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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 10th 2013 by Thomas Nelson (first published December 1st 2013)
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Janet
Jan 04, 2014 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 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 22, 2013 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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Karla
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The BEST novella that I have ever read!!
Nicole
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love these kind of stories. They melt your heart a bit. Although my life was nothing like 1 character in the story I shared some similarities and how I wished things would have gone differently in life. I am not sure that these books are realistic of Amish culture but they are good clean entertainment:)
Gail
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three authors

There are three very good stories by different authors in this book. All three have some of the same characters though the main ones are different. It was interesting to see how the authors did this.
Carmen Rodriguez
Each of these stories was totally satisfying. We witnessed “ human error,” and reconciliation (through a miracle.). I enjoyed each journey and wished there were more to read as I concluded each. Kudos to authors!
Aliciabang
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good little Amish stories!
Barbara Collins
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
absolutely love the Amish Novellas
Jan
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed these three stories that were interconnected about members of the same Amish community but each with their own story to tell!
Kelly Smith
Oct 27, 2013 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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Jalynn Patterson
Dec 06, 2013 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 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 thi ...more
Sheila
Dec 30, 2014 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 thes ...more
Michele
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was looking for a quick read while sitting in the car. This was perfect! Three novellas that intertwine, full of hope.
Deborah
Nov 13, 2013 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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M&M
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kind of book I read when I need read something sweet!
Cecelia
Dec 14, 2013 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 r ...more
Sally
Nov 23, 2013 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 rated it really liked it
Three books in one
Robin
Jan 07, 2014 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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Julie
Jan 16, 2014 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 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
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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 05, 2014 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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Rhonda Gayle
Jan 05, 2014 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 desp ...more
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 perspec ...more
Kelly Deering
Feb 06, 2014 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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Amish Miracle (3 books)
  • Always in My Heart (Amish Miracle)
  • Always His Providence: An Amish Miracle Novella
  • Always Beautiful (An Amish Miracle)