The Amish Midwife's Secret

The Amish Midwife's Secret

by Rachel J. Good

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ISBN-13: 9781538711286
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Series: Love and Promises Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 67,432
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author



Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish novels. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farms and attending family events. Rachel loves to travel and visit many different Amish communities. She also speaks at conferences and book events across the country and abroad.
When she's not traveling, she spends time with her family and writing. In addition to her Amish novels, she's written more than 40 books for children and adults under several pen names.


You can find out more at:
racheljgood.com
Twitter @RachelJGood1
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The Amish Midwife's Secret 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
DKStevens119 1 days ago
An Amish midwife and a traditional “young” Doctor clash in this story. They both have pasts that keep them a little at odds. When the young Dr. is given an opportunity to take over the retiring towns Dr. office it becomes a process of who will give more to get him to commit to taking over with her staying as the office helper with the Amish. Secrets, opinions and a little romance made this an interesting read.. I was gifted a copy, no review was required. My review is voluntary..
TheBeccaFiles 1 days ago
4.5 stars* Have you ever had life throw you a curve ball? How about five of them? Even young children are aware that life doesn’t always go the way we hope or plan. We have to learn to take what life throws us and adjust accordingly. The Amish Midwife’s Secret is the story of two young adults learning to maneuver the world when nothing seems to go as planned. What’s difficult about sharing a review for this book, is that much of the content occurs due to the unexpected curve balls thrown Kyle and Leah’s way and I don’t want to spoil any of the story-line! So what I will say in very broad terms, is that I felt the author managed the thoughts and emotions of the characters in a very real, raw, and heartfelt way. She doesn’t shy from their wounds and scars, nor does she hide the healing that doesn’t happen overnight. It’s as if you are processing the emotions right alongside each of the characters. One thing I noticed quickly in the story, is that “boundaries” played a major part in this story. In both past and present circumstances, the characters learn the value behind appropriate boundaries and how they are not only important, but for their own protection. Learning to respect boundaries is a sign of maturity but struggling with them is also a sign of being human. Often we are able to learn the most from our mistakes. Forgiveness is another major theme in the story. What’s interesting though is that the forgiveness wrestled with in this story is not in relation to others–but to self. There are times in life where we can forgive others and walk on, but our own personal guilt eats away at us. Both Kyle and Leah learn to realize that in order to move on in their lives and seek joy and contentment, they have to first learn to let go of the pieces of their past that haunt them. Although this is the second book in a series I read this as a stand-alone. I didn’t struggle keeping up in any way, however I enjoyed this one enough I’d be interested in going back and reading the first as well. I recommend this story to fans of Amish Fiction and those interested in how the medical field is viewed and run by different communities of people. This was my first book by Rachel J Good but I’m sure it won’t be my last! I received a copy of this book from the author through NetGalley and Celebrate Lit Tours. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
vics49548 3 days ago
Well written and engaging, author Rachel Good brings her characters to life. Personalities clash in this story of traditional vs homeopathic medicine. You will wonder if they can ever meld together. This story is full of love and hope, as well as a willingness to surrender all to God’s will. It was really fun to see how things worked out in a totally unexpected way. Every time I read a book by Good I learn new things about the Amish, and this one is no exception as we learn about some medical issues they have. She always does a great job of weaving together the Amish and English worlds. I highly recommend reading this one! I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
Deana0326 4 days ago
I love reading books about the Amish. I always think I know everything about them, then an author will write one and I learn new things like I did in this book. The Amish very seldom go to the hospital unless it is life and death. It was interesting to learn more about midwives and how much they are depended upon. I also was intrigued about the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Leah is a very compassionate woman who loves helping the midwife in the community. She also helps run a store that has natural herbs for sale. It always interests me when a book talks about organic herbs for healing. I wonder if we are missing out on using some of these products today that could be beneficial to patients. That will be a subject that I will have to explore more on my own. When the doctor in the town decides he is ready to retire he calls on someone who used to live there to take over his practice. Kyle graciously accepts the doctor's offer to come for a few days to look over the practice. There is a deep secret that he has carried for years that may prevent him from staying as the new doctor. As Kyle and Leah work together in the clinic there seems to be little attraction between the two. I was shocked when Leah told Kyle she couldn't continue as a midwife once she is married. Her soon to be husband will not allow her to. There are a lot of misunderstandings throughout the story that cause friction between characters. I didn't realize how strict the Amish were like unmarried women and men are not allowed to be alone together at all. It would take a lot for me to adjust to their ways. I loved getting to know Kyle and Leah and how easy they seemed to work together. Will Kyle stay and take over the practice ? The story is quite emotional when secrets come out. I cried throughout the book as Kyle wrestled with the past. Leah has her own secret and when the two secrets are finally revealed, it brings a deeper understanding of how people struggle with forgiveness. There are a few surprises in the book that I didn't expect. The author has written a very good story about what happens when secrets are hidden and how much secrets can hurt people. It's a great lesson about forgiveness and compromise as well. I think this is the best book she has written and I won't forget how Kyle and Leah both learn what unconditional love is. I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
