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Anna’s Healing
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Release Date: October 2015
Page Count: 352
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-5603-1
Case Lot Quantity: 24
Collection/Series Name: Plain and Simple Miracles
Series: 1

Anna’s Healing

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Anna’s Healing is the first book in a brand-new collection from popular author Vannetta Chapman. These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another.

When a tornado strikes the farms surrounding Cody’s Creek, Anna Schwartz’s life is changed forever. She suffers a spinal cord injury and suddenly finds herself learning to live as a paraplegic.

Three people—Chloe Roberts, Jacob Graber, and Ruth Schwartz—join forces to help Anna through her darkest days. Chloe is an Englischer who writes for the local paper. Jacob has recently arrived in town and stays on as a hired hand at her uncle’s. And Ruth is her grandmother, a woman of deep faith and a compassionate spirit.

Then one morning Anna wakes and finds herself healed. How did it happen? Why did it happen? And what is she to do now? Her life is again turned upside down as the world’s attention is drawn to this young Amish girl who has experienced the unexplainable.

Meet the author

Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her novel Falling to Pieces was...

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A Word from the Author

"Book 1 in my Plain and Simple Miracles collection deals with one of the most fundamental cornerstones of our faith—do we believe that God still intercedes in the lives of his believers? As we follow Anna Schwartz through the days preceding her injury, then the dark time of her diagnosis and limited rehabilitation, we're plagued by the age old question of 'why.' But God has a plan for Anna, just as He has a plan for you and for me. My prayer is that Anna's Healing will remind each reader of the length and width and height and depth of God's love."
Vannetta Chapman, author of Anna's Healing

Editorial Reviews

“Thought provoking and insightful.”
Christian Library Journal

"Chapman adeptly deals with thought-provoking issues and the main characters' emotional and spiritual growth within this engaging inspirational story of faith, love, family, miracles, and overcoming grief and tragedy."
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"I was captured right from the start with the wonderful characters and story line."

"This is a wonderful read, one that I highly recommend. If you enjoy Amish fiction, give Anna's Healing a try!"

"What I really enjoyed about the story was the though provoking aspect of miracles."

"I absolutely could not put this book down until I finished it."

"Anna's Healing was a very thought provoking book."

"I liked the narrative of it."


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02/19/16 Anne R.


Anna’s Healing is a marvelous story of courage, faith, and hope. Vannetta Chapman does an outstanding job of making this story real. The characters are believable and likable and their faith in God is evident throughout. The tension in the story keeps the reader turning the pages, wondering what is going to happen next. And when the story is completed, readers may still have questions about what happened to Anna but one thing is sure when one encounters the Holy God—one comes away forever changed.

02/18/16 Elizabeth

Do you believe in miracles? I do, and this book is a very good example of how we should put our trust and have deep faith in God.

I really loved this story and the characters. This is one of those books that when you start reading you do not want to put it down till you finish it.

02/05/16 Joy H.


This is such a sweet story. Vannetta Chapman does a wonderful job of weaving together a story that will stay with me for a long time. It didn’t take me long to fall in love with the realistic characters in this story. My heart was aching for Anna and her struggles of living in a wheelchair at such a young age. One of the things that stood out to me in the story was the way Ms. Chapman brings out the fact that difficult situations strengthens our walk with God, and that our lives can have meaning, even when living with disabilities. And that sometimes its in our darkest moments and most difficult situations that we can see God working the most.

01/08/16 Deana D.


The story has captured the Amish in beautiful detail. The author is well versed in the Amish and her descriptions are so precise that you can visualize the community and the people as though you are there. I loved the way the author uses the Amish dialect and has helped me to learn a few words. The characters are warm and caring. They have a strong faith. I was surprised that Amish use tractors now for transportation, but with the authors in-depth knowledge of them, I always learn something new while reading her books. I found the book to be very emotional and so well written that I finished it in a few hours. There are a few surprises in the book, which I wasn’t expecting. Thank you for a book that captures the lives of the Amish with a warmth and loving attention to detail. As you read the book, don’t overlook the mention of an organization that helps children called, The Linus Project.

