Sarah’s Orphans (Plain and Simple Miracles #3) by Vanetta Chapman (review by Cathy)

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About the book:

These orphans may be on their ownbut God hasn’t abandoned them.

Sarah Yoder belongs to a Plain community in Oklahoma, but her days are far from simple. Her father suffers from bipolar disorder—until a tragic accident ends his life and the abuse he inflicted. Instead of stepping up to provide a better future, Sarah’s mother packs her bags and leaves her six children behind.

Alone with her younger siblings, Sarah is exhausted but finally at peace. Then she nearly runs over a small Hispanic boy with her buggy…and somehow finds herself sheltering two more orphans.

Paul Byler moved to Cody’s Creek to help his brother in a time of need. But now that Joseph has recovered from his heart attack, Paul’s ready for a quiet place of his own. The only problem? His new property lands him next door to the orphaned Yoder family—and a calling from God he can’t seem to ignore.

A story of extraordinary grace and love in the face of desperate need, Sarah’s Orphans is the third standalone novel in the Plain and Simple Miracles collection by Vannetta Chapman.

My review:

Vanetta Chapman has penned an incredible story that quite frankly my had my emotions all over the place! I’m not a person that cries very easily, so I was fairly surprised to find myself tearing up in some parts of this book. I also found myself smiling and chuckling, too.

I’ve read all three books in the Plain and Simple Miracles series and have enjoyed all of them, but Sarah’s Orphans was my absolute favorite. Sarah has so much responsibility suddenly and how she handles the running of her household and raising her siblings is kind of heart wrenching at times. Then she discovers Mateo and his sister, Mia. Which made me realize that Sarah had an inner strength that has always been needed as her parents weren’t there for her.

The community rallies around Sarah and her family as they open their hearts and home to Mateo and Mia. I loved the characters in her life, especially Paul Byler. When Mammi shows up unexpectedly, she adds another layer to the already wonderful storyline. It was nice to see other characters from the first two books.

Ms. Chapman tackles a lot of issues that affect our society today, depression, anorexia, and adoption. She manages to tell those stories with grace and compassion.

I highly recommend Sarah’s Orphans as it is truly amazing.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest opinion which I have provided.



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