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Always Beautiful by Beth Wiseman

Becky Byler is eighteen and overweight. She is overwhelmed by the embarrassment she feels when comparing herself to other girls her age. Having lost all hope, she considers taking her own life. As she stands before rushing water, unable to swim, Becky begs God for a miracle. In just several months, Becky sees her prayers answered as food and
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ebook, 384 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Thomas Nelson (first published December 1st 2013)
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Janet
Oct 02, 2014 Janet rated it liked it

Three short Amish Miracle stories that intertwine.

The first story is by Mary Ellis and is about Hope. Hope has been keeping a secret from everyone for almost 16 years, she decides it time to share that secret and this that story. I have a hard time believing that it could happen that way but but this was a fiction story.

The second story by Ruth Reid is about a widow, who again has a secret but once she unloads her burden things change. (this was my least favorite of the three).

The third story
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Susan
ALWAYS IN MY HEART by Mary Ellis

Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. She’s hidden this secret from her husband, who is thankful for their daughters but longs for a son. Hope prays desperately, but the son God sends her isn’t a new baby but the fifteen-year-old boy she gave up years ago.

Good story about facing your past. Hope has spent years wishing that she could have a son for her husband, but so far has had four daughters. She belie
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Maureen Timerman
Dec 04, 2013 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I never wanted this book to end. I wanted to stay right here and keep absorbing their lives. There are three separate stories here, and each blends into the next author's story.
We begin with Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis. A story of tragedy brought full circle. Book Blurb: Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. She’s hidden this secret from her husband, who is thankful for their daughters but longs for a son. Hope prays desperately,
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Laura
Nov 27, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
Title: AN AMISH MIRACLE
Authors: Mary Ellis, Ruth Reid, Beth Wiseman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
December 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4016-8870-7
Genre: Amish novella collection

Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis
Hope Bowman believes God is punishing her for giving up her firstborn son when she was a teenager. She’s hidden this secret from her husband, who is thankful for their daughters but longs for a son. Hope prays desperately, but the son God sends her isn’t a new baby but the fifteen-year-old boy she gave up ye
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Rhonda Gayle
Jan 05, 2014 Rhonda Gayle rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful Amish novella collection by Mary Ellis, Ruth Reid, and Beth Wiseman. In Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis, Hope is given a second chance with the son she was forced to give up for adoption. God sends this young man back into her life at the age of fifteen. Will James want to stay with his birth mother and get to know his family or will Hope's heart be broken once again? Ruth Reid shares the story of a young, childless widow in Always His Providence, Rosa Hostetler is in ...more
Karla
Oct 31, 2013 Karla rated it it was amazing
The BEST novella that I have ever read!!
Kelly Smith
Oct 27, 2013 Kelly Smith rated it it was amazing
I was blessed with an Advance Reader Copy to read and review this book. I am so glad I was chosen!

“Always in My Heart” by Mary Ellis

Hope Bowman has a secret that she has carried for a long time. A secret she has kept from her husband, Stephen, even after being married several years, with 3 children, and one on the way. Even though the secret she held was not ultimately her fault, the guilt she carried over it affected her. Guilt can drag us down, make us feel unworthy, and affect the relationshi
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Bettie Gross
Oct 18, 2016 Bettie Gross rated it it was amazing
Great read.
Jalynn Patterson
Dec 06, 2013 Jalynn Patterson rated it it was amazing
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Always Beautiful by Beth Wiseman

Becky Byler is eighteen and overweight. She is overwhelmed by the embarrassment she feels when comparing herself to other girls her age. Having lost all hope, she considers taking her own life. As she stands before rushing water, unable to swim, Becky begs God for a miracle. In just several months, Becky sees her prayers answered as food and temptation lose their hold over her. She s finally pleased with how she looks, but does she like the person s
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Shari
Feb 08, 2014 Shari rated it it was amazing
I love working with Book Look Bloggers to get books from my favourite authors to review! YAY for being able to claim reading as "work". So my latest read from Book Look Bloggers is called An Amish Miracle. It is actually a collection of 3 shorter books in 1. Each book in the series has about 12 chapters, and is written by a different author. Since, I have read a few books from Mary Ellis, and a bunch by Beth Wiseman and enjoyed both authors thoroughly. So I was pretty sure that I would enjoy ...more
Sheila
Dec 30, 2014 Sheila rated it really liked it
An Amish Miracle is a book compiled of three Amish Novellas by three different Authors. Included is Always In My Heart by Mary Ellis, Always His Providence by Ruth Reid and Always Beautiful by Beth Wisemen. It was not until I began the second story that I realized that all three Novellas take place in the same Amish community and all the character's intertwine. I absolutely loved that the authors worked together to do this and it added to the enjoyment of the stories. Once I started reading ...more
Janine
Sep 27, 2014 Janine rated it it was amazing
"An Amish Miracle" is a book with three stories inside of it. Each story has a miracle in it though sometimes those miracles are not exactly what was expected or hoped for, not to mention so much better. This is a book that I would recommend to anyone who loves Amish stories and more so when they don't follow the normal storyline.