Deana0326 4 days ago
I love reading books about the Amish. I always think I know everything about them, then an author will write one and I learn new things like I did in this book. The Amish very seldom go to the hospital unless it is life and death. It was interesting to learn more about midwives and how much they are depended upon. I also was intrigued about the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Leah is a very compassionate woman who loves helping the midwife in the community. She also helps run a store that has natural herbs for sale. It always interests me when a book talks about organic herbs for healing. I wonder if we are missing out on using some of these products today that could be beneficial to patients. That will be a subject that I will have to explore more on my own. When the doctor in the town decides he is ready to retire he calls on someone who used to live there to take over his practice. Kyle graciously accepts the doctor's offer to come for a few days to look over the practice. There is a deep secret that he has carried for years that may prevent him from staying as the new doctor. As Kyle and Leah work together in the clinic there seems to be little attraction between the two. I was shocked when Leah told Kyle she couldn't continue as a midwife once she is married. Her soon to be husband will not allow her to. There are a lot of misunderstandings throughout the story that cause friction between characters. I didn't realize how strict the Amish were like unmarried women and men are not allowed to be alone together at all. It would take a lot for me to adjust to their ways. I loved getting to know Kyle and Leah and how easy they seemed to work together. Will Kyle stay and take over the practice ? The story is quite emotional when secrets come out. I cried throughout the book as Kyle wrestled with the past. Leah has her own secret and when the two secrets are finally revealed, it brings a deeper understanding of how people struggle with forgiveness. There are a few surprises in the book that I didn't expect. The author has written a very good story about what happens when secrets are hidden and how much secrets can hurt people. It's a great lesson about forgiveness and compromise as well. I think this is the best book she has written and I won't forget how Kyle and Leah both learn what unconditional love is. I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
Stardust_Fiddle 6 days ago
My feelings going into this book were a mixed bag. On the one hand, I loved that it had a medical aspect and that it featured many Amish characters, but I wasn’t so sure about some of its other aspects. It’s a contemporary romance, and I prefer historical settings and, although a romantic at heart, I’ve never been a fan of the romance genre. However, so much of Christian fiction is romance-oriented that I’ve come to accept that it’s most likely going to be part of the story. What sets some Christian fiction authors apart for me as a reader is the ability to craft a narrative in which the romance is not overdone. The romance is definitely there, but it’s not overdramatized and it coalesces well with the other primary storylines. To my delight, this was the case with “The Amish Midwife’s Secret”. Even though it was clearly evident from the beginning that Leah and Kyle were attracted to one another, knowing this early on did not detract from the story. Something that really stood out in this novel was Good’s ability to weave together the Amish, Mennonite, and Englisch cultures and customs. The characters were all dynamic, facing challenges to their beliefs and traditions, and this conflict added emotional depth to the story. Both Leah and Kyle had to come to terms with defining moments in their past and learn how to move forward in faith. They each had dreams that pulled their hearts in different directions, and it was interesting to watch this play out. One of the main lessons, in my opinion, was about compromise. Sometimes the answer isn’t always black and white but rather a mixture of the two. Balancing complementary medicine such as herbal remedies with prescription medication and more invasive procedures is one example of this. Seeing how the Englisch and Amish can coexist and learn from one another made this book stand out, and the strong faith element was a good reminder that God is always working things out and making a way for us. What a blessing it is when we, like Leah and Kyle, realize how things are coming together and falling into place! I received a complimentary copy of this book through CelebrateLit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
Ourpugs 7 days ago
The Amish Midwife Secret Leah is training to be a midwife and working with the local doctor on some cases. The current doctor wants to retire, he invites Kyle that came from there and going to be a doctor. He wants Kyle to take over for him. There was something that happened before Kyle left town and Leah has a secret about it. The book is centered around Leah secret but there is so much more to the story. Kyle and Leah has disagreements on the type of care for the Amish. He is an conventional doctor and she is Amish. The Amish like to do things the natural way if at all possible. He learned a lot from her. I really loved Leah’s character, she loved helping people especially young mothers. The character wasn’t too crazy about was Esther the wife of the current doctor. She was always jumping to conclusions. I wanted to yell at her. When you read the book you will see what I am referring to. The book was very interesting from start to finish. I received an complementary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write an positive review. This is my own opinion.
