The Amish Midwife

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Harvest House Publishers, Jan 1, 2011 - Fiction - 324 pages
83 Reviews

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

User Review  - Margaret - Goodreads

It seems to me that Christian Fiction is dominated by Amish style books. I prefer to read Christian Fiction, so I am now reading more and more Amish styled books. I enjoyed The Amish Midwife greatly ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Betty Strohecker - Goodreads

Clues to her biological parents lead nurse-midwife Lexie Jaeger to journey from her home in Oregon to Lancaster, Pa. There she meets Marta Bayer, a midwife under investigation concerning the death of ... 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 800,000 sold) including coauthoring the Christy Award-winning The Amish Midwife. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live in Pennsylvania.

Leslie Gould is the author of the bestselling Courtships of Lancaster County series and coauthor, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 bestselling "The Amish Midwife". She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She resides with her family in Portland, Oregon.

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