Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Amish Midwife

GIVEAWAY

DAVIDS, PATRICIA
THE AMISH MIDWIFE

An Unexpected Family

Amish midwife Anne Stoltzfus is used to late-night visitors—but she's shocked to find reclusive bachelor Joseph Lapp on her doorstep with a baby in his arms. Their neighborly quarrels are pushed aside when Joseph explains that his sister has left her daughter in his care—and Joseph needs Anne to be her nanny. Soon they're bonding over baby Leah, and the love they feel for her is healing them both. When Joseph makes an offer of marriage, Anne's painful past resurfaces and she's unsure of what to do. But taking a chance could mean love—and family—are waiting just across the fence.

Lancaster Courtships: Life and love in Amish country

My Review:

I love a good goat herding romance. Yes, you heard me right -- it stems from my first literary crush -- Peter in Heidi (I was ten). So even though Joseph is a bit of a recluse and socially challenged he won my heart because of the goats. How can you not love a hero who takes the time to name an entire herd of goats? And the animals clearly adore him. Anne, not so much. At first. Though they put their differences aside when Joseph becomes sole caregiver of his infant niece. Loved Anne's independent spirit -- capable midwife with a garden produce business on the side. She's constantly surprising Joseph and it isn't long before he's smitten. Their love story isn't without complications though. Heartache and laughter blend together to make this an endearing Amish romance.

*This is the third book in a multi-authored series -- Lancaster Courtships. It reads beautifully as a standalone though we do get glimpses of characters from the previous two books which I really enjoyed.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  The Amish Midwife please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 8 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

26 comments:

  1. I have not read any of Patricia's books. Another Amish author for me to look for! Thanks for the nice review.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I just discovered her a while ago and I really love her stories. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  2. sounds good!

    alysap at yahoo dot com

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  3. I haven't read any of Patricia Davids' books yet. Thank you for the review. Will put this on my wish list. Also, thank you for the giveaway.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  4. sounds like a book I would enjoy.
    mknewswangerATgmailDOTcom

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  5. I would love to read Joseph and Anne's story. I am sure the goats make it interesting too! Amish fiction is my favorite. Thanks for the review Kav!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. The goats are AWESOME! LOL Good luck, Maryann.

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  6. I love a good romance period. kamundsen44ATyahooDOT.

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    1. Agreed -- but the goats make this one special. :-) Good luck, Kim.

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  7. I love the new LI books, Kav. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

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  8. Heidi has always been one of my favorite books since I share her name :) Looking forward to reading this one!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. I think of the cover of my first ever Heidi book every time I see your name. LOL Good luck, Heidi.

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  9. New author to me and sounds like a great read.
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. She's fabulous. Good luck, Karen.

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  10. Well another LI Amish fiction....count me in :-) And naming an entire goat herd, now there's a man who cares for even the least of these! A true hero in my book (no pun intended)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. LOL And being able to tell them all apart too! Good luck, Trixi.

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  11. I knew that this book would be reviewed this week or next. You were having way to much fun with it. I'm glad you shared it with us, b/c your fun overflowed onto me. ;)
    tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. What can I say, Terrill? Goats make me happy. Good luck.

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  12. I love all the Patricia Davids books I've read so I know I'd love this one too. I love babies and those pumpkins on the cover, well what can I say ? I love Autumn covers. A need to read right here, lol.
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. It's a great harvest story. And the pumpkins play just as much a part as the goats do. LOL Good luck, Deanne.

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  13. Love your review, especially the goat comments, lol!! And I never could resist babies. Thanks, Kav!!

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    1. Oh...yeah, there's a baby in this story too. LOL But the goats are still cute. Good luck, Bonnie.

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