Overall the book is captivating, emotional, hopeful, and above all filled with love and faith.

01/06/16 Elaine R.


Anna’s Healing is the perfect read for Christmas time. Anna believes her life is pretty much over after a storm leaves her a paraplegic. Her grandmother never gives up hope and is not surprised when the miracle happens.

This story will make you believe in miracles. Great job Vannetta Chapman!

11/02/15 Kayla


“Anna’s Healing is a great read! I loved the characters and how easy they were to relate to. The story was well-developed and lead the reader to feel apart of the story and the lives of the characters. Very moving and yet had subtle humor as well, which was surprising. I enjoyed that it was very thought-provoking and feel good at the same time. Definitely pick it up!”

10/29/15 Virginia

“I have read a lot of Amish Fiction and this one really stood out above the rest. With relatable characters, even though I am not Amish, and a compelling story line. In this book the characters bring up all the questions we ask about miracles of healing, and addresses both the questions and the answers honestly and realistically. A story provoking assessment of your own faith and leaving you with a hopeful and encouraging message.”

10/28/15 Heather G.


“What a sweet story filled with God’s love despite such pain. This story isn’t just about Anna’s pain and healing, but about each person in her life. It showed how a difficult situation can bring so many closer to God. I felt truly touched after reading this book.”

10/28/15 BarbS

“What a beautiful story. It asks a simple yet profound question: Do you believe in miracles? The characters were warm and real, and the events felt believable. If you enjoy Amish fiction, well-told stories, and books that embrace the Christian faith, you’ll really enjoy this one!”

10/28/15 Kari


“Anna’s Healing was my first Amish fiction book and I really enjoyed it. I loved the depth of some of the characters and how the author chose to reveal them in her writing. The story was a great one and it left me pondering at times my thoughts and views on certain things. I would recommend Anna’s Healing and encourage all to read it!”

10/05/15 Cheryl B.


“This book is a home run in my book! There is so much heartache, pain, love, faith, and devotion. Characters that seem to come to life right before your eyes. I could envision the setting of this story. It was as though I was walking along right beside these characters experiencing everything that they did. A story about faith, and miracles. Riveting until the very end. 5 stars!”

09/24/15 Emilie H.

“Anna’s Healing is a wonderful story. It is sure to capture your attention as it did mine.”

09/21/15 Gail H.

“I could probably identify with this story more than most. I really enjoyed reading and learning about these characters and how God truly performed a miracle so amazing that it could not be explained.”

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"I have loved each and every one of Vannetta Chapman's books, but I do believe that this is the very best one that this author has ever created! If you are tired of the typical story in the Amish genre, of girl meets boy, this book is for you! It is a very different tale, with meaning that stays with you long after you have finished reading the book. The message that God has an amazing plan for our lives comes through loud and clear. Vannetta's heart and soul shine through her writing!"
Karla Hanns,

"This book is written with such depth of feeling that it stirs the soul."
Nancee Marchinowski,

"Anna's Healing is a surprise laden book full of ponderings for the Christian mind."
Harold Wolf

"As usual, Vannetta Chapman draws you into a carefully woven book that's hard to put down."
Liz Vander Lee

"Anna's Healing is thought-provoking and inspirational."
Patricia Tucker

"A wonderfully written book of faith, family, and love."
Rachel Lepree

"I enjoyed reading Anna's Healing. I liked the realistic interaction between the characters, both Amish and non-Amish."
Janet Murphy

"This story contains drama, trust, love, compassion, healing, and understanding. I could not put this book down. Vannetta Chapman brings the characters to life in each sentence. Anna, Jacob, Chloe and all the people in the story have unique experiences that enable the reader to identify in one way or another. I highly recommend this book."
Melissa Henderson

"I urge you to purchase Vannetta's book and follow Anna's journey. It kept me mesmerized and unable to put it down till the end."
Debbie Johnson

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