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The Amish Midwife

Clark, Mindy Starns (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A desire to learn about her biological family leads nurse-midwife Lexie Jaeger to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. There she meets a mysterious lay-midwife who needs her help after an Amish client and her baby die.
Authors: Clark, Mindy Starns
Title: The Amish midwife
Publisher: Eugene, Ore. : Harvest House Publishers, c2011
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 22 cm
Notes: Includes discussion questions
Summary: A desire to learn about her biological family leads nurse-midwife Lexie Jaeger to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. There she meets a mysterious lay-midwife who needs her help after an Amish client and her baby die.
Additional Contributors: Gould, Leslie - 1962-
ISBN: 9781611293128
0736937986
9780736937986
161129312X
Statement of Responsibility: Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould
Subject Headings: Lancaster County (Pa.) Fiction Amish Fiction Family secrets Fiction Adopted children Family relationships Fiction Midwives Fiction
Topical Term: Amish
Family secrets
Adopted children
Midwives
LCCN: 2010032983
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Mar 08, 2014
  • Mothercat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Found this a very readable and enjoyable story.

Jul 06, 2012
  • lisastitch rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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.

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

Sep 09, 2011
  • bicron101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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