Where Healing Blooms: An Amish Garden Novella

Where Healing Blooms: An Amish Garden Novella

by Vannetta Chapman

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Gardens are a place to rest, to draw near, and to heal.

When Widow Emma Hochstetter discovers a run-away teenager in her barn, and the bishop asks her to provide a haven for a local woman and her two children she finds her quiet life has been interrupted. Then, her mother-in-law, Mary Ann, reveals one of her garden's hidden secrets, something very unexpected. Will she continue alone or will she accept the gifts God has given her?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401690694
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 108
Sales rank: 262,965
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Vannetta Chapman is author of the best-selling novel A Simple Amish Christmas. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups.She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Twitter: @VannettaChapman Facebook: VannettaChapmanBooks

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Where Healing Blooms: An Amish Garden Novella 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
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.
DJMynatt More than 1 year ago
When I began reading this novella, I expected a short, simple romance, obviously involving Emma Hochstetter. Shame on me! How on earth could I not expect Vannetta to shine – even in a novella! I love the relationship between Emma and her mother-in-law. It’s truly a blessing – for both ladies. From there the story really takes off, with one surprise after another… If you’re a follower, you know I don’t write spoilers ( at least none that haven’t been revealed in the synopsis) so I can’t say more, except to tell you if you get the chance, buy The Amish Garden and read the wonderful stories for yourself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
chucka51 More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was really well written.I love all of the people in it .
quilter26 More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed this book and story line
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A short but very enjoyable book. I have always enjoyed books by this author. The characters brought out many feelings, and the ending was nice. Written with feeling!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline and characters are well.written. I great book if you comute to work. Easy to finish in one day.
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Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, but it is much shorter than advertised, it has a lot of filler pages. Sorry I bought it.
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jacksonmomLV More than 1 year ago
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.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
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.