Joshua’s Mission

Joshua's Mission (Plain and Simple Miracles #2)Joshua’s Mission by Vannetta Chapman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The publisher calls this novel a romance, but it has a lot more in it than the typical romance does. Many of the main characters are Amish, but it’s not your typical Amish book either. I found it very refreshing!

Joshua Kline’s younger brother shouldn’t be his responsibility, but somehow it’s always felt like he was. When the bishop suggests Joshua go on a mission trip and take Alton with him, well, it’s just one more time he’s got to babysit his almost-adult brother.

Becca Troyer is a loose ends. Well past school age, she needs something to do with her life. With no siblings to help look after, her mother can run the house just fine without her. Her grandfather, the bishop, suggests she go on a mission trip to help the victims of a hurricane rebuild their lives.

Charlie Everman has lost everything more than once. This isn’t his first hurricane, and cancer took the love of his life. But he plugs along and tried to help others as best he can. He isn’t sure what to think of the new crew of Amish workers who’ve come to help, but he soon finds out that people are people first, no matter how they dress.

The romance is sweet and lighthearted, but the underlying message is deep and well presented. Suitable for any age reader.

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

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