The Amish Midwife

Book Title: The Amish Midwife
Author: Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould
Series: Women of Lancaster County #1
Genres: Amish Fiction, Family, Christian Fiction, Inspirational, Series, Adoption
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Pub Date: February 1, 2011 (324 Pages, Paperback)
Book Source: Paperback

Synopsis:
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.
My Thoughts:
This was about Lexie finding her biological family. She is searching for her Identity. Her father died and told her about a box that came and when she finds it set her on mission to find her birth parents. She goes to Pennsylvania to help a midwife in trouble. Though she was to start working in Philly.

She learns some Amish words though her patients that she learns with some true meaning. People in her family are hiding information about her. She arrives at Marta Bayer home and Marta get angry at her. If you want to read more about the surprise or not for she finds a surprise that will be quite suprising to find out. Does Lexie get her Story. You need to read to find out.

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Inherited: One Child

Book Title: Inherited: One Child
Author: Day Leclaire
Genres: Romance, Loss, Family, Series, Adoption
Publisher: Silhouette Books
Pub Date: July 14, 2009 (185 Pages, Paperback )
Series: Billionaires and Babies #6
Book Source: Paperback
Author Contact: Website

Synopsis:
Billionaire businessman Jack Mason had devised the perfect strategy for keeping custody of his orphaned niece. He’d hire the right nanny and seduce her into marrying him. It should prove easy enough. He was, after all, irresistible.

Annalise Stefano was ideal. The attractive new nanny had quickly bonded with the little girl. And Jack was anticipating their wedding night more than he’d imagined. Even so, he couldn’t have predicted that Annalise wouldn’t want to become his wife. Or that the secret she was keeping could jeopardize his plans for creating the perfect family….

My Thoughts:
This Romance is about a man looking for someone to take care of his niece Isabella. Jack lost his sister and brother in law. He was now fighting custody for his niece. His lawyer suggestion the only way he was going to keep his niece Isabella was to marry. Jack swore he would not marry ever.

Jack has his reason for this. You find out about it in the book as your progress but he was looking for a nanny for his niece and did he find a wife he could not let go. There are secects that get revel though this romance book.

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Summer on Blossom Street

 

Book Title: Summer on Blossom Street

Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
Pub Date: May 1, 2009 (434 Pages, Hardcover)
Genre: Woman, Adult Fiction, Knitting, Romance, Adoption, Family, Relationships, Series
Series: Blossom Street #6
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Book Source: Library and for a Challenge

Synopsis:
Knitting and life. They’re both about beginnings—and endings. That’s why it makes sense for Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle’s Blossom Street, to offer a class called Knit to Quit. It’s for people who want to quit something—or someone!—and start a new phase of their lives.

First to join is Phoebe Rylander. She recently ended her engagement to a man who doesn’t know the meaning of faithful, and she’s trying to get over him. Then there’s Alix Turner. She and her husband, Jordan, want a baby, which means she has to quit smoking. And Bryan Hutchinson joins the class because he needs a way to deal with the stress of running his family’s business—not to mention the lawsuit brought against him by an unscrupulous lawyer.

Life can be as complicated as a knitting pattern. Just ask Anne Marie Roche. She and her adopted daughter, Ellen, finally have the happiness they wished for. And then a stranger comes to her bookstore asking questions.

Or ask Lydia herself. Not only is she coping with her increasingly frail mother, but she and Brad have unexpectedly become foster parents to an angry, defiant twelve-year-old.

But as Lydia already knows, when life gets difficult and your stitches are snarled, your friends can always help!

My Thoughts:
My thought were sweet. I really enjoyed this book. I love how it ends and I am really glad for what happens to some of the woman in the book. You get see how the friendship develop and Relationships are tested though out the book. How friends can help and see the understanding. You get to see how part of the adoption take place and how thing can be tested with out knowing can happen unexpected. Love can happen though strange whys. Never did I expect what would happen at the end of the book.

The Author did a wonderful job with the character and matching them up but doing in a way that would happen natural to find out how it all happen. It was nice reading about them all and not confuse me while reading it. I will want to read books 1-5 understand completely soon though. I am going to be reading 5 “Twenty Wishes now.”

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Twenty Wishes

 

Title of Book: Twenty Wishes

Publisher:  Mira Books
Author: Debbie Macomber
Pub Date: April 29, 2008 (360 Pages, Hardcover)
Genre: Romance, Craft, Adult, Young Adult, Kitting, Adoption, Family
Book Source: Hardcover
Series: Blossom Street #5

Synopsis:
Anne Marie Roche wants to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, her life’s not what she’d expected–she’s childless, a recent widow, alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle’s Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there’s a feeling of emptiness.

On Valentine’s Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate…what? Hope, possibility, the future. They each begin a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did.

Anne Marie’s list starts with: Find one good thing about life. It includes learning to knit, doing good for someone else, falling in love again. She begins to act on her wishes, and when she volunteers at a local school, an eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. It’s a relationship that becomes far more involving than Anne Marie intended.

It also becomes far more important than she ever imagined.

As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list of twenty wishes, they both learn that wishes can come true–but not necessarily in the way you expect.

My Thoughts:

This is quite a book and it hit home on find that something to make you happy. Anne Marie need to make a list of twenty wishes and she does with her friends she starts out with having going to be a lunch buddy. She does not know that soon she will find her happiness though a child named Ellen.
When something happens to Ellen grandmother. She takes in Ellen until Ellen grandmother get better. But thing get a little empty and she realized that she misses Ellen. Though this story Anne Marie finds away to help her stepdaughter Melissa as well. Find out what all the surprise are in this exciting story though that is up to you if you choose not read it.
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