A Mother For Leah

A Mother For Leah

by Naomi Miller, Rachel L Miller

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ISBN-13: 9780998169279
Publisher: S&G Publishing
Publication date: 08/11/2017
Series: Windy Gap Wishes , #1
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Rachel L Miller writes sweet Amish romance with a focus on faith, family and friendship.

Yes, Rachel L Miller is my real name and though I am not Amish, I feel a deep kinship with the plain people because our family chooses to live a simpler lifestyle - much as they do.

God has led me to write Amish fiction and I love the simplicity of Amish life. My hope is that the purity of the stories will allow God's message to shine through more clearly.

I also write Contemporary Inspirational Romance - and with those stories I try to focus on presenting romance the way God intended it to be.

Readers can connect with me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and my website: rlmauthor.com

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A Mother For Leah 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
BookMomof3 More than 1 year ago
I have always had a love for all things Amish, so I was thrilled when I was offered a chance to review this book. A Mother For Leah is a beautifully written, heartwarming story , about love, loss and trusting your faith in God. From the first page Ms. Miller does an amazing job of depicting the Amish lifestyle even including their vernacular throughout the book (she includes a glossary of terms at the beginning, so can look up each word) My favorite character would have to be Rebekah. While all of the characters have seen suffering, it is hers that resonated with me. I wish I had her unwavering faith in times of trial. This was my first book by Rachel L. Miller, but I see many more in my future. If you like Amish stories, I recommend this one!
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Leah misses her mother. She died ten years ago, but she still hurts. She has her father and her siblings so her life is full. However, life is changing and she worries that she'll be alone. A Mother For Leah is a story about family and their importance in your life. This story showed that a person needs to do what they know in their heart is right and that family should support them in their journey. It made me realize that we never know when our heartbreak will be healed. I liked the characters and wanted to learn more about them and their life. Windy Gap and the Amish community provided an interesting setting. The dialogue was heartfelt and touching. I was glad the author included a glossary for the Amish language that was used in the book. I enjoyed the writing of Rachel L. Miller. Her writing was a pleasure to read.
jess_baker_614 More than 1 year ago
A Mother for Leah is a heartwarming story of a young girl who needs to grow and move on from her mother's death. She is of courting age during the story (with the exception of the prologue), which some may misunderstand by the story's title. However, we all need mothers no matter what age we are, or what stage of life we are in. Leah needed someone to guide her, and help her come out of her shell, as well as someone who could set a Godly example in her life as an Amish woman. I did feel Samuel and Naomi's initial reaction could have been drawn out a little more. I would have liked to see them get to know each other a little bit, rather than have the automatic thought that it was God's will for them to get married. But I did find it endearing that Samuel was able to make Naomi blush at the age they were. It reminded me that romance can blossom at any time - not just when we are young. Ms. Miller's simplistic writing style makes this story good for both young adults and adults. The ending leaves you wondering about dear Rebekah and what might lie ahead for her. Hint - the title of book two might give us a clue! I look forward to seeing what happens with Rebekah, and hope to see more about Leah and Jacob. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
evillraindrop More than 1 year ago
A Mother for Leah is the first book in the Windy Gap Wishes series by Rachel L. Miller. I have always thought the Amish life is fascinating to read about and see, so I was looking forward to this book. The book is about young love, and new love. About Leah’s family’s faith. While I thought, the story was good, it was hard for me to read. I originally liked the Amish dialect that were in the book, but then it got to be too much. You would have the same Amish word written in the one paragraph, three times – it began to seem forced and it really didn’t add to the story. I also felt like Leah’s thoughts were repeated over and over, so I ended up skimming some of it so that I could get on with the story. It may be a book for you if you want to read about young love in the Amish community. I received this book from the author for my honest opinion.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
A Mother for Leah by Rachel L. Miller is the first story in a Windy Gap Wishes series. Leah Fisher lost her mother when she was seven years old. Her father, Samuel is worried about Leah as she approaches adulthood (ten years have passed by). She stays close to home and does not attend other young people events. Samuel has decided it is time he found a new wife (frau) who will help guide Leah into womanhood. Samuel leaves the house one morning leaving Leah at home. He is traveling to a nearby town to look for a wife (makes me imagine a store with eligible young women waiting for a suitor to come along). On his journey Samuel encounters a buggy at the side of a road with a passenger inside. Samuel finds Naomi inside the buggy and escorts her to her aunt’s house where she will be residing. Naomi felt God was calling her to Windy Gap to find a new husband. Samuel is instantly attracted to the widow (and vice versa, of course). While Samul is away, a young man knocks at the door needing assistance with his buggy (methinks it is the same buggy). Leah’s brother