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Years ago I read A Midwife’s Story, by Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman. It chronicles Penny’s work as a midwife among the Amish during the 1970s. I had two of my four babies at home. Because I had that “shared experience” with the women in the book, I felt connected to them. I “knew” their stories. But I never dreamed that shared experience would be a primary bond to a real-life Amish woman—I’ll call her Mary—more than twenty years later.

Years ago I read A Midwife’s Story, by Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman. It chronicles Penny’s work as a midwife among the Amish during the 1970s. I had two of my four babies at home. Because I had that “shared experience” with the women in the book, I felt connected to them. I “knew” their stories. But I never dreamed that shared experience would be a primary bond to a real-life Amish woman—I’ll call her Mary—more than twenty years later.

A deathbed confession, a dusty carved box containing two locks of hair, and a century-old letter about property in Switzerland rekindles a burning desire for nurse midwife Lexie Jaeger to meet her bio

A deathbed confession, a dusty carved box containing two locks of hair, and a century-old letter about property in Switzerland rekindles a burning desire for nurse midwife Lexie Jaeger to meet her bio

"I'll love you forever,  I'll like you for always,  As long as I'm living,   My baby you'll be."  I used to read this to the kids Collin asked for it over and over again

"I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, My baby you'll be." I used to read this to the kids Collin asked for it over and over again

"A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II" - my grandmas friend recommended this book and I'm really glad I read it.

"A Child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape During World War II" - my grandmas friend recommended this book and I'm really glad I read it.

The Dawn of Christmas by Cindy Woodsmall

“The Dawn of Christmas” by Cindy Woodsmall

About the book: Return to Amish Country in Topeka, Indiana, and the Hochstetler twin sisters who are pulled apart by life s changes. Elma is living alone for the first time in her life after Thelm…

Want to live in a world where a brand-new must-read (or seven) hits your mailbox or ereader every single week and you never have to say, “I have nothing to read” ever again? We want that, too! Get ready to plan your reading for the first half of 2017 with our epic, oft-updating, not at all comprehensive but nonetheless extremely exciting guide to the books you’ll want to pre-order right now @ B&N!

Your 2017 YA Pre-Order Guide

Want to live in a world where a brand-new must-read (or seven) hits your mailbox or ereader every single week and you never have to say, “I have nothing to read” ever again? We want that, too! Get ready to plan your reading for the first half of 2017 with our epic, oft-updating, not at all comprehensive but nonetheless extremely exciting guide to the books you’ll want to pre-order right now @ B&N!

The women in Ashleys family have helped mothers usher new life into this world for generations. But what if its Ashleys turn to have a new life? Ashley Tolliver has tended to the women of her small Ap

The Mountain Midwife (Paperback)

The women in Ashleys family have helped mothers usher new life into this world for generations. But what if its Ashleys turn to have a new life? Ashley Tolliver has tended to the women of her small Ap

A burning desire to learn about her biological family leads nurse-midwife Lexie Jaeger to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country, where she meets Marta Bayer, a mysterious lay-midwife who desperately

The Amish Midwife (Paperback)

A burning desire to learn about her biological family leads nurse-midwife Lexie Jaeger to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country, where she meets Marta Bayer, a mysterious lay-midwife who desperately

A Simple Amish Christmas ~ Vannetta Chapman  I love Amish books - have not read this one

A Simple Amish Christmas ~ Vannetta Chapman I love Amish books - have not read this one

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