MaureenST 8 days ago
This is the second book in this series that I have read and enjoyed, and am hoping for more! This is a story of love and compassion and a little bit of sweet romance, but mainly a story of forgiveness, and the hardest of all forgiving yourself. The author did a wonderful job with the characters and presenting the story, even with the elderly woman who worried about their reputation, and past indiscretions of people in her care. There are a few bombs that are dropped and surprise secrets unfold, and they sure kept me page-turning. I loved how this book worked out! I received this book through Celebrate Lit, and was not required to give a positive review.
BMace 9 days ago
This was a most enjoyable book to read. Learning more about the Amish is always fascinating and in that, this book does not disappoint. Secrets are something everyone has, I expect, but how many of these change life completely? Such secrets have changed all of the principle characters in this book. Can forgiveness be found? While you or I may go and study to be a nurse, doctor or a midwife, these dreams were not possible if you belonged to the Amish church. Marrying outside of the church was another dilemma if you didn't want to be shunned by family and friends. A story like this makes me consider how I would react if such barriers were set in front of me. How would my behavior compare to those in this book? I received this ARC from CelebrateLit and all impressions and opinions are my own.
RobbyeReviewer 9 days ago
Kyle Miller, who recently became a doctor receives an unusual request from an old friend and doctor in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He agrees to extend a small favor. However, he never expected to be butting heads with the highly opinionated and noncertified Amish midwife, Leah Stoltzfus. The two clash over the use of modern medicine versus herbal remedies and both are thankful he’ll only be there a short time. I enjoyed Rachel J. Good’s latest story, The Amish Midwife’s Secret. The story was well-paced and kept you turning the pages. Often, I guess a story’s ending long before I get there. However, there were so many interesting twists to this tale that I didn’t even try to guess the ending. Good’s focus on the difficult aspects of life is compassionate and thoughtful. Her characters struggle with making hard decisions, facing shocking truths and accepting losses. I also appreciated the faith theme running throughout the book. The Amish Midwife’s Secret is the second in the Love and Promises series, but it can be read as a standalone. I received the book from NetGalley and Celebrate Lit. However, I was under no obligation to post a review.
conniet729 10 days ago
Wow. What an amazing story. I love the way that this author writes .She always creates great and unique characters. She also has a way of crafting one of a kind story lines. This book is filled with forgiveness, faith and family. This is the second book in the series but can be read as a standalone . I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program .
readerphan 12 days ago
THE AMISH MIDWIFE’S SECRET is the second book in the LOVE AND PROMISES series, and it was nice to be back with some of the characters we met before. While I wasn’t as emotionally invested in this book, it was a heartwarming read with some romance along with discord. Leah is Amish and studying to be a midwife but can’t get her certification because the Amish do not believe in higher education. Her parents deal with her calling as best they can but aren’t happy when she tends to make it a priority over some of her other responsibilities. Ben, whom she is to marry someday, doesn’t want a wife who works outside the home. All is not rosy with their romance. Enter the Englisch doctor, Kyle, who has higher aspirations. But Kyle is currently helping out the elderly local doctor who makes house calls and whose practice is made up of both Amish and Englisch patients. Leah and Kyle have an immediate attraction. Their chemistry is off the charts, but neither one can do anything about it since they come from two different worlds, or so they think. There are many twists and turns to the story, along with more confidences than just the midwife’s secret. We learn of Kyle’s past and about his brother, Caleb, from whom he’s estranged. Leah’s brother, Joel, has been shunned because he turned his back on the church, but his inclusion in the story is touching and very moving. There are many plot lines going on at once, but they all meld together neatly and there is a nice flow to the story. The characters have a depth to them. There is nice closure but also a lot of loose ends, which I hope will bring us to more stories in the series. Ms. Good is a fairly new-to-me author, having only read the first book in this series, THE AMISH TEACHER’S GIFT, and her story in the anthology, LOVE’S CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS. I will be back to read more of her books since I enjoy Amish stories and read books by other authors who write them. I rated the book 4.5 stars but rounded up to 5 stars.