The first story "Always in My Heart" by Mary Ellis is a story of a woman who is carrying a secret that affects so many people when it comes out. This story is a story t
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Deborah
Nov 14, 2013 Deborah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always Beautiful by Beth Wiseman

Becky Byler is eighteen and overweight. She is overwhelmed by the embarrassment she feels when comparing herself to other girls her age. Having lost all hope, she considers taking her own life. As she stands before rushing water, unable to swim, Becky begs God for a miracle. In just several months, Becky sees her prayers answered as food and temptation lose their hold over her. She’s finally pleased with how she looks, but does she like the person she has become?
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D.J.



I love it when three stories are connected… it’s like one long story.

Always In My Heart is the first novella and is by Mary Ellis… this story is about teenage adoption and it is such a wonderful story; I cried along with Hope as she shared her feelings about losing her son and believing that God was punishing her.

Hope Bowman has lived with a mistake for more than fifteen years… it wasn’t difficult to feel her pain, especially her feeling that she’s being punished because of her past. Although h
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J.C. Morrows
These anthologies are a GREAT idea!

Not only do you get three stories in one, you get to see the writing of three different authors – which tells you whether you like all three authors and want to buy more of their books.

In my case, the answer is “YES!” And I will be hunting up books I don’t already have from these authors!

In the first story: Always in my Heart, we get to see the major differences between Amish marriages and Englisch marriages. What does the typical Englisch husband do when he fi
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Cecelia
Dec 14, 2013 Cecelia rated it really liked it
In Always Beautiful, Becky Byler has always been fat, and she painfully recalls being teased by her peers. She stands in front of a rushing river, ready to dive in to take her own life, when, she suddenly prays to God for a miracle – she wants to be thin and beautiful. Her wish is granted, but, Becky’s life changes. Matt, a good-looking, well-liked young man in her community asks her out! Becky has admired Matt from afar, but, in the past, she’s kept to herself because she doesn’t want to face ...more
Sally
Feb 20, 2014 Sally rated it really liked it
Mary Ellis starts the series with “Always In My Heart”. Hope Bowman is dealing with the guilt of giving up her first-born son and keeping the truth from her husband. She has four daughters but longs to give her husband a son. She feels God will not answer her prayers because He is punishing her for not telling her husband or forgiving her father for the role he played. She prays for a son, but the son she receives is not a newborn.

“Always His Providence” by Ruth Reid is the next story in the s
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Melissa
Sep 25, 2016 Melissa rated it really liked it
Three books in one
Robin
Jan 07, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing
An Amish Miracle
Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, and Mary Ellis

Book Review: Always Beautiful by Beth Wiseman
Becky Byler is eighteen and overweight. She is overwhelmed by the embarrassment she feels when comparing herself to other girls her age. Having lost all hope, she considers taking her own life. As she stands before rushing water, unable to swim, Becky begs God for a miracle. In just several months, Becky sees her prayers answered as food and temptation lose their hold over her. She's finally pleas
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Jodie
In this sweet set of novellas, miracles clearly do happen! I'm not sure why I put this one off so long, but I thoroughly enjoyed each story! What I thought was really neat about this particular set of novellas though was that the characters carried through each of the stories.

In the first story we meet Hope who is afraid to tell her husband why they won't ever have a son. Her shame from her past keeps her secret hidden until a stranger shows up on her doorstep and she finally has the courage to
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Julie
Jan 26, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish-fiction
Here is another great Amish novel called The Amish Miracle. It's a novella with 3 stories in one book. The authors who wrote this book are Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, and Mary Ellis.

