The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden

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by Annette Blair
     
 

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Amishwoman Sara Lapp, all but shunned for studying with the local doctor to become a midwife, is shocked that, after months of waiting, her first call comes from "Mad" Adam Zuckerman, a self-appointed outcast. Adam doesn't want her to attend at a birth, but to tend to his children because his wife has died in childbed.

Adam wants to love his children, but he is

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Amishwoman Sara Lapp, all but shunned for studying with the local doctor to become a midwife, is shocked that, after months of waiting, her first call comes from "Mad" Adam Zuckerman, a self-appointed outcast. Adam doesn't want her to attend at a birth, but to tend to his children because his wife has died in childbed.

Adam wants to love his children, but he is afraid he will hurt them in the way his father hurt him. Without his late wife, Abby, to protect them, Adam must find someone else to care for the girls. He can think of only one woman brave enough, Spinster Sara Lapp, the little midwife whose passion for things beyond her control is greater than is good for her.

Though Sara knows the four little girls belong with their father, how can she leave them with a man who seems not to care for them? As much as she loves and wants the girls, she will only take them long enough to teach Adam to love them. Then Adam falls from the barn loft and Sara moves in to look after him. But in the Amish community a man and woman living together must marry or be shunned. The Bishop takes a stand and Sara and Adam are forced to face the greatest challenge of their lives.

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Editorial Reviews

The Library Journal - Library Journal
"A giving, intelligent heroine, a conflicted hero, and a quartet of adorable girls will charm their way into readers' hearts in this heartwarming story.... Sexy and romantic with a gentle, introspective touch."
New York Times Bestsellng Author - Penelope Williams
"What a beautiful and heart-warming love story!"
New York Times Bestselling Author - Susan Wiggs
"This story has all the warmth and beauty of an Amish quilt. It's a tale of love, commitment, and family ties, told with tenderness and sensitivity."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410402660
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Pages:
307
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Annette Blair is an award-winning, NY Times and a USA Today bestselling author. In her forty plus books, indie published and with Penguin Publishing, she’s explored nineteenth-century Amish Country; Regency Britain; and madcap, modern Salem, Massachusetts, where bold women follow the Celtic faith with heart. There, she fought dragons, and fell in love with an angel. More recently, she’s solved mysteries beside Connecticut’s Mystic River. Wherever she lands, she thrives. An adventurer and storyteller at heart, Annette loves spending time with her family, traveling with her husband, antiquing, and hearing from her readers.

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Butterfly Garden 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I've ever read. An Amish midwife who annoys the elders by working with the non Amish doctor turns a sleepy Ohio Amish Community on its ears with her stubbornness. Not to mention one man the rest of the world calls Mad Adam Zuckerman, and with good reason. Outstanding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love amish stories this is one of best. Very well written ,could wait to see what would happen next. A must read. A great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and it was a good read. The only problem is it wasn't pure Amish it had some parts that made my cheeks blush with the sexual content. So if you are looking for the pure Amish romances that aren't so forward with sex then you may not want to read this one. If you are ok with having your cheeks blush then this is your book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, loved it, loved it! What a wonderful Amish story. Great characters and I really could have read a ton more of the continuation of this story! Sara is my favorite! More more more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!! Great storyline!!! Would love to see a book about Jordan & Emma.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's hard to put this book down. It envokes many emotions and will not disappoint, even to the very end!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! An Amish man who is afraid to love and an Amish woman who is not afraid to win his heart!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book, couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book, couldn't put it down. The chacaters were so real. I loved Sara she was so strong with so much love in her heart. A must read!!!!
bets67 More than 1 year ago
i love reading about the Amish people.
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charws More than 1 year ago
This was a great book......I recommend this book to those that like Amish romance.
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If you are looking for an Amish story this is not it. I can't imagine why the author choose an Amish setting for this story.
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Where is the elite camp....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable book. Worth the time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book as a whole but was surprised at the sexual parts of the book. The sensual parts were not anything that a normal married couple does not do. I don't think I would let my 13 year old granddaughter read "Butterfly Garden". Just was not what I was expecting from an Amish book.
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Arianabeads More than 1 year ago
Love it, a good clean read.