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Pleasant Valley #4: Sarah's Gift

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Publisher Comments:

Can an Amish midwife earn her community's trust and bring the joy of new babies to Pleasant Valley?

Amish midwife Sarah Mast moves to Pleasant Valley for a fresh start. But her aging aunt can no longer run the birthing center, leaving most of the responsibility to Sarah. Among those skeptical of Sarah's ability is neighbor Aaron Miller, who seems drawn to Sarah but pulls away when his own sister requests her services. And when a criminal complaint is filed against Sarah, she must pray for strength to defend her practice and win acceptance from the community she loves.

Review:

"Perry (Leah's Choice) offers another story set in the Amish country of Pleasant Valley, Pa. The widowed Sarah Mast is a midwife who moves to Pleasant Valley to join her Aunt Emma's midwife practice. Sarah invests money to expand the practice as signs of her aunt's declining health emerge. Carpenter Aaron Miller agrees reluctantly to do the work; his mother had died in childbirth 16 years earlier, attended by Emma. Just as reluctantly, he finds himself drawn to the even-tempered new midwife. The only one who isn't impressed by her is Englisch doctor Thomas Mitchell, who takes legal action against what he contends is the unlicensed practice of medicine. Perry's narrative keeps a nice pace as things develop credibly if somewhat repetitively between Aaron and Sarah; the legal challenge makes for more than merely romantic tension. Minor characters are also clearly sketched and differentiated. This is a competent addition to the booming genre. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWxyz LLC)

About the Author

A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and her own Pennsylvania Dutch roots led Marta Perry to write about the Plain People and their rich heritage. She lives in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, and is the author of over thirty-five inspirational novels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425238912
Author:
Perry, Marta
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Religion Western-Religious Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Pleasant Valley
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.16 x 5.38 x 0.94 in 0.61 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Perry (Leah's Choice) offers another story set in the Amish country of Pleasant Valley, Pa. The widowed Sarah Mast is a midwife who moves to Pleasant Valley to join her Aunt Emma's midwife practice. Sarah invests money to expand the practice as signs of her aunt's declining health emerge. Carpenter Aaron Miller agrees reluctantly to do the work; his mother had died in childbirth 16 years earlier, attended by Emma. Just as reluctantly, he finds himself drawn to the even-tempered new midwife. The only one who isn't impressed by her is Englisch doctor Thomas Mitchell, who takes legal action against what he contends is the unlicensed practice of medicine. Perry's narrative keeps a nice pace as things develop credibly if somewhat repetitively between Aaron and Sarah; the legal challenge makes for more than merely romantic tension. Minor characters are also clearly sketched and differentiated. This is a competent addition to the booming genre. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWxyz LLC)
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