Published by S&G PublishingSeries: Windy Gap Wishes #1
Date Published: August 15th 2017
Genres: Christian Fiction, Amish
Source: S&G Publishing
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Will Leah Fisher find love because of a buggy accident?
Could love soften her heart so that she is able to see her answered prayers in Naomi Yoder or will she drive a wedge between her father and the only woman he has shown interest in since Elisabeth Fisher's death?
Leah Fisher lost her mother ten years ago. She is rapidly approaching womanhood and the lack is becoming more difficult every day.
Will she be able to recognize love when it's right in front of her?
Could love be the key to Leah opening her heart, making room for the woman her father intends to marry... or will she stubbornly cling to the memory of her own mother?
Will Leah be able to let go of her own ideas and realize that God truly does know best for her or will she allow love to slip through her fingers, destroying Samuel Fisher and Naomi Yoder's happiness at the same time?
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A Mother for Leah is a story about finding love and joy again after an unexpected tragedy rocks an Amish family’s life. Sweet, compelling, and filled with a charming cast of characters who will resonate with readers of all ages. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of The Quieting
“Rachel Miller’s love for the Amish people and culture is evident in her story, A Mother for Leah.”~ Ruth Reid, Bestselling author of the Heaven on Earth novels.
“A Mother for Leah is filled with charming characters and emotional moments that will touch your heart. Highly recommended for Amish romance lovers!”~ Jennifer Beckstrand, author of Return to Huckleberry Hill
“Rachel Miller creates stories of faith, hope, and love that draw in the reader—and won’t let go… I was captured from the start as I found myself weeping along with Leah.”~ Naomi Miller, Author of bestselling Amish Sweet Shop Mystery series
“A story of love’s healing power and restoration, Author Rachel L. Miller weaves a sweet message of God’s faithfulness and provision that will pull at readers’ heartstrings.”~ Rachel Muller, Author of bestselling series, Love & War
“Rachel Miller’s Amish novel, A Mother for Leah: Windy Gap Wishes Book One, is a comfortable read. It’s a simple story of faith and the never-ending cycle of life amongst the Amish… a pleasant read, a story written with compassion.”~ Readers’ Favorite [4 stars]
I received a complimentary copy of this book from S&G Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
I was super excited to partake in this blog tour and read this new Amish novel by a new to me author. It sounded like an intriguing read. However, upon receiving it and reading it, I found it to be a little slack in the gripping department. It was a bit of a slow start and took me a few tries to get into the book. But, that said, once I did get past the first several chapters, I was pleased to be able to enjoy the story line and make friends with the characters!
The characters within this story all look forward to one thing: moving on. This story consists of two widowed souls who, after a time, are ready to seek God’s will and new love. I’ve suffered the loss of my mother so I really felt for Leah! Though I’m older, I still often feel I need my mother here with me, so I can see why a mother was needed for Leah. And as a remarried woman, I can see the struggles that Samuel had with wanting to introduce his new frau to his family.
In the end, I did like the story. The book has some great messages of being patient and accepting what God has planned for you. It’s worthy of 3.5 stars and I do recommend this book to those who enjoy Amish. Despite myself not being able to get into the story quickly, perhaps others won’t have that trouble. I will also be giving book 2 in the series a try, as not every book by the authors will be the same.
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