I absolutely loved this book about a midwife working amongst the Amish people. In High School I was in a play about Amish people called "Plain and Fancy" and had to study the Amish to prepare for the play. I had the opportunity my senior year to visit Amish country in Pennsylvania on tour, and see farmers using hand plows to plow their immaculate farms, the buggies driving along the roads between semi trucks and regular vehicles, slowing down traffic, to see first hand their quaint existence. This book reminded me of that time and place and offered a rare "insider" glimpse of the Amish people.
Hearing about the childbirth, and the interesting occupation of bringing souls into the world was fun to read about too, the delicate balance between life and death. I thoroughly enjoyed it.