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Mary's Calico Hope

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Mary Yoder Is Content Despite Challenges Thrown Her Way
Full of faith, hope, and romance, this new series takes you into the Heart of Amish country.
If God wills it, Mary Yoder will do it, even if that means using crutches for the rest of her life. She was badly injured in a buggy accident as a child. Still, she is content living in the Dawdi Haus connected to her parents’ farmhouse and with her work weaving baskets and raising specialty roosters whose feathers she uses to make excellent trout lures. She is truly happy at twenty-nine, but. . .she wouldn’t mind finding a husband—if the Lord wills it. Along comes Reuben King, a Mennonite doctor. They are attracted to one another, but how could they ever be together? She’s a baptized Amish woman, so it seems impossible. Also, he wants her to have surgery to improve her mobility and lessen her day-to-day pain. She’s sick and tired of surgeries! But if God wills it, she’ll do it. And just maybe there will be a way for these two unlikely souls to connect.

The Heart of the Amish Series Also Includes:
The Flower Quilterby Mindy Steele
Ruth’s Ginger Snap Surprise by Anne Blackburne
The Quilt Room Secret by Lisa Jones Baker
Courting the Amish Bishop by Mindy Steele
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Anne Blackburne
BISAC Category:
FICTION / Christian/Romance/General
Page Count:
Paperback / 5.5 x 8.375
The Heart of the Amish

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  • 4
    Sweet Amish Romance!

    Published by Connie Porter Saunders on Jun 09, 2024

    Mary Yoder may be physically challenged but she doesn't complain; she may be destined to remain single, but she still remains cheerful. She has her family, her sweet calico cat Hope, and her supportive Amish community but best of all, she's assured that "if God wills it, she will do it." Until...the new Mennonite doctor in Willow's Creek challenges her to believe in a future that she's never dreamed possible! This is a heartwarming story of daring to dream while staying true to your beliefs. Author Anne Blackburne introduced Mary in a previous book but this allows readers to learn more about her sweet nature and her unswerving faith. She may have resigned herself to never being a wife or mother but It doesn't take long for her to recognize just how special Dr. Reuben King is or to realize that she's thinking about him more than she should! He's perfect husband material except for the fact that he's a Mennonite man and she's a baptized Amish woman! Their different beliefs make it impossible for their romance to develop. Unless...God's will makes it so! If you enjoy Amish fiction that's filled with family devotion, deep abiding faith, intriguing characters, and beloved feline pets, grab a copy of Mary's Calico Hope. It's a great addition to the series, The Heart of the Amish. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

  • 5
    Especially Drawn to This Book

    Published by TINA HOOVER on May 19, 2024

    5 stars, Especially Drawn to This Book MARY'S CALICO HOPE (HEART OF THE AMISH SERIES BOOK 5) by Anne Blackburne Mary despairs of ever finding someone to love and marry and have a family with. She was injured as a child, in a buggy accident and will always have to use crutches, her father also perished in the same buggy accident. Mary's friend Lydia Coblentz had the last batch of kittens from her beloved cat. She gifts them to local Amish girls who need someone to love. Mary names her calico kitten Hope, Like Mary, Hope has a disability. Mary and Hope get along quite well. Mary has a full life, living in the Dawdi Haus on her parent's farm. She has a job weaving baskets and also raises beautiful roosters to make trout lures from their feathers. Mary meets Rueben King, who is a Mennonite doctor. He believes he can help Mary to be in less pain daily and have better mobility. Mary is scared of having another surgery on her back. She has had so many already. They are falling for each other, but Mary doesn't see how they could ever be together, since Rueben is a Mennonite and she has been baptized into the Amish faith. I felt especially drawn to Mary and Hope's story, since I too have a spinal injury. I'm sure Mary has a much more productive life with her injury, than I will ever have. Her injury happened when she was a girl, so she has grown up with it. My accident happened as an adult and I've had to learn to deal with my limitations. I like the insertions of Pennsylvania Dutch language that are in this series of books. It makes me feel as if I am learning a second language as I read them. I highly recommend these books. I received a complimentary copy of #MarysCalicoHope from #BarbourFiction #BarbourBooks #BarbourPublishing #AnneBlackburne I was under no obligation to post a review. #HeartOfTheAmishSeries #AmishFiction #Cats #DisabledWoman #NetGalley #InspyFiction #ChristianFiction #Inspirational #blessings #hope #strongfemaleprotagonist #standalonebook

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