Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Amish Midwife (Lancaster Courtships #3) by Patricia Davids

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.

Lancaster Courtships: Life and love in Amish country

About The Author

Patricia Davids is an award winning author of more than 20 Inspirational and Amish romance novels. Her book, A Home for Hannah, won the Romantic Times Review's Choice Award for Best Love Inspired Novel of 2012. She was a finalist in the Review's Choice Awards and the National Reader's Choice Awards in 2011. She has sold nearly 2,000,000 books world-wide since her debut novel in 2006. Born and raised in central Kansas, Patricia has found a way to combine her Midwest values and sense of humor into emotionally rich novels that deal with contemporary subjects. Her Amish novels have become increasingly popular with readers who are looking for stories with a bit of nostalgia, a sweet romance, and a measure of faith in our turbulent world. Patricia currently resides with her family and her dog in Wichita, Kansas.
Patricia is a popular speaker for many kinds of groups. Drop her an email if you would like to find out more about having her speak to your group. 

My Review 

The Amish Midwife by Patricia Davids is the third book in the Lancaster Courtship series, the first book The Amish Bride by Emma Miller, and the second The Amish Mother by Rebecca Kertz, and they all tie in together, with references to other characters that we have come to know.
A confirmed Amish bachelor farming with goats, Joseph Lapp, lives next door to Midwife and roadside vegetable stand farmer, Annie Stoltzfus. The book opening with a tangle of wills when Joseph’s goat gets into Annie’s garden patch, and watch for Annie hitting Joseph with a tomato! Got your interest? That is just a hint as to what is to come in this fast page-turning read, and when you think you know what is going to happen, guess what, wrong, well maybe not about all of it. Get ready for a story that will linger with you, and make you want more!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Love Inspired, and was not required to give a positive review.


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