This was a perfect book to read during my recovery from surgery. Each book didn't take me long to read. I finished the 2nd book in one day. I liked that we saw the same characters throughout the 3 books but a different main family/character that the author focused on. It felt like I got to know them pretty well.

The fi
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Maria
Dec 19, 2013 Maria rated it it was amazing
An Amish Miracle is a collection of three Amish novellas by Beth Wiseman, Ruth Reid, and Mary Ellis. I really enjoyed these stories, and I loved the length of them all. I liked how all the stories connected so you could still hear about the other characters.

Always in My Heart by Mary Ellis follows the story of Hope Bowman. When she has her fourth daughter, she becomes convinced that God is punishing her for giving up her son at sixteen. Hope doesn't know if she can handle the pain of it all anym
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Jennifer
Feb 13, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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Always in My Heart (Amish Miracle)
by Mary Ellis

Endearing. Loving. Family. This is one of the best Amish fiction stories I have read.

I was invested in these characters from the start. Even Greta and baby Faith pulled at my heartstrings. Ms. Ellis is to be commended for writing with detail, flow and creativity. Her story pulled me in and did not leave me hanging. I loved every word!





Always His Providence: An Amish Miracle Novella (Amish Miracle)
by Ruth Reid

The story of Rose and Adam felt real to m
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Faye
Mar 07, 2014 Faye rated it really liked it
Three women put their trust in God for a miracle.



Hope and her husband hope for a son, each daughter is a reminder of the secret she has hidden from her husband.


Rosa's husband died in a fire saving his best friend, Adam. Now Rosa is in danger of losing her farm. Will she be able to rely on her friends, and accept their help when they offer it?


Becky Byler has always struggled with her weight, so when she prays to God for a miracle she believes that He has answered when the weight starts dropping
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Veronica
I really enjoyed these short interwoven novellas! Hope's was a unique story because the Amish don't usually give their children up for adoption. She went through a traumatic experience and hadn't been honest with her husband about her past, nor had really forgiven where she needed to. I really admired Hope for facing her fears. It was interesting to see how she dealt with the shock of her son showing up and what that would mean for her family and where they would go from there. The son's ...more
Kelly
Mar 07, 2014 Kelly rated it really liked it
Loved it.

The thing I love about books will multiple fiction stories as I’ve experienced before is that each stories ties to another and the characters run through all the books.

In “Always in My Heart”, Hope faces something horrific as a teenager, definitely something that a person would never want to go through? But her loving husband doesn’t see it the way her overbearing father does and finds a place in his heart to accept what happened and help her find that son.

Ruth Reid continues the story
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Brittany
Sep 30, 2014 Brittany rated it really liked it
An Amish Miracle was a sweet, easy, and enjoyable read. All three stories take place in the same community and it was nice to get glimpses of the characters in each novella. All three stories are well-written, with interesting characters and situations. All three of the stories had events that the characters viewed as miraculous.

In Always in my Heart by Mary Ellis, I really liked the way Hope and Stephen related to each other and worked through their disagreements, showing forgiveness and grace.
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Lindsay
Always Beautiful I wonderful story about how to deal with someone that overweight and the it does not matter what you look like on the outside of the body but what matter is how you act on the inside. Though she ask god for help. She get her wish or not. Doe she find love just being herself. She does not know what to do or change herself to get all she wants and dreams. Will she like herself or not?

Rosa has a hard time accepting help from her community. Will she survive or will she love everythi
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Wendy
Nov 26, 2013 Wendy rated it really liked it
Three novella's all taking place in the same community by three different authors, all are among my list of favorite authors. Two of the main characters are good friends, Hope Bowman and Rosa Hostetler and Becky Byler is a younger person in the community. All three stories deal with modern day circumstances and tell how the ladies deal with them. I could associate with one of the stories more than the others but they were all very touching and I really enjoyed this book. These women each show ...more
Marianne
Feb 04, 2014 Marianne rated it it was amazing
WOW. What a fabulous novel! Miracles are all around us...from conception (which is a miracle in itself) and all through life. The successful surgery? Yep. Even successful diagnosis. The sun rising. Flowers bursting into bloom. Yes and yes.
An Amish Miracle highlights three different miracles, but as I read these novellas my heart expanded and I thought of so many other miracles I see each day. These stories take place in an Amish setting, and though that causes some obstacles we might not face in
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  • Always Beautiful (An Amish Miracle)

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