Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired
Publication Date: October 20, 2015
An Unexpected Family...
Amish midwife Anne Stoltzfus is used to late-night visitors—but she's shocked to find reclusive bachelor Joseph Lapp on her doorstep with a baby in his arms. Their neighborly quarrels are pushed aside when Joseph explains that his sister has left her daughter in his care—and Joseph needs Anne to be her nanny. Soon they're bonding over baby Leah, and the love they feel for her is healing them both. When Joseph makes an offer of marriage, Anne's painful past resurfaces and she's unsure of what to do. But taking a chance could mean love—and family—are waiting just across the fence.
My Thoughts:I absolutely loved this heart-warming story from Patricia Davids! The Amish Midwife is a story of love, hope, faith, forgiveness, and second chances sprinkled with a generous dose of humor. Joseph Lapp, brooding neighbor and dairy goat farmer, has experienced his share of heart ache that has left him a bit of a recluse and his goats are nothing more than a nuisance to his neighbor and community mid-wife, Anne Stolzfus. However, these two seemingly mismatched neighbors suddenly find themselves working together in caring for Joseph's niece despite the rumors that begin to swirl through the close knit Amish community. Is it possible that Anne could be falling in love with this gruff and hard-hearted man? Will her charming smile and generous heart melt away Joseph's pain and heartache? I quickly fell in love with Anne's character; she's a strong and independent woman who understand the importance of trusting in her faith as well as the support of her community. With endearing characters and a well-developed story line, Davids' has created a romance that had me laughing one moment and crying the next. Although this novel is the third in the Lancaster Courtship Series, it reads quite well as a stand alone novel...but I'm now anxious to read the previous two novels as well! FOUR stars!
The first two novels in the Lancaster Courtships series are The Amish Bride by Emme Miller and The Amish Mother by Rebecca Kertz. The Amish Midwife is scheduled to be released on October 20th, 2015. Both Kindle and Paperback formats are currently available to pre-order.
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