KrisAnderson_TAR 12 days ago
The Amish Midwife’s Secret by Rachel Good takes us to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kyle Miller is surprised when he receives a call from Dr. Martin Hess who is the local physician in his hometown. Dr. Hess is ready to retire, and he is offering his practice to Kyle. After what happened, Kyle is not sure he can face returning home. Leah Stolzfus is a midwife in training plus she is knowledgeable about herbal remedies from working in her families’ herbal shop. Kyle agrees to shadow Dr. Hess for three days, but he did not expect to butt heads to pretty Leah. Dealing with the past is overwhelming and Kyle is going to turn down Dr. Hess’ offer. But when Dr. Hess has a heart attack and needs someone to cover his practice, Kyle cannot say no. Leah fills in for Esther Hess as nurse/receptionist. She thrives in her new role in the doctor’s office and begins falling for handsome doctor. Leah is not willing to give up her family and faith for love until she falls in love with abandoned baby and Kyle is not willing to become Amish. Can Kyle and Leah compromise for the sake of the child? The Amish Midwife’s Secret can be read alone if you have not read The Amish Teacher’s Gift. Kyle Miller is reluctant to return home because of an incident that changed his life. We learn what happened with Kyle as the story progresses. It is a sad story that is dealt with delicately. It is a wonderful opportunity for him, though, to obtain a doctor’s established practice plus a home. Leah Stolzfus is Amish, takes care of her sick mother, works in the family herbal supply store, and is training to be a midwife. However, Leah cannot become certified as a midwife because the Amish do not allow it (I do not understand the concept). There is drama in the Stolzfus family courtesy of Leah’s brother who jumped the fence and the father has been unable to forgive him. We see how this has affected the family and how they deal with the situation. Leah also has a secret and is afraid to share it with Kyle. I thought The Amish Midwife’s Secret was well-written and engaging. It has steady pacing which makes the story easy to read and enjoy. I like the characters, the setting and the issues addressed. We see how modern medicine can be balanced with herbal medicines if people are willing to work together for the good of their patients. I appreciated that the characters developed over the course of the story. Christian elements include forgiveness of others as well as yourself (harder to accomplish), prayer, having faith, and God’s will. I thought the Christian aspects were nicely incorporated into the story. Everything flowed together into one lovely story. It was interesting to learn about the different herbs and the symptoms/illnesses they can treat. The pair also visit the Clinic for Special Children that has been established (it is a real place) to research, prevent and treat the inherited diseases by Amish and Mennonite. The Amish Midwife’s Secret combines romance, mystery, drama, and faith into one engaging tale.
KrisAnderson_TAR 12 days ago
The Amish Midwife’s Secret by Rachel Good takes us to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kyle Miller is surprised when he receives a call from Dr. Martin Hess who is the local physician in his hometown. Dr. Hess is ready to retire, and he is offering his practice to Kyle. After what happened, Kyle is not sure he can face returning home. Leah Stolzfus is a midwife in training plus she is knowledgeable about herbal remedies from working in her families’ herbal shop. Kyle agrees to shadow Dr. Hess for three days, but he did not expect to butt heads to pretty Leah. Dealing with the past is overwhelming and Kyle is going to turn down Dr. Hess’ offer. But when Dr. Hess has a heart attack and needs someone to cover his practice, Kyle cannot say no. Leah fills in for Esther Hess as nurse/receptionist. She thrives in her new role in the doctor’s office and begins falling for handsome doctor. Leah is not willing to give up her family and faith for love until she falls in love with abandoned baby and Kyle is not willing to become Amish. Can Kyle and Leah compromise for the sake of the child? The Amish Midwife’s Secret can be read alone if you have not read The Amish Teacher’s Gift. Kyle Miller is reluctant to return home because of an incident that changed his life. We learn what happened with Kyle as the story progresses. It is a sad story that is dealt with delicately. It is a wonderful opportunity for him, though, to obtain a doctor’s established practice plus a home. Leah Stolzfus is Amish, takes care of her sick mother, works in the family herbal supply store, and is training to be a midwife. However, Leah cannot become certified as a midwife because the Amish do not allow it (I do not understand the concept). There is drama in the Stolzfus family courtesy of Leah’s brother who jumped the fence and the father has been unable to forgive him. We see how this has affected the family and how they deal with the situation. Leah also has a secret and is afraid to share it with Kyle. I thought The Amish Midwife’s Secret was well-written and engaging. It has steady pacing which makes the story easy to read and enjoy. I like the characters, the setting and the issues addressed. We see how modern medicine can be balanced with herbal medicines if people are willing to work together for the good of their patients. I appreciated that the characters developed over the course of the story. Christian elements include forgiveness of others as well as yourself (harder to accomplish), prayer, having faith, and God’s will. I thought the Christian aspects were nicely incorporated into the story. Everything flowed together into one lovely story. It was interesting to learn about the different herbs and the symptoms/illnesses they can treat. The pair also visit the Clinic for Special Children that has been established (it is a real place) to research, prevent and treat the inherited diseases by Amish and Mennonite. The Amish Midwife’s Secret combines romance, mystery, drama, and faith into one engaging tale.
