Abigail's New Hope, Wayne County Series #1
By: Mary Ellis
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2011
Amish midwife Abigail Graber loves bringing babies into the world. But when a difficult delivery takes a devastating turn, Abigail is faced with some of the hardest choices she has ever had to make. Despite all her efforts, the young mother dies-but the baby is saved.
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 to be simple-minded by his community. She teaches him how to communicates with his fellow man, and in so doing, discovers he possesses unexpected gifts and talents. Catherine makes a difference in all their lives and in return, finds love, while Isaiah discovers God, who cares not for our handicaps or limitations.
Abigail’s New Hope is about an Amish Midwife named Abigail. She gets called to deliver the baby of Nathan and Ruth Fisher, but tragically, Ruth dies. Abigail ends up in jail because she administered a drug to stop Ruth’s bleeding, and she wasn’t licensed to give it. In the meantime, Abigail’s sister, Catherine, moves in to take care of Abigail’s children, and meets and falls in love with a man named Isaiah.
As always, I enjoy reading about the Amish lifestyle. This book really showed how much they value their family and community, and how they are willing to stick together through thick and thin.
Reviewed by: Laura Porter
Reviewed by: Sarah Porter