Release Date: July 2012
Page Count: 352
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Case Lot Quantity: 20
Collection/Series Name: The Pebble Creek Amish Series
A Promise for Miriam
A Promise for Miriam, the first book in a brand-new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, introduces the Amish community of Pebble Creek and some of the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.
Amish schoolteacher Miriam King loves her students. At 26, most women her age are married with children of their own, but she hasn’t yet met anyone who can convince her to give up the Plain school that sits along the banks of Pebble Creek. Then newcomer Gabriel Miller steps into her life, bringing his daughter, an air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never faced before.
Will Gabe be able to let go of the past that haunts him? He thinks he just wants to be left alone, but the loving and warm community he and his daughter have moved to has other plans for him. After a near tragedy is averted, he hesitantly returns offers of help and friendship, and he discovers he can make a difference to the people of Pebble Creek—and maybe find love again.
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“A Promise for Miriam is written from the heart with great respect for the details of Amish life. A special treat is finding the setting to be near my home town of Cashton, Wisconsin. Vannetta Chapman's story will take you in and warm your heart as you read this delightful Amish romance novel.”
—Kathy Kuderer, proprietor, Village Shops at Down a Country Road
“A Promise for Miriam is an interesting read from beginning to end, with a heart-warming and delightful story of Plain people.”
—Nora Knapik, Inn at Lonesome Hollow
“I thoroughly enjoyed Vannetta’s look at the Amish of southwestern Wisconsin. Her heroine, Miriam, rings with authenticity. The characters have realistic imperfections and encounter plenty of challenges to keep readers turning the pages. Vannetta’s hero, Gabriel, is multi-dimensional and well-crafted. It was a joy to witness his change of heart. I eagerly look forward to the next installment of the delightful Pebble Creek Amish series.”
—Mary Ellis, author of An Amish Family Reunion
“There is never a dull moment in this book. There are intertwining events that keep you guessing at all times. The characters became part of me. Their feelings became mine. I felt their challenges, joys, pains and successes. That is what a good book does for me. It satisfies me in all of these aspects.
“I am anxiously and impatiently waiting for the next book!! When you read a book in a day and a half, you know you have found the reading material that you enjoy and that is well written.”
—Karla Hanns, Karla-Hanns-Karla.blogspot.com
“Wow! And that still doesn't describe how wonderful A Promise for Miriam turned out to be. Vannetta did an awesome job pulling me into the lives of Miriam, Gabe, and Grace. I lived with them for a whole day—the amount of time it took me to read the book—and loved every minute of it.”
“A well written book that will pull you into reading one more chapter...and one more chapter.”
—Jo Huddleston, johuddleston.com
“I like this author, Vannetta Chapman, as she shows the humanness of an Amish community—not just the peculiarities derived from their faith and connecting lifestyle choices. There’s a struggle theme that’s true for all people, not only the Amish.”
—Alan Daugherty, Angelkeep Journals
“I found A Promise for Miriam to be a charming story. And, I was honored to be asked to answer many questions Vannetta had about the Amish after she read my first non-fiction book, Amish in Wisconsin. She sought authenticity in her writing, and I offered her my firsthand answers to her questions. I commend her for that honesty and accuracy.”
—Richard Lee Dawley, Amish Insight, richarddawley.com
“I enjoy reading stories about the Amish and though familiar with Vannetta Chapman's work, A Promise for Miriam is the first of her books I've had the pleasure of reading. I'm hooked. The characters and backdrop for the story are skillfully written and draw the reader into the story. I found the book both enchanting and hard to put down. The best part— it's the first of a series so I get to go back!”
—Jamie Adams, inallthywaysacknowledgehim.blogspot.com
“Vannetta Chapman has a very nice writing style that is easy to read and makes the reader want to keep reading. In A Promise for Miriam, I enjoyed the authentic Amish customs sprinkled throughout the story, the descriptions of the harsh winter and the playfulness of the children. I found the characters to be well developed and their struggles believable. I am happy to recommend this book to others who enjoy Christian fiction.”
“A Promise for Miriam tugs at the heart. The characters in this book are so real and the story springs to life with the challenges and growth they experience.”