Abigail's New Hope (Wayne County #1)
As an Amish midwife, Abigail Graber loves bringing babies into the world. But when a difficult delivery takes a devastating turn, Abigail is faced with some hard choices. Despite her best efforts, the young mother diesâ��but the baby is saved.
When a heartless judge confines Abigail to the county jail for her mistakes, her sister Catherine comes to care for her children w...more
I love the Graber children and Isaiah Graber. As most children do they make the story more entertaining, as did the two Graber children did. Isaiah helped around out the story line, but...more
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...more
Author: Mary Ellis
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction/Amish
Reviewed by: Laura Hilton
Abigail Grabber is an unlicensed midwife. She loves assisting in births, but due to educational laws in her Amish community she is unable to become licensed. She works with a doctor who is willing to make house-calls, sitting with the mother while she’s in labor, and staying after the birth to help out. But then the unth...more
One evening Abby receives a phone call from a man named Nathan Fisher. He and his wife, Ruth, had recently rented the old Levi Yoder place after Mr. Yoder passed away. Nathan requested that Abby come to see his wife as she was in active labour and about to birth their bab...more
A well-written story line features it's lead character, Abigail, who is a...more
I can't imagine having to be in a situation like that. It's...more
During her time in jail, Abby's sister Catherine moves in to help Daniel with the children and the household chores. Although Catherine is not Abby...more
Abigail Graber is an Amish midwife who loves bringing babies into the world. Abby has some very hard choices to make when a delivery goes wrong and the woman dies.
Abigail fines herself committed to the county jail for her mistakes. Her schweschder Catherine comes to care for her family. Catherine meets Daniel’s reclusive cousin, Isaiah, who’s deaf and thought to be simple minded by his community. She endeavors to teach him to communicate an...more
This story, about a midwife being jailed, was a little more hard hitting and original that many I've read, which is good. Too much Amish fiction is like eating too many cakes - too much sugar and no substance. Let down by a rather unreali...more
Here you will meet Abigail Graber who is a wonderful midwife, wife, and mother. As this story begins she helps Dr. Weller as a midwife. When she is called by a man saying his wife is in labor and has never seen a doctor she willingly goes to help. When she gets there things suddenly makes a turn for the worse. Will the profession that she fills is a God given profession led her to trouble? During h...more
There are five main characters in the story and each one of them are facing something different. A few of them are facing the same dilemma but from different angles. I found it so interesting to see how each person handl...more
While I do not share the faith of the Amish, I very much enjoy reading even fictional reports of their culture and chosen lifestyle. I also have a strong interest in midwifery as both of my children were delivered by midwives even while I was employed...more
There are many surprises along the way as well. The relationship that the inquisitive Catherine enters into is an emotional roller coaster with a very touching ending.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in Amish fiction.