Abigail's New Hope, Mary Ellis's recent Amish offering, goes well beyond the traditional romance to the kind of contemporary, ethically challenging novel that a reader just can't put down. Abigail makes a questionable decision for all the right reasons in this story, and the implications are profound for her, for her immediate family, and for the community in which she lives. While Abigail deals with incarceration, her younger sister meets a neighbor with problems of his own--and a smile she can't quite resist. There is a romance in this book--in fact, there are a couple of them. But this is not just a romance. It's a warm, creative look at a family with a big problem, the struggles that problem causes, and the unexpected results that emerge from the struggle. I loved this book and I look forward to more in this style from a wonderful, creative author.
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Amish midwife Abigail Graber loves bringing babies into the world. But when a difficult delivery takes a devastating turn, Abigail is faced with some of the hardest choices she has ever had to make. Despite all her efforts, the young mother dies-but the baby is saved.
When a heartless judge confines Abigail to the county jail, her younger sister, Catherine, comes to care for the home while Daniel works his fields. Catherine meets Daniel's reclusive cousin, Isaiah, who's deaf and thought to be simple-minded by his community. She teaches him how to communicates with his fellow man, and in so doing, discovers he possesses unexpected gifts and talents. Catherine makes a difference in all their lives and in return, finds love, while Isaiah discovers God, who cares not for our handicaps or limitations.
This book is a Good book. I believe that everyone needs to pickup this book and read it because it is a wonderful story. I thought it moved a little bit slow at first, but then it picked up speed and after that I could not put it down. Abigail Graber loved being a midwife, but when she supplies a drug to Ruth Fisher, she is sentenced to jail. Abigail writes to her sister and she comes to take care of Abigail's family, her husband (Daniel) and her 2 children (Laura and Jake).
I believe that the Lord works in mysterious ways throughout the book, dealing with Abigail in jail and her husband has to learn how to cope without his precious Abby. But, when Abby's sister comes to help out, different things happen. She falls for Isaiah, Daniel's cousin and sparks fly between them. It is just a Great book and would suggest everyone read it.
If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would it was a great read, I would recommend this book to everyone, the story line was great it had me hooked on the very first page, everyone of the characters are just so real, when I read this book it was just like I was right there, Abigail has to go through so much and she always has her faith, the Amish are just wonderful christians, all I really can say about this book is wonderful wonderful wonderful, Mary has really got a fantastic series going, now I have to wait for the next book.
Thank You Mary for sharing your talent with us readers