Charlie Everman has lived on Mustang Island for decades.
He taught school here his whole career and lost his wife
to cancer three years ago. Today he and his dog Quitz are
checking on a few friends, helping get them off the
island. Hurricane Orion is bearing down on them and
expected to hit soon. At his last stop, Charlie realizes
it is too late for him to leave. He and his friend
Moose hunker down in Moose's attic, but the force of the
hurricane winds sweep away the house, along with Charlie,
Moose and Quitz. They grab boogie boards and swim for
safety to the local community center where they find
other survivors. When the storm passes, they are all
rescued by helicopter.
Joshua Kline lives in Cody's Creek, Oklahoma with his
parents, his brother Alton and four sisters. At twenty-
seven, Joshua has still not found a wife to settle down
with. Maybe his teen-aged brother has something to do
with that. Alton is constantly getting in trouble and
Joshua feels somewhat responsible for him.
Becca Troyer is an oddity in the Amish community of
Cody's Creek. She's an only child, trying to find her way
and how she fits in. At twenty, Becca feels life has
passed her by. She, Joshua and Alton are put together by
their Bishop on a missions trip to Mustang Island to help
the MDF (Mennonite Disaster Foundation) rebuild homes
after the disaster of Hurricane Orion. Joshua is glad to
help, but he feels his bigger mission is to keep Alton
out of serious trouble. It is on the island Becca
and Joshua meet Charlie, who is helping to coordinate all
the volunteers that have come from many different
organizations and church denominations. Joshua soon
discovers he may be here on a different mission
JOSHUA'S MISSION is the second book in Vannetta Chapman's
Plain and Simple Miracles series. It's a story about
love, growth and how quickly life can change. A story
about learning from our mistakes and letting God take
control of our lives on a daily basis. Ms. Chapman pens a
vivid picture in riveting detail of the hurricane that
hits the island and the devastation and destruction
it brings. She creates her characters and brings them
together in a beautiful way, then gives them such
endearing, human qualities you can truly share in
both their pain and joy. JOSHUA'S MISSION is my second
visit to Cody's Creek, and this story is as inspirational
as the first in the series. Ms. Chapman is one of my
favorite authors. You cannot go wrong by picking up any
of her novels.
JOSHUA'S MISSION is a new standalone novel in the Plain and
Simple Miracles 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.
Joshua Kline travels from his farm in Oklahoma to offer aid
to an Englisch town on the gulf coast of Texas after a
category 4 hurricane has ravaged the area. He brings his
brother with him, who needs a change of environment. The
last thing he wants for Alton is another brush with the law.
He is pleasantly surprised when he hears that Becca Troyer,
the bishop’s granddaughter, plans on joining their team.
What will Joshua find when he arrives in Texas? A lack of
electricity, certainly, which poses little problem for the
Amish volunteers as they help restore order from
destruction. But a budding romance? A call from God? And a
possible healing of his relationship with Alton?
Joshua’s Mission is a story of love, forgiveness, and the
grace of God that carries us through even the worst situations.