Joshua’s Mission is a new standalone novel in the Plain and Simple Miracles collection from popular author Vannetta Chapman. These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another.
Joshua Kline travels from his farm in Oklahoma to offer aid to an Englisch town on the gulf coast of Texas after a category 4 hurricane has ravaged the area. He brings his brother with him, who needs a change of environment. The last thing he wants for Alton is another brush with the law. He is pleasantly surprised when he hears that Becca Troyer, the bishop’s granddaughter, plans on joining their team.
What will Joshua find when he arrives in Texas? A lack of electricity, certainly, which poses little problem for the Amish volunteers as they help restore order from destruction. But a budding romance? A call from God? And a possible healing of his relationship with Alton?
Joshua’s Mission is a story of love, forgiveness, and the grace of God that carries us through even the worst situations.
Vannetta Chapman’s, Joshua’s Mission is book two in her Plain and Simple Miracles series. It can, however, be read as a stand-alone.
Charlie Everman, a resident of Port Aransas, Texas, is helping his friend, who is like a daughter, and her children evacuate because of an impending hurricane. Charlie has promised he’ll be right behind Alice and her children, but unfortunately, stays too long helping other friends evacuate and is caught in the hurricane.
Joshua Kline is the oldest child in his family. His younger sibling, Alton, is ten years his junior. Joshua is steady, responsible and reliable – everything Alton is not. In fact, Joshua has to rescue his brother from trouble one more time and is encouraged by his family and their bishop to take Alton on a mission with him to help restore Port Aransas.
Becca Troyer, the granddaughter of the bishop, is encouraged by her family, including her grandfather, to go on a mission to help rebuild Port Aransas.
As the main characters grapple with rebuilding after the devastation of the hurricane, they also learn to trust each other and others in spite of their differences.
I haven’t read the first in the series, yet I didn’t feel lost while reading Joshua’s Mission. The story is different from most Amish stories, in that it focuses on both the Englishe (non-Amish) and the Amish in about equal measure.
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.