I am relatively new to Edie Ramer’s books, after only reading Dead People and Dead People in Love (novella). I really liked her writing in those so I was excited to try another one and I won’t be stopping anytime soon. She writes really good books!
I didn’t really know what to expect with this book and was pleasantly surprised by it. Edie Ramer writes stories that seem to go against mainstream plot lines which make her books fun to read. In this story we follow Becky who seems to have one thing after another knock her down. She is married to the town’s golden boy of a pastor and is the perfect wife. Unfortunately it isn’t a life that she planned for herself. She has been living up to everyone’s expectations except her own. Finding her husband with another woman changes everything. Instead of hiding and allowing life to swallow her up, she took advantage of her new found freedom and did the unexpected. I don’t want to give away too many spoilers but will say I enjoyed watching Becky’s journey to finding her true self.
Edie’s writing is so easy to read and I love her characters. They have flaws and deal with real life situations (like family drama) which makes you want to root for them. I loved watching the two sisters support each other when life handed them such bad circumstances. I also enjoyed the puppies being a part of the story!
While I enjoyed the end, I wish the story was longer so we could have followed Becky a little further in her journey. I felt like there is more to Elsa, Carl, and the sparkles that Becky saw than what we read about in this story. I hope this means there is more to come from the people in Miracle.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. While it did make me cry in some scenes, it is a lighthearted read and I found myself laughing at the things Becky thought (and said sometimes). I highly recommend this book.
~ Reviewed by Amy ~
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About the Book:
A miracle is going to happen
Becky Diedrich is the cheesemaker’s daughter.
The minister’s wife.
The good sister.
What she’s not is her own woman.
What she can’t be is a mother.
And then she catches her husband with another woman.
And she moves in with her sister.
And she starts to see sparkles.
And this is just the beginning…