Bio: Ruth Reid is
the award-winning and bestselling author of the Heaven on Earth and Amish
Wonders series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller lists including CBD,
CBA, and ECPA. Ruth is also a pharmacist who lives in Florida with her husband, three children,
and a dog that acts more like a cat. Find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Ruth-Reid/183828688320022
or online at: ruthreid.com
Welcome back, Ruth. What
are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
Faith that moves mountains; Hope that rises; Love
What other books of
yours are coming out soon?
Coming out this fall is A
Flicker of Hope, which is part of the Amish
Home anthology along with authors: Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathy
Fuller. Also, my first book in the Amish
Mercies Series, Abiding Mercy will be
out in 2017.
If you could spend an
evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would
it be and why?
I’d like to spend time with the members of the Mercy Me
band. I often listen to their music before I start writing and have found inspiration
in their songs. I’d love to sit down for coffee and pick their brains.
I love Mercy Me and
their music, too. What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus)
Wow, that’s a toss up between Peter and Paul. Paul
experienced the resurrected power of Jesus Christ in so many miraculous ways,
and Peter was the only one to get out of the boat and walk on water. On second
thought, I’d like to meet the cripple that Jesus healed (John 5: 2-12). This
man had faith to wait at the pool even knowing he had no helpers to put him in
the water at the right time—and then he met Jesus. I’d love to meet the healed
man and see what became of his life. We know in the Bible he gave account of
his healing to the Jewish authorities, but did he continue to share his
testimony with others or did he simply accept the gift and go on his way
How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from
Writing is really about perseverance. It’s hard, but if you
regard a rejection letter as ‘not now’ it’s easier to keep moving forward.
Tell us about the
A Dream of Miracles takes place in a small Amish community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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
threat 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?
Please give us the
first page of the book.
“Mei sohn needs to see Doktah Roswell. It’s an emergency.”
Mattie Diener stood before the receptionist’s window with three-year-old Nathan
on one hip, and Amanda, her eighteen-month-old daughter, teetered on her other.
The young woman looked up from her computer screen and slid
the sign-in log closer to Mattie. “What’s Nathan’s problem today, Mrs. Diener?”
“He’s nett himself.” Mattie gently lowered Amanda to the
floor at her side in order to free her hand to sign the forms. She jotted the
pertinent information on the log, then handed the clipboard back to the
Mattie cradled Nathan tighter to her chest as heat radiated
from his little body. She’d given him feverfew earlier, but this time the herb
did little to bring his fever down. Mattie placed her hand on his moist
forehead. “He’s burning up.”
The woman’s eyes widened as if seeing Nathan for the first time.
“And I see he has a rash.” She removed the headset that connected her to the
telephone, rolled her chair back from the desk, and stood.
“Jah, it’s a—” Heat rash.
The receptionist held up one finger. “Stay right there. I’ll
get the nurse.” She disappeared behind the partitioned wall of file cabinets.
Little Amanda clung to Mattie’s legs, her round face buried
in the folds of Mattie’s dress. She should have asked her best friend Grace to
watch Amanda. Her daughter was shy around strangers. Although not a bad thing,
it did make her daughter clingy, even more so when she was overly tired.
Amanda’s crankiness started last week when the temperature had risen above
eighty, a record high for the second week of June in Michigan’s
One of my daughters
had an over zealous daycare worker and a new CPS caseworker investigate her and
her husband about their young son. It was a very hard, unpleasant experience,
and the case was eventually dismissed. I’m eager to see how this story moves
along. How can readers find you on the Internet?
I love interacting with readers on my Author Ruth Reid
When a suspicious outsider with a shadowy past comes crashing into Amish widow Mattie’s fragile world, can she learn to love again? Find out in Ruth Reid's new book, A Dream of Miracles. 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?
Ruth is celebrating the release of A Dream of Miracles with a Kindle Fire HD 6 giveaway (details below) and an author chat party on May 3!
One grand prize winner will receive:
One copy of A Dream of Miracles
A Kindle Fire HD 6
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