takes off to help Jacob, but Leah remembers the young man long after he is gone. Love has arrived at the Fisher household, but the path to happiness is will not be a smooth one. A Mother for Leah is easy to read (I always try to start with something positive). It is a simple story about love and faith. However, I felt it was geared for a younger audience. The writing reminded me of books written for young adults. Jacob meets Leah and falls instantly in love. Jacob then comes a courting (after I wrote this the song “Froggie Went A-Courtin” started running through my head). Samuel and Naomi instantly connect and start talking about marriage on the first date (this is at the beginning of the book—I am not spoiling anything for you). My rating for A Mother for Leah is 3 out of 5 stars. The story is told from the main characters point-of-view (it switches between Jacob, Leah, Samuel, and Naomi). I wanted more depth and substance in the book. I felt the book was a sappy romance. I cannot see a widower (in his late 30s or early 40s) blushing when he looks into Naomi’s beautiful brown eyes (this is in the book). I found information repeated and a great deal of time devoted to internal dialogue (people thinking about love). The words “God’s Plan” and “God’s Will” were mentioned too often (we get the point after the first three times). Amish words were sprinkled throughout the text. I know they are meant to add Amish color or authenticity to the story, but it felt forced (odd). Especially when the same word is used (gegisch). A Mother for Leah is a clean Amish romance that would a good book for younger readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having grown up in a small rural town in Central Pennsylvania we have had Amish living all around us. I love reading books about the Amish including their lifestyles and habits. A Mother For Leah was beautifully written. This is a very heartwarming book that deals with losing a loved one and how the family must continue. As I read the book I could see the families as the author did a great job of describing the characters. I loved how she incorporated their language into the book as well. If you are unfamiliar with the language that the Amish speak don’t worry as she has included a glossary at the beginning of the book with the definitions. This book shows you that sometimes everything you need is right in front of you. We just need to open our eyes and view things in a different view. It also shows you that living a simple life can be so much better than thinking you need everything that you don’t. This was my first book by this author and I cannot wait to read the next one. I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my personal honest opinion.
vics49548 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was so full of unexpected twists that it was hard to put down. Author Rachel Miller does a great job of helping you to visualize the characters. You truly feel like you are right there in Windy Gap, watching Leah and Samuel heal and grow. A sweet tale of love, faith, and trusting God, this is a heartwarming story of moving on after loss. We get a glimpse of the importance of family in the Amish life style as the story progresses. I look forward to visiting Windy Gap again when book 2 is released. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
A Mother for Leah is book one in the Windy Gap Wishes Series by Rachel L. Miller. This is the first book that I have read by Rachel it surely won’t be my last. This is such a wonderful story. Will Leah be able to let go of the past and accept what the future holds? I know. A story that will tug at the heartstrings. I fell in love with these characters and their story. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I received a complimentary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4 stars!
Mar-J More than 1 year ago
Leah Fisher knows first hand the struggles of grief after losing her mother at a young age. As her older sisters married and created their own homes, Leah took on the duties of caring for the home, her younger siblings and ensuring her father had delicious meals. However, Leah is starting to wonder about the future for her, since she is at the age to start her rumschpringe as a young person. Leah strongest prayer had been for a mother, but it’s been 10 years since her mother lost her battle with cancer. Samuel Fisher, Leah’s father, had shown no interest in remarrying, even though his brother and minister had encouraged him to move on. A snowy day with a buggy accident may just change life for Leah and Samuel, along with other members within the family and community. Rachel L. Miller has written a lighthearted story that will captivate readers from the start. The characters are like family members with their struggles, determination and faith to move on in life despite the setbacks they’ve experienced. The descriptive words and dialogue will place the readers right in the middle of Windy Gap Amish community. Readers will enjoy the family, faith and community connection in this beautiful heartfelt story. I look forward to reading the next book in this new series, Windy Gap Wishes, by the talented storyteller Rachel L. Miller. I received a complimentary e-book of A Mother for Leah from the author. I was not required to write a positive review but have shared my honest opinion.
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
This is one that I thoroughly enjoyed. The author has written a story with wonderful characters and a beautiful story line. Leah's story is a combination of family devotion, faith and romance. that pulled me in from first pages. The author's writing made me feel as if I were part of the community. It is also a inspiring story showing how God works in the lives of his children and bring blessings above what we could imagine. I was given a copy of this book by the author, but a positive review was not required. The opinions are expressed are my own, and this is a book that I definitely recommend to the reader that enjoys good Amish fiction.