A midwife gets a second chance at having a family in this first installment of the new Amish romance series — Hearts of Lancaster County — from award-winning author Barbara Cameron.
Rebecca Zook has always dreamed of being a midwife. It’s a bittersweet occupation for an Amish widow who didn’t have children before she lost her true love. Now the only babies she holds are those who will belong to others. But Rebecca is afraid of risking her heart again, afraid that having had a miscarriage when she was married means she can’t have more children.
Samuel Miller is a widower and single father new to Lancaster County. He’s drawn to Rebecca but reluctant to date her when he finds out she’s a midwife. Her occupation is a reminder that he lost his wife in childbirth. Yet their attraction to each other is strong and they begin dating. But when a terrible storm sweeps the town and Rebecca must help with a difficult birth, will it bring back memories they’d both rather forget?
The Amish Midwife’s Hope by Barbara Cameron is an amazing Christian fiction novel. I was amazed by the strength of the characters. They lost, grieved, and were struggling to move forward. Then, them meet each other and they feel a renewed energy flowing within themselves. But life has a few curveballs to throw. It will be up to them to figure out where they want to be and with whom they want to be with forever. Being alone isn’t as joyful as being with someone they love. Love, faith, and second chances are the main themes of this beautifully told story. The characters were the average kind even among the Amish. They like the rest of us, struggle with life’s daily issues. Losing a loved one is never an easy journey. Putting themselves back out there and risking the hurt that can come with it, made them stronger. I loved the cast and the emotional rollercoaster ride that Barbara Cameron wielded together. This novel will brought tears to my eyes-both the sad and happy tears.