Abigail’s New Hope
Abigail’s New Hope
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.
- Retail Price: 13.99
- Release Date: April 2011
- Page Count: 288
- Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
- Binding: Trade
- ISBN: 978-0-7369-3009-3
I’d heard from several people about an Amish woman’s test of faith while incarcerated in Ohio, so I had to write this story. Grief and suffering will visit each one of us. It’s whom we turn to that makes all the difference in the world. I truly hope you enjoy!
Ellis’s (Wayne County Series) new Amish series launch is a gripping tale of choices made and faith tested. Recommend this one to fans of Jodi Picoult’s Plain Truth and Chris Bohjalian’s Midwives, as well as those who enjoy their Amish fiction with a touch of suspense.
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.
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 looking forward to the sequel.
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.
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.
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!