Looking for a Miracle is the second book in the Brides of Lancaster County romance series. Best-selling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter, shares her love of the Amish people with readers, creating wonderful characters who grow and evolve. Within the family, squabbles erupt and sibling rivalry occurs. The everyday nuances of a loving Christian family are marvelously portrayed within the parameters of the Amish lifestyle.
Rebekah Stoltzfus is the niece of Miriam Stoltzfus Hilty, whom we met in book one, A Merry Heart. When Rebekah was a child, a freak buggy accident injured her spinal cord, resulting in Rebekah being confined to a wheelchair for many years. Now at nineteen, Rebekah has the use of her legs if she wears braces and uses crutches, but Rebekah prefers her wheelchair.
Rebekah is sure that no man will want to marry her. What she longs for is some form of independence. “I know I’ll never have a husband or children of my own, but if I could at least be financially independent, I would be less of a burden to everyone” (p. 23). Her best friend and cousin, Mary Ellen, suggests that Rebekah open a small greenhouse on her father’s farm. Excited about the chance to spread her wings, her family and friends build her a small handicap-accessible shop. One of those helping her to build is Daniel. His business sense and knowledge of greenhouses greatly improve her venture. Yet when Daniel asks to court Rebekah, she refuses.
Will Rebekah allow God to work in her heart? Will her heart ever bloom like one of her beautiful flowers? Sit down, grab your favorite drink, and get to know Rebekah and her story. – Vicki Borgman, Christian Book Previews.com
As a child, Rebekah Stoltzfus suffered a freak accident that left her legs paralyzed. Now, confined to a wheelchair, she feels she'll never measure up to the expectations of her Pennsylvania Amish community that a woman should marry and raise a family. She longs to be loved, yet she prays for a way to be self-supporting. Daniel Beachy wants to court Rebekah, but she believes that she is a burden and has convinced herself that love is not for her. Will Rebekah's search for a miracle come true? Or, will she miss God's gift in her battle between self-pity and the determination to be independent?