Men and women follow their hearts in Amish country
The Doctor’s Blessing by Patricia Davids
As a nurse-midwife, Amber Bradley clashes with Hope Springs’ new doctor, who insists all maternity patients deliver at a hospital. Amber is determined to show Dr. Phillip White that the Amish have a different way of life. But as he becomes a part of the community, and her future dreams, Amber must convince Phillip he’s found a home—with her.
Hannah’s Journey by Anna Schmidt
Though Amish widow Hannah Goodloe knows she’ll violate countless laws, she asks Levi Harmon to help locate her runaway son. Levi never expected to find all he wanted in a woman in the soft-spoken Hannah. But how can he ask for her love when she’ll be shunned? Unless Levi unlocks the secrets from his past and reveals the truth in his heart.
About the Author
Three times a finalist for RWA RITA; finalist and winner of RT Reader's Choice; Holt Medallion Award of Merit finalist and winner in 2000 Rising Star contest; semi-finalist Nicholl Screenwriting Award; author of 40+ novels + five works of non-fiction; website www.joschmidtauthor.com; lives in Wisconsin and Florida.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
THE DOCTOR’S BLESSING is the second book in Ms. Davids Brides of Amish Country series. While not technically an Amish book, the Amish are well represented, and there is a lot of facts given about them and their lifestyle in this book. I enjoyed a midwife theme too, as I had most of my children at home with a midwife. THE DOCTOR’S BLESSING is very well written and I couldn’t help but care for Amber and Phillip. The characters from the first book also made appearances. If you are looking for a good romance, then don’t miss THE DOCTOR’S BLESSING. HANNAH’S JOURNEY is a different type Amish story, in that it’s historical. Hannah is taken out of her world and thrown into one that is vastly more opulent than what she was accustomed to. But this unassuming woman quickly became assuming, making demands on Levi that things should be downgraded to her standards. Levi catered to every complaint she made, though she covered them all saying they were for her father-in-law and or sister-in-law’s comfort. I can’t really say I enjoyed this book. The conversation was stilted, I couldn’t relate to the characters, and I found some of the things unbelievable. This is the first of several books in her Celery Fields Series, set in Sarasota, Florida. Or, in this case, a circus train traveling cross-country from Florida to Wisconsin. I got a copy of this book from a local library and was not required to write a review.