Virginiaw 12 days ago
Leah and Kyle both think they have a lot of stuff to forgive themselves for. They both had something happen when they were teens that affected them for years. Now Kyle is back in town after becoming a doctor to help in his mentors practice. Kyle has to live through what he thinks he caused. I loved the way that each character works through their problem and gets closer to God. I did not want to put this book down. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Mar-J 13 days ago
Magnificent--top notched Amish genre story found in The Amish Midwife’s Secret, book two in A Love and Promises series by beloved Rachel J. Good. This story is filled with characters that are flawed in the Amish community and English world where they need to overcome the past to find forgiveness. Good created an intriguing, heartwarming story that is masterful, picturesque and authentic in her Amish research. Kyle Miller returned to the Amish community to visit Dr. Hess and the offer he made for his practice. Kyle had other dreams for his medical career, but when some hidden truths are revealed and unpredicted happenings transpire maybe he will discover his way back to God. Leah Stoltzfus dream as a midwife and a family came to a halt in a heartbreaking way. However, another delivery for Kyle and her in a middle of a storm may just bring some joy and blessing. This story is filled with family, faith, forgiveness in multiple ways and so much more. I do not want to give anything away, but this book is a MUST be read one for fans of Amish genre. I look forward to reading The Amish Widow’s Rescue when it’s released in 2019 as the next book in the Love and Promises series. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts expressed are my sincere ones.
poodlelover 14 days ago
Dr. Kyle Miller has an offer to take over an established practice in Lancaster, PA where he meets Leah Stoltzfus, a midwife-in-training. One has a past that needs to be faced, one has a secret, and both need forgiveness. Kyle is fresh out of medical school and is taken aback at the natural and herbal remedies Leah is using. Is there a middle ground between his training and what Leah knows the Amish are willing to do? Will Kyle find the forgiveness he needs from others and in the process forgive himself when secrets are revealed? A heartwarming story full of hope and the courage to follow your heart. I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. The opinions are my own.
5643437 14 days ago
remember ever reading anything else by Rachel J. Good, but this book definitely makes me want to read more by her. I found the storyline to be believable and the characters kept me interested. I could picture the clashes between a medical doctor and an Amish midwife. I think my favorite character had to be Leah Stoltzfus because she genuinely seems to care about her patients, her family, and her community. At the same time, I felt concerned she was trying to be everything to everyone. Kyle Miller, the doctor, also fit beautifully into this storyline. Even when I did not want to like him, I found myself unable to dislike him. He too seems concerned about his patients. While tensions remain between Leah and Kyle, I still found myself wanting the two of them to find a way to work together. By the end of the book, I felt the author did an excellent job of bringing the story to a conclusion. Because Kyle is introduced in two other books, I definitely plan on reading those books as well. You can find it in the Sisters & Friends series, Book 1, Change of Heart, and Book 2, Buried Secrets.
