cover image The Amish Midwife’s Hope

The Amish Midwife’s Hope

Barbara Cameron. Forever, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-5387-5160-2

A single father gets a second chance at love in the uplifting Amish romance that launches the Hearts of Lancaster County series from Cameron (Stormy Weather). Widower Samuel Miller and his six-year-old daughter, Lizzie, move to Paradise, Pa., for a fresh start. Samuel soon meets and becomes smitten with midwife Rebecca Zook, whose husband died in a farming accident two years before. As Lizzie schemes to bring the two grown-ups together, Samuel’s feelings for Rebecca deepen—but he’s troubled by her devotion to midwifery, which serves as a constant reminder of his wife’s death during childbirth. For Rebecca’s part, she’s grateful that Samuel and Lizzie have alleviated her loneliness, but worries her possible infertility will keep them from becoming a family. The chaste flirtation between Rebecca and Samuel sparkles, while the exuberance of pint-size matchmaker Lizzie gives the story both heart and humor. Amish romance fans will find this cozy love story hits the spot. Agent: Tamela Hancock Murray, Steve Laube Agency. (Nov.)