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Christy Award
Amish Midwife

Amish Midwife
Book #1 in the Women of Lancaster County series
By Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould

  • 2012 Christy Award Winner!
  • ECPA #1 Bestseller!
  • FHL Reader's Choice Award Finalist!

"[4 Stars] Fans of Amish novels will enjoy this latest offering by two equally talented authors, Clark and Gould...The characters are interesting and will not be forgotten by the reader."
   —RT Book Club Magazine

A deathbed confession... a dusty carved box containing two locks of hair... a century-old letter regarding property in Switzerland...

Nurse-midwife Lexie Jaeger's encounter with all three rekindles a burning desire to meet her biological family. Propelled on a personal journey of discovery, Lexie's search for the truth takes her from her home in Oregon to the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country.

There she finds Marta Bayer, a mysterious lay-midwife who may hold the key to Lexie's past. But Marta isn't talking, especially now that she has troubles of her own following the death of an Amish patient during childbirth. As Lexie steps in to assume Marta's patient load and continues the search for her birth family, a handsome local doctor proves to be a welcome distraction. But will he also distract her from James, the man back home who lovingly awaits her return?

From her patients and others she meets in this strange new world, Lexie learns the true meaning of the Pennsylvania Dutch word demut, which is "to let be." Will this woman who wants to control everything ever learn to depend totally on God? Or will her stubborn determination to unearth the secrets of the past at all costs only serve to tear her newfound family apart?

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


Read the first chapter. (PDF)

Use this handy Women of Lancaster County Family Tree as you read the book. (PDF)

Spoiler alert: View this expanded Women of Lancaster County Family Tree only after you have read the book! (PDF)

Explore these book club questions. (PDF)

Learn more about Mindy's co-author Leslie Gould.

Visit www.morefrommindy.com to see photos from Mindy's research and learn more about the Amish.

Enjoy Amishreader.com where Mindy and several other authors regularly blog about the Amish.

Amish Reader

Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-7369-3798-6
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