The Amish Midwife

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Harvest House Publishers, Jan 1, 2011 - Fiction - 324 pages
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A dusty carved box containing two locks of hair and a century-old letter regarding property in Switzerland, and a burning desire to learn about her biological family lead nurse-midwife Lexie Jaeger from her home in Oregon to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. There she meets Marta Bayer, a mysterious lay-midwife who desperately needs help after an Amish client and her baby die.

Lexie steps in to assume Marta's patient load even as she continues the search for her birth family, and from her patients she learns the true meaning of the Pennsylvania Dutch word demut, which means "to let be" as she changes from a woman who wants to control everything to a woman who depends on God.

A compelling story about a search for identity and the ability to trust that God securely holds our whole life--past, present, and future.

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The ending is realiistic and believable. -
The plot wasn't that unique. - Goodreads
A great insight into Amish culture. - Goodreads
The imagery in this book is beautiful. - Goodreads
The writing wants polish. - Goodreads

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User Review  - SABC - LibraryThing

Lexie, a nurse-midwife, is on a personal journey to find her biological family. The journey takes her from Oregon to the heart of Pennsyslvania Amish country. This is a compelling story, searching for identity and the ability to trust that God holds our whole life in his hands. Read full review

Review: The Amish Midwife (Women of Lancaster County #1)

User Review  - Stephanie Smith - Goodreads

I think a lot of the reviewers were pretty spot-on about the protagonist being quite flawed. She was fairly immature, pushy and I didn't really understand what felt like ingratitude to her adopted ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction (more than 750,000 sold) including coauthoring the Christy Award-winningThe Amish Midwife. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live in Pennsylvania.

Leslie Gould, a former magazine editor, is the author of numerous novels, including Beyond the Blue and Garden of Dreams. She received her master of fine arts degree from Portland State University and lives in Oregon with her husband, Peter, and their four children.

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