annelr 14 days ago
The Amish Midwife's Secret by Rachel J. Good is the second in her Love and Promises series. This captivating book brings to life the story of a young Amish woman who aspires to be a midwife and is seeing a nice Amish man. And along comes a young Englisch doctor who desires to do research at a prestigious facility but is called back to a place he'd rather forget and had vowed to never return to. Could he live in this community with all the memories? As the story comes to a climax, there are several twists and turns to the plot that are quite surprising. The author keeps interest high as she keeps the reader wondering just what is the midwife's secret and how in the world will these two ever be able to surmount their differences to make a life together. Keeping their feelings hidden from family and friends and even each other proves more and more difficult. The characters are likable and realistic and it is heartwarming to see the growth in their faith and emotions as they begin to forgive, to be forgiven, and allow healing to begin in their lives. Thought-provoking subjects of adoption and the use of natural remedies and transitional medicine are touched on and add considerable interest to the story. Another very intriguing subject she brings out in the story is a Clinic for Special Children where researchers work to prevent and treat inherited diseases that are seen in the Amish and Mennonite communities. It sent me to the internet to look up some of the disorders she mentioned. The Amish Midwife's Secret is an engaging book about secrets that when seen by the light of day, are covered by the grace and forgiveness. I received a complimentary copy of this book via CelebrateLit. A favorable review was not required and opinions are my own. This review is part of a CelebrateLit blog tour.
SunnieReviews 15 days ago
This book was such a great one. I was touched by it, I was caught up with it, totally. I couldn't put it down. I have some people in my life with a similar situation. Which is a reason it absolutely grabbed me. But I will not write about it, you will want to read it and find out all about it yourselves. I loved the characters. Both Kyle and Leah wanted things in their lives to follow paths that they personally believed as he was a doctor, trusting modern medical methods and she was a midwife, using natural healing methods. There is just enough conflict to make it such an interesting and captivating read. I just loved it. I was given a copy of this book through NetGalley and the author. All thoughts are my own.
Holly 15 days ago
I was so curious about this book but I would have never imagined how wrapped up in this story I would become just to have it on my mind the next day on what will happen next for everyone in this town! When Kyle Miller was offered to come home in a sense to be the local country doctor for the Amish, he would have never have dreamed of what was about to happen to him. It's with a painful past with a Amish girl that drove him away from the area to only come back to face the music and learn who he truly is while falling in love all over again with a young girl by the name of Leah. With Leah wanting to be a mid-wife or maybe something more that will allow her to follow her dreams, it's when Kyle comes into town that everything changes. As these two try to follow their hearts while trying to be pure as well, it takes a baby born for everything to fall into place for two people that fate had a hand in their destiny. I so don't want to spoil anymore than that but let's just say that this is a book that you would be willing to lose sleep over just to get to that ending!! The only problem I had with this book was that you keep getting this sense that you are missing something if you are like me and didn't read the first book in this series. After reading this story, I so want to go back and read the first book (The Amish Teacher's Gift) in the series and having the next book (The Amish Widow's Rescue) come out in May of 2019, just seems a little too far away for comfort without knowing what will happen next in this town of people that will stay with you long after reading it!! Thank You to Rachel J. Good for this awesome read that turned me into a an from now on!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher!
AFerri 15 days ago
This is a very well written book that has drama and romance. This is a new-to-me author and I really enjoyed this book. It holds your attention from beginning to end. I will be looking for more books by Rachel J. Good. Thank you Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. This is my honest opinion.
Phyllis_H 15 days ago
Sparks fly as new meets old Kyle struggled with guilt and grief from his past. And he dealt with pride as well. His fresh-out-of-medical-school mentality that medicine was always better than natural remedies and hospitalization is better than treatment at home led to conflict between him and Leah as they were called to the same places to help with delivery and newborn care. Despite this, Kyle was extremely kindhearted and compassionate. His concerns came not only out of thinking he knew better but out of a burden for his patients. Leah struggled with her deep desire to be a midwife and her beau’s expectation that she would discontinue her practice once they were married. Not to mention the community’s belief that any education beyond 8th grade is prideful. I appreciated the way the author highlighted the difficulties Kyle and Leah faced without overemphasizing them. There were some unexpected elements introduced and the story was brought to a satisfying conclusion. I regret having read this before the first two books in the series. While technically I believe this story was intended to stand alone, I have a feeling that a few of the things especially in Kyle’s history that I felt weren’t explained well were covered in those stories. Read with a Preview and Guest Post at AmongTheReads.net I was given a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.