This was a fantastic story. Anna was a happy girl until the tornado went through the town where she was living with her aunt and uncle. She is thrown from the wagon when the tornado hits and her spine is severed. She becomes a paraplegic. She gets very depressed. She is helped through her depression by Chloe, an Englisher, that writes for the local paper. Jacob who fell in love with Anna right before the accident and her grandmother who helps her to keep her faith and her compassionate spirit. There are many twists and turns that the whole family goes through when a miracle happens. Can everyone handle what happens after a miracle? I received this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion. Anna’s Healing is the first book in a brand-new 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. When a tornado strikes the farms surrounding Cody’s Creek, Anna Schwartz’s life is changed forever. She suffers a spinal cord injury and suddenly finds herself learning to live as a paraplegic. Three people – Chloe Roberts, Jacob Graber, and Ruth Schwartz – join forces to help Anna through her darkest days. Chloe is an Englischer who writes for the local paper. Jacob has recently arrived in town and stays on as a hired hand at her uncle’s. And Ruth is her grandmother, a woman of deep faith and a compassionate spirit. Then one morning Anna wakes and finds herself healed. How did it happen? Why did it happen? And what is she to do now? Her life is again turned upside down as the world’s attention is drawn to this young Amish girl who has experienced the unexplainable.
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than 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. Her novel Falling to Pieces was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist. A Promise for Miriam earned a spot on the June 2012 Christian Retailing Top Ten Fiction list. Chapman was a teacher for 15 years and currently writes full time. She lives in the Texas hill country with her husband. For more information, visit her at http://www.VannettaChapman.com