Amish midwife Abigail Graber loves bringing babies into the world. But after a difficult birth has a devastating end, she is confined to the county jail pending an investigation. Her younger sister Catherine arrives to help keep the household running, and she discovers an unlooked for opportunity for love.
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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 dies-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 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 endeavors to teach him to communicate and discovers he possesses unexpected gifts and talents.
While Abigail searches for forgiveness, Catherine changes lives and, in return, finds love, something long elusive in her life. And Isaiah discovers God, who cares nothing about our handicaps or limitations in His sustaining love.
An inspirational tale of overcoming grief, maintaining faith, and finding hope in an ever-changing world.
About This Series: Fans of superb Amish fiction will welcome the rich and moving stories of The Wayne County series by the bestselling author of A Widow's Hope, Never Far from Home, and The Way to a Man's Heart.
"I started reading it and could not put it down. I really enjoyed it...Keep up the good work Mary."
"This is a beautiful story of enduring love, devotion, and faith. It was the kind of story that you couldn't wait for the ending. And then, you find yourself hoping that the story doesn't end! Mary Ellis is a gifted story teller and is now my favorite author."
"Our Amish neighbors agree...Abigail's New Hope is a great book! Mary's books just keep getting better and better! This story brings home issues and blessings of these women's lives. Here in Ohio's Amish Country, we love Mary's books!"
-Carol Lee & Owen Shevlin, innkeepers at Simple Pleasures Bed and Breakfast
"Abigail's New Hope provides a fascinating look at the life of an Amish midwife. As always, Mary's writing is easy to read. It's a perfect lazy summer day read. I highly recommend this both enlightening and sweet romantic story."
"This is a very well written story. I simply could not put the book down. Mary Ellis has a wonderful way of describing the setting, the characters, the food, and the way people think. You will not be disappointed in this wonderful book and I am looking forward to the sequel."
"I love reading these books. I am typically not a reader, but I have read all of Mary's books and I love reading them. I recently moved from Ohio to Texas, and I enjoy reading about places I know and have visited."
Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A Widow's Hope, An Amish Family Reunion, and Living in Harmony. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.