The Amish Midwife (Women of Lancaster County, Bk 1)
The Amish Midwife - Women of Lancaster County, Bk 1 Author:Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould A carved box with two locks of hair, the title to property in Switzerland, and a burning desire to learn about her biological family lead nurse midwife Lexie Jaeger from Oregon to Pennsylvania. There Lexie pledges to help her biological Aunt Melia, a lay midwife who has been charged with manslaughter after an Amish client and her baby die. Lexie... more » always knew she was adopted, and when she finally meets her birth grandmother, she feels she has come home -- until secrets begin to unravel -- secrets that could tear her birth family apart.
Lexie 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.« less
Oh what a tangled web we weave when we first choose to deceive. I always wondered how a child of adoption might feel with many unanswered questions. In this story we follow Lexie as she tries to learn who her birth parents were and why they chose to give her up for adoption. True, there were many twists and turns in this tale but in the end, each chose to finally reveal the facts. Most delightful story. I found the box, where the top had been carved to reveal a house, a waterfall, and pine trees most intriguing....and in the box a letter written in Swiss-German.
Bill H. (hardecker) reviewed The Amish Midwife (Women of Lancaster County, Bk 1) on
I didn't really care for this book. It didn't really seem amish to me because the plot was more like a soap opera!! It took awhile to get through it. Some of the characters were captivating, but the ending was absolutely wierd/strange/bordering outrageous.