.
From the first page, I knew I would find sadness, yet an enduring strength in the pages of A Promise For Miriam!
and the moment Grace was introduced, it was clear that there would be difficult times ahead, to say the least. But I was compelled to keep reading.
Miriam, bless her heart, snagged my attention right from the beginning a helpful, caring teacher, who wasnt looking for more than she had, but I knew she deserved much more and hoped she would find it.
Its difficult to review a story without revealing too much, so the reader will want to pick up the book and read it through to the end. So how do I find the words to tell you how much Im enjoying this series?
Well, its easy to want to read the whole series when each story is so interesting, so entertaining, seemingly written to hold my attention and make me feel as if Im in the room with the families.
When a committee is chosen to meet with the Englischers in town, I felt as if I were part of the group and I was getting riled that some snobbish rich man was doing things to make the Amish people look and feel ridiculous.
A Promise for Miriam ( The Pebble Creek Amish #1 )
By: Vannetta Chapman
I have read several of Vannetta Chapman's book and I have loved all of them. She knows how to grab your attention and hold you till you finish. A Promise for Miriam is the first book in The Pebble Creek romance series. I did not have any problem following the story or the characters. Miriam King is an Amish school teacher and is contented with her life and her students. Miriam is twenty-six and she has not met any man that she would love enough to give up her teaching in Pebble Creek, Wisconsin . She loves her students. Gabriel Miller has lost his wife. He and his daughter, Grace, moves to Pebble Creek, he wants to be left alone. Gabriel carries Grace to school and meets her new teacher , Miriam. Grace has a problem, she does not talk. miriam wants to help her and don't know where to start. After a tragedy with Grace, Gabriel has no choice but to ask for help from his neighbors. I loved this story and meeting all of Pebble Creek. I found myself laughing at times and then other times I felt like crying. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review , and I have given it.
I loved meeting the community of Pebble Creek, Wisconsin. Vannetta Chapman has a knack for drawing such realistic characters - I always feel they are friends I've known for a long time. In this book you'll meet school-teacher Miriam as she welcomes a new student, young Grace Miller. She and her father, Gabe, have moved to the area to start fresh after the death of Grace's mother. Both Millers are crippled by their grief: Grace is literally mute, but Gabe also struggles to express his feelings, and instead, throws himself into rehabbing a run-down farm. He wants to keep to keep his emotional distance from the friendly folks of Pebble Creek, but an emergency shows him his need of friends. I love how each of the characters in this novel develop...they each face their flaws and grow in faith.
The humor and candor on each page weaves these folks right into your heart. I guarantee once you finish this book, you'll be reading the rest of this series and looking for more glimpses of Gabe and Miriam.