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Where Healing Blooms: An Amish Garden Novella

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2014

    Great story. I only wish it were longer...

    I really enjoyed this story. The idea of a widow opening her home to those who were hurting and needed a place to stay and caring people to show them love and offer a listening ear if needed. This book was great. I just wish the author would have told us how rhings turned out for the people they ministered to. Other than that, the story was great!

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  • Posted June 17, 2014

    Once again Vannetta Chapman shows us "Where Healing Blooms,

    Once again Vannetta Chapman shows us "Where Healing Blooms," with her usual knack for carrying her readers away from the bustle of our lives, and teaching lessons that bring Amish peace and love into our world. My only regret when I finished this novella was that it wasn't longer!

    This is more than a romantic love story - it also describes the deep love and friendship between a woman and her mother-in-law (not unlike Ruth and Naomi in Scripture). This story of faith and redemption and yes, buried treasure, revolves around the family garden. As wise mother-n-law Mary Ann says, "Gardens are a reflection of God's love for us," and how gently and winsomely we see Emma and Danny discover that truth in a new way. This story describes the Amish commitment to the good of the community, not just one's own prosperity. I was delighted to watch these characters learn to deal with their pasts and come together for a common future. As Chapman quotes, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every purpose under heaven." I loved that this novella was based on mature characters, and not the usual fresh-faced 'maedel.'

    Note: I received a free copy of "Amish Garden" where this novella was first published from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Previously I have bought all of the author's other publications at my own expense.

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  • Posted June 17, 2014

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    Where Healing Blooms By: Vannetta Chapman Both Emma and her





    Where Healing Blooms
    By: Vannetta Chapman
    Both Emma and her mother-in-law Mary Ann have lost their husbands. They share a home together in Shipshewana. They have a beautiful garden that they spend lots of time in. One day Emma finds a runaway teen in her barn. The Bishop ask Emma to take in a woman and her children. Now her mother-in -law Mary Ann has a secret about her garden that she has been keeping to herself for years. The two of them was contented with their lives , but now everything has changed. Will Emma ever find her place where healing blooms?




    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher and the author for my honest review.  

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  • Posted June 17, 2014

    An Amish Garden Novella Spring has arrived in Shipshewana, a

    An Amish Garden Novella




    Spring has arrived in Shipshewana, and Mary Ann's garden is once again her haven. Her daughter-in-law, Emma, joins her in weeding and tending to the garden, more expansive and prolific with each passing year. The garden haven holds secrets that no one could suspect. Vannetta Chapman weaves a story with depth and perception that places her in a category all her own. Her characters are strong and the setting picturesque. There's no guessing the ensuing events in this well-written novella. Much diversity is revealed in this extraordinary short story and I craved more, but the author wrapped up all loose ends bringing closure to this impressive novella.

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    Posted September 6, 2014

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