Review: A Dream of Miracles
`A Dream of Miracles` is a novel dedicated to Simon and Mary Thon who took in author Ruth Reid and introduced her to the Amish. This is a fictional novel based on the Amish life. It's about an Amish widow who vows to never love again.
This would make a great book club novel to use with the Reading Group guide. There is also a glossary which helps interpret some of the Amish words.
The setting begins at Dr. Wellington's office with a very sick 3 years old. He only speaks Amish which disappoints the doctor. The mother, a young widow, is trying to answer the doctor's questions while consoling little Nathan.
Mattie Diener, a single mother with two children is accused of child abuse. Bo Lambright, an attorney with Child Protective Services, investigates the child's family. The major theme in this novel is to declare Mattie Diener an abusive mother, or not. Another theme is Bo's mother finding him a wife.
This was an easy book to get settled into with a bit of love and politics. The chapters are short and easy to read. A great book to read during this season of politics. I recommend this book to adults only because some of the issues could be unsettling. I also recommend it to Social Services employees because it deals with child abuse and Protective Services.
Question: Without saying what it is, have you ever been accused of something? How did you handle it?
Disclaimer: I received this book from Litfuse Publishers for my honest opinion.