The Amish Midwife

The Amish Midwife

Large Print - 2011
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A deathbed confession, a dusty carved box containing two locks of hair, 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 may hold the key to Lexie's past, but she's not talking - especially following the death of an Amish client during childbirth.

Lexie steps in to assume Marta's patient load and continues to search for her birth family. And from her patients and others she meets in this strange new world, Lexie learns the true meaning of the Pennsylvania Dutch word demut, which is "to let be." Will this woman who wants to control everything ever learn to depend totally on God? Or will her stubborn determination to unearth the secrets of the past tear her newfound family apart?

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2011.
ISBN: 9781611731019
Branch Call Number: Large Print CLA
Characteristics: 488 pages (large print)
Additional Contributors: Gould, Leslie 1962-

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MrsSharp12
Jul 02, 2018

Very enjoyable read. Hard to follow the family ties at times but the end is very satisfying.

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Laurielind
Aug 17, 2016

Book#1The Women of Lancaster County

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hopecovey
Sep 04, 2015

Very good book!

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Mothercat
Mar 08, 2014

Found this a very readable and enjoyable story.

mmtodd1999 Mar 09, 2013

Loved this book!

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lisastitch
Jul 06, 2012

More of a story about an adoptee's search for her biological parents than a story about the Amish or about midwifery. The family relationships got a bit complicated, and hard to keep track of. The story could have been shortened considerably.

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foxylady31
May 22, 2012

a very intense and complicated story. Takes a lot of concentration to keep up with all the family ties and keep the story connected. Slow reading in places but toward the end it picked up and the end was a satisfying climax

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bicron101
Sep 09, 2011

The Amish midwife actualy has very little to do with amish people or midwifery so if you are interested in those topics this book may not be for you. This book is about a a lady on a sesperate search for "her story". She needs to know who her real parents were and why they gave her up.

This story was slow going in many places and I almost didn't finish it. However it deffinatly picked up the last half of the book. The ending is both unexpected and satisfying. If you can get through the first half then I deffinatly recomend this book.

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hopecovey
Sep 04, 2015

hopecovey thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and under

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