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Amish widow Mattie vows never to love again . . . until a suspicious outsider with a shadowy past comes crashing into her fragile world.
Mattie Diener can barely keep it together. A young Amish widow and mother of two young children, she faces the lingering heartbreak of lost love, her son's mysterious illness, and a torrent of accusations that threaten to undo her.
Bo Lambright is a fast-rising social services investigator whose high-society mother won't rest until she finds his Mrs. Right. Despite Bo's worldly success, the raw ache of a shadowy past and a series of unsettling dreams have left him reeling.
When Mattie and Bo cross paths, all signs point to disaster. Yet as they face a crucible of trials and tragedies together, longings begin to stir that seem destined only to end in more heartbreak. Is a miracle possible-not only of healing but of forbidden love? What secrets lie in Bo's dreams? And will Mattie find the courage to face her uncertain future . . . or will she simply run away?
Belle is the first horse created by Trisha's scientist father after all the horses in the world vanished. Belle spent her life as a research object, but was loved by Trisha who knew her secret. After Belle's last surgery Trisha thought her best friend lost her abilities, so she complied with her father's wishes and went off to boarding school. The friends didn't see each other again until Trisha was grown and Belle was old. They rediscovered their friendship and found a special place to share, along with new marvelous discoveries.Quote from book: "She's not going blind, Dad, she's really getting better. You just haven't watched her. Please, please, just give me a chance to prove it to you."Story also found in Twisted Vine: An Anthology of Short Stories and Poems.
"Once upon a miracle" sounds like a typical beginning for a fairy tale. But, the miracles recounted in this book really happened. By telling her story, the author hopes to bring comfort and peace to others through her experiences with little miracles.
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